• Illinois firearm hunting season opens Friday

    by  • November 20, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The firearm deer hunting season in Illinois opens this Friday, November 22nd through Sunday, Nov. 24, and will conclude on Thursday, Dec. 5 through Sunday, Dec. 8. The Illinois department of natural resources is stressing safety as the top priority for hunters going into the field this year. IDNR spokesman Chris McCloud said that...

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    Centralia extends weekend burn hours

    by  • November 20, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Due to an abundance of leaves that have fallen in the past couple weeks, the City of Centralia has approved extended allowable burn hours. The next approved open burn dates will begin on Saturday November 23rd and continue till November 24th. The time has been revised to begin at 7 a.m. and continue till...

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    Quinn signs same-sex marriage into law

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    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is now the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage. “We understand in our state that part of our unfinished business is to help other states in the United States of America achieve marriage equality. We want to have a new birth of freedom across America … and love is not...

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    FEMA begins storm damage assessments

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    Governor pat Quinn has announced that the federal emergency management agency will begin damage assessments today in the Illinois counties devastated by Sunday’s tornadoes and severe storms. The assessments were requested by the governor and will provide the documentation necessary to support a request for federal assistance. Five teams comprising personnel from FEMA, the...

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