• Irvington man arrested for Centralia burglary

    by  • August 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Marion County sheriff’s deputies have arrested an 18-year-old Irvington man for alleged possession of stolen property. Kody Biegeleisen allegedly had possession of a guitar and laptop computer that were reported stolen during an August 21st burglary on East Green Street Road in Centralia. According to deputies, both items were recovered.  

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    Ameren gets OK for transmission line in Illinois

    by  • August 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — State regulators have given Ameren permission to acquire the right-of-way to build a 380-mile-long transmission line across Illinois. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports  that Ameren Transmission received approval from the Illinois Commerce Commission for section of Coles, Douglas, Moultrie and Piatt counties. The high-voltage transmission line is planned...

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    Anti-abortion activist challenges Shimkus again

    by  • August 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    COLLINSVILLE (AP) — A self-described conservative and anti-abortion activist says she’ll mount a second Democratic challenge to Republican congressman John Shimkus. Angela Michael tells the Belleville News-Democrat she’s challenging the long-time incumbent and hopes to use her candidacy to draw attention to abortion. She did the same thing in 2012 when Democrats didn’t mount...

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    Third person arrested in Centralia meth conspiracy

    by  • August 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A third person has been arrested in Centralia for suspicion of providing pseudoephedrine pills to another person who is charged with manufacturing methamphetamine. Danny J. Vaughn, 55, of Centralia, was arrested Thursday by sheriff’s deputies, for allegedly providing 36-year-old Billy Cameron with the pills in exchange for finished meth product. Vaughn was taken to...

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    Police: school bus attack unfounded

    by  • August 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    According to Salem police, a report they recently received of an alleged battery on a city school bus is unfounded. Police chief Ron Campo says that looking at the video from the school bus there is no indication of any physical contact with the young girl who was reported to have been assaulted by...

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    Youth deer hunt gets 3 day schedule

    by  • August 23, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois’ youth will have three days in October to deer hunt with firearms. Illinois Department of Natural Resources officials said Thursday the hunt will be held Oct. 12-14 for youths who haven’t reached their 16th birthday by the first day of the hunt. Participants must have completed a DNR-approved hunter education course. They also...

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