• CPD detective running for Marion County sheriff

    by  • November 29, 2013

    Marion County Sheriff Jerry DeVore will face opposition in the November 2014 general election, as a republican candidate submitted nominating petitions late Wednesday to appear on the ballot. Centralia police detective Rich Stevenson will be seeking his party’s nomination in the March 18 primary election. So far both Stevenson, a republican, and DeVore, a...

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    Murphysboro man dead after setting his home on fire

    by  • November 29, 2013

    Murphysboro police are reporting a 54-year-old man is dead after he allegedly battered a woman with a hammer around 1 o’clock Friday morning, and then intentionally set his Murphysboro home on fire. Police reports say Thomas Allan Miller was suspected of battering a 28-year-old female acquaintance of Murphysboro after he contacted her and asked...

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    IDOT prepares for Jan. 1 speed limit increase

    by  • November 29, 2013

    In August, Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill raising the speed limit on rural interstates from 65 mph to 70 mph, matching the speed limit in 36 other states, including those neighboring Illinois. IDOT fabricated approximately 900 new 70-mph signs at its central sign shop in Springfield intermittently over about a month this fall,...

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