• Wexstten resigns from Ill. Supreme Court

    by  • January 6, 2014

    Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier announced Monday that an application process has begun to fill a vacancy in the Fifth District Appellate Court. The vacancy is being created by the announced resignation of Appellate Justice James M. Wexstten, effective January 29, 2014. Wexstten was appointed to the seat in 2007. Under the...

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    Reward money increased for arrest of Cedric Powe

    by  • January 6, 2014

    The reward leading to the arrest of 27-year-old Cedric Powe of Centralia has been increased to $1,300, as money is coming in to assist in the efforts to capture the man believed responsible for the savage beating of 20-year-old Chelsea Simmons, also of Centralia. Mark Zack, Chelsea’s dad, is not asking people to apprehend...

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    Federal Murray Center case delayed one day

    by  • January 3, 2014

    The federal judge in the case against the State of Illinois and its decision to close state operated developmental centers including the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center in Centralia has been pushed back one day. A preliminary injunction hearing that was originally scheduled to run Monday through Tuesday is now scheduled to begin Tuesday,...

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    Centralia declares snow emergency for weekend

    by  • January 3, 2014

    Due to the expected snow accumulation this weekend, the city is declaring a snow emergency effective as of 5:00 p.m. Saturday, January 4th, 2014 through 8:00 a.m. Monday, January 6th, 2014. A snow emergency simply means that residents should not park their vehicles on the following streets but rather park in the alley or...

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