• Ill. and Mo., make slight improvements in health

    by  • December 11, 2013

    Missouri and Illinois have made slight health improvements along with the rest of the country, according to the latest America’s Health Rankings Report. The 2013 report, which was released by United Health Foundation, ranks Missouri at No. 39 and Illinois at No. 30 on the list of all 50 states. Missouri moved up a...

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    Centralia man pleads guilty to meth charge

    by  • December 11, 2013

    A 34-year-old Centralia man pleaded guilty Tuesday in Marion County court to a felony charge of meth possession. Matthew Holsapple was sentenced to 90 days in jail and 2 years probation after he pleaded guilty to a class 1 felony charge of possessing between 15 and 100 grams of methamphetamine. Holsapple was arrested in...

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    KC holding ceremony for new Ag. Building

    by  • December 11, 2013

    A signing ceremony will be held at 1 p.m. Friday in the lifelong learning center board room at the Kaskaskia College Main Campus, as the former Animal Disease Lab will be officially handed over from the State of Illinois to the college as its new Agriculture Building. The public is invited to join the...

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    St. Mary’s opens doors to residents for relief from cold

    by  • December 11, 2013

    Area residents seeking relief from the extreme temperatures are being invited by St. Mary’s Good Samaritan, Inc. to make use of the heated public areas at both campuses, St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia and Good Samaritan Regional Health Center in Mt. Vernon. Individuals may utilize the patient/main entrance lobby, lounges and cafeteria at both...

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    Mt. Vernon man pleads guilty to healthcare fraud

    by  • December 11, 2013

    A 39-year-old Mt. Vernon man has pleaded guilty in federal court to a one-count indictment charging that he engaged in a scheme to commit healthcare fraud. Donald Ray Keip will face up to 10 years in prison, a fine of up to $250,000, and up to 3 years of supervised release. During his plea...

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    Illinois makes bid for Boeing plant

    by  • December 11, 2013

    Illinois is among the states trying to land Boeing’s new aircraft manufacturing plant. The Chicago-based company is choosing a location to build its new 400-seat 777x jetliner. The state submitted an offer yesterday that would provide economic incentives if Boeing selects Illinois. David Roeder is a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Commerce. He...

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