• Salem teacher resigns following multiple arrests

    by  • October 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A Salem Kindergarten teacher who was recently in the news for allegedly providing alcohol for teens attending a party at her home and for two alleged DUIs within three days of each other has resigned her position from hawthorn grade school in Salem. The school board accepted a one-sentence resignation Monday night from Wendy...

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    State agencies asking lawmakers for more money

    by  • October 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Several state agencies are asking Illinois lawmakers to give them more money than was originally budgeted for the year. The Department of Corrections wants an extra $40 million to pay for inmates’ food, clothes and medical care. The Department of Transportation wants $17 million to help offset the costs of providing...

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    Centralia man sought after fleeing police, in custody

    by  • October 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Bail has been set at $15,000 for a 24-year-old Centralia man in Marion County court Tuesday, after being taken into custody Monday. Richard E. “Ricky” Potter is being held in the Marion County jail, charged with felony resisting a police officer, resulting in injury; misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor resisting a police...

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    Veach resigns as Murray Center director

    by  • October 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    We have received information that the director of the Warren G. Murray Center has resigned and is taking a position at the hospital in Flora. Jamie Veach informed staff Tuesday morning of his resignation and move. Veach took over the director’s position at the Murray Center in 2004, after serving at the chief administrator...

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    Cooler temperatures hit area

    by  • October 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    It may be time to break out the hat and gloves. The National Weather Service has issued frost advisories and freeze warnings early Tuesday for most of northern and central Illinois. Weather officials say it is a good time to cover or more sensitive plants indoors. It will be the first widespread freeze of...

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