• Centralia extends weekend burn hours

    by  • November 20, 2013

    Due to an abundance of leaves that have fallen in the past couple weeks, the City of Centralia has approved extended allowable burn hours. The next approved open burn dates will begin on Saturday November 23rd and continue till November 24th. The time has been revised to begin at 7 a.m. and continue till...

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    Quinn signs same-sex marriage into law

    by  • November 20, 2013

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is now the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage. “We understand in our state that part of our unfinished business is to help other states in the United States of America achieve marriage equality. We want to have a new birth of freedom across America … and love is not...

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    Co-workers protest guard’s discipline for inmate escape

    by  • November 20, 2013

    Several people stood outside the Robinson Correctional Center Tuesday morning in support of an employee facing disciplinary action for the labor day weekend escape of jarred carter. The Illinois department of corrections says a lack of supervision is why carter was able to walk away from the prison. Lareese Olinger says the administration shouldn’t...

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    FEMA begins storm damage assessments

    by  • November 20, 2013

    Governor pat Quinn has announced that the federal emergency management agency will begin damage assessments today in the Illinois counties devastated by Sunday’s tornadoes and severe storms. The assessments were requested by the governor and will provide the documentation necessary to support a request for federal assistance. Five teams comprising personnel from FEMA, the...

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    Patoka Warrior Insider – New Faces To Contribute

    by  • November 20, 2013

    PATOKA – The Warriors were already going to be a competitive team with all of last season’s players returning. But add in a very talented freshman and a well-rounded transfer, and it makes Patoka arguably the best team among the seven in the area. Jered Cain, who scored more than 1,000 points in the...

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