• Illinois pension case scheduled for March hearing

    by  • February 19, 2015

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has announced it will hear oral arguments in the state’s landmark pension-overhaul case on March 11. Arguments will begin at 2:30 p.m. in the high court chamber in downtown Springfield. The Illinois General Assembly and former Gov. Pat Quinn adopted a plan in late 2013 designed to...

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    Centralia announces trash collection schedule

    by  • February 19, 2015

    CENTRALIA — The City of Centralia has announced that Republic Services has contacted the City and advised that they are trying to get caught up on the delay of trash pickup. The will try tomorrow to finish the pickup for those that would normally have a Thursday pick up day. They will also try...

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    Lack of prosecution for sex crimes found in southern Illinois

    by  • February 19, 2015

    A recent investigation by the Belleville News-Democrat has revealed a disturbing trend in Illinois’ 32 southern counties in which thousands of women, teenage girls and children reported they were sexually violated, but only a fraction of those cases were prosecuted. According to the investigation, authorities did not prosecute seven out of 10 sex crimes,...

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