• Audit: Illinois prisons lose 240 computers

    by  • August 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Illinois’ auditor has found that the state’s prison systems have lost 240 computers. Illinois Auditor General Bill Holland released the audits on Tuesday. Lee Enterprises newspapers reports the audits found 156 computers were unaccounted for at the Illinois Department of Corrections and 84 computers were lost at the Illinois Department of...

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    Mt. Vernon selling empty lots

    by  • August 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The City of Mount Vernon has 70 empty lots located throughout the city to be sold to the highest bidder, but bids end Wednesday at 10 a.m. Anyone interested needs to contact capital projects manager, Nathan McKenna at city hall to obtain a list of the available property. Call 618-242-6807, email at nathan.mckenna@mvn.net or...

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    Lawsuit challenges Illinois gay marriage ban

    by  • August 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A Cook County judge is scheduled to hear arguments on whether to dismiss a case challenging Illinois’ ban on same-sex marriage.  Circuit Judge Sophia Hall will hear arguments Tuesday. Illinois’ lawsuit involves 25 couples who filed for marriage licenses in Cook County and were denied. However, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has refused...

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    2 mil in Illinois to see food stamps reduced

    by  • August 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    About two million people in Illinois will see their food stamp benefits reduced this fall. A temporary boost to the supplemental nutrition assistance program from the 2009 Obama stimulus bill expires on October 31. Nationally, more than 47 million Americans, including 22 million children, who receive food stamps, will see their food assistance cut,...

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    More oiling for Centralia roads

    by  • August 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The city of Centralia public works will be applying seal oil and chip to another set of roads starting 7 a.m. Wednesday, weather permitting. There will be no parking allowed on the following streets: Country Club from Gragg to Raccoon Lake; Edgewood North; Estate Drive; Agape Lane; Greenwood; and Greenview Road. Road work is...

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    “Sail Rock” coming live to the Family Arena

    by  • August 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    SAIL ROCK Thursday, August 15, 2013 7:30PM **Please note that the $63 million rehabilitation of the westbound Interstate 70 Missouri River Bridge (Blanchette Bridge) will keep the westbound bridge closed from November 2012 until Fall 2013.  Motorists should consider Route 370 as an alternate.  Route 370 connects from I-270 in St. Louis County to...

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