• Proposed law would require schools to have epinephrine injectors on hand

    by  • November 11, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois’ two U.S. senators are congratulating themselves for passing a measure that encourages schools to supply the antidote for food allergies. The School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act gives money to states that require schools to maintain a supply of epinephrine injectors, in case students experience an anaphylactic reaction. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.)...

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    Woman injured in weekend Centralia house fire

    by  • November 11, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A Centralia woman suffered minor burns to her hands in a fire that caused minor damage to the kitchen of her home around noon Saturday. According to the Centralia City Fire Department, Jessica Velazquez of the 1100 block of North Maple Street was cooking and left the stove unattended. When she returned, the food...

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    Man airlifted after Mt. Vernon shooting

    by  • November 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A Mt. Vernon man is in the hospital after he was shot Sunday afternoon. According to Mt. Vernon police, the shooting happened around 2 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of 9th and Cleveland. Reports say 35-year-old Daniel Cortez-Reyes, of Mt. Vernon,  was shot four times and had to be airlifted to a St. Louis...

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    Centralia man suffers serious injuries in I-57 accident

    by  • November 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A serious accident yesterday morning resulted in a 37-year-old Centralia man being airlifted to a St. Louis area hospital with serious injuries. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 6:30 Thursday morning, a pickup truck being driven by 37-year-old Mark Taylor of Mt. Vernon lost control due to ice on the Interstate...

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