• Labeling bill raises modified food debate in Ill.

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    CHICAGO (AP) — A state senator from Peoria is calling for the labeling of any food available for retail sale in Illinois that’s been produced with genetically engineered organisms. Democratic Sen. David Koehler says consumers have a right to know if the food they’re putting into their bodies was made with so-called GMOs. He...

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    Quinn says more layoffs possible with shutdown

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    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says if the federal government shutdown continues more state workers will be laid off whose paychecks come from federal funding. Illinois has already issued nearly 100 such temporary layoffs. They include employees with the state Department of Military Fairs, economic analysts at the Illinois Department of Employment Security...

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    Centralia man arrested for burglary

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    Centralia police have arrested a 36-year-old Centralia man for alleged burglary to his ex-girlfriend’s home. Zachary Hiltibidal is accused of taking a phone after entering a on south Marion Street on Saturday. The ex-girlfriend reportedly told police this is the second time that Hiltibidal had broken into her home. She was reportedly showing a...

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