• Get Covered Illinois sees more than 231,000 visits

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    Illinois officials say more than 231,000 people have visited the Get Covered Illinois website, many of them looking for information on new options for health insurance. The Illinois website routes people to a state Medicaid enrollment site or to a federal website depending on household income. The Medicaid side of the system appears to...

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    Centralia prepares for annual leaf vacuuming

    by  • October 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Republic Services will start the leaf vacuuming service for city residents of Centralia as of Monday, October 14, 2013. The vacuuming service will last for a period of 9 weeks ending on Friday, December 13, 2013. A map of approved routes and rules for leaf pickup can be seen online at cityofcentralia.org. The usual...

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    Irregular heartbeat blamed for Rend Lake drowning

    by  • October 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A southern Illinois coroner says an 18-year-old woman likely had an irregular heartbeat that led to her drowning death last month in Rend Lake. Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler tells KFVS-TV those are the official findings of an autopsy on Emilie Joe Turrentine of Carmi. Authorities say Turrentine was swimming with friends Sept. 2...

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    Marion County to sell delinquent properties

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    SALEM — Marion County, as trustee, has completed its tax deed proceedings on properties that were delinquent for 2009 and prior real estate taxes. Marion County, as trustee, now will offer for sale approximately 118 properties at a publicĀ  auction at the Bryan-Bennett Library in Salem. Bidding will start at $600 per item. Bidders...

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    Obit: Sue Doolen

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    Sue Doolen, 80, of Centralia, IL passed away at 4:10 a.m. on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Fireside House in Centralia, Illinois. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 6, 2013 at the Irvin Funeral Home Chapel in Centralia, Illinois. Friends may call on Sunday afternoon from 12-2 p.m. at...

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