• 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...

    Read more →

    “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...

    Read more →

    Watchdog group hounded by agency it is trying to help

    by  • August 5, 2013 • 0 Comments

    By Kurt Erickson | kurt.erickson@lee.net SPRINGFIELD — One of the few independent organizations with regular access to the state’s overcrowded prison system is being criticized by the agency it is trying to help. A spokesman for the Illinois Department of Corrections has called reports issued by the John Howard Association “inaccurate” and “untrue.” The...

    Read more →

    Appeals court denies immediate Ill. conceal-carry

    by  • August 5, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago federal appeals court isn’t letting Illinoisans immediately tote firearms in public under the state’s fledging concealed-carry law, but says it will give the matter a speedy review. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last week turned down the emergency injunction request by gun-rights advocates who wanted Illinois gun...

    Read more →

    Quinn signs three new traffic bills into law

    by  • August 5, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has signed three road safety bills into law, including one beefing up adult drivers’ education requirements. Another lets the Secretary of State’s office reject driver’s permits or licenses for drivers 18 years and younger who have pending citations. The law was prompted by a 15-year-old who was seriously...

    Read more →