• Quinn signs bill increasing state speed limit

    by  • August 19, 2013 • 0 Comments

    After much anticipation, Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law a measure increasing the state speed limit. The legislation raises the speed limit on rural interstates in Illinois from 65 to 70 mph starting in January. Eight counties in the congested Chicago area will be allowed to keep their limits lower. While the Illinois...

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    Meth lab leads to arrests and decontaminations

    by  • August 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CENTRALIA — Three Centralia police officers were treated and released last night from St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital, after being exposed to an unknown gas believed related to the manufacture of methamphetamine. According to police reports, officers went to a home in the 1400 block of Hester in Centralia Thursday night, looking for an...

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    Centralia teen sentenced in burglary case

    by  • August 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CENTRALIA — A 17-year-old Centralia man was sentenced Thursday to 4-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty to a February residential burglary. D’Shawn Duncan pleaded guilty in June to entering a Centralia home where he was found with 17-year-old Asante Poore attempting to steal electronics from the bedroom. When the...

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    Construction to cause Monday road closures

    by  • August 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Mount Vernon Public Works Department will be closing some roads on Monday. Weather permitting; they will be paving south 26th street from Perkins to Forest avenues from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Forest Avenue will also be closed then from south 26th to south 27th streets as they are paved. All vehicles parked...

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