• Police end landfill search without finding infant

    by  • August 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Police in the northern Illinois suburb of Zion say they’ve ended their search of a landfill without finding the remains of a missing 5-month-old boy. The Zion police department posted an update saying searchers called off the hunt Sunday evening after doing “everything humanly possible” to find Joshua Summeries. His mother’s boyfriend, 26-year-old Demetries...

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    Pension committee making progress

    by  • August 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Gov. Pat Quinn says the outline of a pension reform proposal from a bipartisan panel is “positive indeed.” However, the Chicago democrat was less clear about whether he’s fully behind it or not, saying he wants to see final details. He told reporters Sunday after an unrelated event that the panel tasked with coming...

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    Three motorcycle accident sends Centralia residents to area hospitals

    by  • August 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    According to the Illinois State Police, three Centralia residents were injured in an accident just before 9:30 Sunday night that involved three motorcycles on Baseline Road in Walnut Hill. Accident reports say 66-year-old Ronnie Slover and 46-year-old Matt Noleman, operating two different motorcycles, were taken to Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis for treatment, while...

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    Hearing Monday on CHS petition challenge

    by  • August 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Marion County Board of Elections heard arguments Monday afternoon regarding petitions that were circulated with the intent of having a $2 million bond referendum for Centralia High School placed on the March ballot. The school board is seeking to refinance existing bonds for another two years, to raise the funds necessary to either...

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    KC relocates Adult Education & Literacy Department

    by  • August 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The main office of the Adult Education and Literacy Department of Kaskaskia College has relocated to the Kaskaskia College Workforce Center at 325 South Poplar in downtown Centralia. As a member of the center’s one-stop consortium established by the crossroads workforce investment board, residents of the college district are able to obtain holistic employment...

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    Fayette County teen killed in car/bike accident

    by  • August 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A Fayette County teen has died, the result of a car-bicycle accident Friday morning. Illinois State Police say 15-year-old Nathan Horath was traveling eastbound in the right lane Friday of State Route 185 just east of St. Peter, when he was struck by an eastbound car driven by 59-year-old Sandra Gelsinger of Brownstown. Horath...

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