• Obit: Georgia Heugel

    by  • September 18, 2013

    Georgia L. Heugel, 57, of Junction City passed away Sunday, September 15, 2013 at her home. She was born the daughter of Joe and Lois (Weston) Heugel on August 4, 1956 in Marked Tree, Arkansas. She is survived by one daughter Jessica Phillips, husband Peter of Junction City; one son Bill Wilmoth of Junction...

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    Man arrested for fraudulent money order used as bail

    by  • September 17, 2013

    An alleged altered or falsified money order used for bail has landed a 20-year-old Kinmundy man in the Marion County Jail. According to deputy’s reports, Trenton Pearson has been arrested for allegedly using a $950 money order to bond himself out of jail following an arrest on an outstanding warrant stemming from a Marion...

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    Debate continues over GMO food labeling

    by  • September 17, 2013

    In the debate over labeling genetically modified foods, each side accuses the other of putting people’s health at risk. At a Chicago hearing over the Illinois Senate bill that would require the label on certain foods, its supporters claimed that the move would help determine what, if any, health risks come with eating these...

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    Brady chooses former Long Grove Mayor as Lt. Gov.

    by  • September 17, 2013

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Republican state Sen. Bill Brady is naming former Long Grove Mayor Maria Rodriguez as his gubernatorial running mate. The Bloomington businessman and 2010 GOP nominee for governor made the formal announcement Tuesday at an event at the Union League Club in Chicago. Rodriguez served two terms as mayor and lost in...

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    Medicaid cleanup to be taken over by state

    by  • September 17, 2013

    An out-of-state vendor’s work to scrub unentitled Illinois residents from the Medicaid rolls may soon be taken over by the state. Reston, Va.-based Maximus Inc. started reviewing Medicaid cases in January under a $77 million contract with Illinois. The work resulted in the state removing more than 125,000 people from the program. A grievance...

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    Topinka “Common Sense Express” stops in Mt. Vernon

    by  • September 17, 2013

    Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, who has formally announced she is running for reelection, has completed her “Common Sense Express” three-day tour with stops this afternoon in Mount Vernon and Marion. She met with local leaders and supporters in each of the nine communities she stopped at for a short program. Topinka mentioned some...

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