• Three arrested in Centralia on forgery charges

    by  • July 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Three people are being held in the Marion County Jail on multiple charges of forgery, after an employee of the Public Aid Office in Centralia reported her checkbook stolen. Centralia police arrested 23-year-old Tankeshia Branch and 21-year-old Casey McChristian, both of Centralia, on six and four counts respectively of forgery, while a third person,...

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    Choate facing decerification

    by  • July 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A state-run mental health facility in southern Illinois could lose federal funding after regulators said workers failed to keep two patients from harming themselves. The Clyde L. Choate mental health and development center in Anna came under fire earlier this month after investigators said employees didn’t keep two developmentally disabled women from eating items...

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    Ill. enacts online voter registration

    by  • July 29, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois is now the 18th state to allow online voter registration. Supporters hope the new system will increase the number of people registering while cutting the administrative costs of processing registrations on paper. Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Saturday that makes the necessary changes to Illinois’ election code. Quinn endorsed the idea in this...

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