• Intermittent lane closures scheduled in Jefferson County

    by  • September 10, 2013

    JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the eastbound and westbound lanes of Illinois 177 from Waterworks Road to Illinois 127 and Illinois 177 from 0.3 miles west of U.S. 51 to the Jefferson County line will be intermittently restricted during daytime hours only from Thursday through Friday, weather permitting. Ramps...

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    Quinn halts funding for future Capitol renovation

    by  • September 10, 2013

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn has suspended funding for future renovations at the Capitol, a pricey project that’s already caused embarrassment for financially-shaky Illinois and raised questions about how it was allowed. The Chicago Democrat told reporters Tuesday that he’s instructed his budget director to hold up appropriations for renovations that are yet...

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    Heat causes anhydrous tank leaks in Woodlawn

    by  • September 10, 2013

    Emergency crews were called out to Woodlawn on Saturday evening as the strong smell of anhydrous ammonia was in the air. A couple of tanks were leaking from the relief valves, due to the hot and humid weather. People were going into the Woodlawn Bar on Route 15 and complaining of eyes and throat...

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    IEMA director plans for disabled care during disaster

    by  • September 10, 2013

    The twelfth anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks will, for the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, include a summit on how professionals should handle those with special needs in the event of disaster. IEMA director Jonathon Monken uses the term “functional needs or disabilities” and adds that could include 10 percent of the state’s population....

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    Excavation work to begin in Herrin Cemetery

    by  • September 10, 2013

    HERRIN(AP) — A southern Illinois judge has cleared the way for researchers to begin excavating a Herrin cemetery as part of a search for the remains of people who died during a violent 1922 labor strike. Williamson County Judge Brad Bleyer gave an archaeology team the go-ahead on Monday for the work in Herrin...

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