• Reading Link seeking volunteer tutors

    by  • September 23, 2013

    Kaskaskia College’s “The Reading Link” is in need of volunteer tutors. “The Reading Link” is holding formal training free of charge for volunteers who are interested in sharing their abilities to assist others in improving their skills. Volunteers assist adult learners who are 17 years of age or older, in reading, writing, basic math,...

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    Former Marion city official sentenced for embezzlement

    by  • September 23, 2013

    The former manager of Marion’s water department has been sentenced to 24 months in prison for embezzling about $524,000 from the southern Illinois city. A federal judge in Benton sentenced Linda Heyde to prison, followed by three years of supervised release. Heyde also was ordered to pay restitution of $524,100. According to WSIL-TV, the...

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    IDOT hiring winter road crews

    by  • September 23, 2013

    Winter is just around the corner and state officials are boosting their payrolls in order to deal with winter weather. IDOT is hiring road crew personnel to help keep highways and bridges clear. Each position requires a valid class “A” or “B” commercial driver’s license with an “N” or “X” endorsement and non-restricted air...

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    Uninsured? It’s time to sign up for ‘Obamacare’

    by  • September 23, 2013

    CHICAGO (AP) — It’s time to get ready to shop for health insurance for many Illinois residents. President Barack Obama’s health law requires nearly everyone to have insurance starting in 2014, and a new online marketplace is set to open Oct. 1 to make shopping for insurance easier. The build-up to next week’s launch...

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