• Next Centralia open burn weekend scheduled

    by  • September 4, 2013

    The next approved open burn weekend will be on Saturday, September 7th and September 8th from 12:00 noon to 6:00 p.m. it is legal to burn landscape waste only. Landscape waste is defined as being dry leaves, trimmings from trees and shrubs, tree limbs and branches, vines and the like. Landscape waste does not...

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    One car accident sends two to hospital

    by  • September 4, 2013

    An accident on the 10,700 block of North Spring Garden Lane in Mount Vernon resulted in 2 individuals going to the hospital. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s report, they responded to a call of a vehicle on fire and found that the home owner, where the accident occurred, had put out the fire....

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    Cell phones smuggled into prison may reflect gang activity

    by  • September 3, 2013

    According to the Illinois Department of Corrections, an Aurora woman working at Stateville Correctional Center reportedly was smuggling cell phones into prisoners. A warrant was issued Thursday for the arrest of 47-year-old Beverly Turner, with bail set at $40,000. The charges were filed after what is being described by IDOC spokesman Tom Shaer as...

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    Ill. farmers fared well in drought insurance pay outs

    by  • September 3, 2013

    The year of the drought, 2012, brought a downpour of insurance money on farmers, especially in Illinois. The state had more than one of every six crop insurance dollars paid out. That can change, says the Natural Resource Defense Council. Claire O’Connor, an agricultural policy analyst who has written a report for the NRDC...

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    KC announces Season of Entertainment entertainment

    by  • September 3, 2013

    The Kaskaskia College 2013-14 Season of Entertainment guest artist and speaker series has plenty of big name entertainers, including Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers and Sandy Patty. It will also include tributes to Frank Sinatra, Count Basie and the Sounds of Motown. This year’s season will kick off on November 1st with Scrap...

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