• Gov’t shutdown forces furloughs at Scott air base

    by  • October 1, 2013

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. government’s first shutdown in 17 years is forcing unpaid furloughs of thousands of civilian military workers across Illinois. Dozens of state employees also are off the job, and campers at federally maintained sites across Illinois are being asked to take down their tents and head out. Visitors to...

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    Brownstown woman pleads guilty to Marion County meth charge

    by  • October 1, 2013

    A 35-year-old Brownstown woman was sentenced to time served and 30-months probation Tuesday on a felony charge for possession of methamphetamine. Amanda White pleaded guilty Tuesday morning in Marion County Court to Class 3 felony possession of less than 5-grams of meth. A Class 2 felony charge for possession of meth manufacturing material was...

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    Bill for prison escape grows to nearly $300k

    by  • October 1, 2013

    The bill for a Labor Day weekend prison escape looks like it will likely reach at least $300,000 and bills for the multi-agency manhunt are still trickling in to the Illinois Department of Corrections. When 31-year-old Jared Carter walked away from a Robinson Correctional Center work detail on Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, law enforcement...

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    KC hosting job search workshop

    by  • October 1, 2013

    Kaskaskia College will be offering a job search workshop on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 10 a.m. To 11:30 a.m. at the Workforce Center at 325 South Poplar Street in Centralia. Items to be discussed are the importance of networking, applying for jobs, dressing for success, resumes, cover letters, interviewing, and the importance of...

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