• ISP warns drivers of autumn uptick of deer activity

    by  • September 30, 2014

    Illinois State Police want to warn drivers of something it thinks the public is not expecting enough: deer. According to the state police, more than 20,000 deer are involved in traffic crashes each year in Illinois, with the autumn months being some of the most dangerous for drivers. Trooper Tracy Lillard, a safety education...

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    Chicago man charged with beheading threats at SIU-C

    by  • September 30, 2014

    CHICAGO — Federal investigators say a Chicago man accused of mailing threats of rapes, killings, bombings and beheadings at a Southern Illinois University campus he attended brought himself to authorities’ attention. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, has announced that Derrick Dawon Burns, 21, of Chicago, was charged...

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    Centralia announces October city-wide cleanup

    by  • September 30, 2014

    CENTRALIA — The City of Centralia has announced that this year’s fall city wide cleanup will be held Monday, October 6th through Friday, October 10th. This curbside pickup service is provided by the City of Centralia Public Works Department. Participation is limited to  single-family residences, town homes, condominiums and apartments that do not exceed...

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    Ballot measure would give Illinois victims more rights

    by  • September 30, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Voters will be able to decide in the November election whether victims should have greater rights protected by the state Constitution during criminal trials. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports that the Crime Victims’ Bill of Rights would ensure victims have more information about and access to criminal proceedings against an alleged perpetrator....

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    WIC tweaking nutritional supplement program

    by  • September 30, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois nutrition program is tweaking the diet of the low income residents it helps feed. In a news release, the Illinois Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children says that beginning Wednesday, many of those who receive food vouchers will be offered skim milk or one percent milk instead...

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    CCSO seek help in truck theft case

    by  • September 30, 2014

    CARLYLE — The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a truck reported stolen from the Shattuc Road area. The truck is described as a tan 2002 GMC dually pickup truck, with a decal of a cow with the name “Heinz-Hope Farm” underneath in the rear window. If anyone has...

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