• Murray Parents file appeal of federal ruling

    by  • August 27, 2014

    CHICAGO — As we reported earlier this month, attorney’s for the Murray Parents Association had filed a notice to appeal a federal judges ruling in the case against the state of Illinois and its efforts to shutter the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center in Centralia. The appeal has now been officially filed in the...

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    Quinn liaison to IDOT resigns

    by  • August 26, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — A senior Quinn Administration official is leaving his post amid continuing fallout from a patronage hiring scandal in the Illinois Department of Transportation. Quinn’s office confirms Deputy Chief of Staff Sean O’Sheas last day will be Friday, Aug. 29. He’s held that position since August 2011, and his responsibilities included overseeing IDOT...

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    Medical pot program developing advisory board

    by  • August 26, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — The new medical marijuana program in Illinois is looking for health professionals and patients to serve on an advisory board. The 15-member board will make recommendations about which medical conditions can be added to the list of those approved for medical marijuana use in the state. Board members will be appointed by...

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    Recently hired Centralia assistant city manager resigns

    by  • August 26, 2014

    CENTRALIA — With less than three months in office, Centralia’s recently hired assistant city manager has notified city hall of his resignation. City Manager Dan Ramey has confirmed that Paul “Mace” Carpenter informed him during a discussion Monday that he is resigning his position. Ramey further confirmed that Mayor Tom Ashby was in on...

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    Centralia prepares for 2015 consolidated election

    by  • August 25, 2014

    CENTRALIA — Even before ballots are cast in the midterm general election in November, the City of Centralia is preparing for its consolidated general election, which will be held in April 2015. In the April consolidated election, Centralia voters will select a mayor, two city council members for four-year terms, and one city council...

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