• AG announces class action settlement

    by  • October 11, 2013

    The Illinois Attorney General’s office is announcing a settlement with a company that charged people for things they didn’t order. The company is Connecticut-based Affinion, a marketer of discount clubs. Maura Possley of the attorney general’s office says when customers completed transactions with other companies, they were then offered free trials which weren’t free,...

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    Teen heroin deaths double in some Ill. counties

    by  • October 11, 2013

    Heroin seems to be the drug of choice among teens these days. A new report says teens in every part of the state are experimenting with the highly addictive drug. Many aren’t aware of the risks associated with it. In fact, teen deaths associated with heroin usage doubled in some northern Illinois counties between...

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    Mt. Vernon man arrested in Fla., for registry violation

    by  • October 11, 2013

    A 45-year-old Mount Vernon man is finally behind bars in the Jefferson County Jail, after being apprehended in Florida. As we reported last month, Ronnie W. Broadway was wanted for failing to report for a second time as a sexually violent and dangerous offender, according to the Illinois State Police Sex Offender Registry. Deputy’s...

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    Area activities available for long weekend

    by  • October 11, 2013

    For many this is a three day weekend. Due to Columbus Day being recognized Monday, most government offices, schools and banks will be closed. But it’s a good weekend to enjoy some local events. On Saturday the city of Centralia is hosting “Celebrate Centralia” from 3 until 9 p.m. at the Bell Tower Park....

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    Illinois harvest much improved over last year

    by  • October 11, 2013

    Some Illinois corn farmers who faced a dismal harvest last year are seeing a big crop this year. Steven Niedbalski farms near Nashville and last year his best field delivered 40 bushels an acre. This year he’s seeing 150 to 170 bushels an acre thanks to new hybrids and better weather. The corn crop...

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