• Local students place at SkillsUSA Conference

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    In June, eight career and technical educational students competed nationally at the SkillsUSA Conference and Skill Competition held in Kansas City, MO. Several national recognitions along with one medal were earned. That includes Cody Gill of Hoffman with a 3rd place bronze medal in criminal justice.  He also earned the skill point certificate recognizing...

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    Bank offers reward for robbery information

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    Illinois State Police Zone 7 Investigations, along with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department, are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect and/or suspects responsible for the June 13th robbery of the People’s National Bank branch in Dahlgren. People’s National Bank has established a cash reward of $5,000 for information leading to the...

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    IEMA launches mobile emergeny preparedness site

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    Illinoisans can now use their smartphones or tablets to get information on emergency preparedness or where to get help in a disaster. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency says it has activated a new mobile version of its ready Illinois website. The site is m.ready.illinois.gov. It has information about disasters, hazards and emergency preparedness and...

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    Newcomb found not guilty by reason of insanity

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    A 24-year-old Centralia man was found not guilty Thursday by reason of insanity for the 2011 stabbing death of Frank Augustine, a Centralia business owner. In the first day of the two-day discharge hearing, Judge Michael McHaney had found the state had overwhelmingly met its burden of proof Wednesday in Marion County Court the...

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    ISRA asks court to let Illinoisans carry guns now

    by  • July 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) — A gun owner whose lawsuit spurred the Illinois concealed carry law that took effect this week is asking a federal court to allow the public possession of firearms immediately. Mary Shepard and the Illinois State Rifle Association filed a motion for an injunction Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for southern Illinois....

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    Bird with West Nile found in Monroe County

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    (AP) — Illinois public health officials say they’ve found the season’s first West Nile-positive bird in southwestern Illinois. The results from a starling in Monroe County come two months after the state found the year’s first mosquitoes with the virus. The agency’s director says that means it’s “only a matter of time” until the...

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