• Rescuers spend night searching for missing infant

    by  • August 22, 2013

    ZION (AP) — Dozens of people spent the night searching for a missing 5-month-old northern Illinois boy who authorities say disappeared from his Zion home. About 125 police officers and emergency workers are still looking for Joshua Summeries, who was reportedly abducted Wednesday morning. The rescuers were also using bloodhounds to scour the area...

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    Hobby Lobby opening in Mt. Vernon

    by  • August 22, 2013

    Good news for area crafters, Hobby Lobby has recently signed a lease for nearly 53-thousand square feet of space in the Times Square Mall in Mt. Vernon. Hobby Lobby is expected to open sometime in the first quarter of next year. It will be the first Hobby Lobby located in Mt. Vernon, with the...

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    Last defendant sentenced gun theft and meth case

    by  • August 22, 2013

    A case involving firearms stolen in an Iuka burglary and a meth lab bust has wrapped up with the conviction of a 21-year-old Central City woman. Bianca Meeks has pleaded guilty to Class 2 felony use of a vehicle to produce meth. Three other charges were dropped and she was sentenced to four years...

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    Area emergency management agencies receiving grant funds

    by  • August 22, 2013

    Governor Pat Quinn has announced that grants totaling $4 million have been awarded by the Illinois Emergency  Management Agency to help 121 accredited city and county emergency management agencies throughout Illinois support local disaster preparation and response efforts. County and municipal emergency management agencies receiving the grants include Centralia receiving $3,886.99, Clinton County getting...

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