• NOAA warns of dangerous heat this week

    by  • July 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement until further notice, warning it will be hot and humid with temperatures reaching dangerous levels over the next few days. Temperatures today and Friday are expected to reach the mid 90s, with heat index values soaring to between 100 and 105 degrees. People involved...

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    Man dies in Champaign County grain bin

    by  • July 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 55-year-old man died after an accident in a central Illinois grain bin. Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup says Roy L. McCarty died Wednesday afternoon when he was buried beneath corn in a sweltering Sidney grain bin. Temperatures inside the bin were about 120 degrees. Firefighters say the Sidney man was working at Premier...

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    KC considering capital project options

    by  • July 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees held a workshop to consider amendments to the college’s capital projects plan on Monday. The original capital projects plan called for construction of expanded facilities for the Trenton and Nashville Education Centers, renovation and expansion of the Crisp Technology Center and the construction of new nursing and agricultural...

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    Man convicted of murder seeks appeal

    by  • July 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 29-year-old Clinton County man convicted of murder in 2008 is now claiming evidence was withheld. Anthony Jackson, convicted of shooting death of Kevin Hamburg at his Centralia home, has a new attorney. Marsha D. Holzhauer is attempting an appeal based on the claim. Jackson had a previous appeal turned down and a second...

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