• Lottery making changes to Mega Millions

    by  • August 19, 2013

    The Mega Millions game is undergoing big changes in October. Lottery officials say the game matrix is being revised to increase the number of prize winners among those who purchase the $1 tickets. The minimum jackpot for Mega Millions is going from $12 million to $15 million, and will grow by at least $5...

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    Quinn signs bill increasing state speed limit

    by  • August 19, 2013

    After much anticipation, Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law a measure increasing the state speed limit. The legislation raises the speed limit on rural interstates in Illinois from 65 to 70 mph starting in January. Eight counties in the congested Chicago area will be allowed to keep their limits lower. While the Illinois...

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    Meth lab leads to arrests and decontaminations

    by  • August 16, 2013

    CENTRALIA — Three Centralia police officers were treated and released last night from St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital, after being exposed to an unknown gas believed related to the manufacture of methamphetamine. According to police reports, officers went to a home in the 1400 block of Hester in Centralia Thursday night, looking for an...

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    Centralia teen sentenced in burglary case

    by  • August 16, 2013

    CENTRALIA — A 17-year-old Centralia man was sentenced Thursday to 4-years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty to a February residential burglary. D’Shawn Duncan pleaded guilty in June to entering a Centralia home where he was found with 17-year-old Asante Poore attempting to steal electronics from the bedroom. When the...

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