• Shimkus visits WILY/WRXX

    by  • April 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Congressman John Shimkus visited civics students Monday morning at Centralia High School. He then stopped by here for a visit with Tootie Cooksey, who interviewed him live on WILY 98.7 FM and 1210 A.M.   Shimkus announced this weekend that April 25 will be Tax Freedom Day in Illinois. The Collinsville republican says on...

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    Homemade cannon rocks Bell Club Rd. area

    by  • April 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Residents in the area of Bell Club Road Saturday night reported to the Marion County Sheriff’s Department hearing a very loud boom that shook the windows of some homes. After investigating multiple complaints about the sound, deputies discovered a resident in the 1900 block of bell club road had fired a homemade cannon. No...

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    Salem man charged with sex abuse

    by  • April 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 41-year-old Salem man has been formally charged in Marion County Court with two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.   Bradley Gibson is accused of committing sex acts with a 13 to 17 year old boy. Both charges allege the abuse took place from May 12th of last year to March 13th this...

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    Spring flooding not yet over

    by  • April 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Mississippi River is topping out at some problematic spots, but there’s growing concern that spring floods are far from over. The river was at or near crest at several places Sunday between the quad cities and near St. Louis. Some towns in the approximate 100-mile stretch of river from Quincy  to Grafton reached...

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    KC brings home SkillsUSA medals

    by  • April 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Career and technical education students across the state came together on April 11th and 12th for the Illinois SkillsUSA in Springfield.  Kaskaskia College was represented in Springfield by 23 students and nine advisors with nine gold medals, 5 silver medals, two bronze medals and five students received honorable recognition for the state.  In addition,...

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