• Marion County schools to get $52 mil in construction grants

    by  • August 23, 2013

    The state is handing out $400 million in grants to help school districts across Illinois construct new buildings and replace outdated energy systems. Gov. Pat Quinn announced the grants Thursday and says the money is part of the Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program, a $31 billion effort aimed at improving infrastructure and creating...

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    Oil and Chip roads August 27th

    by  • August 23, 2013

    The City of Centralia Public Works will be applying seal oil and chip to the roads, on the road rehabilitation MFT program, listed below on August 27, 2013. Weather permitting. No Parking on streets will be allowed from 7:00 am to 5:00pm. Cars will be towed. Please move all vehicles away from streets.  ...

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    Quinn signs bill increasing minimum auto liability coverage

    by  • August 22, 2013

    Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday signed legislation that will increase minimum auto liability insurance coverage mandatory coverage for property damage, bodily injury and death. The current levels were set in the late 1980’s. Opponents say the new law will lead to even higher car insurance rates. It’s estimated premiums could go up around 75...

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    St. Mary’s Hospital Taking Steps to Becoming “Baby- Friendly” Hospital

    by  • August 22, 2013

    St. Mary’s Hospital is in the beginning required steps to becoming a “Baby-Friendly” hospital. Baby- Friendly Hospitals is a World Health Organization initiative to make hospitals a supportive place for mothers who want to breastfeed. We Choose Health will fund and support local community groups to achieve the Baby Friendly Hospital designation at local...

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    New Illinois Law Protects Renters in Foreclosures

    by  • August 22, 2013

    CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois has a new law protecting renters if their landlord’s property goes into foreclosure. Gov. Pat Quinn signed the law Wednesday saying those who buy multifamily properties out of foreclosure should either honor existing tenant leases or give the renters 90 days to move. It takes effect in three months. The...

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