• Child safety seat class scheduled at SMGS

    by  • July 5, 2013 • 0 Comments

    July 16th through July 19th a Safe Kids Child Passenger Safety Car Seat class will be held in Centralia at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital. The course will certify the user to be a licensed car seat technician. It is a good and  informative class for anyone, especially police, fire, EMS, or day care...

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    Centralia doctor running for state rep

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    A local chiropractor announced today his candidacy for Illinois state representative. Dr. Josh Berger of Centralia says he will seek election to House District 107, a seat currently held by Salem republican John Cavaletto. The 31-year-old Berger says the older generation is waiting to see the young generation stand up, take the reins and...

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    Power company CFO arrested for forgery

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    The chief financial officer of Wayne-White Electric is facing two counts of forgery. 48-year-old Bruce Johnson of Wayne City was arrested Wednesday morning by Fairfield police. The charges stem from two checks which totaled more than $16,000 that were written in 2009 to a used car dealer. Johnson is being held in the Wayne...

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    Disabled man dies in group home

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    The mother of a mentally disabled man who died after a fight at a Bolingbrook group home has filed a lawsuit against his caregivers. The Herald-News in Joliet reports that Teresa Gale filed the lawsuit Monday in Will County. She claims a caregiver for her 30-year-old son didn’t seek help soon enough to prevent...

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    High school juniors facing writing tests

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    Illinois high school juniors will be tested on writing skills for the first time in years during standardized tests next spring. But lawmakers haven’t given the State Board of Education extra money to pay for the 30-minute essay test. Board officials tell the Associated Press they’ve been given the same $27 million to spend...

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