• Lt. Gov. Simon running for comptroller

    by  • July 31, 2013

    Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon has officially announced that she’s running for Illinois comptroller, ending five months of uncertainty about which statewide office she’ll seek in 2014. The Carbondale democrat made her announcement Wednesday morning in downtown Chicago. She also plans to stop in Springfield and Carbondale later in the day. The comptroller is central...

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    Centralia schedules road oil sealing and chipping

    by  • July 31, 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 1, 2013. Weather permitting. No Parking on streets will be allowed from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Cars will be towed. Please move all vehicles away from street....

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    ILETSB to set officer training for new concealed carry law

    by  • July 30, 2013

    The Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board (ILETSB) has announced it is working to develop a curriculum that will help police officers understand the state’s new concealed carry law, enacted by the legislature on July 9, and provide instruction for how to interact with armed citizens in a manner that protects officers, members...

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    Healthcare group urges vaccines regardless of age

    by  • July 30, 2013

    VNA-Tip Healthcare is calling attention to the importance of immunization. They say regardless of age, immunizations are needed by all to keep healthy. In time, immunity from childhood vaccines can wear off creating risk for contracting diseases. It is imperative individuals make sure their bodies are protected as it is always better to prevent...

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    State to allow pheasant hunting at 19 locations

    by  • July 30, 2013

    The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will allow residents to hunt pheasants at 19 different locations across the state in the next year. Fifteen of the 19 sites are operated by the state agency. The remaining four are operated through a public-private partnership with the department and T. Miller, Inc. Natural Resources department director...

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    Okawville to allow golf carts on village roads

    by  • July 30, 2013

    Okawville is allowing golf carts and utility vehicles to use on village streets. The village board last night approved an ordinance that sets a $35 annual fee, requires an annual inspection of the vehicle and the display of an emblem. Village Clerk Wayland Jasper says the vehicles can use village streets but fall under...

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