• Ill. enacts online voter registration

    by  • July 29, 2013

    Illinois is now the 18th state to allow online voter registration. Supporters hope the new system will increase the number of people registering while cutting the administrative costs of processing registrations on paper. Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Saturday that makes the necessary changes to Illinois’ election code. Quinn endorsed the idea in this...

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    Centralia scheduled road oiling and chipping

    by  • July 29, 2013

    The City of Centralia Public Works will be applying Prime oil and chip to the roads on the road rehabilitation MFT program listed below on July 29th, 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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    Murphysboro man charged in weekend kidnapping case

    by  • July 29, 2013

    A Murphysboro man is in custody after allegedly holding a woman for ransom over the weekend. 43-year-old Charles Guyton was taken into custody on unlawful restraint and drug charges. At around 10 a.m. Saturday, police received a report of a woman being held for ransom by an unknown black male. Reports indicate authorities negotiated...

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    Annual washer tournament awards college scholarships

    by  • July 26, 2013

    The Centralia Lake Washer Tournament committee has announced that applications are being accepted for the Ninth Annual Centralia Lake Scholarship. The scholarship was made possible starting in 2005 with proceeds from the Annual Centralia Lake Washer Tournament held each year. This will be the 18th year for the tournament. The event has become so...

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    Bost scheduled to announce congressional run

    by  • July 26, 2013

    After weeks of hinting at a possible run, Illinois state Representative Mike Bost, a Murphysboro Republican will formally announce his candidacy Monday for the U.S. Congressional District 12, according to a press release on congressional campaign letter head. The 52-year-old married father of three, Bost served three years in the U.S. Marine Corp and...

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