• Hastert says GOP lacks leadership

    by  • April 4, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A former U.S. House speaker is giving his input on the current state of the Republican Party. Former Illinois Congressman Dennis Hastert, the longest-serving Republican speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, was in Springfield today (Wednesday), and commented that the party these days is suffering from a lack of leadership. “We’re kind of...

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    March saw record setting cold

    by  • April 4, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois officials say March was firmly rooted in winter after last March’s record-setting warmth. The Illinois water survey said today that the average statewide temperature last month was 34.1 degrees. The weather-tracking agency says that’s seven degrees below the long-term average and more than 21 degrees colder than the record-setting figure a year ago....

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    Police and Fire Blotter

    by  • April 4, 2013

        April 5th, 2013 Warrant Arrest Clint Taylor, 18, of Centralia was arrested Friday night on the corner of Kell and Locust for an outstanding Marion County warrant. He was taken into custody by Centralia police and brought to the Marion County Jail  where bond was set and 10% of $10,000 and was...

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    One Man’s Fight Against Foreclosure in Carpentersville

    by  • April 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Tom Roeser is on a one-man mission to save Carpentersville, Ill., from falling into the fate of so many post-industrial Midwestern towns, where neighborhoods have become littered with vacant, foreclosed homes. Over the past several years, the 60-year-old president and co-owner of the town’s largest employer, a maker of switches and communications gear called...

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    Shooting reported at Fort Knox

    by  • April 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — A spokesman for the Fort Knox Army post in central Kentucky says a shooting has occurred there, but he had no immediate word on whether anyone was injured. Kyle Hodges says the shooting Wednesday afternoon was near the post’s human resources center. He was on his way back to...

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