• Centralia woman recieves Spotlight Award

    by  • June 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A volunteer tutor for “The Reading Link” program at Kaskaskia College, Linda Berry of Centralia was one of ten recipients of the Illinois Press Association’s Spotlight Award. The award is given annually to ten tutors and ten learners in a ceremony held in Springfield.  Berry began helping others learn to read in English after...

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    Duo ID’d in weekend K-2 raid

    by  • June 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Centralia Police Department’s tactical team served simultaneous search warrants Friday night on two homes in the 500 block of North Locust Street, arresting two individuals on a new law designed to crack down on synthetic drugs. According to reports, two individuals, 17-year-old Leon Allen and 20-year-old Steven Kristopher Martin, were arrested and charged...

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    Goreville to repeal mandatory gun law

    by  • June 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Leaders in the small southern Illinois community of Goreville are expected to repeal an ordinance that requires residents to own a gun. The mayor says the law was likely adopted sometime in the early 1980s. Local leaders approved the law to make a statement after a community near Chicago voted to ban firearms in...

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    Mt. Vernon man struck and killed by train

    by  • June 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is reporting a 27-year-old Mt. Vernon man was struck and killed Saturday by a Union Pacific train. The Sheriff’s office has identified the victim as Dominique Dontez McCrae. They say he was fishing off a railroad bridge around 11:30 a.m. Saturday when struck by the train. His body was...

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    CPD tactical team conducts two simultaneous K-2 raids

    by  • June 7, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Centralia Police Department’s tactical team served simultaneous search warrants Friday on two locations on north Locust Street, arresting two individuals on a new law designed to crack down on synthetic drugs. According to reports, two individuals were arrested and charged under a new Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, unlawful possession of a...

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