• CILA home doors away from sex predator

    by  • July 18, 2013

    We confirmed reports Thursday that a home on Ridge Road in Centralia that has been converted into a community integrated living arrangement home, or CILA home, is just doors away from a registered sexual predator. However, our research indicates that such proximity is not a consideration when locating a CILA home, and is not...

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    NOAA warns of dangerous heat this week

    by  • July 18, 2013

    The National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement until further notice, warning it will be hot and humid with temperatures reaching dangerous levels over the next few days. Temperatures today and Friday are expected to reach the mid 90s, with heat index values soaring to between 100 and 105 degrees. People involved...

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    Man dies in Champaign County grain bin

    by  • July 18, 2013

    A 55-year-old man died after an accident in a central Illinois grain bin. Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup says Roy L. McCarty died Wednesday afternoon when he was buried beneath corn in a sweltering Sidney grain bin. Temperatures inside the bin were about 120 degrees. Firefighters say the Sidney man was working at Premier...

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    Police: 11-year-old accidentally shot, killed by 6-year-old

    by  • July 18, 2013

    Authorities in southwestern Illinois say an 11-year old boy is dead after he was shot accidentally by a 6-year-old. Belleville police spokesman Mark Heffernan tells the Belleville News-Democrat that the shooting happened around 11 pm, Tuesday at a home during a family barbecue. Three children were alone upstairs. Authorities say the handgun didn’t belong...

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    KC considering capital project options

    by  • July 17, 2013

    The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees held a workshop to consider amendments to the college’s capital projects plan on Monday. The original capital projects plan called for construction of expanded facilities for the Trenton and Nashville Education Centers, renovation and expansion of the Crisp Technology Center and the construction of new nursing and agricultural...

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