• Choate facing decerification

    by  • July 29, 2013

    A state-run mental health facility in southern Illinois could lose federal funding after regulators said workers failed to keep two patients from harming themselves. The Clyde L. Choate mental health and development center in Anna came under fire earlier this month after investigators said employees didn’t keep two developmentally disabled women from eating items...

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    Judge tosses bid for hastened Ill. concealed carry

    by  • July 29, 2013

    (AP) — A federal judge is rejecting a legal bid by gun-rights advocates who wanted people to be able to immediately carry firearms in Illinois under the state’s new concealed carry law. East St. Louis U.S. District Judge William Stiehl threw out the lawsuit filed by Mary Shepard and the Illinois State Rifle Association,...

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    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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