• McCarter: $6 million for Rt. 50 Lebanon Bypass, local projects

    by  • August 13, 2013

    Federal transportation construction dollars once earmarked for a proposed highway interchange near Highland will instead be directed toward numerous other local projects, the largest of which is the U.S. Route 50 bypass at Lebanon, according to State Sen. Kyle McCarter (R-Lebanon). Sen. McCarter announced the funding for the Lebanon project during a meeting of...

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    Centralia man facing meth related child endangerment charge

    by  • August 12, 2013

    Bail has been set at $150,000 for a 36-year-old Centralia man held in the Marion County Jail and facing multiple meth related charges. Marion County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Billy J. Cameron over the weekend, for alleged aggravated manufacture of between 100 and 400 grams of meth resulting in child endangerment, possession of less than...

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    Sex ed law may mean little change for most schools

    by  • August 12, 2013

    CHAMPAIGN (AP) — Illinois is expected to soon have a state law requiring that if a school teaches sex education, it must include information on birth control and sexually transmitted diseases. Lawmakers passed the bill and Gov. Pat Quinn’s office says the Chicago Democrat supports it. Sen. Heather Steans believes her bill is a...

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    Fishermen find body of man at southern Ill. lake

    by  • August 12, 2013

    GRANITE CITY (AP) — Authorities say fishermen at a southwestern Illinois state park have found the body of a man. Illinois State Police Special Agent Devin Watts says the body was found just before 6 a.m. on Sunday at Horseshoe Lake  State Park near Pontoon Beach. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the body was...

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    Man who died at southern Ill. festival identified

    by  • August 12, 2013

    CAVE-IN-ROCK, Ill. (AP) — Authorities have identified the 24-year-old man who died at an annual southern Illinois outdoor music festival. The Hardin County coroner says the cause of death for Cory Collins of Harrisburg is pending the results of toxicology tests. The (Carbondale) Southern Illinoisan reports Hardin was found dead at the Hog Rock...

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