• KC receives grant for early college awareness program

    by  • July 23, 2013

    The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees met last night for the regular monthly meeting. They learned that KC has been chosen as the recipient of a $6,975 grant from the Monsanto fund’s 2013 site grant initiative. The Centralia site will be awarding funds to the Kaskaskia college foundation to help fund the Kaskaskia College...

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    Law could take license for drunken boating

    by  • July 23, 2013

    Summer means fun on the water, but making drinking and drugging part of the fun can have fatal results. A new law will bring drunken boating closer to drunken driving in the eyes of the law, possibly even resulting in the offender losing his or her driver’s license. Tony Borcia, a 10-year-old from Libertyville,...

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    EPA: coal-fueled plants polluting water

    by  • July 23, 2013

    A new report claims coal-fueled power plants have gotten around clean water laws for decades, and Illinois has some of the worst offenders. The study from the Environmental Integrity Project says power plants have been allowed to pollute waterways and drinking water sources with toxins such as arsenic and lead. “Only 30 percent had...

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    US government sues Carbondale tax preparer

    by  • July 23, 2013

    EAST ST. LOUIS — (AP) — The U.S. government wants a judge to block to an Illinois man from working as a tax preparer, alleging he routinely cheats the Treasury Department for clients. The Justice Department’s seeks an injunction that would forbid 60-year-old Ronald Manis of Carbondale from preparing tax returns for others. The...

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