• 35-year-old coal miner dies in southern Illinois

    by  • July 4, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) — Peabody Energy is identifying a miner killed in an underground coal mine in southern Illinois as a 35-year-old Galatia man. KFVS-TV reports St. Louis-based Peabody says Nathan Clarida died in the accident Tuesday afternoon in the Wildcat Hills Mine near Eldorado in Saline County. The Mine Safety and Health Administration says Clarida...

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    IDOT announces holiday roadwork schedule

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    With thousands of motorists expected to travel on state roadways over the Independence Day holiday week, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced that non-emergency roadwork will be suspended where possible from now through Sunday to reduce congestion and improve traffic flow. IDOT is also providing advance notice of lane closures that will be in...

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    Community celebrates Independence Day

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    Today is the Fourth of July, a federal, state, and local holiday so all government offices are closed today and there is no home mail delivery. Communities across our area will be celebrating the holiday, with events in Centralia, Salem and Mt. Vernon, as well as Farina, Patoka and Nashville. Centralia started their celebration...

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