• BREAKING: Conceal carry deal could be near

    by  • May 30, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois lawmakers may have finally struck a conceal carry deal. It appears an agreement that will preempt home rule only on firearms transportation and existing conceal carry laws. The legislators, State Senators Kwame Raoul (D-Chicago) and Tim Bivins (R-Dixon), State Reps. Mike Bost (R- Murphysboro), Ed Sullivan (R-Mundelein), Brandon Phelps (D-Harrisburg), Frank Mautino (D-Spring...

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    Chain reaction involves four in JC accident

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    There was a four vehicle accident yesterday morning on Illinois Route 15 near North Sparrow Lane, between Woodlawn and Mount Vernon. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s report, it occurred at approximately 8:45 a.m. as three trucks and one car were traveling east, when a truck driven by 42-year old Karl S. Markham of...

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    Senate to address pension overhaul

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    Senate President John Cullerton says senators will discuss pension overhauls today. The Chicago democrat said Wednesday there are several options they have to weigh. That includes considering three smaller bills that deal with retirement age, salary caps and cost-of-living increases. They could also take up a bill sponsored by House Speaker Michael Madigan that...

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    Senate balks at Quinn’s education budget

    by  • May 30, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Illinois Senate has bucked the governor’s proposed education cuts in passing a pair of budget bills. The governor wanted to cut school transportation funding and to lower the amount of money going to schools. Doing so would have trimmed $300 million from the fiscal year 2014 budget. But senators balked at those cuts, approving...

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    Centralia man receives federal sentence

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    The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced that 34-year old Jason T. Bayles of Centralia was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in East Saint Louis to more than eight years in federal prison for “possession of pseudoephedrine for the manufacture of methamphetamine.” Bayles pleaded guilty to that...

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    City of Centralia explains electric aggregation vs. individual contracts

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    The City of Centralia would like to eliminate any confusion that may be occurring due to the recent transition to your new electrical supplier. Residents have reported that electricity marketers have begun door-to-door and telephone campaigns in Centralia. Our residents should be aware that the electric aggregation program sponsored by the City of Centralia...

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