• IDES releases May unemployment figures

    by  • June 29, 2013

    May unemployment in Marion County was up slightly from 9.6 to 9.9 percent leaving it as one of the worst rates in the state. The Illinois Department of Employment Security has released the results of the may unemployment rates for each county. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for the state is at 9.1 percent...

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    Professional Regulation releases May license discipline

    by  • June 29, 2013

    Sun Loan Company Illinois Number 2, incorporated in Centralia had its CILA license fined $1,000 in May for the violation that the lender did not obtain official documentation of the borrower’s income before making a small consumer loan. According to the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, disciplinary actions taken in May, also...

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    Vandalia convenience store robbed at gunpoint

    by  • June 29, 2013

    According to the Vandalia Police Department, it is investigating a armed robbery that took place Saturday morning at Circle K gas station located at 127 West Gallatin St. in Vandalia. Police report that at 2:56 a.m., they received a report of a male subject that entered Circle K and displayed a handgun and demanded...

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    Report says coal costs Ill. more than in brings in

    by  • June 28, 2013

    Illinois coal costs the state more than it brings in, according to a new report. An analysis of the coal industry during fiscal year 2011, conducted by the Center for Tax and Budget Accountability and the West Virginia environmental company Downstream Strategies, says the coal industry is depleting the Illinois economy. According to Emily...

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    Hazmat responds to Mt. Vernon diesel spill

    by  • June 28, 2013

    The Mount Vernon Emergency Management Agency was called into action early Friday morning at Huck’s Truck Stop on the west side of Mount Vernon According to Kevin Sargent, also of the Mount Vernon Fire Department, they responded to the call at 12:32 a.m., that there was a large leak of diesel fuel. A tanker...

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    Authorities alert community about suspicious man

    by  • June 28, 2013

    The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department is alerting  the public of a suspicious person seen in the Bartelso area Thursday night. The person in question arrived at a Bartelso residence at approximately 7 p.m. Thursday and identified himself as an employee of the DISH Network. He stated he would like to enter the residence and...

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