• Local YouthBuild loses federal funding

    by  • July 17, 2013

    United Methodist Children’s Home’s YouthBuild of Jefferson and Marion counties is one of many YouthBuild sites that were not awarded grant funding through the united states department of labor. On June 27, Gary Lemmon, UMCH president and CEO, received word that the federal grant for YouthBuild would not be renewed. With the fiscal year...

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    Centralia library to receive $1.9 mil grant

    by  • July 17, 2013

    The Centralia Regional Library District will be receiving yet another grant, when Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White presents the library with a check next week for $1.9 million. According to Librarian Joyce Courter, the library has raised a $500,000 in donations and pledges at this time and will put that money...

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    Musial bridge receives final girder beam

    by  • July 16, 2013

    The St. Louis region’s first Mississippi River Bridge in four decades is headed for the homestretch. Making another downstate appearance, Gov. Pat Quinn said Monday in East St. Louis that preparations are being made to place the final girder beam on the span scheduled to open to traffic between St. Louis and southwestern Illinois...

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    Work launched on $10 mil I-57 project

    by  • July 16, 2013

    A $10.6-million effort to widen a stretch of Interstate 57 near the southern Illinois city of Marion is underway. Gov. Pat Quinn joined state and local officials Monday in breaking ground on the project that includes adding a third traffic lane to the highway between Marion and Johnston City. Quinn calls the stretch of...

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    Four injured in I-57 accident

    by  • July 16, 2013

    According to the Illinois State Police, four Cobden residents were sent to Salem Township Hospital Monday morning, for injuries they received in an accident on Interstate 57, a mile north of Salem. Police say, 33-year-old Eric Carter fell asleep while traveling southbound and ran off the left side of the highway. He woke up,...

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    Patoka plans to oil roads

    by  • July 16, 2013

    The Village of Patoka will begin oiling roads within the village limits, starting at 7 a.m. Thursday. Residents are warned to not park on the streets Wednesday or Thursday night. A rain date for oiling has been set for July 25th. Also in Patoka, this year’s fall festival theme is “let’s all go to...

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