• Area libraries to receive grant funds

    by  • April 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White has awarded fiscal year 2013 Illinois public library per capita and equalization aid grants totaling $11.9 million to 611 public libraries serving almost 12 million patrons. Per capita grant funding is authorized under Illinois library law and helps ensure that public libraries have some of the...

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    Gas prices stagnate

    by  • April 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The price of gas is down slightly over the last month in Illinois, but don’t get excited. The statewide average is now $3.85, according to the Triple-A Fuel Gauge Report, down from $3.89 a month ago. But Beth Mosher of the Triple-A Chicago Motor Club says the decline is not a trend. It is...

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    Officials note tax deadline looms

    by  • April 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois officials are reminding taxpayers there are fewer than two weeks left before the April 15th filing deadline. The Department of Revenue says it has processed more than 3 million tax returns and refunded $745 million. Officials also are encouraging residents to file electronically.

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    Senator wants DCEO focus to be on unemployment

    by  • April 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A state senator from the Springfield area wants to change the focus of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. State Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) wants to restructure DCEO so it targets unemployment.   Manar says many of the counties he represents in central Illinois typically have an unemployment rate that could...

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    Centralia man arrested for June home invasion

    by  • April 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 22-year-old Centralia man is in the Marion County Jail this morning, charged with a June 2012 home invasion in Centralia Centralia police arrested Devon Michael Marshall yesterday for alleged home invasion, two counts domestic battery and an outstanding Marion County warrant. Marshall allegedly forced his way into a Centralia home last summer, where...

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