• 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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    Mater Dei tops region for safe driving award

    by  • April 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Illinois Department of Transportation, the Ford Motor Company Fund, the Allstate Foundation, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White and the Illinois State Police announced the seven winning schools from the 2012-13 Operation Teen Safe Driving Program.  Since the program began in 2007, annual teen fatality numbers in automobile crashes have dropped by more...

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    Multiple arrests in Mt. Vernon drug sweep

    by  • April 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Earlier this afternoon law enforcement officers from the Mt Vernon Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriffs Department conducted a narcotics related warrant sweep in the Mt. Vernon and Jefferson County area. Twenty two arrest warrants were issued following a six month investigation of the Mt Vernon / Jefferson County Joint Narcotics Unit. Ten of...

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    Jesse White encourages organ/tissue donation

    by  • April 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Secretary of State Jesse White urged all Illinoisans to join the state’s organ/tissue donor registry following the unveiling of a new ad campaign featuring Vikki Tulcus, a long-time donor advocate who died waiting for a kidney.  White said that “Vikki had worked as an advocate for the organ/tissue donor program for nearly 10 years,...

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