• CPD investigates alleged rape

    by  • March 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 15-year-old Centralia boy has been arrested by Centralia police for alleged criminal sexual assault and unlawful restraint, after a 16-year-old Odin girl alleged he raped her twice over three days last week, while she was staying with him in a Centralia motel. While the girl claims the boy forced her to have sex...

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    Weekend accident results in fatality

    by  • March 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    One person died and two were seriously injured in a single vehicle rollover wreck in Clinton County Saturday. Kyle P. Holthaus was pronounced dead at the scene, say sheriff’s deputies. The wreck occurred shortly before 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Jamestown and Surge roads. Taken by ambulance to the hospital were 23-year-old...

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    Medical marijuana bill closer to passage

    by  • March 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The sponsor of a bill that would allow marijuana use for medical purposes in Illinois says the measure is just “one or two” votes short of passage in the house. Rep. Lou Lang tells the Pekin Daily Times he’s close to getting the support he needs for the four-year pilot program. The Skokie democrat’s...

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    Lottery could expand online sales

    by  • March 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Illinois Senate could soon decide to increase the number of ways you can play the lottery online A committee has passed a bill that would allow players to wager on any of the “draw-based” games – that is, in which the winning numbers are randomly selected, as in Pick-3 and Pick-4. right now,...

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    Constitutional amendment would punish lawmakers for unbalanced budget

    by  • March 25, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois House republicans are pushing a constitutional amendment which would require a balanced budget – as decreed by the auditor general – or else lawmakers and constitutional officers would forgo their paychecks. State Rep. Dwight Kay, a Glen Carbon republican, says the initiative is attempting to make lawmakers behave like the big business they...

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