• Army Corp all about eagles

    by  • January 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in cooperation with the Carlyle Grade School will be hosting a program presented by the world bird sanctuary.  “All About Eagles” will be held at 12:30 p.m., Saturday, February 9, in the Carlyle Grade School gymnasium. The World Bird Sanctuary will have a live bald eagle to demonstrate...

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    JDC advocates denied court motion

    by  • January 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A group that has filed a lawsuit regarding the closure of the Jacksonville Developmental Center was denied a court order yesterday to halt the removal of any more equipment or furniture from the shuttered facility. However, the judge has taken the case under advisement to give attorney’s time to file further briefs on whether...

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    Patoka may join electric aggregation trend

    by  • January 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Ameren customers in Patoka may have a choice in electricity providers, after the village of Patoka passed a resolution Monday approving municipal aggregation consulting services with AGE LLC. The ordinance authorizes the submission of a public question to adopt an opt-out program for the supply of electricity to residents and small commercial retail customers.

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    Marion County on poverty watch list

    by  • January 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A new report puts a spotlight on poverty in Illinois, claiming one-third of the people in the state are in or near poverty. The study, published today by the heartland alliance for human needs and human rights’ social impact research center, defines “near poverty” as up to 199 percent of the poverty line. The...

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    Parking to be banned on section of Centralia street

    by  • January 15, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Centralia City Council approved an ordinance last night that will prohibit parking along a section of east Broadway between Lincoln Boulevard and Noleman Street. The ordinance was brought before the council because vehicles must currently weave back and forth across the center line of the street when they pass parked cars. This created...

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    Illinois high school looks to arm administrators

    by  • January 15, 2013 • 0 Comments

    School board members in a central Illinois town are thinking about arming and training a handful of administrators as auxiliary police officers so they can carry guns on campus. Washington police Chief Jim Kuchenbecker said yesterday that training Washington Community High School administrators as officers is a way around Illinois’ law against carrying concealed...

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