• Rushville expands while Southern facilities close

    by  • February 14, 2013 • 0 Comments

    While Gov. Pat Quinn is closing prisons and state operated mental health facilities, his administration is expanding a specialized state lock-up for dangerous sex offenders. Earlier this month, says the Southern, the Illinois Department of Human Services said the detention facility for sexually violent persons in Rushville will get a $13 million makeover that...

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    Illinois Senate votes to legalize gay marriage

    by  • February 14, 2013

    (AP) The Illinois Senate has voted to legalize gay marriage, advancing a proposal that would make the state the 10th in the nation allowing same-sex couples to wed. In a 34-21 vote Thursday, lawmakers approved a measure to lift a state ban on same-sex marriage. The bill now moves to the House, where Democrats...

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    Coloring contest winner announced

    by  • February 14, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Color Contest Winner-1

    In cooperation with Executive Business Products, Rod Snow Real Estate and Family Video, Withers Broadcasting is pleased to announce local Pre-K student Ryleigh is the winner of our recent coloring contest. Ryleigh has won a basket full of goodies from Family Video and X95.3 FM! Keep tuned in for more contests and gifts from...

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    Mining accident kills one in Perry County

    by  • February 14, 2013 • 0 Comments

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    According to the Perry County Coroner Paul Searby, a  Royalton man was killed Wednesday night in an underground mining accident at the Prairie Eagle Mine in Cutler. Searby pronounced 28-year-old Timothy K. Chamness dead at 9:08 p.m. Wednesday at the mine. The incident happened at about 8:30 p.m. The mine is located at 7290...

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    Coalition continues fight to save Murray

    by  • February 13, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Jeanne Gustafson (LEFT) speaks with Murray Parents Association member Karen Kelly following a Murray Coalition meeting.

    Despite disappointment that Rep. Mary Flowers (D-Chicago) was unable to tour the Warren G. Murray Center Wednesday in Centralia, legislators and other coalition members met with the media at Centralia City Hall to discuss progress being made in the attempt to stop the center’s closure. “We had hoped Representative Flowers would have been here,...

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