• Teen dies at home of ex-congressman’s daughter

    by  • March 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Authorities are hoping lab tests help determine what killed a Belleville teenager found unresponsive at the southwestern Illinois home of a former congressman’s daughter. The Belleville News-Democrat  reports that Shiloh police dispatched Sunday to the home of Gina Costello found and found 15-year-old Patrick Fiore unconscious. he died the next day at a St....

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    Friday last day for treasurer’s online auction

    by  • March 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Tomorrow is the last day for an online auction of unclaimed property. According to Melissa Hahn, spokeswoman for Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford, the theme of the current auction is St. Patrick’s Day and features gold coins, gold jewelry, emerald jewelry and shamrock jewelry. The auction launched march 18 with the first lot closing at...

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    First hours tight in mascot race

    by  • March 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Voting is underway in the final round of the USA Today Most Unique Mascot Contest. Voting opened up at 10 a.m., this morning, with the Orphans currently running a a tight race with the Chinook Sugarbeeters from Chinook, Montana and the Carbon Dinos from Price, Utah. Orphan fans and supporters can vote online at...

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    Police and Fire Blotter

    by  • March 21, 2013

    March 21st, 2013 Shelonda Shackleford, 24, of Centralia was arrested early Thursday morning on the corner of Rexford and Maple. She was charged for driving with a  suspended license and possession of drug equipment. Shackleford was brought to the Centralia Police Department pending bond or transport.   March 20th, 2013 Suspended License Joshua Shulte,...

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    Smoking ban on college campuses gets initial OK

    by  • March 20, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A Senate committee has approved legislation to ban smoking on all state-supported colleges and universities. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports the measure passed the higher education committee 7-5. It now moves to the full Senate. The bill would ban smoking anywhere on a public university or community college campus effective July 1, 2014. Kathy...

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