• City wins class action lawsuit

    by  • January 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The City of Centralia has been awarded more than half a million dollars as part of a class action lawsuit that included 1,085 cities across the U.S. The lawsuit, which resulted in a $105 million total settlement, was over the chemical Atrazine having to be removed from the community water system. Typically sprayed on...

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    Five Public Pension Systems Badly Underfunded

    by  • January 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    TO THOSE CLOSE TO THE SCENE, A STATE REVIEW OF ITS FIVE PUBLIC PENSION SYSTEMS CONFIRMS WHAT’S ALREADY BEEN SAID: THEY’RE BADLY UNDERFUNDED, AND DELAYING DOESN’T HELP. AN AUDITOR GENERAL’S REPORT LOOKS AT THE STATUS OF THE TEACHERS’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM, THE STATE UNIVERSITIES RETIREMENT SYSTEM, THE STATE EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM, THE JUDGES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM,...

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    Congressman Bill Enyart to Form Southern Illinois Guntask Force

    by  • January 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    CONGRESSMAN BILL ENYART ANNOUNCED THAT HE WILL FORM A SOUTHERN ILLINOIS GUN TASK FORCE. IN LIGHT OF THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION’S PROPOSED GUN CONTROL PLAN, ENYART WILL CONVENE STAKEHOLDERS ACROSS ILLINOIS ’ 12TH DISTRICT TO ADDRESS PROTECTING GUN OWNERS AND 2ND AMENDMENT RIGHTS WHILE ADDRESSING MENTAL HEALTH CONCERNS AND REDUCING GUN VIOLENCE. ENYART NAMED PERRY...

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    Bail Set for James L. Watson of Salem

    by  • January 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    BAIL HAS BEEN SET AT $25,000 FOR A 24-YEAR-OLD SALEM MAN ARRESTED THIS WEEK FOR ALLEGED DRUG POSSESSION. SALEM POLICE ARRESTED JAMES L. WATSON TUESDAY NIGHT FOLLOWING A TRAFFIC STOP ON EAST MAIN STREET. HE WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AFTER A SEARCH OF THE VEHICLE ALLEGEDLY REVEALED DRUGS AND DRUG EQUIPMENT. WATSON WAS TAKEN...

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