• State expands immunization schedule

    by  • January 25, 2013

    Beginning next school year there will also be new immunization requirements for Illinois students in middle schools and high school. For the 2013 – 2014 school year, the Illinois state board of education requires all sixth through twelfth grade students to receive a Tdap booster shot, if they haven’t gotten one already. The immunization...

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    Report says teachers need better prep

    by  • January 25, 2013

    A new report says Illinois has room to improve when it comes to preparing its school teachers. The National Council on Teacher Quality gives Illinois a grade of “D” in its study into how states prepare teachers to do their jobs. The think-tank found that all states need to raise their admission standards for...

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    Newspaper carriers arrested with mobile meth lab

    by  • January 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    An early morning traffic stop in Central City has resulted in the arrest of two Morning Sentinel newspaper carriers for allegedly having a mobile meth lab in their car. Both 39-year-old Howard Wesley Mays and his passenger 27-year-old Ann Marie Burgess Mays were arrested for alleged manufacture of methamphetamine, possession of meth precursors, possession...

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    Wanted by two agencies, Ina man arrested

    by  • January 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    An Ina, Illinois man is in the Jefferson County Jail on $1,000 bond after an incident last night in Mount Vernon. According to the Mount Vernon Police Department, they took 50-year-old Earl M. Morlan into custody about 7:30 p.m. in the 900 block of Salem Road after he allegedly displayed a weapon. No one...

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    Crowds bid farewell to Stan the Man

    by  • January 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Saint Louis baseball fans are preparing to say goodbye to Stan the Man. A six-hour public visitation for Cardinals great Stan Musial begins at 2 p.m. today at the Cathedral Basilica. Big crowds are expected. Police will be on hand to assist with parking. The Archdiocese of Saint Louis is urging fans not to...

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    Quake anniversary meets shakeout program

    by  • January 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Friday is the 201st anniversary of two major earthquakes that rocked the central U.S., including much of Illinois and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency is encouraging people to register for the Great Central U.S. Shakeout at 10:15 a.m. on February 7. More than 286,000 Illinois residents have already registered for the multi-state drill, with...

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