• USPS to end Saturday mail delivery

    by  • February 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    This just in from the associated press, the U.S. Postal Service will stop Saturday mail delivery, but will continue its 6 day-a-week package delivery. The decision, says AP, was made as a cost savings measure that could mean saving about $2 billion annually. The change is expected to go into effect in august. The...

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    Area homes evacuated due to toxic spill

    by  • February 5, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Residents along a section of Interstate 64 in Washington County were evacuated from their homes Tuesday night, when just after 9:20 p.m. a tanker truck carrying toxic material was found to be leaking on the Interstate near the Centralia exit. Fire officials did not believe the material spilled to be extremely volatile, however they...

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    IL Senate committee approves gay marriage

    by  • February 5, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (AP) — An Illinois Senate committee has approved legalizing gay marriage for the second time in a month. The Executive Committee voted 9-5 Tuesday to move legislation giving marital rights to same sex couples to the Senate floor. Democrats with a 40-member majority say they have the needed votes. The same committee OK’d a...

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    Centralia man sentenced for sex abuse

    by  • February 5, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 47-year-old Centralia man was sentenced today in Marion County Court to four years probation for class 2 aggravated criminal sexual abuse. George Marcum was found guilty in December during a Marion county bench trial of inappropriately touching a 13-year-old girl at his home on new year’s 20-11. Judge Sherri Tungate set sentencing for...

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    Coroner releases cause of Choate resident’s death

    by  • February 5, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Union county coroner, Phil Hileman, has finally released details into the January 21st death of a resident at the Clyde Choate developmental center in Anna. According to Hileman, the individual was pronounced dead at 5:52 p.m. on Martin Luther King Day, after being transported by ambulance to the Union County Hospital. The initial 9-1-1...

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