• State eyes additional road project funds

    by  • January 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois could have $275 million more for road and bridge projects this year if lawmakers approve a department of transportation funding plan when they return to Springfield on Wednesday. A document obtained by the associated press identifies $400 million in extra federal and freed-up state money to pump into the transit improvement program during...

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    KC hosting special registration day

    by  • January 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Kaskaskia College will be hosting a special spring 2013 registration day at the main campus and all education centers this Saturday from 9 am to 2 pm. Departments providing services for the day will include advisement, admissions and registration, placement testing, financial aid, the library and the bookstore.  Advising will be available on a...

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    Centralia schedules Christmas tree pickup

    by  • January 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The city of Centralia and Republic Services, Incorporated will offer city residents free disposal of Christmas trees starting next Monday.  Residents are to place Christmas trees curbside, or where yard waste is normally collected, on the same day as regular scheduled trash pickup. The curbside pickup will be scheduled for the weeks of January...

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    Members of the House of Representatives will not meet their midnight deadline

    by  • December 31, 2012 • 0 Comments

    According to NBC news and the Associated Press, Members of the House of Representatives will not meet their midnight deadline to approve a “fiscal cliff” package, aides told NBC News. Instead, they will vote on a series of non-controversial “suspension bills,” before adjourning for 2012 without a new fiscal agreement. The decision to leave...

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    No end in sight for IDOC overcrowding

    by  • December 31, 2012 • 0 Comments

    With closures of correctional facilities across the state, even more inmates are being crammed into an already overcrowded system and an inmate early release program likely won’t be relieving the situation any time soon. Despite being approved nearly 6 months ago by Gov. Pat Quinn, not one inmate has yet been released through a...

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