• Lawsuit could save Murray Center

    by  • February 19, 2013 • 0 Comments

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    A federal lawsuit has been filed against the Illinois Department of Human Services to oppose and prevent the closure of the Warren G. Murray Developmental Center and the six other state operated developmental centers. “We will keep on fighting,” said Rita Winkeler, president of the Murray Parents Association, the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit....

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    Sheriff warns of door-to-door sales

    by  • February 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Washington County Sheriff’s Department is warning that there have been a couple complaints about a person or person(s) going door to door at rural residences within Washington County persistently trying to pressure citizens into purchasing aerial photographs of their residences. The vehicle has been described as a 90’s model white Buick displaying Missouri...

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    Dogs left to starve to death

    by  • February 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The discovery of two dogs starved to death in a Centralia home has led to a 43-year-old Centralia woman being charged in Marion County Court with felony aggravated cruelty to animals. Christy Schmidt of South Poplar is accused of allowing two pet dogs to starve by not providing them food, resulting in their deaths,...

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    Temporary discounts for old court debts

    by  • February 18, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Due to the extensive backlog of very old closed criminal cases in Jefferson County with outstanding monetary judgments, a one-time offer is being made to help both the county and the persons owing the costs. The presiding judge of Jefferson County, the Jefferson County state ’s attorney and the Jefferson County circuit clerk have...

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