• Local fair queens perform well in State Pageant

    by  • January 19, 2015

    SPRINGFIELD — Clinton County Fair Queen Meredith Timmons and Marion County Fair Queen Morgan Belcher were among the 15 finalists in the 56th annual Illinois Association of Agricultural Fairs State Queen Pageant held over the weekend at the Crown Plaza Convention Center in Springfield, with Timmons being named a runner-up. Competing against 73 other...

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    Second Marion County drug sweep nets 19 arrests

    by  • January 16, 2015

    The drug sweep continued Friday in Marion County, with multiple agencies spreading across the county to arrest nearly 20 individuals on methamphetamine related charges. Additional arrests are anticipated, but 19 individuals were arrested Friday, with 15 of those charged with the delivery of meth precursors. Those arrested include 27-year-old Andrew Barringer, 33-year-old Michael Hallam,...

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    Centralia PD reporting crime down in 2014

    by  • January 16, 2015

    CENTRALIA — According to Centralia Police Chief Doug Krutsinger, arrests in the city were down for 2014 due to lower crime. Total adult arrests were down from 1,123 in 2013 to 1,023 in 2014, and total juvenile arrests dropped from 162 to 119. There were 112 adult drug arrests in 2014, compared to 138...

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    Rauner rescinds Quinn’s last-minute executive orders

    by  • January 16, 2015

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has rescinded seven executive orders former Gov. Pat Quinn issued in his final week in office. The Republican published his own executive order Friday rescinding action taken by Quinn — including three on the defeated Democrat’s final day in office. _____________________________ Quinn’s final actions were “to...

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