• Extreme cold hurting natural gas, propane users

    by  • January 28, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Gov. Pat Quinn has declared a propane supply emergency in Illinois. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports Quinn made the declaration Monday. Wet fall weather and recent cold spells have combined to put a pinch on Illinois’ propane supplies, causing distribution problems across the¬† state. The declaration means regulations will be eased...

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    Carbondale shooting sends man to hospital, police search for teen

    by  • January 28, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Police are looking for an 18-year-old man suspected of attempted first-degree murder in connection with a shooting Monday outside a Carbondale community high school building. Police obtained an arrest warrant charging Omari A. Tinsley with attempted murder, aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated discharge of a firearm in connection with the shooting that...

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    Councilman hired as Centralia police chief

    by  • January 28, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A Centralia City councilman has been named police chief, following the retirement of former police chief Larry Evans. Doug Krutsinger, a retired Illinois State Police detective was named to the post Monday night during the Centralia City Council meeting. As the police chief serves at the behest of the city council, Krutsinger had to...

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    Warming centers available locally as temps plunge

    by  • January 22, 2014 • 0 Comments

    With another dangerous cold snap in the works, area hospitals and agencies will open their doors to the public as warming centers. They include: Centralia St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital public areas Illinois Department of Human Services office at 800 South Locust in Centralia during regular office hours Mt. Vernon Good Samaritan Regional Health...

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