• Marion County senior exemption forms mailed

    by  • January 20, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Marion County Supervisor of Assessments Patty Brough has announced the 2014 homestead renewal forms and senior assessment freeze forms were mailed Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. Senior citizens 65-years or older in 2014 who are owners of record, responsible for paying property taxes and who occupy the property as their principle residence are eligible for...

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    Centralia power outage sets of sirens

    by  • January 20, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Centralia authorities are reporting a large switch was blown at an Ameren substation on Wabash near Mitchell street and was the cause of a sudden power outage in Centralia just before 9 o’clock Monday morning. Many Centralia residents are reporting they heard a loud “boom” in the Centralia industrial area just before losing power...

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    Coroner finds Salem man’s death a suicide

    by  • January 20, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A 23-year-old Salem man is dead from an apparent suicide. According to Marion County Coroner Troy Cannon, Jared Stroup was pronounced dead Sunday morning, shortly after he was discovered in the garage of his brother’s Salem home, the victim of an apparent self-inflicted hanging. Cannon says there were no signs of foul play or...

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    Measure would create database of animal abusers

    by  • January 17, 2014 • 0 Comments

    An Illinois lawmaker has introduced legislation that would create a list of people who’ve been convicted of animal cruelty charges. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises Newspapers reports the legislation is aimed at protecting animals. The measure is sponsored by Chicago democrat Toni Berrios and would be similar to a state registry for sex...

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    Bail set at $50k after fight with deputies

    by  • January 17, 2014 • 0 Comments

    A 20-year-old Kell man who was arrested Wednesday following a fight with Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies during a drug arrest has been formally charged this morning in Marion county with multiple felonies. John A. Morton is charged with three Class 2 felonies for aggravated battery to a peace officer, distributing a synthetic or misbranded...

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    Centralia man charged with felony domestic battery

    by  • January 17, 2014 • 0 Comments

    Bail has been set at $50,000 for a 28-year-old Centralia man charged with aggravated domestic battery including strangling. Jamie M. Evilsizer was also charged Friday morning in Marion County court with misdemeanor domestic battery. Online court records indicate Evilsizer has no prior domestic battery convictions, but the act of strangling during a domestic battery...

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