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Part Owner of Centralia Morning Sentinel Pleads Guilty to Reckless Homicde   

Part Owner of Centralia Morning Sentinel Pleads Guilty to Reckless Homicde   

A 59-year-old Centralia man has pleaded guilty to a reckless homicide charge in Marion County Court in connection with a May 15th fatal accident that took the life of 65-year-old Jerry Clarkson of Odin. Thomas Joy admitted to disobeying a traffic control device when entering North Broadway in Central City from an alleyway in front…Read More »

Chicago mayor’s pension fix includes legal marijuana, casino

Chicago mayor’s pension fix includes legal marijuana, casino

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to legalize marijuana and open a city-owned casino to help pay down the city’s $28 billion public-pension debt. Emanuel’s proposal also calls for issuing up to $10 billion in pension obligation bonds and changing the state constitution to allow cuts to retirees’ cost-of-living increases. The fix proposed…Read More »

Investment board says Airbnb West Bank action is illegal

Investment board says Airbnb West Bank action is illegal

  SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials say that Airbnb’s ban on lodging listings in the disputed West Bank violates state law. The Investment Policy Board ‘s vote Wednesday followed Gov. Bruce Rauner’s request last month. He sought a review of Airbnb’s decision to remove 200 participating properties in Israeli settlements in the West Bank. The board decision means Illinois could…Read More »

Centralia Police arrest Salem woman on drug and theft charges

Centralia Police arrest Salem woman on drug and theft charges

A 28-year-old Salem woman has been arrested for retail theft and possession of a controlled substance. Centralia Police say Jessica Peak of Northpoint Lane was wanted for an earlier retail theft at Tan Sanctuary. She was brought to the Centralia Police Department by a Central City officer who had taken her into custody. During a…Read More »

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James 19 Off Bench Sparks Columbia Over Salem

James 19 Off Bench Sparks Columbia Over Salem

  COLUMBIA – Sophomore Jonah James provided a spark off the bench scoring 14 of his game-high 19 points in the 2nd quarter helping Columbia out to a 37-18 lead at the break and they would run away 64-43. Columbia’s “Twin Towers”, 6-8 Cole Khoury finished with 8 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocked shots. …

CHT & Duster Thomas Pairings Released

CHT & Duster Thomas Pairings Released

The pairings have been released for the 76th annual Centralia Holiday Tournament.  The tournament will open Dec. 27th at 9am with Champaign Central (3-3) taking on TF North (2-1), Mt Vernon (7-1) v. Arlington, TN (3-6) at 10:30, Belleville West (7-0) and Cahokia (2-5) at 12:30, Franklin, TN Centennial (4-2) plays Chatham Glenwood (5-2) at…

CORLHS Earns Easy Win, Prep Girls Scoreboard

CORLHS Earns Easy Win, Prep Girls Scoreboard

The Christ Our Rock Lady Stallions beat down Ramsey 60-28.  Kamryn Pieron led the way with 15, Macie Peltes added 14. Scoreboard: Alton Marquette 59 Granite City 23 Belleville East 39 Belleville West 32 Breese Mater Dei 55 Okawville 31 Brownstown/St Elmo 63 Casey 30 DuQuoin 55 Sparta 22 Harrisburg 49  Benton 37 Lawrenceville 61…

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