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Ribbon Cut to Open Centralia Dog Park

Ribbon Cut to Open Centralia Dog Park

The ribbon is cut on the new Centralia Dog Park on Saturday.  Photo by Caden Cole. After only six months of hard work and fundraising, the Centralia dog park fundraising committee cut the ribbon Saturday at the grand opening of the Dog park at old Evers Field off Calumet Street. The committee exceeded their goal…Read More »

Man gets 12-year prison term for stealing IDs, bank fraud

Man gets 12-year prison term for stealing IDs, bank fraud

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for using identities stolen from the dark web to defraud businesses of more than $600,000. The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Springfield says 25-year-old Keith Offord of Carpentersville also was ordered Friday to pay $600,549 in restitution. Offord was convicted…Read More »

Illinois hospitals send overdose antidote home with patients

Illinois hospitals send overdose antidote home with patients

OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) — Two hospitals in a Chicago suburb are sending home an opioid-overdose antidote with patients who seek treatment for opioid overdoses or addictions. Advocate Christ Medical Center and Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn recently started giving naloxone kits to patients who come to their emergency rooms for help regarding opioids,…Read More »

President Donald Trump coming to Southern Illinois on Saturday 

President Donald Trump coming to Southern Illinois on Saturday 

President Donald Trump is coming to Southern Illinois on Saturday. Congressman Mike Bost, who represents Jefferson County as well as parts of the Metro-East and Southern Illinois, says the President will visit for a campaign rally on his behalf. Bost says he is honored to have the President visit Southern Illinois.  He notes President Trump…Read More »

Local Sports

Brady throws 3 TDs, Patriots hang on to beat Bears 38-31

Brady throws 3 TDs, Patriots hang on to beat Bears 38-31

CHICAGO (AP) — Tom Brady held his breath as he watched the final play unfold from the sideline. He saw Mitchell Trubisky heave the ball toward the goal line, Kevin White haul it in and a swarming defense keeps the ball out of the end zone. That was just enough to preserve another victory for…

Salem to play Paris in first round of football playoffs

Salem to play Paris in first round of football playoffs

The Salem Wildcats received the 15th seed in the 4a playoffs and will head to the 2nd seeded unbeaten Paris Tigers for a Saturday kickoff at 2 pm.  Salem and Paris were in the Apollo together starting in 2003 when the Tigers were Salem’s first conference opponent.  The winner will play either Effingham or Mater…

Playoffs?  Yup, Playoffs!

Playoffs?  Yup, Playoffs!

The Salem Wildcats are playoff bound as they knocked off visiting Massac County 42-8 on Senior Night to improve to 6-3 and now will wait to see where they will play next Friday night. Salem got off to a great start scoring 3 times in the opening quarter with a pair of touchdowns from Jake…