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Illinois to continue voter registration program after error

Illinois to continue voter registration program after error

CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. J.B. Pritzker says there are no plans to suspend Illinois’ automatic voter registration program as election officials work to contain the fallout from hundreds of mistaken registrations. The Democrat addressed the issue Monday at an election security news conference. Republicans and government watchdog groups say the mistake threatens the integrity of…Read More »

Ex-Illinois lawmaker charged with red-light camera bribery

Ex-Illinois lawmaker charged with red-light camera bribery

The U.S. attorney’s office in Chicago has filed bribery and tax charges against a former Illinois state senator and longtime chairman of the powerful transportation committee. A two-page filing in U.S. District Court Monday says the allegations relate to former State Sen. Martin Sandoval’s support for the installation of red-light cameras. It says the Chicago…Read More »

Germantown man killed, six others injured in Route 161 crash   

Germantown man killed, six others injured in Route 161 crash   

A 50-year-old Germantown man has died and six others including five from Centralia were injured in a three-vehicle head-on crash Saturday afternoon on State Route 161 on the Wilkin Bridge just east of Germantown. Clinton County Sheriff’s Deputies say the driver of the pickup who crossed the centerline, Michael Gebke, was airlifted from the scene…Read More »

Centralia City Council plans further crackdown on drug houses

Centralia City Council plans further crackdown on drug houses

The Centralia City Council Monday night will be asked to further crackdown on buildings used for drug trafficking. The ordinance would allow the Police Chief to declare a building used in the commission of a drug offense a public nuisance. That will allow the chief to secure the building and prohibit it from being occupied…Read More »

Centralia City Council to consider consulting agreement with retired City Manager Dan Ramey

Centralia City Council to consider consulting agreement with retired City Manager Dan Ramey

The Centralia City Council will consider a resolution at their Monday night meeting to enter into a consulting agreement with retired City Manager Dan Ramey and Tri-County Corporation and Services. Under the agreement, Ramey will provide services involving labor negotiations, special projects such as roads, ongoing work with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency at the…Read More »

Local Sports

Class M State Semifinals Tonight At RLC

Class M State Semifinals Tonight At RLC

The first night of the SIJHSAA State girls semifinals held at Rend Lake College will be Monday night with the Class M Final Four. The day begins at 6pm tonight with Aviston and Trico followed by Christopher and Vienna at 7:15.  The winners will play in Friday’s championship at 7:30 and the loser will play…

Nashville Knocks Off Mater Dei In NIT Final…Saturday Scoreboard

Nashville Knocks Off Mater Dei In NIT Final…Saturday Scoreboard

Nashville’s Terry Pelczynski hits a go-ahead three-pointer with 54 seconds left as the Hornets slip past the Breese Mater Dei Knights 41-39 in Saturday’s championship game of the Nashville Invitational Tournament. The Knights knocked off Nashville 47-44 in the championship game of the Breese Mater Dei Christmas Tournament Dec. 30. Knights raced out to a…