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Most Government Offices closed Monday for Dr. Martin Luther King Day  

Most Government Offices closed Monday for Dr. Martin Luther King Day  

Most Government offices will be closed Monday for Dr. Martin Luther King Day.  That includes federal, state, and county offices and courthouses.  Centralia City Hall will be closed, but Salem City Hall will be open. Garbage collection in Salem and Centralia will remain on the regular schedule in the coming week. There will be no…Read More »

Centralia Police make arrest in December armed robbery   

Centralia Police make arrest in December armed robbery   

Centralia Police have arrested an 18-year-old man for armed robbery and mob action in connection with an incident in December at the Point on Raccoon Lake. Chief Greg Dodson says Blake Smith of East Third in Centralia and two 17-year-old juvenile males are accused of taking a gold chain and cash from an 18-year-old male…Read More »

Centralia woman arrested following a high-speed chase  

Centralia woman arrested following a high-speed chase  

A 57-year-old Centralia woman has been arrested after leading Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies on a high-speed chase early Sunday morning. Gay Walker of Frazier Avenue was taken into custody for fleeing and eluding police, possession of a controlled substance and driving on a revoked license. Deputies initially tried to stop Walker after she was spotted…Read More »

Police Beat for Sunday, January 19th, 2020

Police Beat for Sunday, January 19th, 2020

A 26-year-old Centralia man has been arrested by Salem Police on an outstanding Clinton County warrant and for felony retail theft.   Dustin Wooters of Clinmar Drive is accused of switching a bar code from a less to more expensive item.  He reportedly ran from the store when a loss preventionist tried to prevent him from…Read More »

Local Sports

No. 24 Illinois hangs on to beat Northwestern 75-71

No. 24 Illinois hangs on to beat Northwestern 75-71

Trent Frazier scored 16 points, including hitting four 3-pointers, to lead No. 24 Illinois to a 75-71 win over Northwestern. Illinois (13-4, 5-2 Big Ten) had five players in double figures on Saturday. Ayo Dosunmu scored 14 points, Giorgi Bezhanishvili had 13, Kofi Cockburn 12 and Andres Feliz added 10. Robbie Beran led Northwestern (6-11,…

Orphans Fall To Carbondale, Salem Resumes 2nd Half With Tribe Today

Orphans Fall To Carbondale, Salem Resumes 2nd Half With Tribe Today

The Salem Wildcats had their game with Breese postponed last night due to the weather forecast.  Salem will be back in action today when they complete the 2nd half of their game with Carlyle.  Game time will resume at 1pm just beginning the 2nd half with Salem leading 22-10. Centralia v Carbondale Last night, Centralia…

Salem Opens Up Highland Tournament Today, Pink Out Announced

Salem Opens Up Highland Tournament Today, Pink Out Announced

The Salem Lady Cats open up the Scott Credit Union Highland Girls Basketball Tournament today when they take on Belleville West at 1pm.  The day at Highland starts at 10am with Civic Memorial and Althoff followed by Collinsville and Breese Central at 11:30.  Following Salem and West today will be TTown and Triad at 2:30. …