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Centralia Mayor Announces He Will Not Run for Re-Election 

Centralia Mayor Announces He Will Not Run for Re-Election 

Centralia Mayor Tom Ashby says he will not seek a third term. The announcement comes as the filing for openings for Mayor and City Councilman get underway in both Salem and Centralia on Monday. “I just want to be able to spend more time with my family and my grandkids.  Most people don’t realize I…Read More »

Police Beat for Sunday, November 18th, 2018

Police Beat for Sunday, November 18th, 2018

A 22-year-old Wamac man is being held in the Marion County Jail on two outstanding warrants following his arrest by Wamac Police.  Coleman Ross of Frazier Street is being held in lieu of $1,500 bond for failure to appear in Marion County Court for driving on a revoked license.  He was also arrested on an outstanding…Read More »

Bones of man dead 800 years found in suburban Chicago

Bones of man dead 800 years found in suburban Chicago

ANTIOCH, Ill. (AP) — A woman doing landscaping on her suburban Chicago property unearthed the bones of a man who died 800 to 1,000 years ago. The Lake County News-Sun reports that the woman was digging in Antioch Township near Fox Lake in September when she unearthed some bones. She called authorities when she found…Read More »

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Iowa hands Illinois worst loss in school history

Iowa hands Illinois worst loss in school history

By TERRY TOWERY ,  Associated Press CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Nate Stanley passed for 178 yards and three touchdowns while Mekhi Sargent and Toren Young added two rushing touchdowns each as Iowa rolled over Illinois 63-0 on Saturday. It tied the largest margin of defeat in Illinois history, matching a 63-0 loss to the University of…

Bartley scores 20 as Southern Illinois beats UAPB 78-48

Bartley scores 20 as Southern Illinois beats UAPB 78-48

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Marcus Bartley had 20 points, including six 3-pointers, and Aaron Cook scored 16 to help Southern Illinois beat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 78-48 on Saturday night. Sean Lloyd Jr. and Rudy Stradnieks added 12 points apiece for Southern Illinois (1-2). Cook made a jumper, Lloyd converted a 3-point play and Bartley hit a…

Judge lets suit targeting Chicago law on breasts to proceed

Judge lets suit targeting Chicago law on breasts to proceed

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge has given a green light to a transgender performance artist’s lawsuit challenging a Chicago ordinance prohibiting women but not men from exposing their breasts in certain public venues. The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin reports the ruling rejects a city request to toss the suit. To prevail, Bea Sullivan-Knoff must still prove…

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