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Unemployment Drops Slightly in Illinois in July

Unemployment Drops Slightly in Illinois in July

The state unemployment rate dropped slightly last month. July’s jobless rate came in at 4.2%…down from 4.3 in June.  Illinois Department of Employment Security spokesperson Bob Gough says 3700 jobs were added last month. “Had some nice growth in manufacturing as well as in professional business services and leisure and hospitality.  The largest payroll decline…Read More »

South Central School Approves Tentative Budget

South Central School Approves Tentative Budget

South Central Superintendent Kerry Herdes says the budget process was decent for a change thanks to the equitable funding formula the state recently adopted. Herdes prepared the tentative budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year and presented it to the school board at this week’s meeting. The budget will be finalized and up for approval at…Read More »

Police Beat for Thursday, August 16th, 2018

Police Beat for Thursday, August 16th, 2018

A 32-year-old Salem resident has been arrested by Centralia Police for burglary to a motor vehicle and fraudulent use of a check or debit card. Shannon Foster of South Washington is accused of taking a purse and debit card from a car owned by Mary Loss on Sycamore Street in Centralia. Foster was identified as…Read More »

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SC Falcons Still Perfect With Rout Of Sigel, Host NC Today

SC Falcons Still Perfect With Rout Of Sigel, Host NC Today

FARINA – The South Central Falcons will look to stay undefeated as they host North Clay in middle school baseball action this afternoon.  SC is coming off a 13-0 win over Sigel St Michael yesterday.  Cole Johnston and Kason Sullens each doubled with Ethan Watwood driving in 3, Aidan Dodson, Ethan Dunn, Johnston and Andrew…

Lady Falcons 6-0 After Blowout Over St Elmo

Lady Falcons 6-0 After Blowout Over St Elmo

KINMUNDY –  South Central defeated visiting St Elmo/Brownstown 14-3 to improve to 6-0 on the season.  Taegan Webster and Brooklyn Garrett combined on the 1-hitter.  At the plate, Webster had 4 hits and 5 RBI, Sierra Arnold drove in 3 and Jaylyn Michel added 2 hits, 2 RBI and 3 runs.  Brooke Cowger drove in…

SYFL Hosts Olney Tomorrow, Red Storm Also In Action At Home

SYFL Hosts Olney Tomorrow, Red Storm Also In Action At Home

SALEM – The Salem Youth Football Wildcats will return to action this weekend when they host Olney on Saturday afternoon.  Salem is coming off a close win over Lawrenceville last weekend. CENTRALIA – The Centralia Red Storm is in action this weekend at home.  The 6th graders will host Benton at 11am, Benton and Murphysboro…

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