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Centralia issues boil order for portion of east side of town

Due to a water main break, a boil order has been issued for the following areas of Centralia. On East McCord from 1621 East McCord going East to Edgewood Lane; All of Edgewood Lane South; Ridge Road; Holiday Terrace; Gayla; Ronnie; and Glenda; Please contact the Centralia Public Works Department with any questions or concerns.Read more »

2019 09/23 – Shirley Ann Scrivner

2019 09/23 – Shirley Ann Scrivner

Shirley Ann Scrivner, 74, of Mount Vernon, died at 7:50 A.M. September 18, 2019, at her residence. A Funeral Service will be held Monday, September 23, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois with Mr. Marty Mills officiating. Friends may call Sunday, September 22, 2019, from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00…Read more »

2019 09/22 – Joseph Lukasik

2019 09/22 – Joseph Lukasik

Joseph Lukasik, 67, of Centralia, passed away Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at his home. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Sutherland-Garnier Funeral Home in Centralia, where friends may inquire for additional information. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.sutherlandfuneralhome.com.Read more »

Police Beat for Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Police Beat for Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

An 18-year-old Centralia man is being held on multiple charges in the Marion County Jail after Centralia Police were called to investigate a suspicious person hanging around the South Central Transit building in the 100 block of North Locust.  Police say Kheandre Hatchett of South Locust was agitated and allegedly refused to cooperate.  Hatchett was…Read more »

Illinois opens 24 new investigations of alleged clergy abuse

Illinois opens 24 new investigations of alleged clergy abuse

CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has opened 24 new investigations into alleged misconduct by Catholic priests amid concerns that cases turned over by the Archdiocese of Chicago weren’t properly reviewed. The Chicago Tribune reported Wednesday that the archdiocese turned over more than 1,000 cases under a 2006 agreement requiring it to…Read more »

Federal agency resists paying North Dakota oil protest cost

Federal agency resists paying North Dakota oil protest cost

By JAMES MacPHERSON Associated Press BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The federal government is contesting North Dakota’s claims that the state should be reimbursed for the $38 million the state spent policing prolonged protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline. The Army Corps of Engineers filed a motion Tuesday asking a federal judge to dismiss the…Read more »

Report: Ex-gaming head engaged in prohibited political acts

Report: Ex-gaming head engaged in prohibited political acts

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The former chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board allegedly engaged in prohibited political activity while heading the agency that regulates gambling, according to a report released Wednesday by the Office of Executive Inspector General. The report says Don Tracy made “loans and contributions either directly, or through his wife, to political…Read more »