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Boil Order in Centralia and Central City

A boil order has been issued for the following areas in Centralia and Central City: On Harrison from Prairie to Bicknell, On North Sycamore from Bicknell to Gragg, and On Gragg from Sycamore to Franklin. Please contact the Centralia Public Works Department with any questions or concerns.Read more »

Franklin Park earns exemplary designation on School Report Card; Hawthorn receives commendable

Franklin Park earns exemplary designation on School Report Card; Hawthorn receives commendable

The Salem Grade School Board Monday night received details on the school report cards for Hawthorn and Franklin Park School.  Superintendent Dr. Leslie Foppe began the presentation. “I’m very pleased and excited to report that Hawthorn Elementary received a ‘commendable’ designation and Franklin Park received an ‘exemplary’ designation.  That is very good and we are…Read more »

Salem High School Receives Commendable Rating on School Report Card  

Salem High School Receives Commendable Rating on School Report Card  

Salem High School Principal John Boles says the high school has earned a commendable rating on the school report card released October 31st. He told the school board students are falling right along the state average.  They earned the commendable rating for having no underperforming student groups, a graduation rate above 67-percent and have more…Read more »

Wamac Home Damaged by Fire    

Wamac Home Damaged by Fire    

Centralia Fire Protection District Assistant Chief Ross Boshera works to put out a fire in the wall of a Wamac home Monday afternoon.  Photo by Tim Ferguson. An electrical fire damaged a Wamac home Monday afternoon. The fire at a home owned by Tim Gibson at 1302 Case apparently started in the electrical wiring at…Read more »

Police Beat for Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

Police Beat for Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

A 25-year-old Salem woman has been arrested on multiple drug charges by Centralia Police.  Police say they initially questioned Blossom Plumb of South Washington Street after receiving a report about a suspicious car parked on Parkview Drive.   She was arrested for five counts of possession of a controlled substance after she was allegedly found in…Read more »

Madigan supports Pritzker efforts on marijuana, income tax

Madigan supports Pritzker efforts on marijuana, income tax

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says he supports Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker’s plans to legalize recreational marijuana and create a graduated income tax. The Chicago Democrat said Tuesday he’s had several “very friendly and very productive” conversations with Pritzker since the Democrat beat Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner in last week’s election. Madigan…Read more »