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Governor calls on medical experts to gain support for mask mandate

Governor JB Pritzker is enlisting the help of medical experts to stress the importance of wearing a mask ahead of a Tuesday vote of a Legislative Oversight Committee. University of Chicago Medicine Infectious Disease expert Dr. Emily Landon was among those at a Sunday news conference at Northwestern Prentice Hospital in Chicago.  She says social…Read More »

Salem Community High School releases opening of school information

Salem Community High School has released the following information concerning the opening of school. Students new to the district, excluding pre-registered freshmen, should call the Student Services Office at 548-0727 for an appointment. Students who dropped out of school and would like to re-enter should have their parents call for an appointment. A meeting will…Read More »

Centralia City Council to look at employee health insurance change

The Centralia City Council Monday night will be asked to join a cooperative to provide employee health insurance. City Manager Lowell Crow says the move is expected to save the city $69,000 in the first year over the current carrier. The plan through Intergovernmental Personnel Benefits Cooperative would be underwritten by United Health Care and…Read More »

Police Beat for Monday, August 10th, 2020

A 32-year-old Centralia woman has been arrested by Centralia Police for possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, two counts of possession of a controlled substance and a single count of possession of a narcotic instrument. Ellen Boyce of North Walnut was stopped by Centralia Police while riding a bicycle in the 300 block…Read More »

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Monday’s Pirates-Cardinals series postponed

Monday’s Pirates-Cardinals series postponed

UNDATED (AP) — Another Cardinals series has been postponed while the team continues dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak. The upcoming three-game series with the Pirates has been called off. It’s the Cardinals’ 11th, 12th, and 13th games to be derailed by the outbreak. The Cardinals haven’t played since July 30.