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This is opening day of shotgun deer hunting season

This is opening day of shotgun deer hunting season

Firearm deer hunting season kicks off Friday in Illinois. This is the first weekend for firearm deer hunting, the most popular hunting season of the year.  State Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Rachel Torbert has this reminder. “For any of our firearm seasons we want to make people have on the correct requirements which will…Read more »

New COVID-19 Safety Mitigations take effect Friday across state

New COVID-19 Safety Mitigations take effect Friday across state

New COVID-19 safety mitigations take effect across the state on Friday. The tier three mitigations are not a full-blown lockdown, but Illinoisans are definitely urged to stay home if possible.  The new restrictions are closing casinos, putting indoor group sports and exercise classes on hold, and limiting the number of customers in stores.  Governor JB…Read more »

Fifth candidate files for two open Centralia City Council seats

Fifth candidate files for two open Centralia City Council seats

A fifth candidate has filed for the two open Centralia City Council seats in the April election. Bradley Kent Jones filed his petitions at city hall on Thursday. He joins Jeffrey Castellari, Jason Hunter, Robert “Rob” Jackson, and Israel Fontanez Junior on the ballot. The two incumbents Howard Jones and Andre Marshall have told WJBD-WSIQ…Read more »

Salem Grade Gives Some Tentative Timeline For Volleyball, Basketball

Salem Grade Gives Some Tentative Timeline For Volleyball, Basketball

At last night’s Salem Grade School Board Meeting, Athletic Director Suzi Worman went through the changes to the winter sports seasons.  She said that Volleyball would begin with games on January 18th with regionals to be held beginning February 22nd. She added basketball games would begin March 1st with regionals from April 12-17.  She added volleyball would…Read more »

John A Logan’s Jay Scrubb Traded To Clippers

The Los Angeles Clippers acquired guard Luke Kennard from Detroit, and sent guards Landry Shamet to Brooklyn and Rodney McGruder to Detroit as they attempt to improve the supporting cast around Kawhi Leonard and Paul George. In addition to Kennard, the Clippers received center Justin Patton from the Pistons in the draft-night deal, as well…Read more »

Salem Library to stay open to public

Salem Library to stay open to public

The Salem Bryan Bennett Library will remain open to the public until further notice. The library board Tuesday night voted to remain open during the same hours they have observed since June when reopening following a shutdown for COVID-19. Those hours are 11 to four Monday through Thursday and nine to two on Friday and…Read more »