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Drivers services facilities to remain closed an additional week

Secretary of State Departments and Driver Services Facilities to remain closed an additional week due to continued high numbers of COVID-19 cases statewide – Reopening Jan. 24. Online services remain open. Out of an abundance of caution and due to the continued high numbers of new COVID-19 cases statewide, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White…

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Whenever I see a recipe that sounds interesting, I cut it out, or copy it or write it down, and then I put it into a large recipe box of “recipes to try someday”.  If i have a recipe that I like, I place it in a binder. Sounds like a great system, doesn’t it?…

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Invenergy Transmission LLC seeks Illinois Commerce Commission approval; schedules initial public meeting for February

By DAVID CAMPHOUSE Having secured project siting approvals in the three other states where the project is located (Kansas, Missouri, and Indiana), Invenergy Transmission LLC is beginning the process of pursuing state regulatory approval for its proposed Grain Belt Express energy transmission line before the Illinois Commerce Commission. As part of this process, Grain Belt…

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Carbon sequestration pipeline to pass through northeast Pike County

By David Camphouse In an effort to reduce the amount of greenhouse gases emitted by Midwestern manufacturers, a pipeline is being planned that would move compressed carbon dioxide from manufacturing sites throughout the Midwest to a carbon sequestration site near Taylorville. The proposed “Heartland Greenway” pipeline would pass through northeastern Pike County – passing from…

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McCartney removes Adrian from criminal docket

By DAVID CAMPHOUSE Judge Frank McCartney, Pittsfield resident and chief judge of Illinois’ Eighth Judicial Circuit, reassigned Adams County Judge Robert Adrian away from the Adams County criminal court docket last week. The move to reassign Adrian came in the wake of Adrian’s controversial decision to overturn a guilty sexual assault conviction in a bench…

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Illinois Sheriffs’ Association announces scholarships

The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association announces that it will be awarding over $58,000 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2022-2023 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of…

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