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Mayor urges residents to buy local; seeks law giving cities more sales tax

Facing big losses in sales tax revenue for local municipalities, Palestine Mayor Steve Presley wants the state legislature to change how online sales taxes are collected. Presley estimates that the city loses roughly $900,000 a year in sales tax from people who purchase items through the Internet. S

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2017-09-20 21:34:00

Trial delayed; jurors told to wait by their phones

Judge Dwight Phifer on Wednesday delayed the trial in the city's lawsuit against Palestine businessman Jerry Laza. Phifer said unexpected issues had come up. Phifer told jury members to wait by their phones, until he decides when to reconvene the case. Attorneys and witnesses in the case were also i

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2017-09-20 19:38:00

No immigration reform without wall, Gohmert says

U.S. Rep. Louie Gohmert, (R-TX), told the Herald-Press on Monday that Congress should forget about immigration reform, including the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, (DACA), until a wall is built on the southern border. "There's no time like the present to secure our border," Gohmert said in

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2017-09-20 18:31:00

City manager rejected Laza's fence proposal

When Palestine businessman Jerry Laza met with city officials the first time in 2016 over the look of his lawnmower repair shop, he offered to put up a fence. City Manager Mike Alexander, however, refused the offer, Development Services Director Jeffrey Lyons testified Tuesday in the city's lawsuit

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2017-09-19 22:35:00

Walk on Saturday raises awareness for Sickle cell disease

More than 120 people walked more than a mile Saturday to raise awareness about the Sickle cell disease affecting mostly African Americans. The Palestine Negro Business and Professional Women's Club Inc. sponsored the second annual Sickle Cell Disease Awareness Walk, which started at the courthouse a

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2017-09-18 20:59:00

City plans Night Out with first-responders

Palestine will host the annual National Night Out on Oct. 3 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Civic Center. Residents will have the opportunity to meet and mingle with Palestine's first-responders. This is the fifth year Palestine has participated in the program, which started 33 years ago. Back th

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2017-09-18 20:45:00

Seniors to get safety and health tips

Palestine Healthcare Center will host a Senior Appreciation Day on Sep. 26, from 3 p.m to 5 p.m. at the Ben E. Keith building, 2019 W. Oak St. "This is the second year we've done this," said Dayna Mitchell, business office manager for Palestine Healthcare Center. "We want seniors to know that they'r

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2017-09-18 20:39:00

OPINION: City Manager's resignation best for Palestine

The resignation last week of Palestine City Manager Mike Alexander - just as he shook down the city for another $100,000 - is best, not only for Alexander but also Palestine. With Alexander no longer calling the shots at City Hall, members of City Council should usher in a new era of accountability

PALESTINE HERALD-PRESS - 2017-09-18 22:37:00

Two car crash injurers a tow truck driver in Morgan County

Illinois State Police are investigating a two-car crash on Interstate 72 in Morgan County. Troopers were called to the scene west of New Berlin around 6:15 pm Monday night. They say a 64-year old man was driving west when he crashed into a tow truck that was loading a disabled vehicle. The tow truck

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2017-09-19 09:28:26

Five at 5: Families attend Senate hearing on Navy crashes and 4 other stories to see

The parents of Harristown sailor Logan Palmer, who died in the USS John S. McCain crash, attended a Senate hearing into the Navy's conduct on Tuesday. Four other stories you should see are a former Mount Zion woman arraigned on sex charges in Michigan, 3 die in Bloomington house fire, city bird remo

HERALD & REVIEW - 2017-09-19 21:50:00

Parents of fallen sailor attend Senate hearing

WASHINGTON - As grieving family members watched, top Navy leaders and lawmakers on Tuesday said frequent extended deployments, delayed maintenance and nearly a decade of budget constraints have strained the U.S. Navy, possibly contributing to two ship collisions that killed 17 sailors. One of those

HERALD & REVIEW - 2017-09-19 17:38:00

Citywide Jeans Day to support Prairieland United Way Campaign

The local United Way branch is holding a fundraising effort throughout the area later this week. Prairieland United Way's community-wide project known as "Citywide Jeans Day" on Thursday in an effort to help the organization reach its fundraising goal of $520,000. The way it works it that employees

WLDS.COM - 2017-09-18 13:49:58

Study: Most states would take a hit from GOP health bill

Most states would take a stiff budgetary hit if the latest Senate GOP health care bill becomes law, according to an independent analysis released Wednesday. That would likely result in more uninsured Americans. The study by the consulting firm Avalere Health found that the Graham-Cassidy bill would

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2017-09-20 12:04:08

Family donates papers dating to 1790s to Lincoln library

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum in Springfield has received documents tracing a southern Illinois family's history back to the 1790s. The library said Monday that the centerpiece of the collection is a rare 1796 atlas that family patriarch Samuel Spence brought to Ill

PANTAGRAPH - 2017-09-18 19:00:14

Toys 'R' Us files for bankruptcy but keeps stores open

Toys 'R' Us, the big box toy retailer struggling with $5 billion in debt and intense online competition, has filed for bankruptcy protection ahead of the key holiday shopping season - and says its stores will remain open for business as usual. The company based in Wayne, New Jersey, said late Monday

FOXILLINOIS.COM - 2017-09-19 06:20:48

Episcopalians struggle with history of Confederate symbols

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Recent eruptions of violence over Confederate symbols like the rebel flag have prompted impassioned national debates - and not just in the public arena. Churches, too, are wrestling with the question of what to do with emblems dotting their parishes that memorialize the former

HERALD & REVIEW - 2017-09-18 13:28:15

Raymond Board Makes Plans To Spruce Up

The trustees of the Raymond Village Board met on Monday, Sept. 18, with a number of items to spruce up the village on the agenda. In water and sewer business, Trustee Bruce Poggenpohl stated that some of the fire hydrants in Raymond were beginning to show signs of age and wear. Trustee Bob Pennock s

THEJOURNAL-NEWS.NET - 2017-09-21 07:00:00

2 Navy commanders fired in ship accidents that killed 17, including Harristown sailor

Buy Now The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain steers towards the Changi Naval Base, Singapore, following a collision with the merchant vessel Alnic MC while underway east of the Straits of Malacca and Singapore on Aug. 21. Two top Navy officials were fired Monday for the incident, which ki

HERALD & REVIEW - 2017-09-18 17:51:00

Photo Gallery: Cambridge GrooveFEST: Blues, Brews and BBQs

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MYEASTERNSHOREMD.COM - 2017-09-20 16:31:00

Police: Motorcyclist dies, three injuries reported after crash in Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE, Md. - Police say that a man has died after a crash involving a motorcycle in Cambridge on Sunday night. According to Maryland State Police, troopers responded to a crash at 7:30 PM on Sunday night at Route 50 and Bucktown Road. Police say that a car was trying to make a left turn when it

WMDT.COM - 2017-09-18 13:42:58