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Keene on Your Finances: Strategies to maximize Social Security benefits

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Every day thousands of Baby Boomers turn age 62 and become eligible to receive Social Security benefits. The dilemma they face is taking the money immediately or waiting. For those who can afford to wait, doing so could result in hundreds of thousands of extra dollars over a lifetime.  There may also be unique strategies […]

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Brad Pickerel named Collinsville Police Officer of the Month, June 2014

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Police Officer Brad Pickerel — he has been selected as the Officer of the Month for June 2014

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Weatherization assistance available for Madison County renters and homeowners

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The Madison County Community Development Office is now accepting applications to assist eligible renters and homeowners with the installation of energy saving measures for homes. Assistance includes insulating attics and sidewalls, caulking, weather stripping, addressing window problems, stopping air infiltration and addressing general heating and cooling waste. The program also includes inspecting furnaces for health, […]

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Interstate 55/70 lane closure at Illinois Route 157 coming Monday

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The Illinois Department of Transportation recently announced lane closures on Interstate 55/70 over Illinois Route 157. Traffic will be reduced to one lane on northbound Interstate 55/70 over Illinois Route 157 July 28 and 29. The lane closures are to complete pavement repairs.

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