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Sandoval woman being held for aggravated battery after gaining entrance to Central City restaurant by saying someone was trying to kill her    

Sandoval woman being held for aggravated battery after gaining entrance to Central City restaurant by saying someone was trying to kill her    

Central City Police say a 40-year-old Sandoval woman allegedly maced two people and struck one of them after allegedly gaining entry to a closed business by saying someone was trying to kill her. Jackie Davis of East Wyoming was later taken into custody for aggravated battery after she had left the scene in a vehicle.…Read More »

Centralia Police arrest two on felony drug charges   

Centralia Police arrest two on felony drug charges   

Left to right:  Shannon Samuels and Walter Williams (photo:  Marion County Sheriff’s Department) Centralia Police arrested two people on Saturday on felony drug charges. 46-year-old Shannon Samuels of McKee Street in Centralia was arrested at his home for alleged possession of under five grams of meth and on an outstanding Marion County traffic warrant. 31-year-old…Read More »

Man charged with murder in shooting of Illinois trooper

Man charged with murder in shooting of Illinois trooper

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of an Illinois state trooper who was shot while serving a search warrant. The St. Clair County state’s attorney announced the charge Saturday against Chris Grant. He’s in custody in southwestern Illinois on $5 million bond. It’s not known whether…Read More »

Illinois Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh to challenge Trump in 2020 GOP primary

Illinois Ex-Rep. Joe Walsh to challenge Trump in 2020 GOP primary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Walsh, a former Illinois congressman ad tea party favorite turned radio talk show host, announced a longshot challenge Sunday to President Donald Trump for the Republican nomination in 2020, saying the incumbent is “completely unfit” for office and must be denied a second term. “Somebody needs to step up and there…Read More »

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Takuma Sato wins IndyCar stop at World Wide

Takuma Sato wins IndyCar stop at World Wide

By KEN ROBERTS Associated Press Eds: Updates with quotes. With AP Photos. MADISON, Ill. (AP) — Takuma Sato held off Ed Carpenter to win the IndyCar race Saturday night at World Wide Technology Raceway. Sato won by 0.399 seconds. Tony Kaanan was third, followed by Santino Ferrucci and Simon Pagenaud. Sato’s second victory of the…

CORLHS Opens Golf Seasons With Boys & Girls Wins

CORLHS Opens Golf Seasons With Boys & Girls Wins

Christ Our Rock defeated Sandoval in prep boys golf at Colonial 210-219.  Lukas Briscoe was medalist leading the Stallions with a 46 followed by Matthew Slover’s 47.  Austin Hinkel led Sandoval with a 48 and Branden Hamburg added a 51. In girls golf, Christ Our Rock earned a 268-285 victory.  Jianna Palm of Christ Our…

Kaskaskia College Soccer opens with win

Kaskaskia College Soccer opens with win

KC Soccer opens the season with a 9-0 win over the varsity from Lincoln Christian University.  Morgan Scruggs had three goals, Jalesa Watts and Fayth Brewer two, and Gloria Guerreo and Gaby Stephens one apiece.    The shutout in goal was a combined effort by Courtney Brewer and Taylor Hobbs.