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Legislation signed requiring protection for state workers

Legislation signed requiring protection for state workers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to better protect state workers in vulnerable positions. The measure requires law enforcement agencies “to make all reasonable efforts to assist” Department of Children and Family Services workers when requested. It also allows officers to cross jurisdictions to provide that protection. The legislation was…Read More »

Number of Foodborne Illness Cases Increases to 243 in Illinois

Number of Foodborne Illness Cases Increases to 243 in Illinois

An outbreak of Cyclospora foodborne illnesses has increased to 243 across Illinois, including at least the original eight cases recorded in the Salem area. 92 of the cases have been tied to eating salads produced for McDonald’s restaurants in the days before becoming ill. A new outbreak of the intestinal illness has been linked to…Read More »

Police Beat for Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Police Beat for Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Two people were arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop on Friday by Centralia Police. The driver, 26-year-old Christopher Carroll of East 4th in Centralia, was initially arrested for driving on a suspended license. Both Carroll and a passenger, 46-year-old Dana Herron of East Broadway in Centralia, were arrested for possession of a controlled…Read More »

Illinois National Guard troops return from Afghanistan

Illinois National Guard troops return from Afghanistan

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) – Around 40 Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers based in Peoria have returned home from Afghanistan. A Friday statement from the Illinois National Guard Friday said the soldiers made their way back over the last two weeks. They are from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment. Its soldiers were mobilized to…Read More »

Veteran’s family sues Illinois over Legionnaires’ outbreak

Veteran’s family sues Illinois over Legionnaires’ outbreak

CHICAGO (AP) – The family of another veteran who died after contracting Legionnaires’ disease at an Illinois veterans’ home is suing the state for negligence. WBEZ reports it’s the 12th lawsuit to arise from a series of Legionnaires’ outbreaks at the Quincy Veterans Home. The disease has been linked to 14 deaths at the home…Read More »

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Salem 12u Opens Sectionals With Win Over Paris

Salem 12u Opens Sectionals With Win Over Paris

PARIS – The Salem 12u Wildcats won their opener of the Sectional Tournament at Paris knocking off the hosts 2-1.  The game was a dog fight tied 1-1 until the final inning when Aden Bass led off with a single followed by a bunt hit by Micah Snyder causing a wild throw into right in…

Salem 11u One Win Away From State After Knocking Off Pike County

Salem 11u One Win Away From State After Knocking Off Pike County

PITTSFIELD – The Salem 11u also opened up their Sectional at Pike County with a win over the hosts 10-8.  Salem trailed 5-2 until the fourth inning when they plated 8 runs.  Ayden Rose drove in a pair with RBI also coming from Ryan Detering, Kolsyn Quinn, Heydin Purcell, Luke Young, Deytin Parker and Silas…

Salem 8u Finish Pinto World Series At 1-3

Salem 8u Finish Pinto World Series At 1-3

MT VERNON – The Salem 8u run at the World Pinto Pony World Series is over after finishing 1-3 overall and 0-2 on the final day.  Salem fell to Sparta 9-4.  Owen Tennyson doubled in the loss.  Kade Orrell drove in 2 runs and Landon White added an RBI.  Walker Crank and Avery East had…