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Salem Police Handling Rash of Motor Vehicle Burglaries 

Salem Police Handling Rash of Motor Vehicle Burglaries 

Salem Police Chief Sean Reynolds says vehicle burglars have hit at least five vehicles on the city’s north and west sides the past few nights. He reports in all the cases the vehicles have been unlocked and the persons responsible have taken advantage of the opportunity. Reynolds is encouraging all residents to lock their vehicles…Read More »

Governor Rauner Speaks at People’s Pledge Event in Effingham

Governor Rauner Speaks at People’s Pledge Event in Effingham

Governor Bruce Rauner joins three state representative candidates in signing the People’s Pledge in Effingham on Tuesday. Governor Rauner joined Republican House candidates Blaine Wilhour, Darren Bailey, and Chris Miller, in signing the People’s Pledge during a brief stop in Effingham Tuesday afternoon. The pledge asks candidates to sign in support of term limits for…Read More »

Bill Taking Illinois Out of Voter Registration System Vetoed

Bill Taking Illinois Out of Voter Registration System Vetoed

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has vetoed a bill that would end the state’s participation in a multi-state voter registration system critics say is inaccurate and vulnerable to hackers. The Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program is run through the Kansas secretary of state’s office and is aimed at flagging duplicate voter registrations…Read More »

Salem City Council Approves More Money for Theatre Expansion

Salem City Council Approves More Money for Theatre Expansion

The Salem City Council has approved another $54,805 in funding to cover additional expenses in completing the rear addition of the Salem Community Theatre. City Manager Bill Gruen says the additional money was taken from several sources so no fund would go over budget. “The decision was made to go ahead and go with the…Read More »

Local Sports

Selmaville Softball Tryouts 2018-19

Selmaville Softball Tryouts 2018-19

Selmaville Softball tryouts will be July 18 and 19 at the Little League Complex from 5:30-7:30. Please wear pants, bring equipment and a drink. All players must have an athletic physical.

Central City Baseball/Softball Tryout Dates

Central City Baseball/Softball Tryout Dates

Central City School will be holding baseball and softball tryouts for students in grades 4th through 8th on the following dates.  All students must have a current athletic physical on file in the Main Office. Please contact the school’s Main Office at 532-9521 or visit the school website at www.ccs133.com for additional information. Jr. High Baseball – Tuesday, July…