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Police Beat for Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

Police Beat for Sunday, June 23rd, 2019

A 56-year-old Salem woman was arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies for driving on a suspended license.  Sarah Russell of South Lincoln was taken to the Marion County Jail. 31-year-old Justin Smith of North Trenary in Salem was arrested by sheriff’s deputies for driving on a revoked license.  He posted $150 bond and was released.…Read More »

Rockford Library’s Drag Queen Story Hour draws backers, protesters

Rockford Library’s Drag Queen Story Hour draws backers, protesters

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Protesters and supporters of Drag Queen Story Hour have gathered at a library in northern Illinois as the city of Rockford marks LGBTQ Pride Month for the first time. The Rockford Register Star reports that over 100 protesters stood outside Rockford Public Library’s East Branch Saturday, reciting prayers and carrying protest…Read More »

Report: Former Southern Illinois housing official hasn’t paid

Report: Former Southern Illinois housing official hasn’t paid

CAIRO, Ill. (AP) — A published report says the former director of a southern Illinois housing authority ordered to pay a $500,000 fine for mismanaging public housing funds and program fraud hasn’t made a single payment after seven months. The Southern Illinoisan reports U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth wrote a letter to federal housing…Read More »

Tickets on sale Monday for DuQuoin State Fair Grandstand

Tickets on sale Monday for DuQuoin State Fair Grandstand

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Tickets go on sale Monday for Grandstand acts at this year’s DuQuoin State Fair. Fair officials announced this week that classic country artist Wynonna Judd and the Big Noise will play Tuesday. Shenandoah with Restless Heart and Confederate Railroad are also scheduled as headliners. They’ll take the stage Thursday. Tickets go…Read More »

Local Sports

Ok Mother Nature, We See You, Now Go Away

Ok Mother Nature, We See You, Now Go Away

Although Mother Nature looks like she will not cooperate, several travel baseball and softball teams are preparing to play today and tomorrow. The Salem 11u is in a Vandalia Tournament, The Salem 8u is in Bonnie today starting at 2pm, The SC 10u Tournament will continue today and involves Salem with the 12u Wildcats playing…

Salem Little League Announces All Stars

The Salem Little League will once again end their season’s with various All Star games voted by the league coaches.  The following are this year’s particpants.   Little League Majors: Keaton Gullion Cooper Lobek Deytin Parker Brayden Rector Heydin Purcell Gavin Decker Carter Lowe Aaden Rostance Ayden Rose Lyric Black Colten Shelton Eli Lograsso Luke…

Wildcats Split With Carlyle In Southwest Baseball

Wildcats Split With Carlyle In Southwest Baseball

The Salem Wildcats and Carlyle Indians split a doubleheader in Southwest League action.  The host Tribe won the opener 5-1 as Indians hurler Hayden Hofmann threw a four hitter and struck out 5.  Carlyle built a 5-0 lead with a pair in the first, two more in the 2nd and one in the fourth.  Salem’s…