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Kaskaskia College Board sets Institutional Goals 

Kaskaskia College Board sets Institutional Goals 

The Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees has approved its Institutional Goals and re-affirmed the College’s mission and core values.  The goals provide the framework for the college’s three-year strategic plan that is currently being developed. The 1st goal is to provide a quality educational experience through quality instructional offerings and quality services and infrastructure to…Read More »

Police Beat for Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Police Beat for Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Three people were arrested on Monday on outstanding warrants.  21-year-old Alexander Russell of Sanders Street in Wamac was arrested by Wamac Police on an Illinois Department of Corrections warrant.  20-year-old Christian McClelland of Brookside Avenue in Wamac was arrested on an outstanding Marion County misdemeanor warrant.   29-year-old Jeffrey Offill of South Poplar in Centralia posted…Read More »

Various kinds of cancer claim 84 deaths in 2019; 7 each from accidents and drug overdoses     

Various kinds of cancer claim 84 deaths in 2019; 7 each from accidents and drug overdoses     

Marion County Coroner Troy Cannon has released his annual report. It shows 406 deaths were reported in the county in 2019, including 84 from various forms of cancer, seven for traffic-related deaths and 7 others from drug overdoses.  There was also one occupational death.  Three deaths were determined to be homicides.   There were 7 suicides.  …Read More »

Ex-Illinois lawmaker pleads guilty in red-light bribery case

Ex-Illinois lawmaker pleads guilty in red-light bribery case

A former Illinois state senator has pleaded guilty to accepting around $250,000 in bribes for protecting the interests of a red-light camera company. Martin Sandoval entered the plea in an agreement with prosecutors during a hearing in Chicago Tuesday, a day after federal prosecutors listed charges against him. Under the plea deal, the 56-year-old promises…Read More »

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Franklin Park Falls At Breese

Franklin Park Falls At Breese

The Franklin Park Bobcats fell on the road at Breese on Monday night 38-36.  Sam Greene scored 8 points along with Gavin Zimmermann, Jairen Stroud and Noah Nix. The Bobcats shot 6-of-8 from the foul line compared to Breese going 9-of-15. Franklin Park falls to 13-11 on the year and will host Flora for 8th…

Carlyle Streak Of Losses To Columbia Extends With Girls Hoops Loss

Carlyle Streak Of Losses To Columbia Extends With Girls Hoops Loss

(By Bruce Hixon) It took a desperation three-pointer at the buzzer for Columbia to beat the Carlyle Lady Indians by a point the first time the teams met, but the Lady Eagles dominated the second time around with a 60-32 victory at Columbia Monday. It marked the fifth straight season Columbia has swept the season…

Wildcats Head To Columbia Tonight on WJBD

Wildcats Head To Columbia Tonight on WJBD

The Salem Wildcats return to Cahokia play tonight as they get set to travel to Columbia.  The Cats are coming off a 50-47 loss to Mt Vernon in the consolation title game of the SIT on Saturday night.  Salem is 9-12 overall with a road game at Wesclin on Friday. Last night in boys hoops,…