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UI report recommends efforts to address sexual misconduct

UI report recommends efforts to address sexual misconduct

URBANA, Ill. (AP) – A University of Illinois report is recommending new efforts to support students in the first weeks of school when sexual assaults are most common, especially among freshman. The News-Gazette reports that the university’s second systematic survey of sexual misconduct on campus recommends targeting resources at specific groups who have a higher…Read More »

Judge reprimanded for soliciting police, physician groups

Judge reprimanded for soliciting police, physician groups

CHICAGO (AP) – An Illinois judge has been reprimanded for using his position to solicit paid speaking engagements from law enforcement groups, medical societies and hospitals. The Illinois Courts Commission said Monday it determined 4th District Appellate Judge Robert Steigmann of Urbana exploited his office and had improper financial dealings with people likely to come…Read More »

Man rescued from mud with parrot perched on his shoulders

Man rescued from mud with parrot perched on his shoulders

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) – Firefighters had to rescue a southwestern Illinois man from deep mud after he became stuck while trying to reach his pet parrot. Belleville firefighters were called Sunday afternoon to the city’s Bicentennial Park after a visitor heard the man calling for help. Fire Chief Tom Pour tells the Belleville News-Democrat the…Read More »

New lawyer attacking conviction in SIU student’s death

New lawyer attacking conviction in SIU student’s death

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) – A new defense attorney for the man convicted in the 2014 death of a Southern Illinois University student has won a delay in his sentencing as he aims to have the conviction thrown out. A judge on Monday pushed back sentencing for 24-year-old Gaege Bethune of Eldorado, Illinois, until Sept. 17.…Read More »

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SYFL has a successful opening weekend

SYFL has a successful opening weekend

The Salem Youth Football League opened its season over the weekend with two wins over the Lawrenceville Indians. The 5th and 6th grade team won 47-0. Scoring touchdowns for the Wildcats was Lyric Black, Ryan Detering, Jalen Inlow, Noah Nix, and Wyatt Rau recovered a fumble for a defensive touchdown. After touchdown conversion were scored…

Bobcats Offensive Onslaught Continues…SC Wins Pair To Start Season

Bobcats Offensive Onslaught Continues…SC Wins Pair To Start Season

SALEM – The Franklin Park Bobcats continued their early season offensive onslaught by destroying visiting North Clay Saturday morning 13-0.  Salem scored 10 runs in the 3rd inning to put the game out of reach for winning pitcher Griffin Day who struck out 8 in the win.  Salem got hits from Isaak Williams, Charlie Hunter,…

Annies Host South 7 Preview Today

Annies Host South 7 Preview Today

GREENVIEW G.C. – The Centralia Orphan Annies will open up their golf season today when they host the South 7 Preview at Greenview Golf Course starting at 1pm.  Also today in girls golf, Vandalia plays at the East Alton Wood River Invitational, Wesclin at Freeburg. Today in boys golf Christ Our Rock is at Mater Dei,…

 
 

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