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Salem City Council Monday night to review $17.2-million dollar budget  

Salem City Council Monday night to review $17.2-million dollar budget  

The Salem City Council will begin review Monday night of a $17.2-million overall and $5.7-million general fund budget for the new fiscal year beginning May 1st. City Manager Bill Gruen says growth in tax dollars and some savings in other areas will allow for the city’s share of funding for the school resource officers at…Read More »

Large Crowd comes out to support Kell Fire Department  

An estimated crowd of 300 people turned out for a Chili and Soup Fund Raiser for the Kell Fire Department over the weekend. Fire Chief Lonnie McDaneld says the money raised should bring them close to their goal of being able to purchase positive pressure fans. “During a structure fire, you set up a fan…Read More »

25 job offers revoked after U of Illinois background checks

25 job offers revoked after U of Illinois background checks

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — Data shared with trustees show that the University of Illinois withdrew 25 job offers across its three campuses after doing background checks last year. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports that the total represents ten fewer withdrawals than the previous year and a fraction of the more than 13,000 background checks done in 2018. It was…Read More »

Court orders new trial in Chicago police torture case

Court orders new trial in Chicago police torture case

CHICAGO (AP) — A prison inmate serving a life sentence for murder has been granted a new trial after an appellate court determined Chicago police tortured him into implicating himself in the 1989 slayings of two men. Fifty-three-year-old James Gibson hopes the charges will be dismissed and he’ll be set free after three decades behind…Read More »

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Toto, We ARE In Kansas!  KC Ready To Make Statement In Hutchinson

Toto, We ARE In Kansas! KC Ready To Make Statement In Hutchinson

The Kaskaskia College Blue Devils traveled Saturday to Hutchinson Kansas in preparation for their Monday night opener of the D1 Junior College National Tournament.  Before they hit their destination, they stopped by the campus of Kansas State University for a workout.  They were able to tour the facilities and meet with current K-State coach and…

Bobcats Soccer Splits Sunday….JV Works A Draw

Bobcats Soccer Splits Sunday….JV Works A Draw

Salem Bobcat Soccer traveled to Mt. Vernon Sunday.  The JV played to a 2-2 draw vs Mt. Vernon’s JV.  Eli Baker scored twice and Kyle Keys and Keaton Gullion played well in goalkeeping for Salem. Salem’s Junior High Varsity team lost its first game Sunday 7- 1 versus Murphysboro but bounced back with a win…

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