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Police Beat for Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Police Beat for Sunday, July 21st, 2019

A 29-year-old Kansas, Illinois man is being held in the Marion County Jail for aggravated battery to a police officer, felony driving revoked and possession of methamphetamine following his arrested by Wamac Police on Saturday night.   Bradley Hildebrand was reportedly taken into custody following a foot chase. 30-year-old Christina Crabtree of Sycamore Street in Centralia…Read more »

Late state trooper honored on memorial wall in Springfield

Late state trooper honored on memorial wall in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois trooper killed in the line of duty has been honored on a memorial wall in the Illinois State Police Memorial Park. The State Journal-Register reports that friends, family members and colleagues of Trooper Brooke Jones-Story gathered Saturday in Springfield to add her name. The 34-year-old was killed in March when…Read more »

Health officials release data on pregnancy and babies online

Health officials release data on pregnancy and babies online

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — State health officials say more data on pregnancy and babies will available to the public. The Illinois Department of Public Health says it is adding maternal and child health data to its public health community map. The feature shows information on the quality and access to healthcare throughout the state, including…Read more »

Thousands visit Illinois governor mansion after renovations

Thousands visit Illinois governor mansion after renovations

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Thousands of people have visited the Illinois governor’s mansion since it reopened after major renovations that cost $15 million. The governor’s office said more than 29,000 people have toured the mansion since it opened to the public last year, the State Journal-Register reported. More than 90% of the visitors are Illinois residents, but…Read more »

2019 07/25 – Bessie Viola Thorne

2019 07/25 – Bessie Viola Thorne

Bessie Viola Thorne, age 81, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 12:00 A.M. July 21, 2019, at her residence in Texico, Illinois.   Bessie worked for a time as a laborer in a Candy Plant and also a Pickle Plant, but enjoyed raising her children as a devoted homemaker.  Mrs. Thorne was a member of…Read more »

2019 07/23 – Charles Henry ‘Hank’ Marcum

2019 07/23 – Charles Henry ‘Hank’ Marcum

Charles Henry “Hank” Marcum, 66, of Junction City, Illinois passed away at 10:25 P.M. July 19, 2019, at Fireside House of Centralia, Illinois.  Hank worked as a truck driver for W&W Transport and then with Bulk Matic in Effingham, Illinois and also worked in construction. In honor of Hank’s wishes, no services will be held.   Call…Read more »

2019 07/23 – Kathy Lyn Wild

2019 07/23 – Kathy Lyn Wild

Kathy Lyn Wild, formerly Kathy Presley, 67, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 12:30 P.M. July 19, 2019, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in Saint Louis, Missouri. Everyone who Kathy met loved her. She loved drop toppin’ in her convertible, reading, shopping, and vacationing at the beach. Tybee Island and Gulf Shores were her favorite vacationing…Read more »