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2019 03/25 – Carl Eugene Wolfe

Carl Eugene Wolfe, 75 of Louisville, passed away at 3:57 pm on Thursday, March 21, 2019, at his home in Louisville. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Triplett & Neal Funeral Home in Louisville.Read more »

2019 03/24 – Lucy Lorene Davis

2019 03/24 – Lucy Lorene Davis

Lucy Lorene Davis of Flora, Illinois, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana at the age of 92.  She went to work as a telephone operator for 13 years until General Telephone Company was converted to dial.  She later worked at Spartan Manufacturing, retiring after 28 years.   Lucy accepted Jesus…Read more »

Semi-trailer strikes, seriously injures Illinois trooper

Semi-trailer strikes, seriously injures Illinois trooper

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois State Police trooper was seriously injured when a semi-trailer struck him and his squad car while he was responding to a multi-vehicle accident. State police say the trooper was hit while on foot, outside of his marked vehicle about 11 p.m. Wednesday along Interstate 55 in St. Clair County.…Read more »

Illinois State Police face 2nd suit over warehouse shooting

Illinois State Police face 2nd suit over warehouse shooting

CHICAGO (AP) — A second lawsuit has been filed against the Illinois State Police for issuing a firearm license to the convicted felon who killed five people and wounded several police officers when he opened fire at a suburban Chicago warehouse last month. The lawsuit was filed Wednesday by the family of Vincent Juarez, who…Read more »

Illinois unemployment 4.3 percent, unchanged since November

Illinois unemployment 4.3 percent, unchanged since November

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The unemployment rate in Illinois was 4.3 percent in February. Illinois Department of Employment Security officials announced Thursday that the rate has remained unchanged since November. Nonfarm payrolls decreased by 12,600 jobs over the month based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. January’s jobs gain was…Read more »

Marion County Health Department administrator to retire 

Marion County Health Department administrator to retire 

Marion County Health Department Administrator Lori Ryan has announced her retirement effective June 6th.   Ryan has seen a lot of changes during her tenure at the health department. “I’ve been at the department for 23 years.  It went from a small building into two offices and 25 staff and 18 programs that we run.  I…Read more »

Salem Grade School bus involved in minor crash    

Salem Grade School bus involved in minor crash    

No one was injured when the driver of a van backed into the front of a Durham Bus Service bus with five Salem Grade School students inside at Lackey and East Main Street late Tuesday afternoon. Salem Police say the driver of the van, 54-year-old Jerry Stoffel of St. Louis, had pulled from Lackey onto…Read more »