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Salem Police name Sgt. Kyle Ambuehl officer of the year and Juana Gilbert as Communications Officer of the Year 

Salem Police name Sgt. Kyle Ambuehl officer of the year and Juana Gilbert as Communications Officer of the Year 

Salem Police Chief Sean Reynolds (left) holding 2019 Telecommunications Officer of the Year plaque awarded to Juana Gilbert who was not present, Sergeant Kyle Ambuel who was named Officer of the Year (center) and Deputy Chief of Police Susan Miller. The 2019 Salem Police Officer of the Year is Sergeant Kyle Ambuehl and the Communications…Read more »

Centralia Police make arrest in December armed robbery   

Centralia Police make arrest in December armed robbery   

Centralia Police have arrested an 18-year-old man for armed robbery and mob action in connection with an incident in December at the Point on Raccoon Lake. Chief Greg Dodson says Blake Smith of East Third in Centralia and two 17-year-old juvenile males are accused of taking a gold chain and cash from an 18-year-old male…Read more »

Centralia woman arrested following a high-speed chase  

Centralia woman arrested following a high-speed chase  

A 57-year-old Centralia woman has been arrested after leading Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies on a high-speed chase early Sunday morning. Gay Walker of Frazier Avenue was taken into custody for fleeing and eluding police, possession of a controlled substance and driving on a revoked license. Deputies initially tried to stop Walker after she was spotted…Read more »

Police Beat for Sunday, January 19th, 2020

Police Beat for Sunday, January 19th, 2020

A 26-year-old Centralia man has been arrested by Salem Police on an outstanding Clinton County warrant and for felony retail theft.   Dustin Wooters of Clinmar Drive is accused of switching a bar code from a less to a more expensive item at the Salem Walmart store.  He reportedly ran from the store when a loss…Read more »

Dems elect Harmon to serve as president of Illinois Senate

Dems elect Harmon to serve as president of Illinois Senate

Don Harmon is sworn in as the new Illinois Senate President at the Capitol Sunday night.   Don Harmon has been elected as the next Illinois Senate president, becoming the first new leader of the Illinois General Assembly’s upper chamber in more than a decade. Harmon, an Oak Park Democrat who was elected Sunday by a…Read more »

Two former Choate Mental Health employees arrested for alleged abuse of mental health patients   

Two former Choate Mental Health employees arrested for alleged abuse of mental health patients   

Two former employees of the Choate Mental Health and Development Center in Anna have been arrested by Illinois State Police Internal Investigation agents for official misconduct and other charges. The Illinois State Police arrived at Choate Mental Health and Development Center on March 22, 2018, to investigate allegations of the abuse of mental health patients. …Read more »

Illinois approves coal company’s mine water pumping proposal

Illinois approves coal company’s mine water pumping proposal

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources approved the first of three permits for a coal company’s plan to discharge wastewater from a mine into the Big Muddy River. The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale reports that Williamson Energy LLC’s Pond Creek Mine pipeline would dump millions of gallons of mine wastewater into…Read more »