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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 »

Two charged with burglary in Marion County Court 

Two charged with burglary in Marion County Court 

Two Central City men were charged with burglary in Marion County Court Friday in connection with the break into a garage in the Patoka area where a boat was stolen. Bond for 49-year-old Howard Howell and 49-year-old Charles Cook of North Broadway was set at $7,500 apiece.    The two were arrested after video from a…Read more »

Former governor candidate Jeanne Ives running for Congress

Former governor candidate Jeanne Ives running for Congress

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) — Former state lawmaker and candidate for Illinois governor Jeanne Ives is seeking the Republican nomination for a suburban Chicago congressional district. The conservative from Wheaton has filed paperwork for a 2020 bid in a district west and northwest of Chicago. The seat was held by a Republican for decades before Democrat…Read more »