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Police Beat for Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Two Salem men have been arrested for domestic battery after a third party heard a disturbance inside a home in the 300 block of West Olive. 38-year-old Nathan Nelson and 38-year-old Dominic Arnold were both taken to the Marion County Jail. Salem Police say both sustained injuries, but no hospitalization was required. Centralia Police arrested…Read more »

Salem School’s Show Surplus In FY19 Budget 9-18-18

The Salem Elementary School District shows a surplus of just under $188,000 for the Fiscal Year 2019 school year. Superintendent Dr Leslie Foppe told the board the Education Fund will have a surplus of $109,684, Transportation is expected to have a surplus of $30,570. Foppe says Working Cash is expected to have a surplus of…Read more »

Salem City Council Agrees to Two Year Extension of YMCA Contract

The Salem City Council has agreed to extend its recreational services agreement with the YMCA for another two years. The city will pay just under $48,000 a year plus revenue sharing above a base number of participants. City Manager Bill Gruen recommended the agreement. “Tremendously pleased with our working relationship with the YMCA and Jed…Read more »

Court upholds dismissal of lawsuit against abortion funding

Court upholds dismissal of lawsuit against abortion funding

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – An Illinois appellate court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed to stop a law that’ll expand Medicaid and state-employee group health insurance to cover abortions. A three-judge panel of the Fourth District Appellate Court ruled unanimously that a Sangamon County judge correctly dismissed the lawsuit filed by anti-abortion groups.…Read more »

Judge throws out conviction in SIU-Carbondale student’s death

Judge throws out conviction in SIU-Carbondale student’s death

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. (AP) – A southern Illinois judge has thrown out a murder conviction in the 2014 death of a Southern Illinois University student. A Jackson County judge vacated Gaege Bethune’s first-degree murder conviction Monday in the death of 19-year-old Pravin Varughese of Eldorado, Illinois. A jury convicted Bethune in June in the suburban Chicago…Read more »

Lawmaker loses GOP campaign support amid ‘harassment’ claim

Lawmaker loses GOP campaign support amid ‘harassment’ claim

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois House Republicans have ended campaign support for a sitting GOP lawmaker amid allegations of “harassment.” The Chicago Tribune reported Friday that the House Republican Organization cut off financial aid for Rep. Jerry Lee Long of Streator and requested he quit the campaign. Eleni DemertzisĀ is a spokeswoman for House GOP leader…Read more »