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Wamac eligible for grant for new tornado siren

Wamac eligible for grant for new tornado siren

The Wamac Board of Alderman was told at Monday night’s meeting that they are eligible for a Rural Development Grant for up to $25,000 to help pay the cost of a new tornado siren for the west side of the city. The grant would pay for 75% of the cost of a new tornado warning…Read More »

Odin woman charged with three vehicle burglaries

Odin woman charged with three vehicle burglaries

A 34-year-old Odin woman has been formally charged in Marion County Court with three counts of burglary. Laura Spitler of O’Fallon Street was arrested over the weekend by Odin Police on four vehicle burglaries in Odin. Spitler is charged with entering two vehicles on North Merritt Street and one on North DePew on July 29th.…Read More »

Two face weapons charges following weekend gunshots

Two face weapons charges following weekend gunshots

Two men face charges after firing guns in separate incidents. Bond was set at $25,000 for 33-year-old Christopher Bloom of Brubaker Road in Salem after he was charged with aggravated discharge of a firearm. He is charged with firing a gun in the direction of an occupied residential building in the 3500 block of Tonti…Read More »

Two face charges following separate weekend chases

Two face charges following separate weekend chases

Two people face felony charges after leading police on lengthy weekend pursuits. 24-year-old John Phillips of Lynwood Drive in Salem has been charged with aggravated fleeing police at over 21 miles per hour. He led Salem Police on a lengthy chase Sunday afternoon that exceeded 100 miles per hour at times through Salem to Mt.…Read More »

Local Sports

Franklin Park Will Host Baseball, Softball & Cross Country Tryouts Today

Now that the SIJHSAA has made their decision to allow fall sports, Franklin Park baseball and softball will hold tryouts today and tomorrow from 4-6.  Also today is the opening day of practice for the Bobcats Cross Country team.  The meets will look different this year with no open races, just JV and Varsity boys…

IESA Now Will Allow Fall Sports

JULY 31, 2020 — During their meeting on July 23, the IESA Board made the decision to cancel the fall activities of golf, softball, baseball, and cross-country. That decision was based on the information the Association had at the time of the meeting. The All Sports Guidance document that was recently released from the Governor’s Office…

Illinois star Ayo Dosunmu to return for junior season

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois basketball star Ayo Dosunmu plans to return for his junior season rather than turn pro. The first-team, all-Big Ten guard said in a video posted Friday on Twitter playing in the NBA is his dream. “But first, I need that national championship. Year three,” he added. Dosunmu declared for the…