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Third and final person pleads guilty to what was originally called home invasion and armed robbery at Sandoval home   

Third and final person pleads guilty to what was originally called home invasion and armed robbery at Sandoval home   

An 18-year-old Salem man has pleaded guilty in Marion County Court to aggravated battery with a deadly weapon in connection with what was originally called a home invasion and armed robbery at a Sandoval residence. James Planitz of Circle Drive was placed on three years probation and ordered to undergo alcohol and drug evaluation and…Read more »

Police Beat for Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Police Beat for Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

A 37-year-old Centralia woman has been charged with a probation violation.  Sarina Clark of East 3rd was arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies on Tuesday at the probation office and taken to the Marion County Jail. 30-year-old Jaime Clark of North Elm in Centralia was arrested by Centralia Police on a warrant for failure to…Read more »

House OKs partial red-light camera ban, part of fed probe

House OKs partial red-light camera ban, part of fed probe

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House approved a ban Wednesday on some Chicago suburbs’ red-light enforcement cameras, an unpopular program with motorists which is now part of a federal bribery investigation. Rep. David McSweeney’s plan to ban red-light cameras in non-home rule cities where the Legislature has more power was OK’d 84-4. Senate Transportation…Read more »

Biden looks beyond Super Tuesday with Illinois endorsements

Biden looks beyond Super Tuesday with Illinois endorsements

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and more than 80 other top Illinois Democrats are endorsing Joe Biden for president. Biden’s campaign announced the endorsements on Wednesday. Biden is hoping to notch his first Democratic primary victory in South Carolina on Saturday and take that momentum into next week’s Super Tuesday contests and beyond.…Read more »

House makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Till

House makes lynching a federal crime, 65 years after Till

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-five years after 14-year-old Emmett Till was lynched in Mississippi, the House has approved legislation designating lynching as a hate crime under federal law. The bill, introduced by Illinois Rep. Bobby Rush and named after Till, comes 120 years after Congress first considered anti-lynching legislation. The House approved the measure, 410-4, on…Read more »

Salem man arrested after 152 grams of cannabis found in safe

Salem man arrested after 152 grams of cannabis found in safe

Salem Police say an 18-year-old Salem man has been arrested for manufacture and delivery of 30 to 500 grams of cannabis after the drug was found inside a safe. Justin Bullard of Spruce Drive was released on $2,500 personal recognizance bond after being formally charged with the felony offense in Marion County Court on Tuesday.…Read more »