THIS MONTH’S PRINT HEADLINES, MAY-JUNE 2012
Here are your print headlines for the newest print version of Disclosure, on stands beginning today, 05.07.12 and continuing through Tuesday, 05.08.12! Print headlines in bold are preceded by the dateline (where the story occurred) and followed by a brief synopsis of the article.
RICHLAND CO.—Brandon Jenkins NOT GUILTY; stinging indictment on prosecutor as real criminals are free: Trial coverage/wrap of the big trial that took up almost two weeks here in Richland County….and all the things we DIDN’T say on podcast or online. And you know us….that’s a LOT.
U.S. DISTRICT COURT/BRIDGEPORT—City sued x2: Two Lawrence County men sue the city of Bridgeport as well as lots of individuals…..why? Because Mayor Max Schauf is a corrupt public official, that’s why.
XENIA—Firemen resign, rescind, over problem trustee: This is an unbelievable story of how much trouble one self-aggrandizing public official can cause for an entire village of people, in little Xenia in southwestern Clay County.
HARDIN CO.—Suspended over post on Facebook: Two Hardin County Schools Seniors let their feelings be known on Facebook, and they’re suspended, with one facing removal of the Salutatorian honor at graduation. The big question, of course, isn’t “why are school officials snooping around these girls’ Facebook pages?” but rather, “Just how much time are school admin spending online, and is this during school hours?”
EDGAR CO.—County has its own ‘Fast & Furious’: As if things couldn’t get any worse for Deputy Dee Burgin (sued in federal court, wife files for divorce, house up for sale, girlfriend reportedly pregnant, attempt to scare Disclosure into not writing about him any more backfires badly), now documents have been turned up that show he was illegally purchasing confiscated weapons. I think we’ll rename him “Duh” Burgin.
LAWRENCE CO.—Appearances made in murder-for-hire case: Tyler McQueen’s bond has been reduced. Helen Marie Westall is still acting googly-eyed in court. Nothing much moving forward in the case of the deceased Bob Westall….except there are still people who believe Tyler is being framed.
GALLATIN CO.—Gun threat alleged at area school: The incident involving Caleb Jones, including specific wording on the charges, which is so “legalese” that it’s surprising anyone knows what’s going on.
CLAY CO.—Another civil suit filed in DUI death: Mrs. Katherine Brooks is trying to collect at least her funeral expenses for Mr. Ray Dean Brooks, who died in a car-motorcycle accident last summer. The other driver was Howard Weidner; Katherine has filed suit against him as of last November, now she’s doing Dram Shop.
HARRISBURG—Punches reported in Poor Boys parking lot: Most folks didn’t believe it when authorities said they were gonna crack down on fights at Harrisburg bars. This incident is why.
LAWRENCE CO.—Charged with ripping head off of a bunny: Yes, it was a LIVE bunny. No, it wasn’t an act a la Ozzy Osbourne. It’s a dude who KEEPS getting in trouble, and no one’s doing a thing about it.
SALINE CO.—Narcotic agents workin’ tha ‘burg close in on drug runner moving cannabis, cocaine and X: This is one of those detailed, interesting dope bust stories that can only be found in Saline County….
HAMILTON CO.—Lakey’s Creek near McLeansboro still haunted by Illinois’ own Headless Horeseman ghost (this is a piece written by our own legends and lore expert, Michael Kleen)
MARION—Subterfuge or clerical error in senior citizen’s loss of farm?: A story of rottenness in Williamson County that’s been going on for YEARS…..
HARDIN CO.—Charged after allegedly holding woman at gunpoint: The wrap-up and official charges of Ray Dutton’s little dustup last month in Cave.
SALINE CO.—Fort’s sister continues to relate: “This IS my life, to get you out of jail”: More of Todd Fort’s phone calls……
CRAWFORD CO.—Strangulation tops violent docket sheet: A roundup of the creeps and crims in Crawford.
LAWRENCE CO.—Dope dominates Law docket: Well, they don’t call it “Lawrence Vegas” for nothing…
SALINE CO.—Conviction for John B.: Mr. Jones. Not going to prison any time soon. Not doing much of anything except playing golf, from what we hear….but hey, we tried.
OLNEY—City moves toward final budget approval: The city that doesn’t do any kind of crime scene investigation and subsequently helps the state lose cases has its hands full with budget talks, people with allergies suffering from burning leaves, and Brian James O’Neill, Jr., the increasingly-insipid idiot of Olney.
WHITE CO.—Repeat offenders busted after shopping trip: Moral of this story: don’t buy pseudoephedrine in Indiana and bring it back to Illinois to cook off a batch.
CRAWFORD CO.—Delivers weed to cops…twice: Yes, this story is indeed about someone who is as stupid as the headline makes them sound.
WABASH CO.—Crime fam gets one sentenced to five: The Eckiss boyz. One down, one to go.
VOICE OF THE PEOPLE: A mess in Crawford; Clay Co. continues to rip off fathers and their pocketbooks; Mother with a mission in Gallatin Co Schools; WHAT is going on in the village of Galatia; Outrage over Earp hangers-on, proclivities; MORE input into village of Galatia; Corruption in the Illinois State Police; Ways to help the Jenkins family; Sometimes the letters just break our hearts.
SURLY & UNCOOPERATIVE (Jack): It’s time to pay closer attention to the elected folk
ICY (Ang): The daily onslaught on freedoms hits too close
PROSE & CONS (Bubba): A tattered tale of quick-roast chicken…& boy (Editor’s note: this is one of the funniest damn columns I’ve EVER read…you’ll get a big kick out of it!)
KEEPIN IT KLEEN (Michael): An American Spring: Uprising of ‘occupiers’ coming?
ASK MIKE (Mike Drum, new columnist): New column like a paranormal ‘Dear Abby’
BACK OVER YOUR TALES: This is a must-read for anyone interested in the veracity of our work. It was five years ago this month that we wrote about Raymond Martin running drugs, namely pot, throughout Gallatin County. This was a follow-up article to the one about the “drug highway” that we’d produced some months before about Raymondo, one that got our product thrown out of Shawneetown. Of course, just because we were no longer writing about Raymondo didn’t mean he stopped running his pot. Everyone found out two years later to the month. Everything else in BOYT is valid, too, as is what we produce today. The moral of the story is this: Don’t diss us. We don’t just up and write random shit. We are as careful as situations allow us to be in learning the facts, presenting them, and following up. People like Raymondo strutted around and bitched about how we just “make this shit up,” and people believed him…for about two years. So look around you. The ones who are strutting and crowing the loudest are probably going to be the ones featured in upcoming articles….because they’re likely the ones who have the most to hide.
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