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Category archives for: 15.07 – October 2017

School shooting hits home

MATTOON – School shootings, something that Illinois has enjoyed a lack of despite several happening across the country in recent years, became a reality for students at Mattoon High School in Coles County in mid-September.

Oil spill brings more scrutiny

WHITE CO. – Yet another lawsuit has been filed against a Russian from New York who inexplicably ended up in the Saline/White counties area…and as the lawsuits continue to be filed and blame continues to be spread around, his presence in the area appears to be pointing toward some area bigwigs having brought him in.

Grand Rivers Bank terminates lease, files suit

WHITE CO. – A well-known oil company in Carmi has been foreclosed upon by an embattled southern Illinois bank, with an auction held recently in an apparent attempt to offset some of the monetary issues.

County clerk could face contempt jailing

SALINE CO. – The ongoing drama surrounding Saline County’s duly-elected county clerk has heated back up again after a couple of months of simmering down.


EFFINGHAM/RICHLAND COs. – The determination made by an Effingham County jury that Glen R. Ramey is fit to stand trial for murder is the most recent step taken to ensure that justice will at least be sought for 8-year-old Sabrina Stauffenberg of Olney.

ESCAPE: Was inmate’s short-lived flight due to budget issues?

LAWRENCE CO. – A Bridgeport man created a situation on September 22 that has prompted ongoing recrimination from different sectors in the county toward other sectors of the county, all of it involving public officials, budgeting, and safety.

Attempted Murder case against Pooters Schamel dismissed

RICHLAND CO. – The man accused of attempting to kill now-incarcerated area thug Nathan Harmon as been released of all charges in the incident.

Man busted with Thacker in grain theft now facing bath salts charges

LAWRENCE CO. – Charges have been filed in the case of a Lawrence County man who was with local crim DJ Thacker when Thacker was busted for grain theft last year.

Harrisburg thief facing stolen weapon charge

SALINE CO.— A Harrisburg convicted thief is facing a stolen weapons charge.

Sex-offending drug felon charged with giving authorities false address

GALLATIN CO.— A drug felon and convicted sex offender has been charged with two counts of not registering with local authorities.

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