• News

    Three men plead guilty in Anti-Trust scam

    by  • October 18, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Three men accused of conspiring with ex-Madison County Treasurer Fred Bathon to rig property tax auctions pleaded guilty in federal court to one count each of violating the Sherman Anti-Trust Act. The Belleville News-Democrat reports that Thursday, John Vassen of Belleville, Scott McLean of East Saint Louis and Barratt Rochman of Carbondale acknowledged colluding...

    Read more →

    Road funds approved for area projects

    by  • October 18, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    According to Senator Kyle McCarter, a Lebanon republican, the Illinois Department of Transportation has awarded construction contracts for a project near Breese. McCarter says a nearly $489,000 contract was awarded for road construction at the intersection of Jamestown Road and Holy Cross Lane north of Breese has been awarded to Keller Construction, Inc., of...

    Read more →

    Clergy coming forward in support of marriage equality

    by  • October 18, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The push for same-sex marriage involves clergy announcing their support. The Rev. Dawnn Brumfield said at a Chicago news conference organized by African American ministers who support same-sex marriage that she unapologetically supports the religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act. The Rev. Charles M. Straight of Faith United Methodist Church in Dolton is urging...

    Read more →

    Schools to receive even less funding next year

    by  • October 18, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    School administrators in Illinois are being warned to prepare for even less state funding for the next fiscal year. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises newspapers reports the Illinois State Board of Education is telling school districts to prepare to receive about 85 percent of the normal general state aid payments. This year, the...

    Read more →