• Ill. eyes Joliet youth center for inmates

    by  • October 7, 2013 • 0 Comments

    One step forward, two steps back. State officials are considering whether to use the now-closed Illinois Youth Center-Joliet as a facility to house mentally ill prisoners. The youth center was one of several state facilities that were shut this year as part of budget cuts. Tom Shaer is a spokesman for the Illinois Department...

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    Break-in at Sandoval Village Hall

    by  • October 7, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The village of Sandoval is reporting that between 3 and 7 a.m. Saturday, someone broke into the city hall building, entering  two of the interior offices. According to Mayor Pam Gelsinger, the water department office and an office she shares with police chief Andy Westman were entered, but it was not clear yet what...

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    Obit: Richard Jenkins, LTC, USAF, Ret.

    by  • October 6, 2013 • 0 Comments

    TRENTON — Richard W. Jenkins, a long-time resident of Trenton, died Friday evening, October 4, 2013, surrounded by numerous friends and family members at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese. Funeral services will be Tuesday, October 8, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Trenton, with Pastor Mike Rucker officiating. Interment...

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    Internal investigations at sheriff’s department result in resignation, retirement

    by  • October 4, 2013 • 0 Comments

    We have disturbing news coming from the Marion County Sheriff’s Department of two internal investigations that resulted in one sudden resignation and one sudden retirement. The recent and sudden retirement of one of the department’s sergeant deputies came just days after an internal investigation into the deputy was launched regarding reported sexual harassment. Internal...

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