• 17-year-old charged in two high-speed chases, car thefts

    by  • November 1, 2013

    A 17-year-old man believed to have eluded police following two separate high-speed chases Wednesday night has been charged in Marion County court with two Class 2 felony counts possessing a stolen vehicle. Bail has been set at $25,000 for Parker Fields, of Salem. He was taken to the Marion County jail Thursday morning; after...

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    School performance shows drop in achievement

    by  • October 31, 2013

    Thursday’s release of “report cards” on school performance will show a drop in the percentage of students passing the Illinois standards achievement test last school year. But that doesn’t mean teaching or student performance has actually fallen. Rather, the decline in scores is a result of the state Board of Education’s decision to toughen...

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    Breese man charged with sex assault

    by  • October 31, 2013

    A 20-year-old Breese man has been charged in Clinton County court with Class 1 felony sexual assault with force. Westley Dean Clements was arrested Monday for an incident that according to Breese Police Chief Bob Fix, is alleged to have happened Saturday. Judge Dennis Middendorff set bail for Clements at $50,000 and a first...

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    Clinton County looking for information on stolen golf carts

    by  • October 31, 2013

    The Clinton County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information regarding the theft of four brand new golf carts. They were taken at approximately 2:50 p.m. Wednesday from Twin Oaks Golf Course on Illinois Route 127 in Keyesport. All four carts were 2014 Club Car Precendents white with beige seats. Call the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department...

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    Two men charged with synthetic drug distribution

    by  • October 31, 2013

    The Vandalia Police Department and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Department executed a search warrant Tuesday at a home in the 1600 block of West Madison Street in Vandalia. Kyle W. Bloemker, 20, of Smithboro, was arrested for unlawful delivery of an intoxicating compound and possession with intent to deliver a mis-branded drug. Louis A....

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