• BREAKING: Marion County public defender resigns

    by  • April 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    According to Marion County Resident Circuit Judge Mark Stedelin, Marion County’s lead public defender Timothy Huyett resigned Monday, after nearly three years serving Marion County.  Huyett replaced Circuit Judge Ericka Sanders when she was appointed to the bench in 2009. Stedelin said he could not comment beyond saying Huyett resigned Monday. By Monday afternoon,...

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    Wilzbach says more charges coming for Salem man; more alleged victims “possible”

    by  • April 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A Salem man facing two counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse is expected to face further charges following a first appearance in court Monday afternoon at which State’s Attorney Matt Wilzbach announced an investigation had revealed an alleged second victim and possibly more. Bradley Gibson, 41, of Salem was arrested last Thursday on two...

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    Shimkus visits WILY/WRXX

    by  • April 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Congressman John Shimkus visited civics students Monday morning at Centralia High School. He then stopped by here for a visit with Tootie Cooksey, who interviewed him live on WILY 98.7 FM and 1210 A.M.   Shimkus announced this weekend that April 25 will be Tax Freedom Day in Illinois. The Collinsville republican says on...

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    Homemade cannon rocks Bell Club Rd. area

    by  • April 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Residents in the area of Bell Club Road Saturday night reported to the Marion County Sheriff’s Department hearing a very loud boom that shook the windows of some homes. After investigating multiple complaints about the sound, deputies discovered a resident in the 1900 block of bell club road had fired a homemade cannon. No...

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