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The Fairfield City Police Department is being cut by two officers.  Mayor Chuck Griswold says he does not plan to replace Chief Brad Winter upon his retirement.  Another senior officer is set to retire this year, and that

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King, Randy edited60-year-old Randy King of Fairfield was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to two charges of being in possession of child pornography.  King has been held in the Wayne County jail since his arrest last

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Five people were injured Sunday afternoon in a near head-on crash on Ill. Rt. 1 in Gallatin County. Both drivers, Trenton Duncan, 26 of Carrier Mills and John Porter, 63 of LaSalle, Ill. were injured, along with one passenger in

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Chris Wise picFairfield’s newest firefighter, Chris Wise, has graduated from fire academy training and will be on duty soon.  Fire Chief Mike Pottorff said Wise graduated from seven weeks of intense training at the Illinois Fire Service Institute in Champaign, IL,

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Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey recorded a small earthquake Thursday night near Benton in Franklin County.  The magnitude 2.7 tremor was centered nine miles east/northeast of Benton at 10:02 Thursday night.  The quake originated from a fairly

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colcsilasFairfield City Police Chief Brad Winter has announced his retirement.  Mayor Chuck Griswold has appointed Det. Sgt. Keith Colclasure (left) as the new chief.  Sgt. Silas Eckelberry (right) will become the new assistant chief.  Current Assistant Chief

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The public library in Albion and the Frontier Community College library have been issued $5,000 grants through the Illinois Secretary of State’s “Back to the Books” program.  A $4,000 grant was issued to the Norris City Memorial Library.

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A Freeze Warning is in effect from 1 a.m. – 9 a.m. Wednesday. Temperatures Wednesday morning are forecast to dip to as low as 27. New early season vegetation could be damaged or killed.

60-year-old Bernice D. Cole of Fairfield

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The National Weather Service has issued a “Freeze Watch” from late Tuesday night through Wednesday morning.  Temperatures are forecast to dip to as low as 28 in many areas of the region.  With little or no wind expected,

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The trial of suspended White County jailer, 38-year-old Phillip Lowery, ended in a mistrial late Friday night after the jury was deadlocked following nearly 12 hours of deliberations.  Lowery stood trial on a class-2 felony charge of aggravated criminal

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