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westallHelen Marie Westall has been sentenced to 30 years in prison after admitting she hired a Mount Carmel man to murder 78-year-old Robert Westall.  Tyler McQueen stabbed Mr. Westall to death at his United Methodist Village apartment in Lawrenceville.

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The Fairfield City Council is considering a measure that would require landlords to pay the utility bills of renters who skip town without settling up their account.  The proposal has been met with much resistance from owners of rental

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Shores Builders, Inc. of Centralia has been approved as the contractor to build a new fire station for the City of Albion. Shores’ bid was $892,000 – far above the architect’s estimate of $625,000.  The original low bidder for

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Illinois lawmakers are getting involved in an effort to find out why the deer harvest numbers were so low during the 2013-2014 season.  Rep. Jerry Costello says he will meet with officials with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources

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The Fairfield City Council meets Tuesday night starting at 6 p.m.  The main items on the agenda include a rate increase for rural water districts, as well as providing utilities for renters.  The council is also expected to

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47-year-old Samuel L. Clark of St. Francisville, IL died Friday afternoon when he lost control of his vehicle on the Route 161 extension just east of county road 615 East in northern Wayne County, skidded off the roadway and hit

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jay jacksonA suspected “quick change artist” from Cincinnati, Ohio has been jailed on charges he scammed a number of Southern Illinois businesses out of hundreds of dollars. Jay V. Jackson, 60 was transferred from the Franklin County, Indiana jail to the

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farmer check II

Local farmer Lyndsey Edmison has directed a $2,500 donation to the North Wayne Community Unit School District #200. Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will help the schools purchase technology, including iPads, Chromebooks, printers, and laptops. The donation

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Fairfield City Attorney Michael Molt has defeated incumbent Circuit Judge Kevin Kakac in the Republican Primary.  Molt defeated Kakac by 115 votes.  David Harrison finished third, John Robison fourth with David Williams last. County Clerk Glenda Young says

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Illinois’ General Primary Election is today. Polls will remain open until 7 o’clock this evening.  Locally, voters will be choosing the Republican nominee for Wayne County Circuit Judge.  Five candidates are seeking their party’s nod.  Resident Judge

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