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Headlines for Monday, May 12, 2014

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Bond has been set at $250,000 for a Fairfield Community High School teacher accused of installing a motion-activated video camera in the girls locker room of the high school.  Timothy Going, 43 has been formally charged with two felony counts. Count one is a class-1 felony charge of burglary. In the criminal information filed by State’s Attorney David Williams, Going is accused of “without authority, knowingly entering a building of the Fairfield Community High School with the intent to commit the offense of Unauthorized Video Recording and Live Video Transmission, a felony. Count two is a class-3 felony charge of unauthorized video recording and live video transmission, in that Going “knowingly made a video record of a person under the age of 18 without that person’s consent.” Going made his first appearance in the case this morning before Circuit Judge Tom Dinn.  In addition to reading Going the charges and possible penalties, Judge Dinn attached special conditions to the suspect’s bond. Under provisions of Going’s bond, he cannot go onto Fairfield Community High School Property and he can have no contact with any FCHS student.

Officials with the Illinois Department of Transportation say it would be too difficult and expensive to reopen the hiring process for jobs contested in a federal lawsuit.  A suit has been filed claiming IDOT filled hundreds of jobs without following hiring rules that ban considering politics or loyalty.

The Fairfield City Council meets Tuesday night.  Aldermen are expected to approve seeking bids for the sale of four pieces of city-owned property.  The properties up for sale include the old John’s Red and White building on W. Main Street and property at 510 W. King, 206 N.W. 7th and 208 N.W. 7th.

Tryouts for the Fairfield American Legion Post 176 baseball team will be held on Friday, May 23 from 6 – 7:30 at Lakeside Park.  Players age 14-19 are eligible to play, but the player cannot turn 20 during the 2014 calendar year.

The Fairfield Community High School graduation ceremony will be held this Sunday at 2 p.m. in the FCHS Gymnasium.  Principal Jill Fulkerson will give the welcome and Senior Class President Daniel Altizer will address the class of 2014. FCHS Board President Larry Vest will present diplomas to the graduating seniors.

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