State Representative David Reis will be hosting his third and final Concealed Carry Town Hall meetings in Albion to discuss the new concealed carry law. The meeting will take place at the Albion Senior Citizens Center on Tuesday, November 12th at 6:30 p.m. The event is open to the public. The meeting will discuss qualifications to obtain a concealed carry license, where concealed carry is prohibited, training requirements and the implementation timeline.
21-year-old Christopher M. Adams-Rister of Harrisburg, IL was charged with DUI-cannibis and failure to yield at an intersection following a wreck on U.S. Route 45 in Saline County Friday morning. State police said Adams-Rister was stopped on Route 45 at Feazel Street, and failed to yield to a vehicle driven by 39-year-old Rechel N. Harrison of Harrisburg, IL who was northbound on Route 45. Both drivers were taken to the Harrisburg Medical Center following the accident, with Adams-Rister later transferred to a hospital in Evansville, IN.
Illinois State Police District 19 troopers will be participating in several enforcements this month throughout the district. Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement, or ACE, patrols will be conducted in Wayne and Saline counties. Special Traffic Enforcement Patrols, or STEP, patrols will be conducted in Wayne and White counties, and police will be conducting Occupant Restraint Enforcement Patrols in Wabash and Saline counties in November.
Water line flushing on the New Hope water system will begin this Tuesday and continue through November 29th. Residents may notice some discoloration and a slight dip in pressure during the process, but the water will be safe to drink. Those with questions can call 842-3477 or 925-4445.
Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend. Residents are reminded to set their clocks BACK one hour before going to be tonight. The official change occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday. Daylight Saving Time will return in March of next year. The Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal is also using the time change weekend to remind residents to check the batteries in their smoke detectors.