The inaugural “Radiothon” fundraiser for the Fairfield Public Library will be held Monday night from 6 to 8:30 p.m, and will be broadcast live on WFIW-FM. Residents can listen live and call in their donations, and the public is welcome to watch the event from the library. Several emcees and local talent will perform through the evening. Money raised will go towards the library and the Fairfield Public Library Foundation.
Courses to help residents obtain their Illinois Concealed Carry license and learn how to properly handle handguns will be held this month at each of the campuses in the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District. The courses will be offered in Albion this Thursday through Saturday and in Fairfield November 14th through 16th. The courses will meet from 6-10 p.m. Thursday and Friday nights and 8 a.m. til 4 p.m. on Saturday. Pre-registration is required and can be made by calling 877-464-3687.
State Representative David Reis is hosting his third and final Concealed Carry Town Hall meeting in Albion Tuesday, November 12th at the Albion Senior Citizens Center to discuss the new Concealed Carry law. The meeting is open to the public, and will discuss qualifications for obtaining a license, where concealed carry is prohibited and training requirements.
The Illinois Emergency Management Agency and the National Weather Service are encouraging residents to begin preparing for winter weather and winter storms and cold. Both agencies are highlighting winter weather preparedness throughout November as part of their annual campaign. The National Weather Service says eight deaths related to extreme cold temperatures were recorded nationwide in 2012, while the ten-year average is 27 deaths. Three of the deaths were recorded in Illinois, and since 1995, 134 fatalities have occurred in the state.
A suspect in the murder of his wife in Cairo, IL Friday was taken into custody Saturday after he turned himself into police. 30-year-old Chauncy M. Hughes is suspected of murdering his wife, 22-year-old Heather N. Davis. Her body was found by police at about 8:30 Friday night after they received a call of a female victim that had been shot. Hughes was wanted on an Alexander County warrant for First Degree Murder, and is being held in Ullin, IL.