As Fairfield Community High School math teacher and cross country and track coach Timothy C. Going awaits trial on charges he installed a motion-activated camera in the girl’s locker room, more allegations of unlawful videotaping of an underage girl have surfaced in St. Clair County, Ill. Going, 43, now faces three additional felonies and one misdemeanor charge in St. Clair County for allegedly videotaping one juvenile female and an adult woman in a Fairview Heights, Ill. hotel bathroom. In one charge, Going is accused of making a video tape of a 15-year-old girl while she was in the hotel bathroom of the Super 8 Motel in Fairview Heights, Ill. The incident happened, investigators said on or about Nov. 2, 2013. The date of the alleged offense coincides with the date FCHS sent a one girl to the Cross Country Sectional Competition at Edwardsville, Ill. Another count alleges he committed the same offense with an adult female. The additional charges allege he physically placed the covert camera in the bathroom for the purpose of videotaping the women. Going remains in the Wayne County jail under $250,000 bond on the FCHS locker room charge. Bond has not been set at this time in the St. Clair County case. The case against going is still under investigation by Illinois State Police detectives and forensic analysts with the Illinois State Police Crime Lab. Additional charges are possible as the investigation continues.
The one-year anniversary of the Illinois Hydraulic Fracturing Act being signed into law is coming up on June 17. Despite being passed by a combined 160-12 vote in the House and Senate, the law has yet to be enacted. Officials with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources have been given until November to produce the rules to govern the practice. Until then, a potential Southern Illinois oil boom has been put on ice. Many believe the rules won’t be released until after the November General Election.
36-year-old Craig A. Donoho of Fairfield was injured Monday after the vehicle he was driving ran off Wayne County Highway 9 north of Sims and crashed into a ditch. After being treated at Fairfield Memorial Hospital, he was taken to the Wayne County jail and booked on a charge of DUI.
A motorcycle stolen from Lonzo’s Tavern in Sims over the weekend has been recovered in Clay County. The 2005 Harley Davidson Heritage Soft Tail cycle was owned by Darren G. Tucker of Wayne City.
A new state law will give juvenile offenders a break. The “Clean Slate” law will now expunge the arrest records of many teens arrested for non-violent, less serious crimes. Under the law, their record will be wiped clean as soon as they turn 18.
An analysis of Illinois Department of Corrections records show that as many as 24 inmates who escaped from Illinois prisons or halfway houses over the years are still on the run. Most missing inmates escaped from transition centers. One escaped in 1955 and hasn’t been seen since.