The Fairfield City Council has passed an ordinance prohibiting strip clubs in the city. Nude, partial nude or exotic dancing in the city is officially banned.  Anyone violating the ordinance is subject to a $5,000 per day fine.

IllinoisOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA has become the last state in the nation to allow the public carrying of concealed guns, just ahead of a federal appeals court’s deadline. The Senate voted  41-17 Tuesday to override Gov. Pat Quinn’s veto of the concealed carry legislation that lawmakers sent him.   Illinois State Police must be ready to accept concealed carry applications within six months. Officials expect at least 300,000 to apply during the first year.

Congressman John Shimkus is recovering following heart procedures at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis.  Shimkus underwent a non-surgical procedure to correct a heart rhythm problem. He is expected to return to work during the week of July 15.

Illinois State Police wrote 268 speeding tickets and 119 seat belt tickets during the month of June.  District 19 Commander Capt. Morrie Fraser reports his officers investigated no fatal traffic crashes in June.

The Wayne County Fair opens this Saturday with the Lucas Oil Tractor Pull at 7 p.m.  Gospel music will be the featured event Sunday evening at 6:30 featuring the Southern Gospel group Union Street and local artist Stacie Morse.

Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Fairfield is sponsoring an Upward Soccer program for kids Pre-K – 6th grade. The program has been set for Saturday, Aug. 10 from 9 – 4 and will feature the Bethel University Women’s Soccer team from McKenzie, Tennessee.To sign up, call Sara White at 842-9679.

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