Headlines for Sunday January 21st 2018

The Fairfield City Council will meet Tuesday night at 6 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall. A public hearing will be held at 5:45 p. m. for rezoning of property. Items on the agenda include amending the zoning code, adopting policy for collection process closed (final) bills and updating the police and fire
eligibility list.

The Cisne High School Freshman Class will hold a spaghetti supper
fundraiser, Friday, January 26th in the Cisne High School Cafeteria.
Serving times are from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Meal will consist of: spaghetti, salad, rolls, dessert and drinks.
Dinner is by donation at the door. The Cisne Runnin’ Lions basketball team and cheerleaders will host two games against Patoka beginning at 6:15 p.m., making it a perfect night for dinner before the game.

20 year-old Danielle P. Steiner of Thompsonville, was driving a 2004 Ford Passenger car, northbound on Illinois Route 34, just north of Webber Cemetery Road in Saline County at 1 :38 p.m. Friday afternoon. For Unknown reasons, she crossed the center line into the southbound lane. A 1998 International truck, driven by 47 year-old Marshall W. Cissna of Nortonville, Kentucky was southbound on Route 34 and was unable to Avoid Steiner’s Ford, striking it on the driver’s side door. Steiner was Pronounced dead at the scene of the crash by the Saline County Coroner’s Office. Cissna did not receive any injuries as a result of The traffic crash. An Illinois State Police Reconstruction Officer has been Assigned to assist with the crash investigation

U.s. prosecutors have told a judge they will seek the death penalty against a 28-year-old man charged with the kidnapping and killing of a University of Illinois scholar from China. Federal prosecutors filed a notice Friday with the U.S. District Court in central Illinois. It cites, among other factors, that Brendt Christensen’s alleged killing of Yingying Zhang involved torture. Christensen is charged in the June kidnapping and death of the 26-year-old. Her body hasn’t been found, but authorities say that have evidence she’s dead. Christensen’s trial is slated to begin Feb. 27. He has pleaded not guilty.