Headlines for Monday, January 22, 2018

ANOTHER SCAM –  A telephone scam in the region is targeting AMEREN customers. The scammers claim they are from AMEREN, Illinois and threaten to disconnect the electric service within one hour if a payment is not made.  AMEREN officials warn this is a scam, adding they never demand payment in that manner. If you receive one of these calls – hang up – it is a scam.

The North Wayne Community Unit School Board has approved letters of intent to retire from three employees. Those planning to retire at the end of the 2018-2019 school year are Teresa Ulm as Cisne High School guidance secretary, Marlys Levy as Johnsonville School secretary and Diane Chapman as a bus driver.

20-year-old Danielle Steiner of Thompsonville died Friday in a head-on crash in Saline County. State Police report Steiner was driving northbound on Ill. Rt. 34 when she crossed the centerline and struck a semi head-on. The semi driver – from Nortonville, Kentucky – was not hurt.

BAD SPROUTS – The Illinois Department of Public Health is investigating a recent cluster of Salmonella cases linked to Jimmy John’s Restaurants in Illinois.  Based on the IDPH investigation, the illness is linked to sprouts from multiple Jimmy John’s Restaurants in Illinois. The restaurant chain has been asked to remove all sprouts from their menu until the investigation has been completed.

The Fairfield Community High School Mulebackers will host their annual Bingo and Silent Auction this Saturday evening at the American Legion in Fairfield. The event will start at 7 p.m.  A portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated to the Veterans Memorial Park in Fairfield.