Headlines for Sunday, August 5th

The Albion House of Prayer and American Red Cross are hosting a blood drive in its gymnasium Monday from noon til 6 p.m.  The House of Prayer is located at 230 North Fifth Street in Albion.  All blood types are needed.  The drive is being sponsored by Sheila Schnepper, Edwards County Supervisor of Assessment.

47-year-old Jack J. Brown Jr. of West Frankfort, Illinois died Saturday morning in a hit and run crash on Illinois Route 37.  According to reports, the body was found by a passing utility worker around 7:40 a.m. south of Benton near the intersection of Commerce Lane.  It was believed the victim was walking southbound along the highway several hours earlier.  Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the vehicle that struck Brown.  Anyone with information can call the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office at (618) 438-4841

Veterans in Illinois who are suffering a physical or mental health condition are now added to an alert system that notifies law enforcement and the public when a person goes missing.  The bill passed unanimously in the Illinois House and Senate, and will provide a mechanism for law enforcement to immediately respond to a missing veteran or active duty military member.

Frontier Community College will be offering CardioFit and Chair Yoga fitness classes through the Tivity Health SilverSneakers program.  Classes will meet weekly in Room 108 of the Bobcat Den.  Students can join at the beginning of each month.  To register, call the college at 842-3711.

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner is reviewing legislation that would test feeding the state’s deer, which some say could help the animals better fight off illnesses.  Reports said the bill would launch a five-year experiment to test how feeding Illinois deer affects their health, and would lift a 15-year-old rule making it illegal to feed deer.