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Police Beat for Friday, May 27th, 2022

A 27-year-old Centralia man has been arrested by Centralia Police for possession of a controlled substance and driving on a suspended license. Jamar Young of Putter Drive in Centralia was taken to the Marion County Jail. 55-year-old Michael Ingles of Wortby Street in Odin was arrested by Odin Police for...
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Is that a Don Rodgers? The Belleville Apparel Store has the latest styles and trends

ST. LOUIS — Don Rodgers is a must-stop place when in Belleville. Since 1976, they’ve provided the latest clothing trends for men and women. You will find unique, well-made, high-quality pieces to add to your wardrobe. Customers love the uniqueness and low, competitive prices compared to shopping malls or online stores. Stop in and get outfitted for summer!
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Pedestrian killed by vehicle identified

URBANA, Ill. (WICS/WSRP) — A man who was hit and killed by a vehicle in Urbana on Wednesday has been identified as Christopher Bowen, 50, from Sandoval. The incident happened around 8:53 p.m. in the the area of Park St. and Cunningham Ave. When Urbana Police Officers arrived on...

Centralia man charged with meth offense after pleading guilty to earlier drug charge

CENTRALIA, IL — A 46-year-old Centralia man was charged Wednesday in Marion County Court with a new meth offense, just one week after pleading guilty on an earlier drug possession charge. Christopher Taulbee was released from the Marion County Jail last week on a $50,000 personal recognizance bond after he entered into a partial plea agreement on a Class 1 felony charge of possessing between 15 and 100 grams of methamphetamine.

Centralia Acting Police Chief critical of recognizance bonds on weapons charges

Centralia Acting Police Chief Steve Whritenour is frustrated with the court system over recognizance and low bonds in weapons cases and large drug cases. He’s speaking out following a recent case where an 18-year-old Centralia man was discovered in possession of a loaded pistol while walking down a street near the Marion County Housing Authority Units in the early morning hours. Whritenour says a felony unlawful use of weapons charge was filed by the State’s Attorney who recommended a bond of $20,000. But instead, a judge released the suspect back into the community with a recognizance bond.
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Frank Derickson, former Chester mayor, dies at 93

Frank E. Derickson, 93, of Chester, Illinois, passed away at 8:06 a.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2022 at Cedarhurst Senior Living in Sparta, Illinois. He was born to the late Cardel "Dirk" and Rose (nee Hauner) Derickson on Aug. 8, 1928 in Murphysboro, Illinois. His family later moved to Chester and has resided there ever since.

Johnson & Smith Into Throwing Finals At State Track

The State Track & Field Championships began yesterday at O’Brian Stadium at Eastern Illinois University. Salem’s Caleb Smith and Cole Johnson will compete in today’s finals. Smith is the 3rd ranked shot put thrower after the preliminary round with a throw of 16.72 meters. The top qualifier in the finals today is Centralia’s JehChys Brown who had a throw of 17.59 meters.

Sandoval man dies after being struck by car in Urbana

A 50-year-old Sandoval man was killed Wednesday night when struck by a vehicle while crossing a street in Urbana. Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup identified the victim as Christopher Bowen. He was transported to Carle Foundation Hospital’s emergency room where he was later pronounced dead. Urbana Police say Bowen...

With arms unwrapped, Hawks shut out Marissa to earn sectional title date

GREENVILLE -- Whatever idle time Gus Coonrod had in Carrollton’s dugout Thursday at Smith Field was spent with a heavy wrap around his right arm. But the ailing elbow unwrapped for the postseason inflicted a world of hurt on Marissa, with Coonrod firing a shutout to lead the Hawks to a 7-0 victory over the Meteors under a light rain in a Greenville Class 1A Sectional semifinal at Greenville University.

Goreville blanks Woodlawn to advance to sectional championship game

GOREVILLE — Reese Ray threw a two-hit shutout, striking out 12 to lead Goreville past Woodlawn 2-0 and into the championship game of the the Goreville 1A Sectional. The Blackcats only managed five hits against Woodlawn’s Sadie Mellott, but were able to capitalize on two scoring opportunities. Goreville loaded the bases with one out in the top of the fourth, and Jayden Tripp delivered a sacrifice fly to score Abby Compton with the game’s first run.