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Illinois Woman Steals 31 Boxes of Condoms From Schnucks, Safety First.

Shaearion Davis was arrested in Swansea, Illinois after stealing 31 boxes of condoms from a Schnucks location. SG. Employees watched at Shaearion swiped the 30 boxes and tried to make a run for it...Didn't go at planned. They actually followed her out the store and tailed her for a while, until cops were able to join in on the pursuit. She tried to ditch the $300 in condoms, but she was "safely" caught in the act.
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Edwardsville, ILTelegraph

Drug charges filed in Madison County

EDWARDSVILLE — Drug-related charges were filed in a number of cases Wednesday by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office. • Ronald C. Feldpausch, 41, of the 100 block of Courtland, Collinsville, was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine, a Class 2 felony. The case was presented by the Collinsville Police Department. According to court documents, on Feb. 23 Feldpausch was found to be in possession of between 5-15 grams of methamphetamine. Bail was set at $45,000.
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New Baden,

William H. Thoele Jr.

William “Bill” H. Thoele Jr., age 77, of New Baden passed away on Thursday, June 17, 2021 at Highland Healthcare Center. He was born in Highland on February 4, 1944, the son of William G. and Annie (Frerker) Thoele. He married Margaret Kollmann at St. George Catholic Church in New Baden on August 23, 1967, and she survives in New Baden.
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Bear sightings continue out of area

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources Conservation Police and Monroe County Sheriff’s Department responded to multiple reports of a large bear seen roaming through rural backyards last Thursday morning between Waterloo and Valmeyer. While no further reports have been called in locally, bear sightings were reported to the east near...
Madison County, ILTelegraph

Man charged with failure to register as sex offender

EDWARDSVILLE — A Cottage Hills man identified as homeless was charged Wednesday with failure to register as a sex offender. William S. Keene, 41, listed as homeless out of Cottage Hills, was charged June 16 with unlawful failure to register as a sex offender, a Class 3 felony. The case...

Freeburg Advances to State Championship With Victory Over UHigh

UHigh took on Freeburg in a 2A State Semifinal on Friday afternoon. The Pioneers scored three in the top of the second but Freeburg answered with five runs in the bottom of the third. Freeburg plays Timothy Christian in the championship while UHigh takes on CS8 opponent SHG for third.
East Saint Louis, ILNews-Democrat

East St. Louis native to host Juneteenth event that recognizes St. Louis’ racist past

For Antwoinette Ayers, standing outside of the Old Courthouse in St. Louis is a spiritual experience. Ayers remembers praying at the courthouse last year and there being a cloud of smoke over her head. She says it represented the spirits of her ancestors. The Old Courthouse is where the Dred Scott case, in which it was decided that Black people weren’t American citizens, was tried and where slave auctions were held. The Courthouse is also near the site of Lynch’s slave pen that imprisoned slaves who were to be sold.
Bond County,

Unit Two Personnel Action In Special Meeting

The Bond County Unit 2 Board of Education met in special session Monday evening and took action on several personnel items. Austin Kastl was hired as a high school English teacher for the next school year. Kastl previously taught English at Unit 2 high school, leaving after the 2016-17 school year to move to Georgia.
Bond County,

Bond County Animal Control Report For May

Bond County Animal Control Officer Jim Hess has released his report of activities during May. Cats dominated the animal control efforts with 58 of them impounded during the month. Four cats were released to their owners, five released to the Bond County Humane Society, 27 released to other no kill...
Edwardsville, ILKMOV

Single-use plastic bag fee in Edwardsville begins in July

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. ( – The city of Edwardsville is rolling out a fee on single-use shopping bags, both plastic and paper. Edwardsville officials approved a single-use bag fee in grocery stores and other large retail shops back in 2019 and was mean to being in 2020 but was delayed. Now the 10-cent fee will go into effect on July 12.

Highland Brings Home 3a State Softball Title

The prep softball season came to an end as the large school’s finished up their respective state tournaments. At the Louisville Slugger Sports Complex in Peoria, Highland won the 3a state softball title beating Lemont 1-0. This was after the Lady Bulldogs won their opener over Sterling 8-1. Sterling over...