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Effingham Daily News

Saturday’s fatal crash was worst in years

Hailey Elizabeth Funneman met the love of her life, Coleton Paul Price, on June 20, 2017. They were engaged to be married, according to their obituaries. “They will now spend eternity together,” the obituaries say. Funneman and Price were among the five people killed in a crash Saturday between Brownstown...
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Two faces new felony drug possession charges 6-23-21

Two persons have been formally charged in Marion County Court with felony drug possession charges. Bond was set at $7,500 for 34-year-old Rose Bounds of South Washington in Salem who was charged with possession of under five grams of methamphetamine. Bond was set at $5,000 for 21-year-old Joseph Mengarelli of...
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Macoupin County, ILJacksonville Journal Courier

Instructor charged, concealed carry permits invalid

SHIPMAN — More than 200 concealed carry certificates issued through a Shipman instructor have been deemed invalid, and she has been charged with forgery and providing a false certification. Macoupin County State’s Attorney Jordan Garrison and the Illinois State Police Firearms Services Bureau Investigative Support Unit announced Monday that they...
Madison County, ILIllinois Business Journal

County needs new operator for its cafeteria space

Madison County officials are looking to find a new restaurant to operate its cafeteria space that will become vacant as of Friday. “We found out the current tenant will not be renewing their lease,” Chairman Kurt Prenzler said. Challenge Unlimited, which has operated in the space the past four years,opted...

New law makes election day a holiday in Illinois

Mark election day Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, as another state holiday to the calendar for schools to be closed. That’s just one of many elements in a broad election law change the governor enacted Friday that includes delaying the primary day by several months. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed Senate Bill...
Madison County, ILTelegraph

Five face Madison County drugs, weapons charges

EDWARDSVILLE — Multiple cases involving both drugs and weapons were filed Tuesday by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office in separate incidents. Nicholas E. Shook, 25, of Alton, was charged June 22 with armed violence, a Class X felony; unlawful possession of weapons by a felon, a Class 2 felony; and unlawful possession of methamphetamine, a Class 3 felony.
Glen Carbon,

Multiple residents, including cat, escape Glen Carbon house fire Tuesday

GLEN CARBON — A residential structure fire closed both directions of a village arterial road for about two hours Tuesday. The fire started in and was contained to the garage of a home in the 500 block of Glen Crossing Road, near Kingsbrooke, on the village’s south side, said Fire Chief Jason Whitaker of the Glen Carbon Fire Protection District.

Henderson delivers final superintendent report at District 7

EDWARDSVILLE — Superintendent Dr. Jason Henderson delivered his final report at the District 7 Board of Education meeting Monday. During his report, Henderson discussed the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) requirements regarding COVID-19 restrictions. As of Monday, Henderson said guidelines for remote learning are unchanged — students who are...
Edwardsville, ILTelegraph

How did Edwardsville get its name?

The Ninian Edwards statue, on the corner of St. Louis and West Vandalia streets in downtown Edwardsville, was taken off its pedestal on Monday while a new location for it is planned. The statue has been the target of planned removal since October 2020 as Edwards' pro-slavery views have come into public attention over the past year.
Fayette County,

Five people killed in US 40 crash in Fayette County

Five people have died in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 40 near Brownstown in Fayette County. State Police say the crash occurred on Saturday afternoon when a westbound car driven by 50-year-old Lloyd Rowe of Brownstown ran onto the right shoulder, overcorrected, lost control, and then collided with a westbound car driven by 22-year-old Hailey Funneman of Effingham. The collision caused both vehicles to skid into the south ditch where they came to rest.
Illinois StateEffingham Radio

Fatal Accident In Fayette County

The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 12. US Route 40 east of Fayette County road N 1750 Street. June 19, 2021 at approximately 3:14 p.m. VEHICLE:. Unit 1– 2005 Pontiac G6. Unit 2 – 2007 Ford Taurus. DRIVER:. Unit 1- Lloyd A. Rowe, 50-year-old...
Edwardsville, ILTelegraph

SIUE joins COVID vaccination push

EDWARDSVILLE — Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has joined the nationwide COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge seeking to accelerate national progress toward President Joe Biden’s goal of 70% of the U.S. adult population receiving at least one vaccine dose by July 4. The Madison County Health Department will host a COVID-19 vaccine...
Granite City, ILTelegraph

Weapons, drug charges filed against 6

EDWARDSVILLE — Weapons and drug charges have been filed against a Bethalto man after a June 17 incident. Duane A Reams, 34, of Bethalto, was charged June 18 with unlawful possession of weapons by a felon, a Class 2 felony, and two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, both Class 4 felonies. Sara A. Stiles, 31, of Dow, was charged with unlawful possession of weapons by a felon, a Class 3 felony.
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SIUE Military And Veteran Services Highlights Women Veterans Day

EDWARDSVILLE - The Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Office of Military and Veteran Services is honoring the contributions of women’s service to the United States through military service this month in conjunction with Women Veteran’s Day, which is annually recognized on June 12. “The contributions of women can often be forgotten or overlooked,” said U.S. Navy veteran and SIUE Coordinator of Military and Veteran Services Telisha Reinhardt, “even more so Continue Reading

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois recognizes top cookie sellers

Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois has wrapped up the annual Girl Scout Cookie Program for 2021. Girl Scouts are known for being resilient, so they weren’t going to let a pandemic get in the way of crushing their goals! Girls in Southern Illinois sold 512,568 packages of Girl Scout Cookies this year. Let’s give a shout out to the following girls for being All-Star Cookie Entrepreneurs for their respective areas: