Alton, ILTelegraph

Alton man charged with Class X meth felony

EDWARDSVILLE – An Alton man faces a Class X methamphetamine-related felony charge filed Friday by the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office. Shawn T. Rawlings, 45, of Alton, was charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, a Class X felony. The case was presented by the Glen Carbon...
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Granite City, ILTelegraph

Two charged in string of robberies, thefts

EDWARDSVILLE — Two Missouri residents on Friday were charged in a string of thefts and one robbery at the Granite City Walmart from April to June. Darris L.A. Lewis, 23, of St. Louis, and Sherico L. Taper, 25, of Pagedale, Missouri, were each charged July 30 with one count of robbery, a Class 2 felony; and three counts of retail theft, all Class 3 felonies.

Fatal Single Vehicle Accident In Montgomery County

Illinois State Police report a fatal single-vehicle crash in Montgomery County Saturday at 11:16 PM. The collision occurred on IL Rt. 16 at North 19th Avenue. According to ISP, 51 year old John E. Thompson, of Witt, was traveling southbound on Rt. 16 when, for unknown reasons, his Ford F-150 went off the roadway to the right. Thompson reportedly overcorrected and came back onto the roadway, then overcorrected again and went off into the right ditch. The truck overturned, ejecting both the driver and a front seat passenger, 21 year old James E. Thompson, also of Witt, from the vehicle. Both individuals were transported to an area hospital where both were pronounced deceased.
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Illinois State Police Will Be Conducting Patrols, Roadside Safety Checks In The Month Of August

COLLINSVILLE – Illinois State Police (ISP) District 11 Commander, Captain Mark Doiron, announces that the ISP will conduct Distracted Driving Enforcement Program patrols, Nighttime Enforcement (NITE) Patrols, Alcohol Countermeasure Enforcement (ACE) patrols, and Roadside Safety Checks (R.S.C) in St. Clair or Madison County during the month of August. These projects are funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation, Division of Traffic Safety. The Distracted Driving Enforcement program Continue Reading

2021 08/04 – Debra Lee Ford

Debra Lee Ford, 64, of Marine, Illinois, passed away at 10:44 pm July 31, 2021, at her residence. She was born May 14, 1957, in Joliet, Illinois to Virgil Lee and Norma Jean (Bond) Ford. In addition to her parents, Debra is survived by her siblings, Rodney Ford and wife,...
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Single-vehicle accident kills 2 men in Montgomery County, IL

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Il. – The Illinois State Police are investigating a single-vehicle fatal crash that happened Saturday, July 31 at approximately 11:16 p.m. on Illinois Route 16 in Montgomery County. The driver and one of the two passengers were killed in the accident. Police say the driver of a pickup...
Granite City, ILNews-Democrat

Convicted killer of Granite City man sentenced in Madison County court

A St. Louis man found guilty of shooting to death a Granite City man in the spring was sentenced on Monday to serve a 65-year prison sentence. Kadeem Noland was convicted of first-degree murder in May in the killing of 36-year-old Jason Thomas in January 2020, according to a news release from Madison County State’s Attorney Tom Haine.
Granite City, ILTelegraph

Noland gets 65-year prison term for murder

EDWARDSVILLE — A St. Louis man on Monday was sentenced to 65 years in prison for the January 2020 murder of Jason Thomas in Granite City. Kadeem Noland, 27, was sentenced to 65 years for the Jan. 9, 2020, murder of Jason Thomas, 36, of Granite City. He must serve 100 percent of his sentence.
Madison County, ILMadison County Record

Madison County celebrates National Fishing Month

Madison County officials are encouraging anglers of all ages to celebrate National Fishing Month by exploring Madison County’s waterways and sharing their catches on social media. National Fishing Month began Sunday. Madison County officials urge people to experience all the county has to offer during the month-long celebration. “It is...

Litchfield Chamber Celebrates Members

“Tonight, we get the opportunity to celebrate you, business owners, employees, volunteers, community members and friends of the Litchfield Chamber of Commerce,” said Executive Director Beth Cherry. “Tonight, we get to celebrate passion, hard work and the process of uniting to build successful businesses in our great city. You see our passions help us all unite and the energy we create is what allows us to encourage successful growth within our local economy.”

Fun Run Reigns In The Rain To Start Old Settlers

It seems to always rain at least one day during Old Settlers, but a steady downpour didn’t stop the annual Old Settlers Fun Run and Walk on Saturday, July 31, in Hillsboro. Twenty-three hardy souls were signed up prior to Saturday’s event, but even more came despite the visit from Mother Nature, with 31 eventually traversing the hilly course that started on Wood Street.
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Father, Son Killed In Route 16 Rollover

A pickup truck rollover on Route 16 between Witt and Nokomis on Saturday night, July 31, killed a father and son from Witt and injured a third person. John E. Thompson, 51, of Witt, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office, and a passenger in the vehicle, James E. Thompson, 21, of Witt, was pronounced dead at Hillsboro Area Hospital. A second passenger, Dakota L. Cook, 24, of Clinton, was taken to an area hospital with injuries.