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Work Partners Connects Disabled Workers With Jobs

A program aimed at connecting local employers with disabled workers, Work Partners now has an office open in Hillsboro, thanks to funding created by the voter-approved 708 referendum. A division of Fayco Enterprises, Work Partners seeks to help local employers connect with the benefits of assimilati

THEJOURNAL-NEWS.NET - 2018-03-22 07:15:00

Traveling dance instructor sentenced for sexual abuse of teen

EFFINGHAM, Ill. (WAND) - A traveling dance instructor was sentenced to prison time for sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl. 34-year-old Charles Young was found guilty by a jury in November of sexually assaulting the girl while in a supervisory position. He was an instructor when he assaulted the gir

WAND TV - 2018-03-22 17:51:00

New owner purchases former U.S. Grant Motel

Subscribe to discover fast, unlimited access. Buy Now MATTOON -- A new owner has purchased the former U.S. Grant Motel and is considering options for the future use of this property along Lake Land Boulevard. Rural Effingham resident Jessy Graves, who owns the nearby Castle Pub & Gaming, recently pu


Guilty plea in federal bank fraud case

A Kinmundy man has pleaded guilty to defrauding Illinois Banks, including two in Effingham. Alfred L. Cross, 75, originally from Mattoon, pleaded guilty to five counts of bank fraud on Friday, according to authorities. The indictment charged Cross with defrauding seven southern Illinois banks out of


One Extricated After Van Vs. Semi Accident In Olney

Olney, IL - One person was extricated after a van vs. semi accident in Olney on Wednesday. According to the Olney Fire Department's Facebook page, crews responded after the accident occurred south of Route 130 at 600 E. road. Route 130 was down to one lane earlier Wednesday but now both lanes have s

MYWABASHVALLEY.COM - 2018-03-21 16:22:42

Convicted Sex Offender Receives Sentence

Olney, IL. - The man convicted of the sexual assault resulting in the death of an 8-year-old girl in Olney, Illinois was sentenced in Richland County on Thursday. Glen Ramey received the maximum sentence for the class-x felony,predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, 60 years. Ramey received

MYWABASHVALLEY.COM - 2018-03-22 22:16:45

Benton Police seek missing juvenile they say is endangered

Benton Police are asking for the public's help locating a 15-year-old who they say is missing and may be in danger. According to a message from Franklin County Emergency Management, police seek Brianna Mae Kirby, 15, who was last seen on Tuesday on South Pope Street in Benton. She is a white female,

THE SOUTHERN - 2018-03-21 22:07:00

Effingham police move closer to taking over Unit 40 SRO program

An Effingham City Council member who had raised questions about city police taking over Unit 40's School Resource Officer program is now onboard with the plan. The Effingham County Sheriff's Office has overseen the program at Unit 40 and other county school districts for years. But Sheriff Dave Maho

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 20:48:21

Authorities: Man emptied home's contents before fire and claimed insurance

Authorities say a Dieterich man emptied his house before it burned down last year and collected insurance money on the contents. Daniel J. Bushur, 53, has been charged with insurance fraud of more than $100,000 related to the Jan. 7, 2017 fire. Effingham County State's Attorney Bryan Kibler said tha

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-03-21 22:06:43

Mattoon man pleads guilty of committing more than $500,000 in bank fraud

A Mattoon man has pleaded guilty to bank fraud of more than half a million dollars in federal court, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office. Alfred L. Cross, 75, of Kinmundy - originally from Mattoon - pleaded guilty Friday to five counts of bank fraud. He had been indicted on accu


Appellate court judge discusses duties

David Overstreet talked about his year as judge in the Fifth District Illinois Appellate Court last week when he traveled from his home in Mount Vernon to Shelbyville for the afternoon. Overstreet, a Republican, was appointed as an appellate judge in February 2017. He is unopposed in Tuesday's prima


WSIU Almanac: March 19th, 2018.

In Centralia this Saturday the Legs for Life 5K will be held in support of the Leukimia and Lymphoma Society. For more information call 618-367-0003 and ask for Shannon. For more information visit: http://seecentralia.com/event/legs-for-life-5k-3/ The Illinois Indigenous Plant Symposium will be hel


Mom who backed car over toddler has bail reduced in meth-possession case

A Beckemeyer woman who backed a car over her toddler son last year was granted a partial bail reduction Friday in her new meth-possession case. Nicole Voss, 36, was in St. Clair County Circuit Court for an initial appearance in the meth case. She was arrested Sunday after she allegedly drove a car o


A grocery store could soon be coming back to Lebanon

City officials continued to push this month for economic incentives that could help bring an independent grocery store back into the community. The city's only grocery store, Don's IGA, closed in the fall, Mayor Rich Wilken said, mirroring trends in other small-town communities. The owner of grocery


Child hit by car in Mascoutah; police say rain may have been fac - KMOV.com

Police say a 12-year-old was hit by a car in Mascoutah Monday afternoon. The accident happened near the intersection of Mascoutah Plaza Drive and Arnett around 3:30 p.m. The boy was in a marked crosswalk on Mascoutah Plaza Drive when a car driven by 71-year-old woman turned left onto Mascoutah Plaza


Tombstones take a special kind of care

EFFINGHAM - Effingham County Genealogical and Historical Society promotes preservation of cemeteries and its tombstones. At least twice a year they host "cemetery hops" across the county. The next hop is planned in Mason in the the spring, President LoElla Baker said during a speaker session Saturda


Prison Time in Clay County Case

A Flora man has been sentenced to prison for an offense in Louisville on Christmas Eve. 35-year-old Joshua Moheit was sentenced Wednesday to 3-1/2 years in prison on a charge of unlawful restraint. In exchange for a guilty plea to the charge, a Class X felony count of aggravated vehicle hijacking wa


3 from southern IL sentenced on meth-related charges

BENTON, IL (KFVS) - Three southern Illinois residents have been sentenced to prison on meth-related charges according to the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Southern District of Illinois. Jeremy Humphries, 33, of Red Bud and Mandy Hagen, 30, of Lenzburg had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute


4 accused of killing shooting witness to stop friend from being - KMOV.com

4 accused of killing shooting witness to stop friend from being indicted4 accused of killing shooting witness to stop friend from being indicted Updated: Thursday, March 15 2018 8:46 PM EDT2018-03-16 00:46:31 GMT Prosecutors say jailhouse phone conversations helped lead them to four suspects accused


Young Sentenced to Prison for Criminal Sexual Abuse

Traveling dance instructor Charles Young has been sentenced to four years in prison for aggravated criminal sexual abuse. The 34-year-old Young was found guilty in November by an Effingham County jury of criminal sexual assault for actions involving an underage dance student. Instead, in a negotiate