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CRIME ALERT: Authorities need help solving Clinton and Farmer City crimes

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
CLINTON -- The Clinton Police Department is investigating at least eight separate cases of burglaries to unlocked and unattended vehicles, which occurred during the overnight hours in the 500-700 blocks of North Jackson and North Quincy Streets in the north central portion of town.
Numerous items were stolen from the victim vehicles that include electronics, power tools, jewelry and

Local centenarian inspires award winning story

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
You might not think
an eight-year-old
boy would have much in common with a lady who turns 101 this year. Then again, with a 92-year head start on life, she just might have some pretty interesting stories to tell. Henry Wiering thinks so about his great-great aunt Clinton resident Hazel Bray.
Although Henry lives in Tennessee

A. Lincoln: Confirming a library treasure tucked away for decades

Posted: Friday, Aug 29th, 2014
Vespasian Warner Public Library
director Joan Rhoades was aware
of the book and its inscription for more than 25 years. It was a volume of C.H. Moore's personal collection that helped start the library in 1908. But, it wasn't until the staff and research facilities of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, located just 40

Nominee turns down county board seat

Modified: Wednesday, Aug 27th, 2014
CLINTON -- After suggesting during the August 14 county board meeting that "rumors don't always turn out to be true," county board chairman Sherrie Brown, on Thursday, nominated Jeff Gibbs to fill a board vacancy, just what rumors claimed would happen. But, Gibbs surprised residents at the meeting by rejecting the nomination and recommending Brown appoint Christy Pruser.

Water authority working to pass landfill ordinance

Posted: Friday, Aug 22nd, 2014
CLINTON -- Governor Quinn gave the order to prevent higher concentrations of PCBs from going into Clinton Landfill.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it would suspend the application process for the permit allowing those PCBs into the landfill, and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency plans to modify the landfill's current permit to stop disposal of lower concentration PCBs

New board member seated; Blythe named vice president

Posted: Friday, Aug 22nd, 2014
CLINTON -- Clinton resident Russell Long took the oath of office at Tuesday night's Clinton Board of Education meeting. Long replaces Tom Pruser who passed away in a work-related accident last June. Board member John Blythe will assume Pruser's role as the board's vice president.
Committee assignments included Nancy Stokowski to the building committee and Long to the insurance

Council hears from medical marijuana company reps

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 20th, 2014
CLINTON -- Representatives of Salveo Health & Wellness addressed the city council Monday about their plans to apply for a medical marijuana license for a site in DeWitt County. One such site will be permitted in Illinois State Police District 6, of which Clinton and DeWitt County is a part.
Chicago attorney Alex Thiersch and Clinton native Terry Cray

Monaghan retiring after 30 years

Posted: Friday, Aug 15th, 2014
Sgt. Tony Monaghan
has seen plenty of
changes to law enforcement in the 30 years he has served with the DeWitt County Sheriff's Department. Through the years, several sheriffs and a move into a new facility, though, he says technology has made the most difference in how sheriff's personnel perform their jobs. Monaghan retires from the

Members put on pressure to fill board vacancy

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
CLINTON -- County board member Doug Tucker was one of several members Thursday pushing chairman Sherrie Brown to fill the board vacancy left by the death of Tom Pruser. But, Brown refused to yield to members' pressure, still not naming Pruser's wife Christina to fill the seat, nor, as yet, anyone else.
Tucker cited the county Republican Party's support

Clinton Landfill owners respond to IEPA decision

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 12th, 2014
CLINTON -- Clinton Landfill, Inc. (CLI) announced that it received Permit Modification No. 47 from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) on July 31, and that it intends to seek review of the modification by the Illinois Pollution Control Board on or before Thursday, September 4.
"CLI is disappointed that the IEPA has reversed its previously-issued positions and

Fruits & veggies

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 5th, 2014
Susan Muņoz / Journal
Austin Sugg, 11, and Brett Foffell, 12, worked at the Green Valley Produce stand, located near Walker Tire, on Friday morning.

Mayor urged to ease DJWH board requirements

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 5th, 2014
CLINTON -- Clinton native Levi Sturgeon, on Monday, urged mayor Carolyn Peters to ease some of her requirements for people interested in serving on the hospital board. Sturgeon's comments came during the regular meeting of the city council.
In 2013, Sturgeon contacted Peters expressing interest in serving on the hospital board. Sturgeon said that, at the time, Peters

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