Sen. Dale Fowler’s Week in Review for April 16-20

HARRISBURG – During last week’s scheduled session, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) joined with his Senate Republican colleagues to sponsor Senate Resolution 1590, a measure opposing the implementation of a graduate income tax system.  “A graduated income tax would only drive out businesses and add to the burdens already placed on Illinois’ middle class,” said

Herrin Police Department Arrest Report

HERRIN – This is the Herrin Police Department Arrest Report for the week of April 16, 2018: Donnie L. Garten, Age 59 From: Herrin, IL Arrested on 04-15-2018 on a Williamson County Warrant for failure to appear Criminal Trespass to Residence. Garten was transported to the Williamson County Jail. Stephanie D. Baldwin, Age 34 From:

Closure Extended until Friday on Rend Lake Dam Road

BENTON – The repaving and striping project and road closure on Rend Lake Dam Road in Benton has been extended until Friday afternoon due to temperatures last Thursday morning plummeting into the 30 degree range causing the asphalt plant to cease operation of material for the day. Representatives from the U.S Corps of Engineers, Lake

Benton Police Report for April 19

BENTON – Here is the Benton Police Report for April 19, 2018: On April 19 at approximately 2:45 a.m., Benton Police conducted a traffic stop at the intersection of North McLeansboro and Bailey Lane. During the stop, Benton Police K9 “Ranger” alerted to the odor of illegal narcotics in the vehicle. Upon investigating further, the

Southern Illinois Man Gets 26 Years for Fatal Home Invasion

PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A southern Illinois man whose murder conviction was vacated has been sentenced to 26 years for home invasion in connection with the 2010 slaying of a 15-year-old girl. Robbie Mueller learned his sentence Friday in Perry County Circuit Court. The Southern Illinoisan reports the 23-year-old Pinckneyville man pleaded guilty to home

Marion Man Sentenced on Gun and Forgery Charge

MARION – A Marion man pled guilty and was sentenced Friday in Williamson County Court on a gun and forgery charge. According to Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti, 26-year-old Thomas Schaefer pled guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon – a Class 2 felony – and was sentenced