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10th Contempt Citation Filed Against DCFS Director As 13-year-old Locked In Psych Ward

Family member details conditions of child held beyond medical necessity By BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois bhundsdorfer@capitolnewsillinois.com Leah is a 13-year-old girl under Department of Children and Family Services care who lives in a psychiatric ward in a Chicago hospital. Capitol News Illinois is using a pseudonym to protect her identity, but has confirmed she’s…

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Mascoutah Police Report: April 29 thru May 5

Friday, April 29 Subject Removal – 1400 block Eisenhower Suspicious Activity – 1300 block N. County Rd/Watkins Suspicious Vehicle – 1300 block N. County Rd/Watkins Abandoned Vehicle – 9800 block Perrin Rd/Sirtak Lock Out Vehicle – 700 block N. Jefferson/Quirin Information – 300 block Mine Rd/Quirin High Weeds – 500 block Falling Leaf Way/Sirtak Traffic…

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Julius C. Coleman

Julius C. Coleman, 90, of Mascoutah, IL, born July 6, 1931 in Greenville, KY, died Wednesday, May 11, 2022 at the Freeburg Care Center. Julius retired as a CMSgt. from the U. S. Air Force after 26 years of service and was also a retired UMWA coal miner for Monterey. Julius enjoyed trout fishing, camping,…

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Illinois Supreme Court weighs ex-lawmakers’ case for back pay

Clayborne is seeking $104,412.93 in lost pay. Noland is seeking $71,507.43. By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Two former state senators who sponsored and voted for bills to reduce lawmakers’ pay and forgo annual cost of living adjustments are now asking the Illinois Supreme Court to declare those measures unconstitutional and award…

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Fairview Heights Kiwanis Celebrate 50th Year

By Randy Pierce tribune@heraldpubs.com Members of the Fairview Heights Kiwanis Club are celebrating the local organization’s 50th year of service to the community this month and were honored with a proclamation from Mayor Mark Kupsky to commemorate the occasion. A special 50th anniversary celebration for the club members and their guests is being held this…

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Mascoutah Tuesday Woman’s Club Makes Donation to MFD

Mascoutah Tuesday Woman’s Club members Katie Nelson and Susan Albrecht presented a check for $4000 to the Mascoutah Volunteer Fire Company. The funds were raised during the April 9-10 rummage sale held at the Ag Building in Scheve Park. This donation will go towards the purchase of a new battery operated piece of equipment on…

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Mark C. Thompson

Mark C. Thompson, age 50, of New Baden, IL and formerly of Minot, ND, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2022 in Washington Co., IL from an automobile accident. He was born January 23, 1972 in Minot, ND, the son of Wanda, nee Omanson, Thompson of Minot, ND and the late Robert Thompson. Mark is survived…

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Della Lucille Pokojski

Della Lucille Pokojski (Nee Nettles), 92, of Mascoutah, spent her last Mother’s Day on earth with her two surviving children by her side then entered into a peaceful rest on May 8, 2022 at Countryside Manor in Aviston to prepare and meet the rest of her children and family waiting for her on the other…

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Richard J. Augustine

Richard J. Augustine, of Florissant, Mo, passed away suddenly on April 27, 2022. He and his wife, Ellen Kaye, had spent most of the beautiful spring day enjoying working in their yard and watching the house wrens explore the available birdhouses. A big thrill to Dick was seeing several wrens checking out the little house his…

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