Dave Fopay is a reporter for the JG-TC who covers Coles County, the local court system, Charleston schools and more.
The jury returned a not guilty verdict against Jesse A. Baird, who never denied beating the other man after finding him fondling himself in front of the children, ages 1 and 2, at a Mattoon apartment last year.
A news release from the Charleston Fire Department said the Insurance Service Office rated the department as “an exemplary fire suppression program.”
A prosecutor said she had no choice but to seek dismissal of a sexual assault case after a woman's recantation.
Angela Faith Brown, 42, of Philo, was accused of meeting two people in Ashmore on June 23, 2019, to conduct the drug transaction.
Cody D. Cordes, 28, was sentenced to prison on a conspiracy charge that accused him of agreeing with another man to obtain guns and travel to Champaign to commit murder.
Registration is available for first-dose COVID-19 vaccinations on Wednesday, April 21, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center.
An investigation by Charleston police began with a woman’s report that the man hit her with a large speaker and choked her.
Kent Martin's 27-year law enforcement career includes time as chief of police in the Edgar County village of Kansas before beginning work at EIU.