Kaskaskia College Dedicates Renovated and Expanded Crisp Center

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“I think we can safely say viewing this day very much as a beginning. A beginning of this drive toward reaching the full potential of our programs and for our students here.  The programs that will make available the very latest technology on a continuing basis so our students when they leave this place so they are completely ready for the ever changing 21st century workplace,” said Labiyak.  “Programs that maximize their relevance for all the employers of our area and even beyond.” 

The project was started in May of last year and is one of number of building projects being completed around the college district to enhance educational opportunities.

Sandoval and Patoka Students See Mock Fatal Accident

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“It is sad they have to go through life with the thought of taking someone’s life, with the thought that I didn’t consider this life precious enough that effected so many people that I am going to end up maybe incarcerated.  And even if you’re not incarcerated the rest of your life, at least in your mind you’re going to be dealing with this forever,” said Howell.

Sandoval Fire Chief Chad Parson hopes the mock accident will make the students think about their actions.  It was held just before Saturday night’s Prom.

Day of Fun at Carterville Block Party

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CARTERVILLE — Folks in Carterville took to the streets Friday to get to know their neighbors. The town’s annual block party brought together firefighters, policemen, and elected officials to the parking lot behind city hall.

 
The city provided music, food, balloon animals, and face painting for the kids. Those who showed up say they found a little bit of everything.
 
“Run all over the place. My daughter here is trying to get me to go to the balloons, my son just wants the ice cream, so a little bit of everything,” Dustin Erwin said.
 
This was the 8th year for the block party. Mayor Brad Robinson says it keeps growing each year.

Bookkeeper Charged with Stealing Cash from Union

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HAMILTON COUNTY — A McLeansboro woman could spend five years in federal prison for embezzling money from a labor union.

 
Prosecutors say Carolyn Hall, 53, stole $26,491 from Laborer’s Local 1197 while serving as their bookkeeper. It happened between July 2012 and February 2014.
 
Hall is accused of taking member dues and using the cash for her own personal use.
 
On top of prison time, Hall faces a possible fine of $250,000 if convicted.
 

Bookkeeper Charged with Stealing Cash from Union

April 26, 2015 Comments off

HAMILTON COUNTY — A McLeansboro woman could spend five years in federal prison for embezzling money from a labor union.

 
Prosecutors say Carolyn Hall, 53, stole $26,491 from Laborer’s Local 1197 while serving as their bookkeeper. It happened between July 2012 and February 2014.
 
Hall is accused of taking member dues and using the cash for her own personal use.
 
On top of prison time, Hall faces a possible fine of $250,000 if convicted.
 

Police Beat for Sunday, April 26th, 2015

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The sheriff’s Department is investigating a criminal damage to property complaint at Double D Western Wear.  The phone line was reportedly cut and the door frame damaged sometime Friday night or early Saturday morning.  However, no entry was gained.

Rural Kell Man Hurt in Selmaville Road Crash

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Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies say Donte Rush of England Road ran off the road.   He was able to get out of the vehicle on his own.  Rush was taken to Salem Township Hospital for treatment.

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