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Elimination of cash bail went into effect Monday

September 19, 2023

By Todd Marver   The Pretrial Fairness Act provision of the SAFE-T Act took effect on Monday, September 18 after the Illinois Supreme Court ruled the elimination of cash bail to be constitutional in July. Illinois became the first state in the country to eliminate cash bail.   Dan Emge, Chief Judge of the 24th…

Washington County Board approves bid for new ambulance facility

September 20, 2023

By Todd Marver   At its Tuesday, September 12 meeting, the Washington County Board approved a bid from low bidder, Johannes Construction of Centralia for a new ambulance facility on Enterprise Avenue near State Route 127 in the amount of $3,635,000 by an 11-4 vote. The no votes came from board members Paul Todd, Brian…

Nashville Council approves Angel for Autism 5K route

September 13, 2023

By Todd Marver   At its Thursday, September 7 meeting, the Nashville City Council approved the route for the Angel for Autism 5K race on Saturday, September 30 starting at 8 a.m.   Kristen Storey, president of Angel for Autism, said it will be the same route as it was last year. She said the…

Bierman receives challenge coin for June 30 storm response

September 13, 2023

By Todd Marver   Matt Bierman, Washington County EMA Director, received a challenge coin in the mail from the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) Disaster Response Office on Tuesday, September 5 for the response to the June 30 storm. In addition to being the Washington County EMA Director, Bierman is a Lutheran Early Response Team…

D49 Board reviews proposed budget

August 30, 2023

By Todd Marver At its Thursday, August 24 meeting, the Nashville School District 49 Board reviewed the proposed fiscal year 2024 budget and set the budget hearing for the next board meeting on September 28 at 8 p.m. The board will adopt the budget at next month’s meeting. “The budget will be on display…

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