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Jacksonville Journal Courier (Newspaper) - August 14, 2015, Jacksonville, Illinois In the spotlight daily update Samantha Mcdaniel Ogletree journal courier Lizzie Chamberlain Lefta muscular dystrophy association Goodwill ambassador talked with Jacksonville fire chief Doug Sills and her Mother Lori Chamberlain before the filming of a spotlight video about Lizzie thursday afternoon on the downtown Square. The fire department is being featured in the video for its fill the Boot Campaign which will kick off today and take place every Friday for the next month. The film will be released Over labor Day weekend on the mad website and Facebook Page. Chilly fall could be in forecast journal courier staff fall could he a Little colder than usual in West Central Illinois this year hut Winter should he less ice filled than usual according to lilt latest projections by acc weather. Fall will get off to a warm Start in the Northeast and mid Atlantic before cooler More seasonable air settles in during late september according to the weather service. A there will he some periods where temperatures will come up from time to time. I think theres going to be that Back and Forth still going on through mid fall a acc weather expert Long Range forecaster Paul Pastelok said. Weather in the Midwest will he Milder Overall compared to fall of 2014, hut it does no to mean the crop growing Region will he in the Clear of occasional Early shots of cold air. A the Midwest could get an Early shot of chill in the second or third week of september that can get cold enough to produce Frost a Pastelok said. Wild temperature swings Are possible at times with Quick snaps of cold followed by a week of warmer weather. As for late fall and into the Early Winter season there is an Opportunity for a storm track to come to places like Chicago and Indianapolis according to acc weather Long Range forecasters. Acc weather West Central Illinois is Likely to see wet cooler weather in the fall according to Long Range forecasts by acc weather weather service the Region could see its first Frost of the season As Early As the second or third week of september forecasters acc weather Winter is expected to be Milder than last year in the Region according to projections by acc weather weather service with less risk of ice than last Winter. Bridge repair work to bring Lane closings journal courier staff Pittsfield a Bridge repair w Ork will he taking place along interstate 72 in Pike county starting monday according to the Illinois department of transportation. One Lane of the interstate in each direction will be closed at various times and at locations according to transportation officials. Work is expected to he completed by july. T he contractor on the $591,000 project is county contractors inc. Of Quincy. Charges filed in Erash that killed former resident by Bill Grimes Effingham daily news Tab Macon a Macon county authorities have charged an Effingham Man with aggravated Dill in a traffic crash that killed a former Jacksonville resident. Bond was set at $100,000 for Richard a. Rodgers jr., 32, who has has been charged in the aug. 6 death of Justin Baker 34, of Shelbyville As Well As injuries to a 4-year-old passenger in bakery a vehicle. Baker is a former Jacksonville resident and a Macmurray College graduate. Baker had been driving East of Macon when Rodgers vehicle crossed the Center line and caused a head on collision police said. Baker was pronounced dead at the scene while the child Wras flown to St. Johns Hospital in Springfield. A spokesman for the Macon county states attorney said Rodgers has been charged with two types of aggravated dul the More serious charge is aggravated Chi resulting in death which has a sentencing Range of three to seven years. He is also charged with aggravated Dit resulting in bodily harm which has a sentencing Range of one to three years. Rodgers is also charged with Standard due his first appearance on that charge has been set for sept. 11. But before that Date he faces a preliminary hearing aug. 26. At that hearing prosecutors have to show probable cause Why the Case should move Forward. Bakery a Stepfather Tom Hennigh said the family welcomes Rodgers prosecution. A the killed a great Guy a Hennigh said. A the kid passenger might never be the same Schock attorneys fight attempts to gel documents d press Ite earlier signs of ement attorneys Ler . Rep. Aaron Are again ussling i sectors Over Mand that he hand Over congressional office records. The Peoria republicans Legal team filed court papers wednesday criticizing the governments latest attempt. They say Schock is the sole owner of the records and does not have to turn them Over. Federal prosecutors Are investigating Schocko a use of taxpayer and Campaign Money. If1 resigned in March. A grand jury has been hearing testimony from former members of Schocko a staff. . District judge sue Myerscough has sided with Schock on the congressional papers. So have lawyers for the . House. In of in a Jungle safari petting zoo to .-9 . At pathway services 1905 w. Morton ave. A Lap sit 10 15 . At the Jacksonville Public Library. A salvation army lunch. 11 45 a.rn.-12 30 . At salvation army 331 w. Douglas ave. A produce and baked goods Giveaway to .-12 30 . At the salvation army 331 w. Douglas ave. A Springfield Illinois state fair All Day at the state Fairgrounds. Harness racing and county fairs Day. Grandstand act Sammy Hagar and the Circle St at fair. Salim lax a Farmers Market in Lincoln Square shopping Center 7 . 217-243-1704. A a act Spruce up the Parks Day 8 .-2 . In Minnie Barr Park and East Park. Work supplies will be provided. A Jungle safari petting zoo to a.rn.-9 . At pathway services 1905 w. Morton ave. A Story time 10 30 . At fur Bown books downtown Jacksonville. A saturday sack lunch noon 12 15 . At congregational United Church of Christ 520 w. College ave. A Woodlawn farm open for Tours 1-4 . $4 donation. A Duncan mansion open for Tours l l . Near Duncan Park. $4. A Bluffs Bluffs Community picnic All Day in Bluffs. Parade i . Little miss contest 2 . Craft vendors concessions activities for children. A Nortonville Watermelon festival and Back to school drive All Day at Youngblood Baptist Church. A Springfield Illinois state fair All Day at the St ate Fairgrounds. City i f Spring Field local officials Day. Bandstand act fall out boy. stat fair. A Winchester pork chop Sandwich fundraiser to . At sat foods 5 s. Main St. Sponsored by the Vevva. Proceeds Benefit the a fwd a Winchester High school scholarship fund. Sipes to seek Elerk position journal courier staff Amy Sipes has announced her intention to seek the office of circuit clerk in Morgan county. Longtime circuit clerk Theresa Lonergan plans to retire next year at the Sipes end of her term in office. Sipes is a Deputy clerk in the office. She was hired 19 years ago by then circuit clerk Barb Baker. Among her responsibilities Are Fil ing customer service preparing cases for court data entry and setting up accounts. Sipes is a lifelong resident of Morgan county. Slit and her husband Mike Sipes have two children. She is the second person in the past two weeks to announce her intention for the office. Demaree Lindsey announced her candidacy earlier this month. Lonergan s term expires nov. 30, 2016. Sister finds body a Paris Al crash site journal courier staff Collinsville a a Bethalto woman made a grisly discovery when she went to the site of her brother a fatal automobile Accident tuesday. According to a report from the Belleville news Democrat Karissa Mcpherson found body parts belonging to her brother Jared Mcpherson who died saturday while driving on interstate 255 near Collinsville. Among the body parts were Skull fragments and apparently his disembodied hands. A i just lost it Quot Karissa Mcpherson told the Belleville news Democrat. Karissa Mcpherson visited the site of her brother a Accident with his Fiance Candice Amizich. The paper reported Amizich is a phlebotomy is by Trade. The two women were furious with the St. Clair county coroners office after making the disturbing discovery on the Roadside. Jared and Karissa a father Mike Mcpherson called the coroners office and demanded evidence. A a in a so angry a Mike Mcpherson the father of Jared Karissa Mcpherson said. A if two girls could go up there and find that Why they the Coroner is the one responsible for the scene until they took that crime scene tape Down. I feel like Heads should Roll for Jared Mcpherson was with a co worker Brian Lee hubs 37, of Alton during the crash. Both men were killed when their truck left the Road and caught on fire. Stone said the third and fourth degree Burns suffered in the fire coupled with the High pressure hoses of the first responders trying to extinguish the vehicle fire would have destructive effects on the bodies. A the condition of the bodies would have made it difficult to Tell if something was missing a Stone told the paper. Stone also said two firefighters became overcome with a illness and emotions upon the extraction of the bodies

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