The Moweaqua Village Board, which has been silent since the resignation of its police chief will meet tonight. The Herald & Review will be at the meeting with full coverage.
Four other stories you should see are Decatur man cited in Clinton crash, LSA cooking club, former Tower Hill treasurer arrested and facial recognition software nets arrest.
Moweaqua Village Board meets amid police strife
The Moweaqua Village Board on Tuesday is scheduled to hold its first meeting since the resignation of Police Chief Rob Maynard two weeks ago. It may be the first chance residents may get to hear from Mayor Boomer Neece and the village board since the contentious move.
The meeting is at 6:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 122 N. Main St.
Decatur man cited in fatal Clinton crash
A Decatur man has been given tickets for failure to stop and not wearing a seat belt in connection with a two-vehicle crash that killed a Clinton couple on Saturday.
Illinois State Police said Tuesday that Andrew Johnson was charged. Tony Hable and his wife, Karen, both 57, died in the crash.
Police said the crash occurred about 5:30 p.m. Saturday when the couple's car was traveling north on U.S. 51 north of Clinton.
LSA after-school cooking club has life skills ingredients
Tricia Summers is used to cooking for a mob, since she's the cook at the Lutheran School Association and feeds 255 elementary and 115 high school kids every day at lunch.
And with home economics and similar classes being scaled back in the face of higher academic pressures, an after-school club for cooking began to take shape.
The class is an effort to provide an important life skill for millennials, many of whom take for granted self-sufficiency in the age of the internet.
Former Tower Hill treasurer arrested on theft charges
The former Tower Hill village treasurer has been charged with theft of government property more than $100,000 from the Shelby County village.
Nancy Finley, 51, left her job in May working for the village, population 609. An Illinois State Police investigation charges she obtained control of village funds during a period from May 2010 through the end of 2016, according to court documents.
Facial recognition software nets shoplifting arrest
A suspected shoplifter was arrested nine months after the reported crime when he was identified using facial recognition software, the Macon County Sheriff's Office said.
A sworn affidavit by detective Cody Woods said the 57-year-old man was arrested Nov. 9. He was originally detained March 3, having left the Kohl’s store in Hickory Point Mall with five shirts worth $144 he hadn’t paid for, the affidavit said. When the store’s loss prevention officer tried to stop him, the affidavit said the man shoved a cart containing the shirts at the officer and said “get a warrant.”