West Frankfort Man Faces Child Sexual Assault Charge

BENTON – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office arrested a West Frankfort man Friday for predatory criminal sexual assault of a child. Sheriff David Bartoni says 23-year-old John A. Fonte-Weston is currently being held in the Franklin County Jail pending formal charging by the Franklin County State’s Attorney’s office. Sheriff Bartoni says the investigation is a

Prudent Named West Frankfort Police Chief

WEST FRANKFORT – West Frankfort has a new police chief. The West Frankfort City Council Tuesday night named John Prudent to the post. Prudent became acting police chief after Police Chief Mike Irwin retired recently after serving in the role since late 2016 when he replaced Shawn Talutto. Prudent will make $66,300 per year as

Woodlawn to Celebrate 150 Years June 22

WOODLAWN – The Village of Woodlawn will celebrate 150 years with a full day of events on June 22. Brian Spangler with the Village says all those who want to celebrate are welcome. Spangler says the fun will be setup for all ages. The celebration will kick-off at Chapman Sports Complex with a Vendor Fair

Judge Gives Eldorado Man Life Term for Deaths of Woman, Unborn Child

HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a southern Illinois man to life in prison for the death of a mother and her unborn child. WSIL-TV reports a judge sentenced 60-year-old Rodney Black on Tuesday. Black was convicted last month of first-degree murder in the 2015 killing of Latisha Reidelberger and the child she was carrying. Black