Union County state's attorney

April’s arrival next week will bring with it the 2017 observance of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. In commemoration of the month, WIBH radio in Anna again is leading a community-wide Blue Ribbons for Kids campaign, which is in its seventh year. WIBH sales and promotion manager Shawnna Rhine...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds is alerting the public about identity theft and tax refund fraud associated with April’s tax filing deadline.   Tax refund fraud commonly occurs when stolen identity information is used to file a tax return in the victim’s name and the thief then...
The Anna Police Department reported on Wednesday, Jan. 25, that charges had been filed, and an arrest had been made, in connection with an alleged incident which occurred at Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. The charges stemmed from an incident on Thursday, Jan. 19, in which a student allegedly...
An ordinance has been approved which bans nepotism in county hiring. The ordinance was approved at a regular meeting of the Union County Board of Commissioners which was held last Friday morning. The meeting was at the Union County Courthouse in Jonesboro. The ordinance was drafted by Union County...
Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced Jan. 26, that Gabriel M. Rhymer of McClure has been sentenced to six years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one count of unlawful possession of stolen vehicle, a class two felony.   Rhymer will also serve...
The Anna Police Department reported on Wednesday, Jan. 25, that charges have been filed and an arrest has been made in regards to an incident which occurred at the Anna-Jonesboro Community High School on Thursday, Jan. 19, where a student allegedly brought a gun to school.   The Anna Police...
Union County state’s attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today, Jan. 24, that Dwight E. Vaughn of Anna has been sentenced to five years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to one count of violation of an order of protection, a class four felony. Vaughn will also serve...
The Union County Board of Commissioners decided this week to continue to have regular meetings on Friday mornings. The commissioners had been considering the possibility of moving their regular meetings to Mondays.  For a number of years, regular board meetings have been scheduled at 8:30 a.m. on...
Union County state’s attorney Tyler R. Edmonds is alerting the public that January is National Stalking Awareness Month; a time to focus on a crime that affected 7.5 million victims in one year. The theme, “Stalking: Know It.  Name It.  Stop It.” challenges the nation to fight the crime by learning...
Union County state’s attorney Tyler R. Edmonds announced Dec. 15 that Travis A. Williams of Charleston, Mo. has been sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on one count of aggravated driving a vehicle while under the influence, a class 2 felony.  Williams will also serve...

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