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Prison guards face federal charges in inmate death

QUINCY (AP) – A federal grand jury has indicted three Illinois prison guards on charges of assault and civil rights violations in the May 2018 death of an inmate at Western Illinois Correctional Center. Lt. Todd Sheffler, 51, of Mendon, Sgt. Willie Hedden, 41, of Mount Sterling, and officer ...Read more

A Date That Will Live in Infamy….

  LASALLE – On Dec. 7, 1941, Japan launched an attack on the U.S. Navy base at Pearl Harbor in Hawaii.  22-year-old Adolf J. Loebach of Peru was a Navy Fire Controlman 3rd Class on board the USS Oklahoma who was killed after the ship capsized from torpedo hits.  Over 400 men lost ...Read more