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Former Cissna Park official ordered to pay $100,000 +

A "judgement in default" ruling has been issued against former Cissna Park Clerk bookkeeper/collector Rhonda Sue Siebert. The court ruled in favor of the Illinois Municipal League Risk Management Association, ordering Siebert to pay $100,350 back to the village's insurance carrier.

Iroquois County Associate Judge James Kinzer entered a "judgment. "

The Risk Management Association had covered the village's losses from Siebert's series of thefts of a six-year period. The court judgment will reimburse the agency.

It was in December 2013,when Siebert pleaded guilty to one count of Class 3 felony theft. She was sentenced to two years in prison. Siebert was criminally charged one year earlier for stealing from the village through the use of a village-owned credit card, village checks and cash while serving as an appointed village collector/bookkeeper.

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Community Action Agency sets Annual Dinner date

The East Central Illinois Community Action Agency is hosting its 51st Annual Dinner and Business Meeting Friday, March 11th. The event in Danville is at the Turtle Run Golf and Banquet Center.

The general public is welcome. Tickets are available for $50 per person or $400 per table. Corporate and Not-for-Profit Sponsorship opportunities are available.

Information is available by calling the East Central Illinois Community Action Agency at (217) 554-9128.

The keynote speaker is best-selling author and motivational speaker, Curtis Zimmerman. He is a highly-sought speaker who has impacted over one-million people around the globe with his life-changing messages and programs.

Danville Mayor Scott Eisenhauer will serve as Master of Ceremonies.

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Jasper County crash kills Rensselaer woman

An early morning crash in Jasper County, Indiana (Wednesday) left a 33-year-old Rensselaer woman dead.

Maria Vasquez Solis was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police reported the accident on State Road 16 about four miles west of U.S. 231. Authorities believe a curve in the road and snowy conditions caused two vehicles to collide head-on.

The other driver was 61-year-old Dorothy Miller of Brook. She had to be extricated from her vehicle. She was reported in serious condition.

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UPDATE: DeKalb woman killed in I-57 crash

A 48-year-old DeKalb (IL) woman died in Wednesday morning's two-vehicle crash on Interstate 57 in Iroquois County. An adult woman and two children were also injured.

Shirley Davis was identified by Iroquois County Coroner Bill Cheatum. Her disabled car was slammed from behind by another southbound vehicle.

A second adult passenger, 22-year-old Lacriessa Mosley of Chicago, and two children, ages 2 and 5-months, were injured. The children were air-lifted to Loyola Medical Center at Maywood.

Cheatum said Shirley Davis was pronounced dead at the scene.

Illinois State Police at Ashkum reported Davis's disabled car was in the southbound passing lane near mile post 290. A van driven by 56-year-old Daniel Nosek of Lombard rear-ended the Davis car. Nosek was treated for minor injuries.

A state police reconstruction team forced the interstate to be closed for three hours. The accident occurred at 8:18 am.

Ashkum, Gilman, Danforth and Chebanse Township Fire, IMH and Riverside ambulance all responded to the scene.

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Christianity's holiest season, Lent, begins today, Ash Wednesday

Christians across the world are celebrating Ash Wednesday today, the start of Lenten season. For the next 40 days, leading up to Easter Sunday, observers of Lent will fast and may abstain from certain foods, particularly meat. Some may abstain from certain activities.

The ash many churchgoers wear today on their forehead is a testament to their belief in the Resurrection, and paradoxically, in their own mortality.

Many parishioners today will reflect on the Book of Genesis: "For dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return."

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