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Brutal beatings, abuse plague state-run mental health facility, investigation reveals
Consequences are few as reports of heinous abuse continue at Choate facility in Anna.
By Beth Hundsdorfer, Capitol News Illinois
Sep 7, 2022 4:04 PM
Sidebar: Culture of cruelty persists despite decades of warnings at Illinois-run mental health facility
This article was produced for ProPublica's Local Reporting Network in partnership with Lee Enterprises, along with Capitol News Illinois. Over a year ago, the security chief at Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center in southern Illinois sent an email to the head of the state agency that operates the facility, warning her of dangerous conditions inside.
By Molly Parker, Lee Enterprises Midwest
Sep 7, 2022 4:06 PM
Rich Miller On Springfield: How much has Jesse White meant to down-ballot Democrats?
Jesse White became a singularly unifying force in Illinois politics. He routinely managed to win areas where no other Democrat could even hope to compete.
By Rich Miller
Sep 7, 2022 4:50 PM
First responders pull man from burning vehicle; he dies at hospital
Williamson County Sheriff's deputies and Herrin police officers pulled a man out of a burning vehicle shortly after 1 a.m. on Tuesday. The man later died at Herrin Hospital, authorities said in a news release.
Marion Republican staff report
Sep 7, 2022 4:29 PM
Marion Garden of the Month: September honoree is a gardener's paradise
Mickey and Carletta Hanks' September Garden of the Month is simply lovely.
Submitted by the Marion Garden Club
Sep 7, 2022 5:10 PM
Marion football, Week 2: Wildcats handle Jerseyville 48-22, stay undefeated
After shutting out Herrin last week the Marion defense this week led the Wildcats to a 48-22 win over Jerseyville and a 2-0 record to start the season.
By Geary Deniston
Sep 7, 2022 5:08 PM
Cris Corzine-McCloskey: Contemplating a new definition of good
I recently realized I have a warped perception of the word "good."
By Cris Corzine-McCloskey
Sep 7, 2022 4:34 PM
Area libraries receive state PNG funds for tech, mentors
Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White awarded $627,624 in 2023 Project Next Generation (PNG) grants to 30 public libraries statewide, including two in Williamson County.
Submitted by the Illinois Secretary of State's Office
Sep 7, 2022 3:32 PM
CEO Kathy Lively stepping down at Man-Tra-Con
Man-Tra-Con Corporation CEO Kathy Lively has announced plans to retire by the end of the year.
Submitted by Theresa P. Smith
Sep 7, 2022 5:04 PM
Cris Corzine: Grant will allow CCM to help even more residents
I have an exciting announcement: If you or a loved one live in the city of Marion and need quality counseling services but are afraid it is unattainable, I've got good news!
By Cris Corzine
Sep 1, 2022 1:45 PM
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