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Gillespie church hosting bible school June 24-28

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Come to the 2024 Food Truck Party Vacation Bible School to be held June 24 to June 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Gillespie Methodist Church, 900 West Broadway Street, Gillespie.

All kids entering kindergarten through 6th grade are welcome to register. There is no cost.

Please register online as soon as possible to reserve your spot at http://gillespiemethodistchurch.mycokesburyvbs.com/.

Online registration is strongly encouraged but we will register kids that day if necessary.

For more information, contact Donna Easton at 217-556-3807 or Kim Henderson at 217-710-0863.

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Macoupin County man arrested on child pornography charges

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Attorney General Kwame Raoul charged a Macoupin County man with dissemination and possession of child pornography. The case is part of Raoul’s ongoing work, in collaboration with federal law enforcement agencies and local law enforcement officials throughout Illinois, to apprehend offenders who download and trade child pornography online.

The Attorney General’s office charged David Crane, 34 of Brighton, in Macoupin County Circuit Court with one count of dissemination of child pornography of a victim under 13 years old, a Class X felony punishable by up to 30 years in prison; and 10 counts of possession of child pornography, Class 2 felonies, each count punishable by up to seven years in prison. Sentences must be served consecutively and are ultimately determined by the court. Crane is currently detained at the Macoupin County Jail. His next court appearance is July 9.

“Children who survive exploitation can face a lifetime of trauma, which is why we must help them receive justice by holding the offenders who commit these horrific crimes accountable,” Raoul said. “I will continue to work with state and local authorities to ensure these individuals are unable to victimize other innocent children.”

Raoul’s investigators, along with officers from the Brighton Police Department, Macoupin County Sheriff’s Office and the Illinois State Police (ISP) South Central Illinois Drug Task Force conducted a search of Crane’s residence in the 600 block of Brown Street in Brighton on June 13. Crane was arrested when investigators discovered evidence of child pornography.

“Illinois State Police special agents continuously investigate cases where there is evidence of child sexual abuse, and we will do everything in our power to arrest predators and protect our children and youth,” said ISP Director Brendan F. Kelly.

Raoul’s office is co-prosecuting this case with the Macoupin County State’s Attorney’s office.

The public is reminded that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Raoul’s office, with a grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, runs the Illinois Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force that investigates child exploitation crimes and trains law enforcement agencies. The task force receives CyberTips, or online reports of child pornography, from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Over the last several years, CyberTipline reports have steadily increased. In 2023, reports to the ICAC increased by 46% over 2022.

Illinois’ ICAC Task Force is one of 61 ICAC task forces throughout the country and is comprised of a network of more than 185 local, county, state and federal law enforcement agencies. Since 2019, the Attorney General’s ICAC Task Force has received more than 46,150 CyberTips and has been involved in more than 755 arrests of sexual predators. Since 2006, the Attorney General’s ICAC Task Force has been involved in more than 2,145 arrests of sexual predators. The task force also has provided internet safety training and education to tens of thousands of parents, teachers, students and law enforcement professionals.

Attorney General Raoul is reminding the public that child sexual exploitation can be reported online at cybertipline.com and child abuse at dcfsonlinereporting.dcfs.illinois.gov. In addition, local child advocacy centers can be found at childrensadvocacycentersofillinois.org.

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Assistant Attorney General Jenifer Peck is prosecuting the case for Raoul’s High Tech Crimes Bureau.

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Death of Norman J. Sherman Jr.

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Norman J. Sherman Jr., 83 of Staunton, passed away at 8:03 AM on Friday, June 14, 2024, at Community Hospital of Staunton.  He was born on September 16, 1940, in Litchfield the son of the late Norman and Katherine (Wright) Sherman Sr. 

He married Shirley A. Roark on October 15, 1958, in Staunton and she passed away on June 19, 2014. Norman was a coal miner for several years. Previously, he served in the U.S. Navy for 12 years during the Vietnam era.

He is survived by one daughter, Kathy Williams of Pensacola, FL; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; one sister, Rosemary Sherman of Staunton; one brother, Tom Sherman of Gillespie; and several nieces and nephews. 

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Jeff Sherman.

No services are scheduled.  Memorials are suggested to Adopt-A-Pet of Benld, IL. Williamson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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