A donation box was robbed Saturday at the First Baptist Church during a funeral mass for 28-year-old Krystie Flaherty of Swansea, who died Oct. 20.
The Belleville News-Democrat reports that the burglar stole money from the JTC Academy and ripped wiring away from the walls during the break-in late Friday or early Saturday.
The Belleville News-Democrat reported the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund was “investigating” the county but Board Chairman Mark Kern insists it is not an investigation.
Those exempted from the furloughs include firefighters and others who hold jobs are considered essential for safety and security.
Her 3-month-old son, Donovan Prom, was found in a St. Louis County apartment building on Friday morning.
Report suggests dozens of deaths involving disabled adults not investigated.
Newspaper story said Illinois Department of Human Services failed to investigate abuse allegations.
Three veterans in southwestern Illinois say this time of year has special meaning.