Franklin County officials are waiting for a Supreme Court ruling involving a separation of church and state case in New York.
Racial graffiti, property damage at New Freedom Baptist late last month.
No injuries reported but nearby buildings suffer heat-related damage.
“My heart is hurt” says church pastor who catches perpetrators in the act.
The Madison County Coroner says the victim had extensive cardiac disease.
Rowe: “I’ve decided to let him use church law to remove me”.
An East Alton man is charged after police say he broke into a church and discharged several fire extinguishers.
The charge is only a misdemeanor, but if prosecutors are able to win a conviction against Kansas City Roman Catholic Bishop Robert Finn, they could be opening up a whole new front in the national priest abuse crisis.
Profane language, rude behavior or noise in a church could be punishable by up to 6 months in prison and a $500 fine.
Claim Illinois is pursuing law aimed at curtailing group’s efforts.