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August 22, 2016

RICE SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR PROBATION VIOLATION

     On July 20, 2016, Associated Judge William Workman sentenced Randy E. Rice to 2 1/2 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with 1 year of mandatory supervised release (formerly known as parole). Rice was previously convicted of Aggravated Driving Under the Influence, a class 4 felony and sentenced to a term of probation. On March 15, 2016, Rice admitted to violating his probation and the case was set for sentencing. At the sentencing hearing, the Court followed the recommendations of the State's Attorneys' Office and sentenced Rice to prison.

 

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August 22, 2016

GHARRETT SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR DELIVERY OF HEROIN

       On August 16, 2016, Associate Judge William Workman sentenced Ricky L. Gharrett pursuant to a fully negotiated plea agreement. The agreement sentenced Gharrett to 7 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections with a period of 2 years of mandatory supervised release (formerly known as parole) for one count of Unlawful Delivery of Controlled Substance within 1,000 feet of Real Property Comprising a School, a class 1 felony.

      The case arose out of a May 2016 investigation conducted by Illinois State Police and the Lincoln Police Department. Working with a confidential source, law enforcement conducted a controlled purchase of less than 0.1 grams of heroin from Ricky Gharrett. The transaction occurred at 215 N. Butler Street, which is located less than 1,000 feet from Washington-Monroe School.       

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July 25, 2016

Peace Keepers Ride

Central Illinois motorcyclists are honoring those who died in the line of duty while raising money for the families left behind.

The 12th annual Peace Keepers ride raises money for the Illinois Military Family relief fund.

This year's ride kicked off at Camp Lincoln before heading to South Jacksonville in memory of police officer Scot Fitzgerald.

Then the ride continued through Pleasant Plains to recognize fallen solider Joshua Powell.

With recent police shootings throughout the country, organizers say now is the time to show support of deserving officers.

"Look at what's happening around us. We need to continue to show support. We understand that there are bad people in every organization and in every group, but today isn't about that. Today's about the support and honoring our military families," said Mylas Copeland, president of Peace Keepers Ride Incorporated.

Copeland says this year's goal was $35,000

Nearly 250 motorcyclists joined in the ride.

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Amtrak, Cabs and more...

Logan County is a stop along the Amtrak route between St. Louis and Chicago.  There is a local cab service and a public bus service provided by Community Action Partnership.


Communities Here in Logan County

Logan County is rich with history but is also full with many small farming communities.  Many of our communities lie along Old Route 66 and there are many visitor sites along the way right here in Logan County.  Come explore the trail that Abraham Lincoln made before he was President as he practiced law in Postville, Illinois. Postville was later named after Abraham Lincoln and was christened by Lincoln before he was President of the United States.

Camping and Parks Information

There are several large parks throughout Logan County including Edward Madigan State Park which has several miles of trails and chances to see the local wildlife.  We also offer many camping locations in Logan County.

Food and Restaurants

From fast food to excellent sit down restaurants, Logan County offers some great family owned and operated eateries.  If you are hungry we have many tastes to offer.

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Logan County Courthouse

601 Broadway Street
Lincoln, IL 62656

 

217-732-4148

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