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Troy PD and the Trucking community come together and convoy for the Special Olympics

September 29, 2022

By Devese “Dee” Ursery, Reporter   The CIT Trucking Company held its fifth annual truck convoy for Special Olympics Illinois on Saturday, September 24. The trucks lined up at 4:15 p.m. on 2120 Liebler Road in front of the CIT Trucking building. There were 67 trucks, fire trucks, tow trucks, and assorted big rigs. Each…

Troy man charged with murder in connection with Troy house fire

September 28, 2022

By Devese “Dee” Ursery   Troy Police Chief, Brent Shownes on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at approximately 9:51 a.m., announced that a Troy resident was charged in connection with the fire that killed a Troy woman, this past week. Michael E. Sloan Jr., 40, of Troy was charged with three counts of first-degree murder, one count…

Fire in Troy duplex leaves one dead, domestic disturbance on same block

September 27, 2022

Fire in Troy duplex leaves one dead, domestic disturbance on same block; Sloan Charged with Murder By Devese “Dee” Ursery, Reporter Updated 9/28/2022 10:20 am Police in Madison County along with other agencies are investigating a suspected domestic situation that ended with one woman dead and a home destroyed by fire. The Troy Police Department…

Triad High School Student is Semifinalist in 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program

September 22, 2022

 Triad High School senior Elliot Jaeger is a semifinalist in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program – which honors individual students who show exceptional academic ability and potential for success in rigorous college studies. She joins over 16,000 semifinalists in the 68th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  These academically talented high school seniors have an…

Letter from Thomas Haine – Madison County State’s Attorney

September 20, 2022

Dear Citizens: The greatest jailbreak in Madison County history will occur on January 1, 2023. On that date, approximately half of our present jail population must be released under the terms of the new SAFE-T Act, and cash bail will be eliminated throughout Illinois. That translates to well over 100 criminal defendants walking free in…

Bradley Smith 5K Photos

September 15, 2022

One last run for Bradley Smith

September 6, 2022

By Devese Ursery This coming weekend will kick off the 13th annual Bradley R. Smith Memorial Scholarship 5k Run/Walk event. The race will take place at Tri-Township Park on Saturday, September 10, with race day registration starting at 7 a.m and a shotgun start at 8 a.m. at Pavilion 10. Participants can participate virtually if…

Troy City Officials Hope to Remedy Storm Drain Issues With Community Survey

August 31, 2022

By Brandon Wells After being implemented in 2020, the City of Troy’s ban on leaf and yard waste burning has been both positive and negative. With that being said, what is yard waste? In the original ordinance document, yard waste is defined as ‘grass, leaves, flowers, stalks, stems, tree trimmings and branches.’ The ban prohibits…

Several Projects Slated for the Public Works, Troy PD Hires Two New Officers

August 25, 2022

By Devese Ursery The police department announced two new officers at the Troy City Council meeting that was held on Monday, August 15, at 6:30p.m. and an extension is coming to the Tri-Township Park Trail. But first the Council meeting started off with a couple Troy residents addressing the Council. Matt Berg and Ken Hunter,…

Stacey Pace Appointed by County Board

August 25, 2022

By Randy Pierce Stacey Pace of Troy was appointed, with a unanimous vote of support as the only nominee, to the position of vice-chairperson pro tem of the Madison County Board during its monthly meeting held on Wednesday, August 17. That vote followed a less than unanimous divide among the board members present or participating…

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