Obituaries 3-22-2017: Alice Martin

Alice Martin 

Alice Agnes Martin, 89, only 47 days from her 90th birthday, surrounded by her family went to her heavenly home Monday, March 20, 2017 at 3:05 p.m. at Courtyard Estates in Sullivan.

Celebration of Life services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan with the Rev. Stephen Guarneros officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday in Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial will be in Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany.  Read More

Obituaries 3-15-2017: Guy Little, Jr.

Guy Little, Jr.

Guy S. Little, Jr., 82, of Sullivan passed away at 11:30 a.m. Friday, March 3, 2017 in his home in Sullivan.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 25, 2017 in First Christian Church in Sullivan. Inurnment will be in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan. McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan is in charge of arrangements.    Read More

Obituaries 3-15-2017: Carole Bright

Carole Bright

Carole Bright, 84, of Sullivan died at 10:36 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur.

Private family services will be held with burial in Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield. Reed Funeral Home in Sullivan handled arrangements. Read More

Obituaries 3-15-2017: Louie Hefner

Louie Hefner

Louie Purle Hefner, Jr., 78, of Justin, Texas, formerly of Sullivan, passed away at12:55 p.m. Tuesday, March 7, 2017 in Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Denton, Tex.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Monday, March 13 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial with military rites by American Legion Post # 68 in Sullivan was in French Cemetery in Sullivan. Read More

Obituaries 3-8-2017: Ruth Brooks

Ruth Brooks

Ina Ruth Brooks, 92, of Bourbonnais, formerly of Sullivan, passed away at 2:50 p.m. Tuesday, February 28, 2017 in Riverside Medical Center in Kankakee.

Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Monday, March 6 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Burial was in Keller Cemetery in Lovington.  Read More

Obituaries 3-8-2017: Betty Marlow

Betty Marlow

Betty Ellen Marlow, 87, of Sullivan passed away at 12:18 a.m. Monday, February 27, 2017 in Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.

Memorial services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Sullivan. Inurnment was in Greenhill Cemetery in Sullivan.  Read More

Obituaries 3-8-2017: Nelda Smith

Nelda Smith

Nelda Smith, 90, of Bethany, passed away at 11:05 a.m. Saturday, March 4, 2017 in St. Mary’s Hospital, Decatur.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 7 in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Bethany. Burial was in Marrowbone Township Cemetery in Bethany. Read More

Clarity Sought on Federal Gov’s Greater Enforcement Threat

•March 8, 2017•

President Donald Trump’s administration needs to plainly say if it intends to crack down on the medical marijuana industry in Illinois, State Treasurer Michael Frerichs said.

The administration’s comment of “greater enforcement” of laws that could close banks that have a relationship with the legal medical marijuana trade needlessly injects uncertainty into the industry. The ambiguous “greater enforcement” also could be used to shutter legal cultivators, wholesalers and retailers in Illinois. Finally, it is unclear what enforcement action could be taken against doctors who prescribe medical marijuana for patients, especially Veterans and children who struggle with seizures.

“Medical marijuana is not for everyone. If the Trump administration seeks greater enforcement, then it should clearly define what this means so hard-working people in Illinois can make informed decisions,” Frerichs said. “Vague statements undermining medical marijuana violate commonsense and only serve to hurt the people who have pursed this treatment as a last resort.” Read More

Obituaries 3-8-2017: Bill LaCost

Bill LaCost

William “Bill” Everett LaCost, 91, of Bethany, passed away February 26, 2017 in Beaumont, Tex.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday March 11, in McMullin-Young Funeral Home in Bethany. Visitation will be held an hour before the service at the funeral home in Bethany.  Read More