Nov. 26, 2015 edition available

   The November 26, 2015 edition of the Times-Tribune is now available.
   Some of the headlines in this issue: Marine Homeowner Wounds Man Attempting Entry, Triad Takes Steps to Stay on Top of Technology, Needed Updates, Marine Sets Up New Storm Siren, St. Jacob Renews Employees' Health Insurance for 2016, Maryville Police to Make Extra Highway Patrols During Holiday, Rare “Asperitus” Cloud Formation Spotted Over Troy, Collinsville Man Gets 3 Years for Mail Fraud and ID Theft, Lady Knights Finish Second at Tip-Off Classic, Wykoff Finds Competitive Outlet in Powerlifting; plus we have an editor's column about arts education, our “It Happened Here” page, police blotters from area communities, a photo spread on the Triad High School fall play and on a recent Troy Lions Club meeting, and lots more!
   Subscriptions to the Times-Tribune are available by calling 618-667-3111, by visiting our offices at 201 East Market Street in Troy, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by sending us a letter asking to subscribe. To place a display or classified advertisement, please call or stop by our offices.  

Nov. 19, 2015 edition available

 The November 19, 2015 edition of the Times-Tribune is now available.
   Some of the headlines in this issue: Troy Moves Forward With Plan to Rehabilitate Existing Water Plant, Maryville May Hold the Line On Property Taxes, Value of Local Construction Outpaces Last Year, Women's Conference Lives Up to Expectations, Company Cites Troy and Glen Carbon in Annual 'Safest Cities' Report, City Reviewing Application for Ross/Noga Property Development, Veteran Presented with Medals At Troy VFW, Lady Knights Open Hoop Season with 69-23 Win, Footbal Knights Place 20 on 2015 All-MVC Teams, ; plus we have police blotters, an editor's column about the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, our “It Happened Here” page, and lots more!
   Subscriptions to the Times-Tribune are available by calling 618-667-3111, by visiting our offices at 201 East Market Street in Troy, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by sending us a letter asking to subscribe. To place a display or classified advertisement, please call or stop by our offices.  

Nov. 12, 2015 edition available

  The November 12, 2015 edition of the Times-Tribune is now available.
   Some of the headlines in this issue: Large Crowd Come Out To Honor Veterans in Troy, Maryville Urges Release of State Funds Owed Municipalities, Mystery Dinner Theater at Troy Library One of Most Successful, South Main Street Project Nearing Completion, Lack of State Budget Causes Cancellation of Police Training, St. Jacob Considers Algae Control at Sewage Plant, Fire Calls Down Slightly During October in Maryville, Lady Knights Have High Hopes for Upcoming Season, Marine K-9 5K Run/Benefit Draws 60 Participants; plus we have our usual “It Happened Here” page, an editor's column thanking veterans, a full page photo feature of the Troy Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony, and lots of news about upcoming events.
   Subscriptions to the Times-Tribune are available by calling 618-667-3111, by visiting our offices at 201 East Market Street in Troy, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by sending us a letter asking to subscribe. To place a display or classified advertisement, please call or stop by our offices.

Notice Regarding Police Blotter

The Troy Times-Tribune has requested, but has not received, the Troy Police Department's police blotter information for publication since the beginning of September, 2015. As of November 9, 2015, we have not received any arrest or citation information, despite Freedom of Information Act and Illinois law requirements that such information be made public. The last blotter that the newspaper received was published in our August 27, 2015 edition. Update: On November 9, 2015, a blotter was posted on the city's website for the week of November 2-November 8.
We have been told by local officials that the data cannot be created and made available because of a software issue since transitioning to the New World System, and that other departments and municipalities in the area also are unable to provide a blotter list for publication by the media.
Open records law in Illinois is codified through the state's Freedom of Information Act at 5ILCS 140/1 to 11. Police blotters and chronologically maintained arrest records are considered open and public records (ILCS 140/7(1)(d)(1).
Also considered open to the public and to be provided to the news media are arrest reports, as cited under a provision of the State Records Act, 5ILCS 160/4a; the article of the Civil Administration Code of Illinois concerning the Department of State Police, 20ILCS 2605/2605-302; the Local Records Act, 50 ILCS205/3b; and the Campus Security Act, 110 ILCS 12/15. 
Investigation records are closed, as are compilations of criminal histories except for specific exemptions listed in the Act (ILCS 140/7(1)(d)(I) to (v).

Nov. 5, 2015 edition available

   The November 5, 2015 edition of the Times-Tribune is now available.
   Some of the headlines in this issue: Residents Express Concerns About Sewer Back Up and Life Station Failure, Transition to New World System Creates Delay With Police Blotters, Waller Retires from Senior Center After More Than 11 Years, Maryville Pleased With Erosion Control System in Autumn Oaks, Dunstan Receives Service Award from Lions Club, Knights Advance – Nelson Sets School Rushing Mark, Lady Knights Prep for Cage Season, Triad Winter Sports Schedule; plus we have a full-page photo feature on the Partners 4 Pets Howl-O-Ween event, our weekly editor's column, our “It Happened Here” page, and lots more!
   Subscriptions to the Times-Tribune are available by calling 618-667-3111, by visiting our offices at 201 East Market Street in Troy, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, or by sending us a letter asking to subscribe. To place a display or classified advertisement, please call or stop by our offices.


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