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Father Arrested On Bridge Where His Teen Daughter Died

 

 

 

 

 

” A grieving father was arrested as he attempted to build a barricade on the bridge where his teenage daughter died.

  White County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Shannon Hamilton on Gene Nix Road Sunday.

On March 15, Hamilton’s 16-year-old daughter, Cecily Hamilton, and 18-year-old Taylor Swing died when their car went off the road and into the water below. Their car went undiscovered for hours; both teens drowned.

  Family members said Shannon Hamilton was trying to build a barricade on the bridge to prevent future tragedies. He is charged with interference with government property.

  After the teens’ deaths, more than 1,700 people signed a Change.org petition calling for safety features on the bridge. White County Commissioners are looking into installing guard rails.”

 

Thanks to 11Alive.com

 

The video was originally posted to the Facebook account of Mr Hamilton’s son with this commentary:

 

” “My dad, Shannon Hamilton, was arrested today for attempting to put up temporary barricades on the Gene Nix Rd. Bridge. White County wants to take their time in getting this accomplished so my dad did it for them. Unfortunately White County wasn’t going to allow him. It’s a shame that because someone is concerned about the safety of others after losing his daughter that the law can arrest them. This video is what’s going to be the change to all this. I love you dad, your doing a great thing and I’m so proud of you!” “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Concealed CarryPermit Process ‘Moving Right Along’

 

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” By the time the first concealed carry licenses hit Illinois mailboxes this month, state police had fielded tens of thousands of applications from residents.

  By March 6, some 48,951 applicants had completed the online forms requesting a permit. The application process opened on Jan. 5.

  Cook County led the state with 12,027 applicants. There also were more Cook County applications that received objections from law enforcement than any other county: 664. Still, the state’s most populous county also represented the lowest concentration of applicants per capita, with 2.3 applications per 1,000 residents.

  The home of Chicago is the only county in the state with an average of fewer than 2.5 applicants per 1,000 residents.

  The greatest concentrations reside in Hardin and White counties in far southern Illinois, topping the per-capita list at 12.5 applications per 1,000 residents each. Hardin and White represent only 54 and 184 applications, respectively.”

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