MAN ARRESTED IN CONNECTION WITH CAVALETTO'S DEATH
A man has been arrested in connection with the death of 38 year-old Rita Cavaletto over the weekend. According to the Illinois State Police, 27 year-old Neil A. Barrall, of Centralia, has been charged with two counts of alleged First-Degree Murder and one count of alleged Capitol Murder.
The body of Rita Cavaletto was found Saturday night, around 5PM, on Copple Road in Marion County. Residents had reportedly last seen her around 9:30AM, that morning, going for a walk. The State Police, due to leads from the public, soon developed a description of a person of interest along with a vehicle description.
The alleged suspect, Neil A. Barrall, is currently being held in the Marion County Jail and was to go in front of the judge Wednesday afternoon.
FATAL ACCIDENT IN MADISON COUNTY
Two persons were charged in Madison County Circuit Court Tuesday, with alleged felony unlawful delivery of alcoholic liquor to a minor. Keith A. Lowenstein, age 21, and Matthew L. Inman, age 17, both of Worden, were charged, following an investigation into a fatal traffic accident on October 18th, at approximately 3:05 am. Christopher J. Dungan, of Edwardsville, died as a result of injuries sustained in the accident.
Dungan was alone in a 2000 Dodge Stratus, traveling south on Prarietown Road in Edwardsville. He lost control of his vehicle and struck a tree. Alcohol allegedly played a part in the accident.
Investigation showed that Dungan was at a party at Inman's residence, where beer, allegedly purchased by Lowenstein, was available to persons under the age of 21. Inman provided the location for the party that allowed the underage drinking. Inman was also charged with alleged obstruction of justice for lying about where the beer came from. The violation, normally a Class A misdemeanor charge, is a Class 4 felony, due to the resulting death.
PLANNING COMMISSION HOLDS PUBLIC HEARINGS
The Greenville Planning Commission met Monday night and held two public hearings, and passed along for City Council consideration two adjustments to local Ordinances. The first adjustment was to the sign ordinance. The change would allow standard sized real estate signs to be placed on the right of way, no closer that 2 feet from the curb or pavement. The second change would allow agricultural use of land in B-1 and B-2 business zoning districts. There are several locations within the City where land has been zoned for business but is still being farmed.
The Commission also heard a presentation from Megan Riechmann from the Southwestern Illinois GIS resource center, concerning conservation easements. There are big federal tax breaks, available to developers, for leaving part of their land in new subdivisions undeveloped.