A struggling economy continued to be one of the top stories in Vandalia and Fayette County, as the area lost more jobs and the county dealt with financial matters for most of 2012.
A look back at 2012 begins in this issue with the first six months of the year.
• About six months after an Illinois State Police investigation, St. Elmo librarian Terri E. Gillespie was arrested on theft charges. Gillespie was charged with two counts, one alleging the theft of up to $500,000 in library funds and the other alleging the theft of up to $100,000.
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