Monthly Archives: October 2018

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 10-30-18

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 10-30-18

MT. VERNON — On Tuesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 40-year-old Patrick Keef was arrested Monday for three counts of meth delivery less than five grams. 49-year-old Lisa Swain of Mt. Vernon was arrested Monday on a bond forfeiture warrant. 25-year-old Tyren Gordon of Mt. Vernon…read more

Jury Selection Begins in Trial of Mt. Vernon Man Accused of Reproducing Child Porn

Jury Selection Begins in Trial of Mt. Vernon Man Accused of Reproducing Child Porn

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Jury selection is scheduled to begin Tuesday morning in Jefferson County court on a case accusing a 31-year-old Mt. Vernon man of reproducing child pornography. Nathan R. Hall has remained in the Jefferson County Jail since his July arrest, with bail set at $100,000. According to charging information, on or about June 17, Hall knowingly,…read more

4-H Members Fighting Hunger in Local Communities

4-H Members Fighting Hunger in Local Communities

CENTRALIA — 4-H members from Bond, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington counties will gather on November 17 for Illini Fighting Hunger. Illini Fighting Hunger is a meal packaging program that allows 4-H members and their families to help provide meals to their local food pantries.  This is the fourth year in a row that Illini Fighting Hunger has…read more

Extension Advisory Council Meeting Scheduled for November 12

Extension Advisory Council Meeting Scheduled for November 12

CENTRALIA — The next regular meeting of the University of Illinois Extension Advisory Council serving Bond, Clinton, Jefferson, Marion and Washington counties will be on November 12th. The council includes a panel of members from the five county area.  They will meet at the Kaskaskia College’s Lifelong Learning Center at 7 p.m. Agenda items will include…read more

Rauner Launches Autonomous Vehicle Testing in Illinois

Rauner Launches Autonomous Vehicle Testing in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD (IRN) — Gov. Bruce Rauner opened Illinois for autonomous vehicle testing, which could get underway this winter. Rauner signed an executive order Thursday ushering in Autonomous Illinois, a multi-agency public-private partnership to allow for local testing of autonomous vehicles. “This technology is here and Illinois is ready to embrace it,” Rauner said in a…read more

Frerichs Wants Facebook CEO to Step Down as Board Chairman

Frerichs Wants Facebook CEO to Step Down as Board Chairman

ILLINOIS (IRN) — Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs is joining a number of other state treasurers in calling for Facebook CEO and Board Chairman Mark Zuckerberg to relinquish some of his control at the social media company. Frerichs and the other treasurers co-filed a shareholder proposal asking the company’s board of directors to make the role…read more

Jobless Claims HIt 45 Year Low in September

Jobless Claims HIt 45 Year Low in September

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Employers keep hiring people at a pretty good clip in Illinois. The unemployment rate fell in almost every metro region in Illinois and the state’s Bob Gough says that it’s not just folks retaining jobs but business creating new ones too. The state reports that jobless claims in the month of September…read more

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