Monthly Archives: October 2018

Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Earthquake Drill is Today

Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Earthquake Drill is Today

ILLINOIS — Today is the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut earthquake drill. It’s held annually on the third Thursday in October. During the self-led drill, participants practice how to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On” at exactly 10:18 a.m. Franklin County Emergency Management Director Ryan Buckingham says damaging earthquakes can occur at any time with no warning, and…read more

Ten Current and Former Pritzker Staff Members Accuse Him of Racial Discrimination

Ten Current and Former Pritzker Staff Members Accuse Him of Racial Discrimination

CHICAGO — Ten current and former staffers are suing Democratic Illinois governor candidate J.B. Pritzker’s campaign, saying they were harassed and discriminated against because of their race. The billionaire businessman’s campaign said Wednesday the lawsuit was filed after they rejected a settlement offer to pay $7.5 million in damages. The African-American and Latino staffers said…read more

SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital Awarded Advanced Certification as Primary Stroke Center

SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital Awarded Advanced Certification as Primary Stroke Center

MT. VERNON – SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital-Mt. Vernon announced that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers.The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations. SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital underwent…read more

Centralia Trick or Treat Night Announced

Centralia Trick or Treat Night Announced

CENTRALIA — Centralia Mayor Tom Ashby has announced that this year’s Trick-or-Treat Night will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 26th for children 12 years of age and under. Please be aware that rain does not cancel Trick-or-Treat; parents are urged to use their own judgment if inclement weather is present.read more

GOP State Treasurer Candidate Gets Input From Rural Illinoisans

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Ask Republican State Treasurer Candidate Jim Dodge about his travels around Illinois and a couple of conversations stand out from his visits in the rural parts of the state. One was at the Iroquois County Fair last summer. As for consolidation of local governments, Dodge believes that should remain a local control…read more

Experts Cast Doubt on Illinois’ Potential Gambling Revenue Jackpot

Experts Cast Doubt on Illinois’ Potential Gambling Revenue Jackpot

ILLINOIS (IRN) — Illinois officials have their eyes on a potential payday from legalizing new forms of gambling, but state revenue specialists warn that it may not be the jackpot they’re hoping for. Illinois lawmakers are looking to bank some revenue on a trifecta of legalizing sports betting, online internet gaming and fantasy sports. They’re…read more

Ina Man Arrested on Predatory Child Sexual Assault

Ina Man Arrested on Predatory Child Sexual Assault

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Bail has been set at $200,000 for a 32-year-old Ina man charged Wednesday in Jefferson County court with sexually assaulting a child under the age of 13. Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Dustin Crone Tuesday night on a $200,000 warrant that was issued earlier that day. He appeared in court Wednesday on…read more

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 10-17-18

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 10-17-18

MT. VERNON — On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 40-year-old Michael Wade of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Tuesday for domestic battery. 32-year-old Dustin Crone of Ina was arrested Tuesday for criminal sexual abuse and predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim…read more

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