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U of I Extension to host Holiday Wreath Making Class

U of I Extension to host Holiday Wreath Making Class

SALEM, IL — Local Master Gardeners with the U of I Extension Office will be giving hands-on lessons in making an evergreen wreath this December. Agriculture & Natural Resource Coordinator Chris Lueking says a lot of the materials for the wreath can come from your own backyard. Find more information and a link to register…read more

Sandoval Woman Arrested in Central City for Retail Theft

Sandoval Woman Arrested in Central City for Retail Theft

CENTRAL CITY — A 24-year-old Sandoval woman was arrested Thursday by Central City Police for alleged retail theft and forgery connected to an earlier incident involving counterfeit cash. Madelin Cummins was arrested for retail theft and forgery. Cummins had been sought after she allegedly passed a $10 counterfeit bill last month at the Citgo Station in Central…read more

Fifteen Charged in Mt.Vernon Drug Ring

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Fifteen men who allegedly participated in a drug trafficking ring in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, have been indicted on federal methamphetamine-related charges, Steven D. Weinhoeft, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today. The seven-count indictment was returned on Oct. 24, 2019, and accuses the following men of engaging in a…read more

Two Mt.Vernon Men Charged With Trafficking Meth

MOUNT VERNON — A pair of Mt. Vernon residents is under federal indictment today for methamphetamine-related offenses. Malcolm Brooks, 36, and Garry V. Gilliams, 40, are named in a seven-count indictment returned on Oct. 24, 2019. According to the indictment, the two men conspired to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine within the Southern…read more

Court case involving Centralia mayoral election continued

MARION COUNTY — The Marion County court case seeking a ruling on who is the rightful Mayor of Centralia has been delayed. Bryan Kuder was elected mayor in April but City Manager Dan Ramey brought information to the City Council indicating Kuder was ineligible to serve as he did not live within the city limits.…read more

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 11-15-19

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 11-15-19

MT. VERNON — On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 45-year-old Ernest Griffin of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday for battery, domestic battery, and harassing a witness. 47-year-old Owen Hemmer of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Thursday for domestic battery and interfering the…read more

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 11-14-19

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 11-14-19

MT. VERNON — On Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 26-year-old Myles Bush-King of Flora was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Wednesday for possession of a controlled substance and driving on a suspended license. 24-year-old Sarah Chwarczinski of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police…read more

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The Marshall Tucker Band @ River City Casino & Hotel

The Marshall Tucker Band @ River City Casino & Hotel

Friday, November 22, 2019 ON SALE • $19.00, $29.00, $39.00, $49.00 TIME • Show 8:00pm Tickets available at River City Casino or at Ticketmaster.com. Guests must be 21 years of age and present a valid photo ID

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Eve and Other Stories @ Enterprise Center

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Christmas Eve and Other Stories @ Enterprise Center

Thursday, December 26, 2019 ON SALE •   TIME • 3:00 pm & 7:00 pm 12 Days of TSO Verified Fan Registration is where all fans can sign up at tso.tmverifiedfan.com for exclusive access to the best tickets for the best price before tickets go on sale to the general public. A portion of the proceeds benefitting The Salvation Army Tree…

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