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Local School Districts Under Pressure From Governor’s Budget Proposal

Local School Districts Under Pressure From Governor’s Budget Proposal

MT. VERNON — As a part of Governor J.B. Pritzker’s budget proposal, he is holding back $150 million of a budgeted $350 million new dollars in state money for local school districts saying the money will only be there if his proposed graduated income tax is passed. The entities caught in the middle of this…read more

Truck Stolen From Missouri Used In Motorcycle Thefts in Nashville

Truck Stolen From Missouri Used In Motorcycle Thefts in Nashville

NASHVILLE — A truck stolen from Missouri was reportedly used Monday morning to ram the fence at Holzhauer’s Auto and Motorsports in Nashville where three motorcycles were subsequently taken Surveillance camera footage from the Nashville business showed the truck crashing through the barrier just after midnight on Sunday before speeding away minutes later with three sport bikes. The suspects…read more

Odin Man Pleads Guilty to September Robbery of Sandoval Man

Odin Man Pleads Guilty to September Robbery of Sandoval Man

MARION COUNTY — A 19-year-old Odin man pleaded guilty Wednesday to one of four felony charges stemming from the September 2019 armed robbery of a man in Sandoval. James Planitz pleaded guilty to Class 3 felony aggravated battery with the use of a weapon in exchange for two Class X felony charges of home invasion and one…read more

Marion County Health Department Looking to Alleviate Coronavirus Concerns

MARION COUNTY — The Marion County Health Department is hoping to inform and alleviate any concerns of Marion County residents surrounding the screening process for the coronavirus among travelers from China. According to Director of Clinical Services Marion Shelly Yoder, All international flights from the Hubei Province and mainland China are being routed through 11…read more

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 2-26-2020

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 2-26-2020

MT. VERNON — On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 37-year-old Javanna Soles of Mt. Vernon was arrested Tuesday on a bond forfeiture warrant. 36-year-old LeeAnn Garrison of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Tuesday for possession of drug paraphernalia. 51-year-old Eric Kluck of…read more

Polar Plunge at Carlyle Lake is This Saturday

Polar Plunge at Carlyle Lake is This Saturday

CLINTON COUNTY — Polar Plungers will brave the frigid water of Carlyle Lake, on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The funds raised from the Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge® will benefit the athletes of Special Olympics Illinois. The Carlyle Lake Polar Plunge & Donut Dash will take place at Carlyle Lake Main Beach, with registration at…read more

Emergency Crews Rescue Trapped Worker in Grain Bin Near Centralia

CENTRALIA — Centralia Fire Protection District crews, along with Life Star Ambulance crews were called around 1:40 p.m. Monday to the grain facility on Route 161 at Byars Road. A worker, cleaning up the remaining grain in the bottom of one of the bins reportedly got caught in a grain bin sweep auger used to sweep up…read more

Second Person Arrested in Connection With Home Invasion in Salem in January

Second Person Arrested in Connection With Home Invasion in Salem in January

MARION COUNTY — A second person has now been arrested in connection with a home invasion at a Salem home last month that resulted in a resident being injured. Police arrested 30-year-old Christy Johnston, of Salem, on Monday in connection with the January 24 incident at a Marion County Housing Authority apartment in the 1100 block of…read more

Death of Salem Man Being Investigated After Overnight Explosion, Fire

Death of Salem Man Being Investigated After Overnight Explosion, Fire

UPDATE (12:58 p.m.) – Marion County Coroner Troy Cannon says 52-year-old Jeffrey Anderson was found deceased inside his apartment in the 600-block of West Schwartz Street in Salem, where just after midnight Tuesday, Salem police, Salem firefighters, and EMS responded to a report of an explosion and fire. Cannon says Anderson was a Disabled Veteran…read more

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Dave Mason @ River City Casino & Hotel

Dave Mason @ River City Casino & Hotel

The Feelin’ Alright Tour Sunday, March 1, 2020 ON SALE • PRICES • $89.50, $59.50, $49.50, $39.50, $29.50. There are also VIP Meet & Greet tickets available TIME • Show 7:30pm Tickets available at River City Casino or at Ticketmaster.com. Guests must be 21 years of age and present a valid photo ID.

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