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SICF begins 1st Annual GiveSI Campaign to give back to Southern Illinois Non-Profits

SICF begins 1st Annual GiveSI Campaign to give back to Southern Illinois Non-Profits

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS (WBC/DANA COMM.) — GiveSI is a community day of giving for all of Southern Illinois in conjunction with the global movement Giving Tuesday. The 30-hour community block of giving supporting nonprofits as well as growing philanthropy in the 17 southernmost counties of Illinois begins Monday, November 30th, at 6pm and runs through the day…read more

Two men stabbed at Sandoval residence

Two men stabbed at Sandoval residence

SANDOVAL, IL — Sandoval police are investigating a double stabbing that occurred Thanksgiving afternoon. According to the police department, Centralia police received a call around 2:13 p.m. Thursday from SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia reporting two men had been brought in with stab wounds. It was then discovered the men were stabbed at…read more

Train hits car stuck on Carbondale railroad crossing

Train hits car stuck on Carbondale railroad crossing

CARBONDALE, IL — A train crash was reported in Carbondale Wednesday night. According to Carbondale Police, around 10:50 p.m. officers responded to the railroad crossing on Main Street. Officers learned a driver mistakenly drove a passenger vehicle onto the railroad tracks, turning north from Main Street and became stuck. Officers contacted the Canadian National Railroad…read more

Break out the Christmas decorations, but do so safely

Break out the Christmas decorations, but do so safely

MT. VERNON, IL — With Thanksgiving in the rearview mirror, those that haven’t already will begin pulling out the totes and bags filled with Christmas decorations for their home. A local Emergency Management Agency Coordinator has some tips to keep you, your home, and your loved ones safe. Mt. Vernon Fire Chief Kevin Sargent says…read more

3-Way race for 2 open Mt. Vernon City Council Seats in 2021

3-Way race for 2 open Mt. Vernon City Council Seats in 2021

MT. VERNON, IL — Mt. Vernon City Government will look very similar barring one possible exception after the 2021 Consolidated Election. The deadline for filing petitions ended last week to run for five different open seats. Currently, there are 2 open seats on the City Council and 3 candidates have filed petitions to run. The…read more

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – NOVEMBER 25, 2020

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – NOVEMBER 25, 2020

MT. VERNON, IL — On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrest(s) to WMIX/WDML News: 22-year-old Damon Johnson of Mt. Vernon was arrested Tuesday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Failure to Return from Furlough, Resisting/Obstructing an Officer, and Threatening a Public Official. This information comes directly from the daily booking…read more

Food Handling & Cooking Safety Tips from Local EMA Coordinator

Food Handling & Cooking Safety Tips from Local EMA Coordinator

MT. VERNON, IL — The oven will soon be working overtime in an effort to feed those celebrating Thanksgiving at your home. A local Emergency Management Agency Coordinator has some tips for general kitchen safety. Mt. Vernon Fire Chief Kevin Sargent says to keep a watchful eye on your appliances. Sargent says you should constantly…read more

Light Up Jefferson County during the 2nd Annual Christmas Decorating Contest

Light Up Jefferson County during the 2nd Annual Christmas Decorating Contest

MT. VERNON, IL — The Mt. Vernon Convention & Visitors Bureau in conjunction with the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce is co-hosting the 2nd Annual Christmas Decorating Contest for citizens and businesses. Director of the Bureau Angela Schrum says this year businesses and homeowners can do something special to light up the community. The contest…read more

Ameren Warning of Scammers on The Heels of Extended Disconnection Moratorium

Ameren Warning of Scammers on The Heels of Extended Disconnection Moratorium

COLLINSVILLE, IL — Ameren Illinois recently extended the disconnection moratorium to all residential customers through March 31, 2021. Now the company is warning of those attempting to scam others with a disconnect threat if they do not make a payment. Arleen Williams is with Ameren. Contact Ameren at 1-800-755-5000 with any questions or if you…read more

Concert Calendar

RESCHEDULED- The Guess Who @ River City Casino & Hotel

RESCHEDULED- The Guess Who @ River City Casino & Hotel

RESCHEDULED – March 6, 2021 @ 8:00 pm @ River City Casino & Hotel ON SALE •  PRICES • $77.50, $57.50, $52, 50, $47.50, $42.50, $29.50 TIME • Show 8:00 pm If you have purchased tickets to this show, please keep them as they will be valid for the rescheduled concert. Tickets available at River City Casino or at Ticketmaster.com. Guests must…

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