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MCLEANSBORO BUYS PROPERTY FOR NEW CITY HALL BUILDING

MCLEANSBORO BUYS PROPERTY FOR NEW CITY HALL BUILDING

MCLEANSBORO, IL — The McLeansboro City Council recently approved purchasing the former More for Less property located at 508 S. Jackson Street for $55,000 to potentially put in a new City Hall building. McLeansboro Mayor Chad May says there’s a need for a new building to have enough space to conduct city business as well…read more

Applications for SIC scholarships now available

Applications for SIC scholarships now available

HARRISBURG, IL — Scholarship application time is in full swing at Southeastern Illinois College. The deadline is February 28th for all students — new and current — who plan to attend during the 2022-2023 academic year. One application serves for more than 300 possible scholarships. The application has three main requirements: 1) fill out the…read more

Carlyle man jailed for multiple child sex offenses

Carlyle man jailed for multiple child sex offenses

CLINTON COUNTY, IL — A 30-year-old Carlyle man is being held in the Clinton County Jail with bond set at half-a-million dollars after he was charged with multiple child sex offenses. Michael Parker is charged in Clinton County Circuit Court with two Class X felonies for predatory criminal sexual assault of a victim under the…read more

Mt. Vernon man charged for being an armed habitual criminal

Mt. Vernon man charged for being an armed habitual criminal

MT. VERNON, IL — A 28-year-old Mt. Vernon man was charged Friday in Jefferson County Circuit Court with being an armed habitual criminal. William Johnson was arrested Thursday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for being a felon in possession of a weapon & resisting/obstructing an officer. According to Mt. Vernon Police Chief Trent Page, Johnson was a passenger…read more

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JANUARY 21ST, 2022

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JANUARY 21ST, 2022

MT. VERNON, IL — On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrests to WMIX/WDML News; 45-year-old Daniel Young of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Criminal Trespass to a Building, Possession of a Controlled Substance in a Penal Institution,…read more

Louisville man killed in Thursday single-vehicle crash

Louisville man killed in Thursday single-vehicle crash

CLAY COUNTY, IL — A 72-year-old Louisville man was killed early Thursday morning in single-vehicle crash in Clay County. According to State Police, around 12:15 Thursday morning, David Beccue was driving a pickup truck westbound on Sailor Springs Road near Coral Drive when for an unknown reason he ran off the left side of the…read more

Human Remains Found in Franklin County May Be Those of Missing Orient Man

Human Remains Found in Franklin County May Be Those of Missing Orient Man

BENTON, IL — Franklin County Sheriff’s detectives Wednesday afternoon responded to a location in rural Benton where human remains were discovered. According to Franklin County Chief Deputy Kyle Bacon, it’s believed the remains are those of Joshua R. Brock of Orient, who has been missing since Oct. 9 of last year. Bacon says an autopsy…read more

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JANUARY 20TH, 2022

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JANUARY 20TH, 2022

MT. VERNON, IL — On Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrests to WMIX/WDML News; 24-year-old Brittany Cassidy of Mt. Vernon was arrested Wednesday by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office on a Probation Violation. 28-year-old William Johnson of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday by the…read more

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JANUARY 19TH, 2022

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JANUARY 19TH, 2022

MT. VERNON, IL — On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department reported the following arrests to WMIX/WDML News; 23-year-old Justyse Zimmerman of Mt. Vernon was arrested Tuesday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Possession of a Firearm with a Revoked FOID & Possession of Meth. 45-year-old Misty…read more

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POSTPONED – Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets at Stifel Theatre

POSTPONED – Nick Mason’s Saucerful Of Secrets at Stifel Theatre

ON SALE • NOWPRICE • $59, $69, $89, $109 Click HERE to purchase tickets Jan 2 – It is with great regret that due to the uncertainty surrounding the Covid pandemic, it has been decided to postpone the North American tour until later in the year. Apologies for any inconvenience or disappointment due to this. We are…

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