Jefferson County Arrest Reports 1-17-20

MT. VERNON — On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 32-year-old Matthew Pasko of Christopher was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Thursday for retail theft less than $300 and resisting / obstructing a peace officer. 36-year-old Bruce Page of McLeansboro was arrested Thursday for violating an…Read more…

Mt. Vernon Mayor Lewis Gives 2020 State of the City Address Thursday

MT. VERNON — Mt. Vernon Mayor John Lewis gave his annual state of the city address at the Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon Thursday at the Doubletree in Mt. Vernon. Among the highlights of the happenings in Mt. Vernon include water and sewer improvements, the post office relocation, and the pressure Mt. Vernon…Read more…

Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison for 2019 Shooting

JEFFERSON COUNTY — A 31-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced Thursday in Jefferson County Court to 25-years in prison for a shooting last summer that sent one person to the hospital with injuries. Calvin Webster pleaded guilty in October to a Class X felony charge of aggravated battery with a firearm in exchange for four…Read more…

DCEO Awards Community Development Block Grant Funds to 117th District Municipalities

MARION — The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity has announced that over $1.4 million in Community Development Block Grants have been awarded in the 117th District represented by Republican State Rep. Dave Severin of Benton. These grants, which come from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, support local community development activities such…Read more…

Jefferson County Arrest Reports 1-16-2020

MT. VERNON — On Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX / WDML News: 23-year-old Austin Kehrer of Mt. Vernon was arrested Wednesday for possession of a controlled substance and possession of meth less than five grams. 22-year-old Cody Collins of Woodlawn was arrested Wednesday for meth delivery less than…Read more…

State-funded colleges who lack nursing school accreditation could hinder future students from state employment

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Nurses who attended state-funded colleges in southern Illinois that didn’t pay to receive their accreditation could become ineligible for state and federal employment. State Representative Terri Bryant says it costs a college anywhere between eighteen and $25,000 to become accredited. She says this lack of accreditation could cost an already licensed nurse…Read more…

Drugs, guns, cash seized in search of Centralia home that resulted in an arrest

CENTRALIA — The Centralia Police Department executed a search warrant on a reputed drug house Wednesday morning where they seized drugs, weapons and cash, and arrested a 25-year-old male resident. According to Police Chief Greg Dodson, at 6:15 Wednesday morning, the Centralia Police Department’s High-Risk Entry Team, along with the ILEAS Region 8, 9 and…Read more…

MT. VERNON MAN GETS 40 YEARS FOR ATTEMPTED MURDER IN KIDNAPPING CASE

JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL — A 40-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced Tuesday in Jefferson County Court to 40-years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted murder. Victor Serrano had been charged with two counts attempted murder: one for a pregnant woman and the other for her unborn child, as well as a felony…Read more…

MT. VERNON MAN SENTENCED TO 15 YEARS FOR 2019 SHOOTING

JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL — A 38-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced Tuesday in Jefferson County Court to 15-years in prison after he pleaded guilty to shooting another man in 2019. Myron Seigart pleaded guilty to a Class X felony charge of aggravated battery through the discharge of a firearm in exchange for a Class X felony charge…Read more…