Kaskaskia College Donates Welding Equipment to Central Community High School

BREESE/CENTRALIA, IL — Kaskaskia College’s Welding Technology Professor Cory Wellen and Construction Operations Professor Pete Donnelly visited with the trades classes at Central Community High School in Breese in December. The visit included a donation of four (2 MIG/2 Stick) welders to CHS’ trades program. Steve Ellis is the Welding Instructor at CHS. He says…Read more…

SEARCH IS ON IN WILLIAMSON COUNTY FOR MISSING MAN WITH ALZHEIMER’S

MARION – The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Missing Endangered Senior with Alzheimer’s. On Thursday, January 14th, 2021, Roger Cheatham, 72, walked away from his home on South 6th Street in Bush. Cheatham was last seen walking west on Cypress Street at Route 149 in Bush at…Read more…

Three arrested on drug charges at Motel 6 in Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON, IL — The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Mt. Vernon Police Department arrested three Mt. Vernon residents on drug charges Thursday morning at a local motel. A Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy and officers from the MVPD made contact with 31-year-old Donald G. Cook, 35-year-old Nicholas E. Decker, and 24-year-old Lesa M. Oliver while…Read more…

Three arrested during Joint Narcotics Drug Task Force sweep on a Mt. Vernon home

MT. VERNON, IL — Members of the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department/Southern Illinois Drug Task Force Narcotics Unit began their Thursday around 6:30am by serving a search warrant at a residence on Casey Avenue in Mt. Vernon. Three people were arrested based on an investigation of drugs being sold and weapons possessed illegally…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JANUARY 15TH, 2021

MT. VERNON, IL — On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department report the following arrest(s) to WMIX/WDML News: 31-year-old Donald Cook of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Possession of Meth. 24-year-old Lesa Oliver of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday by the…Read more…

Early-morning police raid results in four arrests at Centralia home

CENTRALIA, IL — An early Thursday morning police raid in Centralia resulted in the arrests of three people on drug-related charges. According to Centralia Police Chief Greg Dodson, at approximately 6:58a.m., the Centralia Police Department High Risk Entry and Arrest Team, assisted by members of the ILEAS region 9 and 11 team successfully executed a search warrant…Read more…

State Senator Bryant Calls for Repentance from Newly Elected Speaker

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS — Terri Bryant was sworn into her new office as the State Senator for the 58th District of Illinois on Wednesday. Near the same time, a new Speaker of the House was being elected to replace Michael Madigan. On the eve of Chris Welch’s election to Illinois House speaker, media reports highlighted allegations against Welch…Read more…

Jefferson County Sheriff Reacts to Controversial Criminal Justice Reform Bill

SPRINGFIELD, IL — A controversial criminal justice reform bill has passed both chambers of the Illinois legislature. House Bill 3653, formerly the over 600 page House Bill 163, was delivered to lawmakers around 3am Wednesday and comprised of over 764 pages. The new bill, among many other things, will drastically change use-of-force guidelines, require body…Read more…

Pinckneyville Man Dies after Being Struck by Vehicle Tuesday in Perry County

PERRY COUNTY, IL — An accident involving a pedestrian and a vehicle Tuesday night in Perry County claimed the life of a Pinckneyville man. According to Illinois State Police, 38-year-old Jeremy Lueker and 46-year-old Shelly Steinwagner of Highland were both going north on Illinois 127 south of Primrose Road when Steinwagner struck Lueker around 6 p.m. All…Read more…

Kinmundy man found dead in creek

KINMUNDY, IL — A Monday afternoon search for a missing 79-year-old Kinmundy man ended when authorities found him dead in a creek a short distance from his home. The neighbors of Jim Jones first became concerned Sunday night when his brother was unable to reach him on the phone and a neighbor found Jones was not at home and…Read more…

Missing Waterloo woman found dead in Mt. Vernon Walmart Parking Lot

MT. VERNON, IL — A 38-year-old Waterloo woman that was reported missing since last Friday (January 8th) was found dead in her minivan in the Mt. Vernon Walmart parking lot Tuesday afternoon. Lauren Miller was found reports say just before 5pm, some 70+ miles from the Dollar Tree in Troy where she was last seen.…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS – JANUARY 13TH, 2021

MT. VERNON, IL — On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office along with the Mt. Vernon Police Department report the following arrest(s) to WMIX/WDML News: 24-year-old Tyreque Campbell of Mt. Vernon was arrested Tuesday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Driving on a Revoked License. 23-year-old Steven Stevenson of Woodlawn was arrested Tuesday by…Read more…

Social Security Discusses Recent Changes to Hearings Process During COVID

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Social Security is highlighting to the public some changes regarding the hearings process during COVID. Hearings were temporarily closed in March of last year due to the COVID pandemic and recently the agency announced how they would be proceeding forward with those hearings. Jack Myers with Social Security indicates they are now…Read more…