Mt. Vernon Business Women’s Club celebrating Business Women’s Week

MT. VERNON, IL — Mt. Vernon Mayor John Lewis issued a proclamation making this Business Women’s Week. Gwen Gross-Hails is the President of the Mt. Vernon Business Women’s Club. She says the club tries to do something different each day this week to celebrate business women in the community. The BWC meets the second Monday…Read more…

JCSO Booking Report 10/19/20

On Monday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX News: 28 year old Terrance Williams of Mt. Vernon was arrested by MVPD Saturday for domestic battery/physical contact. 23 year old Jose Cotto-Gonzalez was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Saturday for violation of bail bond. This information comes directly from the daily…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS 10-16-2020

MT. VERNON, IL — On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrest to WMIX/WDML News; 37-year-old April Penrod of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday for Violation of Bail Bond. This information comes directly from the daily booking report at the Jefferson County Justice Center. The information provides WMIX/WDML with a list of…Read more…

Cook Portable Warehouses collecting winter gear for kids

MT. VERNON, IL — Cook Portable Warehouses is hosting a Coats for Kids drive at their Broadway location in Mt. Vernon. Terri Armstrong is the Sales & Property Manager at Cook. She says they’re collecting coats of all sizes. The Warehouses are open Tuesday-Saturday; 9:30am-5:30pm for you to bring winter gear by for drop off.…Read more…

TWO SEMIS INVOLVED IN HEAD-ON CRASH IN WAYNE COUNTY THURSDAY

FAIRFIELD, IL — Two semis were involved in a crash on US 45 near County Road 690 North in Wayne County Thursday. According to Illinois State Police, a semi driven by a 27-year-old Azamat Pardaev from Brooklyn, New York was driving north on US 45 approaching County Road 690 North around 9:15 a.m. A previous crash…Read more…

$46-million in USDA funding invested in southern Illinois broadband

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Tens of millions of dollars are coming from the USDA to southern Illinois to improve broadband connections. The USDA says more than $46 million will be invested to bring high speed internet to nearly 400 farms, almost five hundred businesses and dozens of schools. Republican Congressman Mike Bost says recent events have…Read more…

Mt. Vernon woman issued multiple citations after head-on collision Thursday

JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL — A 29-year-old female of Mt. Vernon was issued citations for DUI, Endangering the Life of a Child, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Driving with No Insurance, and Improper Lane Usage after a collision on Route 148 Thursday. Illinois State Police reports Jillianne Snyder was traveling south on IL 148 near Emerson City…Read more…

Household Chemical Collection for Jackson and Perry County Residents Saturday

CARBONDALE, IL — There will be a free, one-day household chemical collection for Jackson and Perry County residents today (Saturday) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Banterra Center’s south parking lot in Carbondale. Kassidy Phoenix, with the Jackson County Health Department, mentions what you need to do in order to bring your items for disposal.…Read more…

Rend Lake College touts Successful Truck Driver Training School

INA, IL — Rend Lake College’s trade programs rate among the best in the nation, according to a recent ranking from education website Learn.org. RLC has been helping over 1,200 future freight haulers get the training they need since 1990 with their Truck Driver Training School. Margo Wagner is the Dean of Community and Corporate…Read more…

McLeansboro City Council passes resolution for City Christmas Parade

MCLEANSBORO, IL — The McLeansboro City Council Tuesday night passed a resolution to close and/or reroute certain state highways and/or city streets for the City Christmas Parade set for Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m. The council also passed another resolution to replace the McLeansboro Police Department’s 2013 Dodge Ram. The council voted to approve the purchase of a 2021…Read more…

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS 10-15-2020

MT. VERNON, IL — On Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX/WDML News: 52-year-old Thomas Cook of Mt. Vernon was arrested Wednesday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department for Burglary. 25-year-old Quencie Favors of Mt. Vernon was arrested Wednesday by the MVPD for Disorderly Conduct. This information comes directly from…Read more…

Ameren Illinois Promoting Generator Safety ahead of Winter Storm Season

ILLINOIS (WBC/DANA COMM.) — Power outages can happen any time of year but a temporary power option that many choose during these outages is a generator. Ameren Illinois is highlighting the importance to know how to use a generator safely. Communications Executive Brian Bretsch says Ameren wants to make sure customers install and use their…Read more…

October remains dry

ILLINOIS (RFD) — Dry weather continues to be the norm for much of Illinois this month and its helping aid harvest says Freese-Notis meteorologist Dan Hicks. 45-percent of the state’s corn crop has been harvested with 56-percent of the Illinois soybean crop in the bin.Read more…