JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS 7-10-2020

MT. VERNON, IL — On Friday, The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX/WMDL News: 26-year-old Codey Ince of Bonnie was arrested by the Mt. Vernon Police Department Thursday for Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Obstructing Identification, Violation of Parole, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe/Needle, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession…Read more…

McLeansboro Kiwanis Club Cancels 2020 McLeansboro Fall Festival

MCLEANSBORO — The McLeansboro Kiwanis regret to announce the cancellation of the 2020 McLeansboro Fall Festival due to the COVID-19 virus and the regulations issued by the State of Illinois involving ride certification and crowd sizes. According to a press release from the McLeansboro Kiwanis, it has been determined that it would be impossible to…Read more…

Goreville Postal Worker Facing Federal Charges of Stealing Mail

BENTON – A federal grand jury for the Southern District of Illinois Thursday returned an indictment charging a Johnston City woman with four counts of theft by mail by a postal service employee. According to a press release from U.S. Attorney Steven Weinhoeft, 27-year-old Brittany Freeman worked as a mail carrier for the Goreville Post Office. The…Read more…

Centralia Family Video to Close, Being Replaced by Dollar General

CENTRALIA — The Family Video in Centralia is closing to make way for a new Dollar General. With streaming hotshots like Netflix and Hulu shaping the industry, many lament the loss of video rental shops. But Family Video is doing just fine — according to management, anyway. Dollar General is leasing about 40 different Family…Read more…

IDOT to Start Pavement Repair Work on I-57 Throughout Marion County

MARION COUNTY — IDOT is warning motorists of upcoming pavement repairs on I-57 in Marion County. There will be various lane restrictions on I-57 from the Fayette County line to the Jefferson County line starting Monday weather permitting. One lane of traffic in each direction will always remain open. The work is necessary to complete…Read more…

IDOT to Start Bridge Repairs on Route 166 in Williamson County Monday

WILLIAMSON COUNTY — IDOT is warning residents of upcoming bridge repairs on Illinois Route 166 in Williamson County. Starting Monday, weather permitting, IDOT will be repairing the bridge carrying Route 166 over the south fork of the Saline River about three miles south of Route 13. Lane closures will be required and begin at 7 a.m. Monday.…Read more…

IL Secretary of State’s Office Extends License, ID, Sticker Deadlines

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS — The Illinois Secretary of State’s Office is extending the expiration dates for drivers’ licenses, ID cards, and license plates stickers another month past the last extension date. All licenses, IDs and stickers are now valid until November 1st. Henry Haupt with the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office says given social distancing guidelines and…Read more…

Centralia Police Searching for Suspect in Farm Fresh Robbery

CENTRALIA — Centralia Police are searching for a man they say robbed the Farm Fresh store on South Poplar Street. According to Police Chief Greg Dodson, around 9 p.m. Wednesday, a male suspect first reportedly entered the Dairy Queen store on South Poplar where he took two boxes of Dilly bars from the freezer display and…Read more…

Southern Illinois School Registration Information

SOUTHERN, ILLINOIS — The Marion Community Unit 2 School District will hold Kindergarten registration on Monday, July 27 and Tuesday, July 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Marion Junior High School Cafeteria. New students going into the 1st through 8th grades will register from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marion Junior High School Cafeteria while…Read more…

Community Leaders Urging Residents to Fill Out 2020 Census

JEFFERSON COUNTY — If the 2020 Census would have ended on June 30th as originally scheduled, Jefferson County would have about 14-thousand less people than when the last census was taken in 2010. Because of COVID-19, the deadline to take the census has been pushed back and local leaders are driving the point home that…Read more…

ISP Looking for Missing Southern Illinois Man

ILLINOIS — Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation needs your help in a missing person investigation involving Daniel “Danny” Crosby of Carterville, Illinois. Crosby’s last known location was near the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Pana, Illinois, during the early morning hours of Feb. 27, 2020. Family and friends of Daniel Crosby have not had any…Read more…

Tuesday power outage in Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON, IL — A tree fell into power lines near S. 11th Street and Newby Avenue around 6:15 a.m., Tuesday, July 7th knocking out power to approximately 1,000 customers. Ameren Illinois crews arrived and began to make the area safe and secure for tree trimmers. Tree trimmers began work at 8:15 a.m. and had the tree…Read more…

Live from Cedarhurst in Mt. Vernon…It’s Thursday Night Live

MT. VERNON, IL — Thursday Night Live returns to Cedarhurst Center for the Arts tonight in Mt. Vernon. The original kickoff event for the year which is typically in June was halted because of COVID-19. This year’s party will be B.Y.O.R and B.Y.O.S, Bring Your Own Refreshments and Bring Your Own Seating. The Greater Jefferson…Read more…