SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health Tuesday reported 9,469 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) including 125 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 674,089 cases, including 11,677 deaths, in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Nov. 17–23 is
MT. VERNON – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Mt. Vernon Police Department assisted one another Sunday in arresting a Mt. Vernon man on multiple charges during an investigation of shots being fired in the 14000 block of North Parkland Lane. The Jefferson County Dispatch Center received a report of multiple gunshots around 2:30 a.m.
MT. VERNON – The Mt. Vernon Police Department has made a second arrest regarding a Nov. 12 incident where a woman was battered with a baseball bat during a home invasion. Sixty-three-year-old Melvin L. Taylor of Mt. Vernon was taken into custody Friday on a Jefferson County warrant charging him with home invasion, armed robbery
CARMI – Two Carmi residents are facing drug charges after a search warrant was executed at their property located at 708 Foley Street in Carmi Friday night. According to a report from Carmi Police, during the search a large amount of methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, controlled substance and cash was found. As a result, 61-year-old Eric
INA – A semi driver from Missouri was involved in single-vehicle crash early this morning on I-57 in Jefferson County. According to Illinois State Police, around 2:40 a.m. 36-year-old Marvin Casey of Batesville, Missouri was driving his semi with a trailer in the right lane north on I-57 at milepost 85 and entered a construction