Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Report

MT. VERNON – On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Withers Broadcasting/Dana Communications News: Twenty-one-year-old Aminah Harris of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday on a bond forfeiture warrant. Thirty-five-year-old Timothy Rahn of Dix was arrested by Illinois State Police Thursday on a bond forfeiture warrant. Twenty-two-year-old Philisha Boyd of West

Marion Police Report

MARION – The following information was released to Q106 News by the Marion Police Department on Friday, March 15. Charles P. Bruce, 25, of Marion was arrested for Domestic Battery in the 100 block of South Buchanan Street on March 10, 2019. Michael D Jones, 48, of Marion was arrested for Domestic Battery and Criminal

State Sen. Fowler’s Week-in-Review for March 11-15

HARRISBURG – Lawmakers returned to Springfield this week, returning to the Capitol for a full schedule of committees. As session continues, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) is encouraging residents to mark their calendars for an upcoming Town Hall in District. On April 1, Sen. Fowler will be partnering with State Representatives Patrick Windhorst and Dave

Southern Illinois Healthcare Seeks Trauma Center Status

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois Healthcare is taking steps to expand access to trauma care in the southern part of the state where the lack of trauma centers can add stress, cost and risk for those needing immediate attention. SIH Memorial Hospital has applied to the Illinois Department of Public Health for Level II

Students Gather at SIU to Suggest Illinois Government Fixes

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University is turning to students to envision the future and reshape Illinois. The Southern Illinoisan reports college students from across the state will converge at SIU on March 28-29 for the “Renewing Illinois Summit.” Illinois government is tens of billions of dollars

Lane Closure Set for March 18 on I-57 in Jefferson County

MT. VERNON – The Illinois Department of Transportation is alerting motorists traveling on Interstate 57 that there will be a lane closure this coming week. This work will be north of Exit 83. The closure is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 18 and will extend through Tuesday, March 19. Maintenance crews will be repairing the structure

Reps. Bryant, Windhorst Team Up to Pass Legislation to Study Reopening Tamms Minimum Security Correctional Facility

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) and State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) joined forces in Springfield this week to pass legislation that creates a Task Force to study the reopening and repurposing of the shuttered Tamms Correctional Center. Bryant was the chief sponsor of HB 210, and Windhorst served as chief co-sponsor of the

Forest Service Employee Receives Making Tracks National Award

HARRISBURG – The Forest Service works with National Wild Turkey Federation in a variety of ways to promote conservation ethics and best manage the land resource through active forest and habitat management. National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) and the Forest Service have collaborated on 114 projects — including several in the development phase — across

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Arrest Report

MT. VERNON – On Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Withers Broadcasting/Dana Communications News: Thirty-one-year-old Daron Bradford of Mt. Vernon was arrested Wednesday for burglary of a school or place of worship and possession of meth less than 5 grams. Twenty-five-year-old Jesse Marks of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt.