Borowiak’s IGA Locations in Mt. Vernon, Centralia to Close

MT. VERNON — Borowiak’s IGA stores in Centralia and Mt. Vernon will be closing their doors after years of struggling against dropping sales. Store officials say the Centralia store was hit hard by the opening of the new Walmart Supercenter three years ago, which has taken a 40-percent bite out of sales. When Borowiak’s started

Benton Police Reports 6-14-19

BENTON — On Friday, the Benton Police Department reported the following arrests to WQRL News: 23-year-old Charles M. Welsh of Benton was arrested on June 6th for domestic battery after police were dispatched to the 1100 block of South Lickliter Street in reference to a domestic disturbance. 29-year-old Tyler L. Garrett of Pinckneyville was arrested

Bridge Construction Work to Start on I-57 in Jefferson County Next Week

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Motorists traveling on I-57 through Jefferson County should expect bridge construction to start south of Mt. Vernon next week. IDOT says starting Monday night, weather permitting, work will begin on the bridges near milepost 85 between Mt. Vernon and Ina. The contractor will be allowed to close one lane of traffic on

Broughton Park Swings Vandalized for Second Time in Recent Weeks

HAMILTON COUNTY — The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is looking for the person who vandalized the swings at park in Broughton. Earlier this week, the Sheriff’s Office announced that deputies had stepped up to replace the swings that were vandalized a few weeks ago as well. Then on Thursday, the Sheriff’s Office posted on their

Marion Police Reports 6-14-19

MARION — On Friday, the Marion Police Department reported the following arrests to WQRL News: 52-year-old Michael Leon of Marion was arrested Tuesday for disorderly conduct. 29-year-old Catrina Rawlins of Marion was cited for theft on Wednesday.

Carmi Man Arrested for Disorderly Conduct Wednesday

CARMI — A Carmi man was taken into custody Wednesday afternoon for disorderly conduct. Carmi Police say that 39-year-old Jason Schneider was taken into custody for disorderly conduct Wednesday after remarks he made during a phone call to the victim who had a no contact order against Schneider. The order was served during the arrest

Pet Vaccination Clinic to be Held in Carbondale Next Weekend

CARBONDALE — Friends of Carbondale Dog Parks, Wright-Way Rescue, and TimberTrails will hold a Pet Vaccination Clinic on Saturday June 22, 2019 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.  The location is the future site of Carbondale’s first public dog park at Parrish Park, 2500 West Sunset Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901. Dogs and cats can be vaccinated

Mt. Vernon Fire Department to Finish Fire Hydrant Testing Monday

MT. VERNON — The Mt. Vernon Fire Department will wrap up their annual fire hydrant testing on Monday. The areas to be tested Monday include those south of Veterans Memorial Drive from Junipter Drive to North Triton Lane and also those North of Interstate 64 between Route 37 and Lincoln Park. Residents should be aware

Jackson County Man Sentenced for Burglary, Meth Possession

MURPHYSBORO – A Jackson County man was sentenced Tuesday to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after he entered admissions to violating conditions of his probation in cases involving charges of burglary – a Class 2 felony – and possession of methamphetamine – a Class 3 felony. Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael Carr