Vergennes Woman Sentenced to IDOC for DUI

MARION – A Vergennes woman was sentenced Monday to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to aggravated driving under the influence of alcohol, a Class 2 felony. Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti says 42-year-old Stephanie L. McMillan was arrested for the offense after being pulled over in Colp for

Marion Police Report

MARION – The following information was released by the Marion Police Department Friday. Jordan Gibbs, 28, of Marion was arrested for Domestic Battery in the 900 block of Vinewood Street on February 15, 2019. Nicholas Garland, 34, of Herrin was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamines, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Windhorst Votes No on Minimum Wage Hike to $15

SPRINGFIELD – 118th District State Representative Patrick Windhorst says he is disappointed, but not surprised that Democrats in Springfield have muscled through an expedited bill to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 per hour. “They have the votes, unfortunately, to do whatever they want,” Windhorst said, referring to super-majority grips held by Democrats in both

Work Release Escapee Sought in Wayne County

FAIRFIELD – The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, the Fairfield Police Department and U.S. Marshal Service are actively searching for a 32-year-old man they say escaped from work release. Eric B. Willett had been serving a 5-year sentence out of Wayne County for possession of methamphetamine and has a history of aggravated battery and possession of

Human Bones Found by Hunters in Jackson County Identified

MURPHYSBORO – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says the human remains found by hunters in the woods on North Marion Street in Carbondale have been identified. Officials say the Illinois State Police Crime Lab identified the remains has 41-year-old Durelle Davis. Davis, formerly of Chicago, lived locally in the area. Hunters contacted the sheriff’s department

Child Detained for Making Threat to Z-R Grade School, Family Member

ZEIGLER – A 12-year-old child was taken into detention Wednesday morning for making a threat to the Zeigler-Roylaton Grade School and a family member. Franklin County State’s Attorney Evan Owens says the case is being investigated by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department and the Zeigler-Royalton School District. All threats to school safety are considered serious.

Windhorst Files Illinois Anti-Infanticide Act Legislation

METROPOLIS – Constituents in the 118th district and across Illinois have watched in horror over the last few weeks as states like New York, Virginia, and Rhode Island have enacted or proposed legislation essentially legalizing abortion at any point during the pregnancy, even at the time of labor. 118th District State Rep. Patrick Windhorst is