New Haven Couple Facing Theft, Burglary Charges in White County

CARMI – The White County Sheriff’s Office has made two arrests in connection with two oil field thefts and a burglary at Union Ridge Cemetery. According to White County Sheriff Doug Meier, Sgt. Craig Poole was following up with investigators of the burglary at Union Ridge Cemetery when a Crime Stopper tip led the investigation

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Friday, August 23

MT. VERNON – On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. Thirty-four-year-old Tosha Henry of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday on a probation violation. Thirty-one-year-old Ryan Duncan of Champaign was arrested Thursday on a probation violation. Thirty-four-year-old Ashley Boldrey of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Thursday for domestic battery.

Roadwork Begins Monday in McLeansboro and Eldorado

MCLEANSBORO/ELDORADO – Roadwork on Illinois 142 from McLeansboro to the Saline County line and on Illinois 142 from the south city limits of Eldorado to three miles south is set to begin Monday morning at 7, weather permitting. According to IDOT, traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by flaggers. Work includes pavement

Bost Announces Head Start Grant for Franklin and Williamson Counties

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Mike Bost announced Thursday that a U.S. Department of Heath and Human Services Grant totaling $753,737 has been awarded to Centerstone of Illinois, Inc. in West Frankfort. Bost says the grant will support Centerstone’s Early Head Start program, which provides prenatal and child development services to low-income pregnant women and children

Sign-up Now for U of I Extension’s Master Naturalist Fall Classes

MT. VERNON – Those interested in natural resources and keeping the environment clean are invited to be a part of the University of Illinois Extension’s Master Naturalist fall classes starting soon. Chris Lueking, the agriculture and natural resource program coordinator at the Jefferson County Extension, runs the class and talks about what participants will do

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Thursday, August 22

MT. VERNON – On Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. Fifty-six-year-old Michael Webber of Wayne City was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Wednesday for criminal trespass to land and retail theft less than $300. Twenty-nine-year-old David McHenry of Dix was arrested Wednesday on a bond forfeiture warrant. Twenty-eight-year-old Charolette Woods of