Franklin County Sheriff’s Report – April 18

BENTON – The following information was released to Q106 News by Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni Thursday. April 15, 2019 Benjamin E. Young, age 34, of Mulkeytown was arrested for driving while license suspended and ticketed for operating an uninsured motor vehicle. He was transported to the Franklin County Jail where he later posted bond.

Two Behind Bars Following Warrant Arrest in Carmi Wednesday

CARMI – Two Carmi residents were taken to the White County Jail following a warrant arrest Wednesday in Carmi. Carmi Police say officers responded to 105 Fairview Drive at 2:50 p.m. on a report of 22-year-old James Christian Stevens and 35-year-old Heather D. Bond walking into the home. Police knew that Stevens was wanted on

State Fire Marshal Called to Investigate Mt. Vernon House Fire

MT. VERNON – The Illinois State Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate a structure fire that happened late Tuesday night in Mt. Vernon. Mt. Vernon firefighters responded to a call from a neighbor reporting the fire around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at 12th and Wescott. Upon their arrival, firefighters reported flames were coming from

Franklin County Board Begins Work on Courthouse, Campbell Building Plans

BENTON – The Franklin County Board met Tuesday night and got right to work on plans for the new courthouse and completing renovations to the Campbell Building in Benton. County Board member John Gulley says the board passed a resolution waiving the competition requirements of the Local Government Professionals Services Act for the specific purpose

Lane Reduction Begins May 1 on Northbound I-57 in Dix

DIX – IDOT says there will be a lane closure on northbound I-57 at exit 103 in Dix starting Wednesday, May 1 and continuing through Thursday, May 2. Maintenance crews will be repairing the structure carrying I-57 over Dix-Irving Rd. The entrance ramp from Dix-Irving Road to northbound I-57 will also be closed. You are

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – April 17

MT. VERNON – On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. Forty-six-year-old Brett Felty of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Tuesday for DUI-alcohol and resisting/obstructing a peace officer. Thirty-five-year-old Kevin Angleton of Mt. Vernon was arrested Wednesday on an in-state warrant.

Marion Police Report – April 16

MARION – The following information was released to Q106 News by the Marion Police Department Tuesday. Michael Armour, 57, of Marion was arrested for Disorderly Conduct in the 1000 block of Midway Court on April 15, 2019. Buffey, Schultz, 41, of Goreville was arrested for Retail Theft at Walmart Supercenter on April 12, 2019. Gabriel

Franklin County 2019 Mobile Home Tax Bills Due June 21

BENTON – Franklin County Treasurer Steve Vercellino says 2019 mobile home tax bills are now in the mail. Vercellino says they were mailed out on Friday, April 12. Payment is due no later than Friday, June 21. Payments can be accepted in person at the Treasurer’s Office in the Franklin County Courthouse in Benton or