McLeansboro’s City-wide Cleanup Starts Next Week

MCLEANSBORO – McLeansboro’s semi-annual city-wide clean-up begins next week. City Clerk Fred Vallowe says it will run Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. each day. Vallowe says electronics and other items won’t be accepted during the clean-up. This event is for McLeansboro residents only. If you have any questions, call McLeansboro City

Two Injured in White County Crash Tuesday

CARMI – Two people were injured in a three-vehicle crash Tuesday in White County. According to Illinois State Police, 39-year-old Travis J. Vaughan of Barnhill was driving his pickup truck east on Illinois 14 and slowed to turn south onto County Road 500E. Another driver, 50-year-old Merle E. Langley of McLeansboro was also going east

Murphysboro Teachers Set to Strike Thursday

MURPHYSBORO – The Murphysboro Education Association (MEA) set a strike date for Thursday. The MEA says there are no negotiations set and says it is currently waiting for the Murphysboro CUSD 186 Board to provide its availability. The teachers union recently met with school board officials and a federal mediator but didn’t come to an

MVPD Arrests Man Sleeping with Gun on Church Picnic Table

MT. VERNON – A 31-year-old Mt. Vernon man was arrested early Tuesday morning after Mt. Vernon police officers reportedly found him lying on a picnic table at a church in the 2400 block of Broadway. Charles Patterson was arrested for alleged possession of a firearm and possession of less than 5-grams of methamphetamine. Just before

Mt. Vernon Man Arrested for Woodlawn Burglary, Juveniles also Suspected

MT. VERNON – A 23-year-old Mt. Vernon man was charged Tuesday morning in Jefferson County Court with armed home invasion and residential burglary for an incident early Sunday morning in Woodlawn. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded early Sunday morning to a report of suspicious activity at 210 N. Main Street in

Paving Work to Close Part of Casey Avenue in Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON – The city of Mt. Vernon Public Works Department will begin installing new asphalt on part of Casey Avenue today. Weather permitting, the asphalt will be installed between 15th and 12th Streets. This section of Casey will be closed to all traffic from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday. There will be no

Hamilton County Issues Burn Ban

MCLEANSBORO – Officials in Hamilton County say due to high temperatures and dry conditions, a burn ban is in effect until further notice. All open burning is prohibited. The burn ban will be lifted when conditions improve.

Hamilton Memorial Hospital to Offer Fall Wellness Fasting Blood Draws

MCLEANSBORO – Hamilton Memorial Hospital will be offering the annual Fall Wellness fasting blood draws weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Monday and continuing through Oct. 17. Bethany Reyling, Marketing/PR Manager for Hamilton Memorial Hospital, says they do this twice a year – once in the fall and again in the spring. Wellness