State Sen. Dale Fowler’s Week-in-Review for October 28-November 1

HARRISBURG – The Senate Republican Caucus took action last week to restore public trust in an honest and ethical state government. During the first week of the highly-anticipated fall veto session, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) signed on to co-sponsor Senate Bill 2297 which will give the Legislative Inspector General (LIG) the appropriate tools to

IL Supreme Court Justice Karmeier to Resign in December 2020

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier tendered notice last week he will resign his seat on the bench effective Dec. 6, 2020. “It has been a privilege serving the people of Illinois,” he wrote in his letter, dated Oct. 29. The Washington County native he said he would not “run again considering my

Mt. Vernon Veteran Presented with Purple Heart Friday

MT. VERNON – Doug Spells of Mt. Vernon received many awards for his military service in Vietnam, including the Purple Heart. While the awards were lost over time, the U.S. did not forget about Spells’ service. On Friday, he was presented with a new Purple Heart for his service. Congressman Mike Bost presented him with

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Friday, November 1

MT. VERNON – On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to Withers Broadcasting and Dana Communications News. Twenty-eight-year-old Thomas Garrison of Dix was arrested Thursday on a bond forfeiture warrant. Fifty-two-year-old Melissa Miller of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Thursday for possession of meth less than 5 grams,