Herrin Police Report

HERRIN – This is the Herrin Police Department weekly arrest report for Oct. 1-6, 2019. Devin L. Switzer, Age 40 From: Herrin, IL Arrested on 10-01-2019 for theft. Switzer was transported to the Williamson County Jail. Jerry R. Rice Jr., Age 38 From: Zeigler, IL Arrested on 10-04-19 for disorderly conduct. Rice was transported to

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Monday, October 14

MT. VERNON – On Monday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. Forty-year-old Angela Spease of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Saturday for retail theft less than $300. Twenty-seven–year-old Emma George of Pinckneyville was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Saturday on a bond forfeiture warrant. Fifty-six-year-old Mary Crowder of Mt.

Volunteer-Based Fire Departments In Need of Volunteers

MT. VERNON – Rural fire departments nationwide are facing similar challenges in its mission to protect the public. They need more volunteers, and they need to retain those volunteers long-term. Woodlawn Fire Protection District Chief Bill Shega says his department has about 12 volunteers right now, and they need more. He says there are risks

Jefferson County Board Chair Lindemann Running for Illinois House

MT. VERNON – With State Rep. Terri Bryant seeking the State Senate seat being vacated by outgoing State Senator Paul Schimpf, Jefferson County’s board chairman has announced he will seek the seat Bryant is leaving in the Statehouse. Cliff Lindemann of Bluford will seek the Republican nomination in the race for the Illinois House District