Marion Police Report – Wednesday, October 9

MARION – The following information was released by the Marion Police Department on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. Blake Fisher, 30, of Marion was arrested for Driving While License Suspended, Possession of Methamphetamines and Resisting/Obstructing a Police Officer in the area of Fair Street and DeYoung Street on Oct. 9, 2019. Melvin Hall, 57, of Marion

Carbondale Approves Recreational Marijuana Sales

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale City Council approved recreational marijuana sales in the city by a vote of six to one at Tuesday night’s meeting. The ordinance begins Oct. 1, 2020, which includes rights to possess marijuana and build dispensaries within city limits. A two-percent sales tax was also approved by the council, and businesses selling marijuana

Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced on Several Drug-related Charges

MT. VERNON – A 32-year-old Mt. Vernon man has been sentenced to 13 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after he pleaded guilty in Jefferson County Court to one of multiple drug-related charges included in multiple cases filed against him this year. Timothy Boyd was arrested in June by Mt. Vernon Police on a

McLeansboro Moving Ahead with Water, Sewer System Upgrades

MCLEANSBORO – The McLeansboro City Council passed a pair of actions Tuesday night to move forward with upgrades to the city’s water and sewer system, including a new water tower. The council voted to award an electrical and SCADA work contract for the tower to Microcom for about $205,000. The council also voted to authorize

Traffic Detours Announced for Upcoming Corn Days in Carmi

CARMI – Carmi Police say there will be some traffic detours for Carmi Kiwanis Corn Days that starts later this week. Police Chief Jason Carter says Church Street between Main and Cherry streets will be blocked beginning around 4 Thursday afternoon to allow for carnival rides to be set up. Walnut Street between Main and

Alexander/Pulaski and Union Counties Are Accepting Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) Applications in the Union County FSA Office

SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS October 7, 2019 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director William J Graff announced today that Alexander/Pulaski and Union Counties are accepting applications for the Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) to address damages from 2019 Spring Flooding.   The approved ECP practices under this authorization include EC1 “Removing