Benton City Council Meets Tonight

BENTON – The Benton City Council will meet tonight at 6 at City Hall. This will be the first meeting since the new council was sworn-in to office on May 6. The council is set to discuss with possible approval an ordinance for backflow preventers, lake lot lease transfers, uniforms for the water and sewer

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office Report – May 10

MT. VERNON – On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. Twenty-four-year-old Bobby Motes of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Thursday for no valid driver’s license. Eighteen-year-old Jeremiah Randall of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Thursday for disorderly conduct. Twenty-seven-year-old Cady Moore of Mt. Vernon was

Section of Blairsville Road to Close for Road Work Tuesday

MCLEANSBORO – The Hamilton County Highway Department will be working on Blairsville Road between the two curves located in between Miller Store Road and Bungay starting Tuesday. The roadway will be closed through Wednesday to perform maintenance. You will need to use County Roads 1800 North and 1700 East to get around the work zone.

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – May 9

MT. VERNON – On Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. Forty-nine-year-old Shane Moore of Mt. Vernon was arrested Wednesday for battery. Twenty-eight-year-old Zackery Stumbaugh of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Wednesday for criminal trespass to land. Twenty-seven-year-old Kyle Badgett of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police

Marion Police Report – May 7-9

MARION – This is the Marion Police Report for May 7-9, 2019. Madalyn Holden, 20, of Marion was arrested for Domestic Battery in the 400 block of S Vicksburg Street on May 8, 2019. Lisa Weeks, 44, of Marion was issued a citation for Retail Theft at Kroger on May 8, 2019. Eddie Lawless, 37,

Shawneetown Man Dies in Early Thursday Morning Crash in White County

CARMI – A Shawneetown man was killed in a two-vehicle crash in White County around 4:20 Thursday morning. According to Illinois State Police, 31-year-old Matthew D. Rider was driving his 2008 Ford Focus west on Illinois 141 just west of County Road 1600 East when for unknown reasons, he crossed into the eastbound lane striking

Two Arrested on Drug-related Charges in Crossville

CROSSVILLE – The White County Sheriff’s Office says based on a drug investigation, a Crossville couple was arrested on drug charges after a search warrant was executed by Crossville Police at a home on Potter Street around 4:50 Wednesday afternoon. During the search, 1.75 grams of methamphetamine and 20.65 grams of cannabis were confiscated. Several

Car Burglaries Reported in Carmi

CARMI – Carmi Police have had several reports of car burglaries since Friday night in various areas of town. According to a post on the Carmi Police Facebook page, police are asking for anyone who has seen a suspicious person or persons to call and advise if they were able to identify the person or