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Missing Person Investigation Underway in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police need your help in finding a missing Decatur woman. Officers responded to the 1000 block of East Park Street just after 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 29 regarding a report of a missing person identified as 34-year-old Elizabeth A. Jett. Jeff left the area on foot in an unknown direction of travel.

IDPH Thursday Reported 1,360 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday announced 1,360 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 240,003 cases, including 8,115 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total

New Mt. Vernon Post Office Opens in Less than Two Weeks

MT. VERNON – The P.O. boxes are being installed and construction of a new parking lot is just about all that’s left for completion of the new Mt. Vernon Post Office at the corner of 10th and Jordan. Once the post office is moved, the redevelopment project at the former Park Plaza can begin. Mt.

Hamilton County Announces Temporary Road Closures for Resurfacing

MCLEANSBORO – The Hamilton County Highway Department has announced multiple temporary road closures for resurfacing.  According to the highway department, the closures are temporary and can change without notice due to weather. Blooming Grove Road from Illinois 242 to Illinois 142 closed Thursday and will be closed again Friday. Walpole Road from Illinois 142 to

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Thursday, September 3

MT. VERNON – On Thursday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. Forty-two-year-old Samantha Burnett of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Wednesday for Driving on a Suspended License. Forty-four-year-old Tyrone Washington of Mt. Vernon was arrested Wednesday by the MVPD for Domestic Battery. Thirty-three-year-old Ronald Kay of Mt. Vernon was