City of Benton – Water Deparment
The City of Benton Water Department would like to remind residents that the lobby of the water department is still closed to the public in cooperation with following CDC guidelines and the State of Illinois Shelter-In-Place order. Water customers do have several other options when paying their bill while the lobby is closed. Customers may drop of their payment at the box on the side of the building, mail their payment to P.O. Box 640, or pay at select banking locations including State Bank of Whittington, US Bank, Legence Bank and Peoples National Bank.
U.S. DISTRICT COURTHOUSES FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS SECOND AMENDED ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 261
REGARDING COURT OPERATIONS DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK (4/1/2020)
U.S. DISTRICT COURTHOUSES FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF ILLINOIS AMENDED ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER NO. 262
REGARDING HANDLING CASES DURING THE COVID-19 OUTBREAK (4/1/2020)
Court operations in the 12 counties of the Second Judicial Circuit have been curtailed to Chief Justice Tom Tedeschi. This was done pursuant to an administrative order that can be found at www.illinoissecondcircuit.info.
Tedeschi says the modification in court operations was necessary in order to protect the public, court staff and the judiciary.
The modification includes the rescheduling of many types of cases which will reduce the requirement for litigants, witnesses, jurors and others from having to appear at the courthouse in a large gathering. Many civil court cases, minor criminal and traffic cases will be rescheduled, while more serious criminal and emergency matters will remain as scheduled.
Since all cases will not be rescheduled and will require a court appearance, it will be necessary for litigants to check for information about their case for either the Circuit Clerk of the county in which the case is pending or websites such as judici.com which displays case information.
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Schools across the state are officially closed due to the Coronavirus, but Mt. Vernon City Schools wants to make sure their students still have access to nutritious meals during the closure. The district has set up meal distribution sites that begin today and will be on weekdays from now until at least March 30th.
District 80 will be offering prepackaged lunches and snacks for all district students, both will be distributed at the same time in grab and go form. To ensure sanitation and limit food contact, all food items offered will be individually packaged or sealed. Milk and juice will be in a sealed container. Fresh fruits offered will be bananas or oranges that are required to peel before consumption.
Sites & Times:
- 11:00-11:25 a.m.
- Mays Manor Rec Room – 1000 S. 9th. St.
- Central Christian Church – 301 N. 10th St.
- 11:30-11:55 a.m.
- Casey Middle School – 1829 Broadway
- Sugar Camp Baptist Church – 601 S. 21st St.
- 12:00-12:25 p.m.
- Rolland Lewis Building – 800 S. 27th St.
- Willow Springs Apartments- 4100 Willow Springs
- 12:30-12:55 p.m.
- Chesterfield Village Apartments- 4201 Valley Forge Rd.
- Garden Glen Apartments- 1407 S. 34th St.
AMC officials have announced that all of their movie theaters are closing in accordance with guidelines being set to stop the spread of the coronavirus. On their website, the notice says the theaters will reopen when the guidelines allow. AMC has theaters in Mt. Vernon, Centralia, Marion, and Carbondale.