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Rep. Severin’s Bill to Transfer Southern Illinois Arts and Artisans Center from IDNR to Rend Lake Conservancy District Headed to Governor

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) announced Thursday that legislation he sponsored that facilitates the transfer of possession of the Southern Illinois Arts and Artisans Building from the IDNR to the Rend Lake Conservancy District has passed the Illinois House and Senate and is headed to the desk of the Governor.  Severin says this

New Sheriffs Take Over in Franklin, White County

BENTON/CARMI – Franklin County and White County swore in new sheriffs Thursday. Jordan Weiss was sworn in as White County Sheriff in Carmi. Sheriff Weiss replaces Sheriff Randy Graves who retired Wednesday after serving the last 18 months as sheriff. Graves was with the sheriff’s office for 32 years. Kyle Bacon, who won last month’s

Diederich Sworn In as Williamson County Sheriff

MARION – Jeff Diederich was sworn in Thursday as Williamson County’s new Sheriff. The ceremony was held in the Williamson County Courthouse surrounded by family, friends, supporters, and representatives of State, County, and Municipal Law Enforcement Agencies. After the ceremony Sheriff Diederich stated, “It is an honor to serve the citizens of Williamson County as

Jailed Bluford Woman Charged with Additional Meth Crimes

MT. VERNON – A 40-year-old Bluford woman who has been held in the Jefferson County Jail since her August arrest was charged Wednesday in Jefferson County Court with new offenses. Rose McCormick was the primary suspect in August when four people were arrested during an operation by the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County High Risk