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JCHD Seeing Rise in Syphilis Cases

MURPHYSBORO – The Jackson County Health Department says it’s seeing an alarming increase in syphilis cases, with a nearly double increase in cases from 2021. A public health alert has been sent to local physicians and health clinics. Many other counties throughout the State of Illinois are also seeing a rise in cases. There is

Four Juveniles Arrested on Drug and Weapons Charges in Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON (WRXX) – Mt. Vernon Police arrested several juveniles Monday in connection with an increase in weapons violations in the last month. According to police, around 9 a.m. Monday, a detective from the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Officer Narcotics Unit observed a 15-year-old male walking in the area of 8th and Casey.

Herrin Police Report

HERRIN – The following information was released by the Herrin Police Department on Monday, January 23, 2023. Ryan D. Wallace Age 42From: Benton, ILArrested on 01-11-23 for driving while suspended and operation of motor vehicle with suspended registration. Terri S. Terrall Age 51From: Herrin, ILArrested on 01-12-23 for aggravated domestic battery. Thomas D. Shanahan Age

Metropolis Police Report

METROPOLIS – The following information was released by the Metropolis Police Department on Monday, January 23, 2023. January 16, 2023Jason D. Sullivan, 36, of Metropolis was arrested at the Parkview Apts. Sullivan was wanted on a warrant. The warrant was issued by Massac County for Battery. Sullivan was lodged in the Massac County Detention Center.

Franklin County Sheriff’s Report

BENTON – The following information was released by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, January 23, 2023. 1-17-23 Brooke A. Holland, age 32, of Thompsonville was ticketed for having an expired registration and a suspended registration.1-17-23 Annissa R. Chrisos, age 29, of Mulkeytown was ticketed for speeding.1-17-23 Lori M. Zimmerman, age 18, of Ewing

Marion Police Report

MARION – The following information was released by the Marion Police Department on Monday, January 23, 2023. Charles Robinson, 52, of Marion has been issued citations for Driver Not Wearing a Seat Belt, Driving While License Suspended, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Adult Use Cannabis on January 19, 2023 in the 2600 block

Pritzker Appoints Finnie as IDNR Director

SPRINGFIELD – Governor JB Pritzker has appointed a former southern Illinois lawmaker to serve as Director of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. Natalie Phelps Finnie has served as Deputy Director of IDNR since August of 2021 where she oversaw the Office of Land Management, Legislative Department, Office of Oil & Gas Management, and Office

Sen. Bryant Appointed to Legislative Ethics Commission

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois State Senator Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) announced Monday that she has been appointed to the bicameral, bipartisan Legislative Ethics Commission by Illinois Senate Minority Leader John Curran (R-Downers Grover). “Unfortunately, the people of Illinois have lost faith in our state government because of multiple incidents of corruption and misconduct by members of our