CHRISTOPHER – The Egyptian Division of the Illinois Association of School Administrators is pleased to announce the selection of Christopher Unit School District No. 99 Superintendent Richard Towers as the region’s Superintendent of the Year for the 2022-2023 school year. Mr. Towers, who has served as Christopher’s superintendent for 16 years, will represent school superintendents
MT. VERNON – Bond has been set at $100,000 in Jefferson County Court for a 23-year-old Mt. Vernon man on suspicion of possessing child pornography. Owen R. Capogreco was arrested Wednesday on a Jefferson County warrant charging him with five counts of Possession of Child Pornography, victim under 13, in relation to this case. According
MARION – For the second year in a row, community partners came together to address food access during the Southern Illinois Food Security Summit. The event allowed agencies to collaborate, learn, and prioritize healthy food access initiatives for southern Illinoisans. Stephen Ericson, Executive Director for Feeding Illinois, served as the keynote speaker. He shared nutrition
MARION – Two women are in the Jefferson County Jail on meth-related charges following their arrests Thursday by members of the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department Narcotics Unit. According to the Mt. Vernon Police Department, the Narcotics Unit served a search warrant just before 3 p.m. Thursday at 603 Kensington in Mt. Vernon.
MT. VERNON – A 22-year-old Mt. Vernon man was arrested Tuesday night around 1:26 a.m. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, with assistance of the Mt. Vernon Police Department, they responded to a report of multiple shots fired in the 500 block of Meadowbrook Road in Mt. Vernon. Officers arrived on scene and began