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Fire Displaces 30 Residents of Mt. Vernon’s Economy Inn

MT. VERNON – Route 37 near George in Mt. Vernon was closed Tuesday night while firefighters from multiple agencies spent nearly four hours fighting a blaze at the Economy Inn at 1317 Salem Road in Mt. Vernon. According to the Mt. Vernon Fire Department, they were alerted around 5 p.m. Tuesday of a fire at

Herrin Police Report

HERRIN – The following information was released by the Herrin Police Department on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Jason T. Raymer Age 27From: Herrin, ILArrested on 10-06-21 for driving while suspended. William K. McDowell Age 54From: Herrin, ILArrested on 10-07-21 for resisting/obstructing a peace officer. Jacy T. Plunkett Age 19From: Herrin, ILArrested on 10-08-21 for driving

ISP Investigating Officer-involved Shooting at Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office in McLeansboro

UPDATED 11:53 a.m.   MCLEANSBORO – The Illinois State Police at the request of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department and the McLeansboro Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened early Wednesday morning at the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office in McLeansboro.   According to a press release from ISP, at 12:20 a.m., a Hamilton

Marion Police Report

MARION – The following information was released by the Marion Police Department on Tuesday, October 19, 2021. Amanda Johnson, 35 of Marion has been arrested for Aggravated Battery to a Police Officer, Resisting/Obstructing a Police Officer and Criminal Trespass to Property in the 900 block of West White Street on October 13, 2021. Benjamin Hayes,

Carbondale Police Looking for Missing Man

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police need your help finding a missing man. Police say 45-year-old Lamont Chick was last seen at about 6 p.m. on Oct. 13 in the 300 block of South Marion Street in Carbondale. Chick is a black male, standing 5’11” tall, weighing 200 pounds. He has brown hair, hazel eyes and was

Carmi’s Miss Merry Christmas Pageant Announced

CARMI – As part of It’s a White County Christmas, the annual Miss Merry Christmas Pageant will be held on November 6, 2021, at Downtown Theater Park in Carmi (in between The Print Shop and First Mid Bank drive-thru).  Baby Miss Merry Christmas contestants, ages 0-23 months, and Toddler Miss Merry Christmas contestants, ages 2-5