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Carmi PD Taking Applications for Police Officer Position

CARMI – The Carmi Police Department will be issuing a physical and written exam for the position of patrolman on May 22 at the Carmi City Council Chambers on East Main in Carmi. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the physical (POWER) testing beginning at 9:30 a.m. The written exam will start at 1 p.m.

Two Recovering Following Early Sunday Morning Crash in Franklin County

HURST – Two people are recovering following a one-vehicle accident in Franklin County early Sunday morning. According to Illinois State Police, 27-year-old Travis Minton of Herrin was driving his car south on Illinois 149 at St. Louis Lane north of Hurst when he lost control, left the roadway and overturned. Minton and his passenger, 25-year-old

Two Mt. Vernon Men Arrested on Drug Charges Friday

MT. VERNON – Two Mt. Vernon men were taken into custody on drug charges Friday by the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office High Risk Team. A knock-and-announce search warrant was served for 40-year-old Lamar Williams at 609 S. 22nd St. as part of an on-going narcotic investigation in the area. After the residence

Forest Closure Order for Feral Swine Operations

HARRISBURG – The Shawnee National Forest, in cooperation with USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection (APHIS) – Wildlife Services, is planning operations to eradicate feral swine (wild pigs) in the Lusk Creek Wilderness and surrounding areas in Pope County, Illinois of the Shawnee National Forest. Feral swine are a non-native invasive species recently documented living

Bost Announces Committee Assignments for the 117th Congress

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) Thursday announced his committee assignments for the 117th Congress. Bost will serve as the lead Republican on the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs and as a member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. “I am honored to announce that I will continue to serve on both