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Illinois 149/127 Intersection Lane Closure Begins Monday in Murphysboro

MURPHYSBORO – IDOT says starting Monday, there will be an intersection/lane closure on Illinois 149 (Walnut Street)/Illinois 127 (Fifth Street) in Murphysboro so concrete pavement can be replaced at the intersection. Illinois 149 (Walnut Street) will be reduced to one-way eastbound traffic between Seventh Street and the intersection of Illinois 127/Illinois 13. Westbound traffic on

Mt. Vernon #618Strong Fall Fest Moving Forward with Modifications

MT. VERNON – After an inspection, The City of Mt. Vernon has reported that a building housing the Antioch International Assembly is dangerous and dilapidated. The owner of the Antioch International Assembly building called the City Engineer’s Office Monday about a partial floor collapse inside and when inspectors returned Tuesday they found the situation had

Carmi Kiwanis Corn Day Set for October 6-9

CARMI – The Carmi Kiwanis Club’s Corn Day Event is set for Wednesday, Oct. 6 through Saturday, Oct. 9 in Carmi. There will be something for everyone to enjoy including Carmi’s Got Talent, a corn hole tournament, parade and live music including Confederate Railroad at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 9.      

Marion Police Report

MARION – The Marion Police Department released the following information on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Jeffery Clerk, 60, of Marion has been issued citations for Possession of Methamphetamines, 3 counts of Methamphetamine Delivery, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of a Controlled Substance on August 16, 2021 in the area of North McLaren Street. Curtis

Marion Police Release Results from ‘Directed Patrol’ Detail

MARION – The Marion Police Department Narcotics Unit Monday orchestrated a “Directed Patrol” in conjunction with the MPD Patrol Division and Canine Unit. The directed patrol focused on narcotics interdiction, alcohol and traffic enforcement within the City of Marion. The detail took place between 5 p.m. and 12 a.m. It resulted in 13 arrests and

Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced to Prison on Meth-related Charge

MT. VERNON – A 35-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced Tuesday in Jefferson County Court to six years in prison after he pleaded guilty to a reduced meth-related charge. Princeton Turner was one of two people arrested in March when the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department High-Risk Team executed a search warrant on