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    Centralia announces trash collection schedule

    by  • February 19, 2015 • News

    CENTRALIA — The City of Centralia has announced that Republic Services has contacted the City and advised that they are trying to get caught up on the delay of trash pickup. The will try tomorrow to finish the pickup for those that would normally have a Thursday pick up day. They will also try...

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    Lack of prosecution for sex crimes found in southern Illinois

    by  • February 19, 2015 • News

    A recent investigation by the Belleville News-Democrat has revealed a disturbing trend in Illinois’ 32 southern counties in which thousands of women, teenage girls and children reported they were sexually violated, but only a fraction of those cases were prosecuted. According to the investigation, authorities did not prosecute seven out of 10 sex crimes,...

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    Two Mt. Vernon women sentenced to prison after pleading guilty in burglary incident

    by  • February 18, 2015 • News

    JEFFERSON COUNTY — Two Mt. Vernon women have been sentenced in Jefferson County court to prison, for their roles in the burglary of a Mt. Vernon convenience store. According to the Jefferson County State’s Attorney’s Office, 57-year-old Cynthia Hamilton, pleaded guilty to a charge of possessing burglary tools and was sentenced to 3-years in...

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