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    Mt. Vernon holds Fall Fest this weekend

    by  • October 17, 2013 • News

    The Mt. Vernon Fall Fest starts Friday and will last until 11 Sunday night. There will plenty of live entertainment throughout the weekend with the Beaucoup Bottom band on Friday, Escape with the Journey Tribute Band on Saturday and much more. There is a carnival and vendors market place, kid zone, and a plethora...

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    Body of missing man found in Jefferson County

    by  • October 17, 2013 • News

    The body of a Mount Vernon man who had been missing since Sunday night was found Wednesday. According to Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Joe Marks, a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy who was assisting the Illinois State Police, found the body of 43-year old Jason Johnson in the northeastern part of Jefferson County, not far...

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    Shimkus votes in favor of compromise bill

    by  • October 17, 2013 • News

    Congressman John Shimkus voted for the compromise bill Wednesday night to allow the government to reopen and avoid default. The compromise first worked out in the Senate, later passed the House and was immediately signed by President Obama. The deal funds government operations through January 15th, 2014 and extends the debt ceiling to February...

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    IDOC and union rep disagree on fight at Big Muddy

    by  • October 17, 2013 • News

    The Illinois Department of Corrections and union workers at Big Muddy River Correctional Center are not in agreement over events this weekend at the Ina facility that sent two correctional officers to the hospital. According to statements from IDOC, three inmates were involved in a fight Sunday morning on their way to dietary and...

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    Ill. Supreme Court to hear lawsuit on lawmaker pay

    by  • October 16, 2013 • News

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Illinois Supreme Court has agreed to hear Gov. Pat Quinn’s appeal of a ruling that his veto of money for lawmaker pay was unconstitutional. The court issued its one-page order Wednesday without additional comment. A hearing date has not been set. Quinn vetoed money for lawmakers’ salaries in July because...

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