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    Mt. Vernon facing road closures

    by  • May 22, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    Motorists in Mount Vernon should be alert for road closures over the next few days. Starting this morning, crews for the Norfolk Southern Railroad will begin repairs on Illinois Route 15 on the east side of Fifth Street in both the eastbound and westbound lanes and the work will result in road closures. Motorists should...

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    Three arrested in connection with 33 Jefferson County burglaries

    by  • May 22, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

      Three Jefferson County residents have been arrested as part of an investigation into residential burglaries targeting elderly residents in Jefferson County. According to the Mount Vernon Police, 30-year old Cortney Pepple, her 23-year old sister Whitney Payne and Cynthia Hamilton have been arrested and charged with possession of stolen property. Pepple and Payne...

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    Owner of Biggies Cafe arrested following search of business

    by  • May 21, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    At approximately 8 o’clock this morning, Marion County Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant on a local business, reportedly searching for synthetic cannabis. Biggies Cafe and General Store on U.S. Highway 161 near Interstate 57 was the scene of an extensive search Tuesday, in which deputies seized records of transactions, cash and suspected synthetic...

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    Johnson County board pass a resolution for statewide moratorium on fracking

    by  • May 21, 2013 • News • 0 Comments

    The Johnson County board of commissioners has passed a resolution supporting a statewide moratorium on high-volume oil and gas drilling. Board chairman Jeff Mears says commissioners voted 2-1 on Monday to support a one-year pause before hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” begins. He says residents need more time to learn about it, and county officials...

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