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    MVPD arrests two on burglary charges

    by  • June 4, 2013 • News

    The Mt Vernon Police Department responded to a burglary yesterday at a residence on Apricot.  After a preliminary investigation, officers made contact with two suspects, 18-year-old Aston D. Trotter and a male juvenile, at 29th and Peach. The male juvenile was wanted on a Jefferson County warrant, possessed cannabis and resisted arrest. The two...

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    SAFB commissary to close on Mondays due to cuts

    by  • June 4, 2013 • News

    Nearly 4,500 civilian workers at southwestern Illinois’ Scott Air Force Base will begin taking an unpaid day off in a month for the rest of the fiscal year as part of the automatic federal spending cuts. The Belleville News-Democrat reports the workers will take the first of 11 unpaid days on July 8. That’s...

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    Roadcheck program to inspect commercial vehicles

    by  • June 4, 2013 • News

    Last year, more than 100 people lost their lives in bus and truck crashes. A national program called the Roadcheck Enforcement Program will try to cut down that number. The Illinois Department of Transportation’s commercial vehicle safety unit is partnering with Illinois State Police for 72 hours of stepped up roadside truck inspections, according...

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    House speaker absent from leadership pension meeting

    by  • June 4, 2013 • News

    One of the three major ratings agencies has downgraded the value of Illinois state government credit. Fitch ratings said Monday it would drop the Illinois rating from “A” to “A-” based on lawmakers’ failure to enact a solution to the state’s public-employee pension crisis. Illinois already has the lowest rating in the nation. Lower...

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    Mt. Vernon Market Day coming Saturday

    by  • June 4, 2013 • News

    This Saturday is the first Market Day at the Mount Vernon Market, located in the parking lot of the former armory building. In addition to the vendor booths, there will be bounce houses, balloon animals, clowns and face painting for the kids. A group called Mount Vernon festivals, incorporated has received clearance to have...

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    Car chase leads to one arrest and one sought

    by  • June 4, 2013 • News

    A 20-year-old Mt. Vernon man was arrested Monday by Marion County Sheriff’s deputies, while the passenger of the vehicle he was driving at the time is still being sought. According to deputy reports, they attempted to stop a vehicle driven by Kevin J.  Johnson at Robinett and Rexford streets, but Johnson allegedly sped away...

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