• Two Mt. Vernon women charged with making meth

    by  • August 27, 2013 • 0 Comments

    At 2:50 p.m. Monday the Mt Vernon/Jefferson County High Risk Team executed a search warrant on a home in the 300 block of North Sixth Street in Mt Vernon based on information that methamphetamine was being produced and sold from the residence. The team secured the residence and detained two people, 44-year-oldĀ  Angela R....

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    Ill. drivers can now prove insurance on cellphone

    by  • August 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Governor Pat Quinn has signed a new law that lets Illinois residents use cellphones to prove they have auto insurance. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises Newspapers reports Quinn signed the legislation Friday. More than a dozen other states also let motorists use programs on their smartphones instead of paper cards provided by auto...

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    Police end landfill search without finding infant

    by  • August 26, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Police in the northern Illinois suburb of Zion say they’ve ended their search of a landfill without finding the remains of a missing 5-month-old boy. The Zion police department posted an update saying searchers called off the hunt Sunday evening after doing “everything humanly possible” to find Joshua Summeries. His mother’s boyfriend, 26-year-old Demetries...

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