• Waltonville woman sentenced for Mt. Vernon bank robbery

    by  • January 21, 2014

    A 31-year-old Waltonville woman pleaded guilty today in Jefferson County court to bank robbery. Jessica S. Wilson was charged with two counts of aggravated robbery and one count of financial institution robbery for her involvement in the December 10, 2012 robbery of the Jefferson County Schools Credit Union in Mount Vernon. She pleaded guilty...

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    Centralia man suffers head trauma from ATV accident

    by  • January 21, 2014

    According to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Department, a 19-year-old Centralia man was taken to the hospital Monday with massive head trauma following an ATV accident on west 10th street in Centralia. Joshua Todd Bryant of Terry Street was initially transported to St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Centralia. It is unclear at this time...

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    Pension plan won’t make dent in Ill. deficit

    by  • January 21, 2014

    A report released Tuesday says Illinois’ plan to save $160 billion ultimately won’t make much of a dent in the state’s growing deficits. The University of Illinois’ Institute for Government and Public Affairs study says changes to the state’s major public pension systems will eliminate their unfunded liability over the next 25 years, but...

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    Bomb found on Edwardsville train tracks

    by  • January 21, 2014

    Flares found taped to a propane tank shut down rail traffic in Edwardsville Monday afternoon. Robin Chapman, a spokesperson for Norfolk Southern, says an assistant track supervisor found a 1.2 pound propane tank on the track near Highway 140 and Quercus Grove Road around 12 p.m. When the supervisor got a closer look, he...

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    County Fair Queen from Coffeen

    by  • January 21, 2014

    The new Miss Illinois County Fair Queen is from Montgomery County. Summer Robbins was crowned on Sunday night by Illinois Agriculture Director Bob Flider and outgoing Miss Illinois County Fair Queen Amelia Martens. Robbins was one of 72 county fair queens from across Illinois who competed for the title. She is from Coffeen and...

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