• Man airlifted after Mt. Vernon shooting

    by  • November 10, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A Mt. Vernon man is in the hospital after he was shot Sunday afternoon. According to Mt. Vernon police, the shooting happened around 2 p.m. Sunday near the intersection of 9th and Cleveland. Reports say 35-year-old Daniel Cortez-Reyes, of Mt. Vernon,  was shot four times and had to be airlifted to a St. Louis...

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    Centralia man suffers serious injuries in I-57 accident

    by  • November 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A serious accident yesterday morning resulted in a 37-year-old Centralia man being airlifted to a St. Louis area hospital with serious injuries. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, at approximately 6:30 Thursday morning, a pickup truck being driven by 37-year-old Mark Taylor of Mt. Vernon lost control due to ice on the Interstate...

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    Ex-Ill. judge pleads guilty to heroin, gun counts

    by  • November 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A former southwestern Illinois judge at the center of a courthouse drug scandal that included another judge’s cocaine death has pleaded guilty to federal heroin and gun charges. Forty-three-year-old Michael Cook entered the pleas Friday in U.S. District Court in East St. Louis to charges that led to...

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    State investing in six Kinmundy homes

    by  • November 8, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The state of Illinois is making a $6.6 million state investment in communities in southern Illinois to support critical public works improvements and home rehabilitations for low-income residents. The program includes nearly $230,000 for rehabilitation of six single family homes in Kinmundy: The investments were made under the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic...

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