• Body of missing man found in Jefferson County

    by  • October 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The body of a Mount Vernon man who had been missing since Sunday night was found Wednesday. According to Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Joe Marks, a Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputy who was assisting the Illinois State Police, found the body of 43-year old Jason Johnson in the northeastern part of Jefferson County, not far...

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    Shimkus votes in favor of compromise bill

    by  • October 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Congressman John Shimkus voted for the compromise bill Wednesday night to allow the government to reopen and avoid default. The compromise first worked out in the Senate, later passed the House and was immediately signed by President Obama. The deal funds government operations through January 15th, 2014 and extends the debt ceiling to February...

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    IDOC and union rep disagree on fight at Big Muddy

    by  • October 17, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Illinois Department of Corrections and union workers at Big Muddy River Correctional Center are not in agreement over events this weekend at the Ina facility that sent two correctional officers to the hospital. According to statements from IDOC, three inmates were involved in a fight Sunday morning on their way to dietary and...

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    Community sellling properties for $1

    by  • October 16, 2013 • 0 Comments

    One a small eastern Illinois community is taking unusual steps toward development. It’s selling off about a dozen lots at $1 each, hoping to convince people to relocate to Vermillion County from the big city. Rossville Mayor Richard Queen tells the (Champaign) News-Gazette there’s no catch to the deal. But he says the new...

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