• BCMW accepting winter heating help appointments

    by  • September 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    BCMW community services has announced they will be making appointments for the low income home energy assistance program or LIHEAP beginning tomorrow. This will be for winter heating bills. There are certain requirements that households must meet to be eligible. To schedule an appointment or to find out the requirements, contact the office in your...

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    Day four updates on IDOC escapee

    by  • September 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    We’re day four into the search for an escaped Illinois Department of Corrections inmate, and  Illinois corrections officials say additional officers are being brought in to search for a missing eastern Illinois inmate who walked away from a work crew. Jared Carter escaped Friday morning while he was cutting grass on the grounds of...

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    Concealed-carry instructor applications now available

    by  • September 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Illinois State Police say applications for training to be a concealed-carry instructor are now available. State police made the announcement Friday, a week before a Sept. 6 deadline to make the paperwork available for those who want to teach concealed-carry classes in Illinois Those who want to apply for a concealed-carry license in Illinois...

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    U.S. ranks last in labor relations

    by  • September 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Labor has little to celebrate on this Labor Day, according to a University of Illinois professor. Of wealthy industrialized nations, the United States has the worst laws for workers in the area of minimum wage, health care, maternity and paternity leave and union organizing, says Steven Ashby of the School of Labor and Employment...

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    Three arrested in Mt. Vernon with four pounds of pot

    by  • August 30, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Three people are in the Jefferson County Jail, following arrests for drug possession. On August 29th, 2013, the Mt. Vernon/Jefferson County Narcotics Division Detectives were conducting surveillance of a residence on Mannen Street, when detectives observed a suspicious vehicle in the area. Detectives reportedly observed the driver commit a traffic violation and stopped the...

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