• Jefferson County warrant sweep captures 22 on drug charges

    by  • August 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    On August 21, 2013, members of the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department began an effort of locating and arresting several persons wanted on drug related warrants throughout Mt. Vernon and Jefferson County. The warrants were issued by the Jefferson County State’s Attorney’s office and were signed by the Honorable Judge Jo Beth...

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    Bail set at $150k for Ina man in meth case

    by  • August 20, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A 41-year-old Ina man is in the Jefferson County Jail, after police raided a home Friday and reportedly found a methamphetamine lab. According to police reports, Jonathan W. Cooper was arrested after police entered the home at 202 Maple Street in Ina and found a large amount of meth and meth making materials. Cooper...

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    Judge warns of telephone scam involving jury duty

    by  • August 20, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The chief federal judge in southern Illinois is warning citizens not to fall for a telephone scam involving jury duty and possible identity theft. The caller poses as a court official and threatens prosecution for shirking jury duty. The caller then tries to extract confidential data from the call’s recipient. Chief Judge David R....

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    Ill. workers’ comp insurance rate down 4.5 percent

    by  • August 20, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration says the statewide average workers’ compensation rate has dropped 4.5 percent. Officials say the figure set by a national rating agency continues a downward trend that has saved Illinois employers $315 million in insurance premium costs since 2011. The National Council on Compensation Insurance issued the figure Monday. Insurance companies...

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