• Senate overrides Quinn smart-grid veto

    by  • May 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The Illinois Senate has again approved a plan to address so-called smart grid technology over the objection of Gov. Pat Quinn. Senators voted 44-11 Tuesday to override Quinn’s veto earlier this month. Quinn claimed the bill undermined oversight and would force automatic rate hikes. Senate President John Cullerton disputed those claims. A three-fifths majority...

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    Mt. Vernon facing road closures

    by  • May 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Motorists in Mount Vernon should be alert for road closures over the next few days. Starting this morning, crews for the Norfolk Southern Railroad will begin repairs on Illinois Route 15 on the east side of Fifth Street in both the eastbound and westbound lanes and the work will result in road closures. Motorists should...

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    Three arrested in connection with 33 Jefferson County burglaries

    by  • May 22, 2013 • 0 Comments

      Three Jefferson County residents have been arrested as part of an investigation into residential burglaries targeting elderly residents in Jefferson County. According to the Mount Vernon Police, 30-year old Cortney Pepple, her 23-year old sister Whitney Payne and Cynthia Hamilton have been arrested and charged with possession of stolen property. Pepple and Payne...

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    Owner of Biggies Cafe arrested following search of business

    by  • May 21, 2013 • 0 Comments

    At approximately 8 o’clock this morning, Marion County Sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant on a local business, reportedly searching for synthetic cannabis. Biggies Cafe and General Store on U.S. Highway 161 near Interstate 57 was the scene of an extensive search Tuesday, in which deputies seized records of transactions, cash and suspected synthetic...

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