• Watchdog group issues report on Menard

    by  • April 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    A prison watchdog group Tuesday released its 2012 study of Menard Correctional Center, which the group described as “one of the most problematic facilities” in the Illinois Department of Corrections. The John Howard Association of Illinois found issues with the prison’s physical plant, use of lockdowns and staffing levels. Inmate and employee safety concerns...

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    Four violate Illinois Sex Offender Registry

    by  • April 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    (Mountt Vernon Police Dept.) Last night law enforcement officers from the Mt Vernon Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriffs Department, United States Marshalls Office, Illinois Attorney Generals Office and United States Secret Service teamed up to conduct compliance checks on 53 individuals who are registered sex offenders that live in Mt Vernon. The compliance checks...

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    Centralia postal sorting center to close

    by  • April 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    The U.S. Postal Service is closing the regional mail processing center in Centralia on Friday. The postal service anticipates 13 employees at the Centralia post office will be affected. Most will receive temporary assignments within 50 miles of Centralia, the most seniority providing first choice.   According to the U.S. postal service, the move...

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    Third Menard inmate charged with murder

    by  • April 24, 2013 • 0 Comments

    For the third time in as many months, the death of a Menard prison inmate has resulted in a murder charge. Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker told The Associated Press Wednesday he’s filed a murder charge against 38-year-old ex-Menard inmate Frank Wings. Walker said Wings allegedly strangled William Crowder March 26 in their...

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