• Multiple arrests in Mt. Vernon drug sweep

    by  • April 3, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Earlier this afternoon law enforcement officers from the Mt Vernon Police Department and Jefferson County Sheriffs Department conducted a narcotics related warrant sweep in the Mt. Vernon and Jefferson County area. Twenty two arrest warrants were issued following a six month investigation of the Mt Vernon / Jefferson County Joint Narcotics Unit. Ten of...

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    Jesse White encourages organ/tissue donation

    by  • April 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Secretary of State Jesse White urged all Illinoisans to join the state’s organ/tissue donor registry following the unveiling of a new ad campaign featuring Vikki Tulcus, a long-time donor advocate who died waiting for a kidney.  White said that “Vikki had worked as an advocate for the organ/tissue donor program for nearly 10 years,...

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    Mexican drug cartels move into the Heartland

    by  • April 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Chicago and its suburbs are among the places Mexican cartels are dispatching trusted operatives. An Associated Press review of federal records suggests Cartels in recent years have increasingly begun sending agents directly from Mexico deep into the American Heartland. Records indicate the La Familia Cartel sent Jose Gonzalez-Zavala to Joliet, where he ran a...

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    Police: Woman hit, dragged by pickup truck

    by  • April 2, 2013 • 0 Comments

    Authorities say a woman is hospitalized after being hit by a pickup truck and dragged 50 feet in the southern Illinois town of Energy. Herrin Police say 42-year-old driver Tracy Hardcastle fled on foot after yesterday evening’s accident outside Casey’s General Store and was found in a home. She woman faces charges for driving...

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