• BREAKING: Mt. Vernon Cash Store robbed

    by  • June 15, 2013

    On June 15, 2013 at 12:23pm the Mt. Vernon Police Department responded to The Cash Store at 3300 Broadway for a report of an armed robbery. A white female possibly in her late 40’s, wearing a pink shirt, blue jeans, and yellow surgical face mask entered the store and demanded money. She inferred a...

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    17 year investigation leads to gun in Pontiac prison wall

    by  • June 14, 2013

    According to a press release from the Illinois Department of Corrections, a gun has been found at Pontiac Correctional Center, following 17 years of investigations. “An unloaded weapon was found behind a concrete wall, impossible for any human to reach,” says IDOC spokesman Tom Shaer. “It could only be accessed by cutting holes in...

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    Menard receives almost 80 additional inmates

    by  • June 14, 2013

    Even as reports are showing the maximum security prison in Chester is overcrowded and understaffed, the facility will be receiving almost 80 additional inmates Friday, this according to the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. AFSCME local president Kevin Hirsch says the facility has not received any new staff since an impact...

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    Mt. Vernon Sears prepares to close doors

    by  • June 14, 2013

    The Mt. Vernon Sears store plans to close its doors at Times Square Mall. A liquidation sale will begin June 21st and the store itself will close in early September. The store has 68 employees who will be given an opportunity to get jobs at other Sears or Kmart stores. The Sears store in...

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    Centralia man gets eight years in meth conviction

    by  • June 14, 2013

    A 34-year-old Centralia man pleaded guilty Thursday to manufacturing methamphetamine and received eight years in prison in exchange. William Evans could have received between six and 30 years on the Class X felony. A second count was dropped. In August of last year, police patrolling an area hit by burglaries investigated a shed with...

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