• Police and Fire Blotter

    by  • April 11, 2013

    April 12th, 2013 DUI Arrest Quinn Fuller, 32, of Denmark, Tennessee was arrested Friday afternoon for alleged failure to signal and for driving under the influence of alcohol. He was taken to the Marion County Jail where he posted bond and was picked up by his wife. April 10th, 2013 DUI Arrest Matthew Burket,...

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    Four from Mt. Vernon charged with federal meth crimes

    by  • April 10, 2013

     According to Stephen R. Wigginton, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, 53-year old Michael D. Cole, 35-year old Shelly R. Myogeto, 51-year old Julia A. Snow and 33-year old Gregory S. Minor, all of Mount Vernon, have been indicted in federal court on methamphetamine related charges.     All four defendants were indicted...

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    Bill would create online drivers ed course

    by  • April 10, 2013

    Driver’s education would be going online for some young Illinoisans, under a bill which has passed the house. To ensure young drivers understand the rules of the road, state rep. John D’Amico, a Chicago democrat, sponsored a bill that would create an online drivers education course for 18 to 21 year olds who did...

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    Madigan calls for immigration reform

    by  • April 10, 2013

    Attorney General Lisa Madigan is the latest high-profile public official from Illinois to call for comprehensive immigration reform. In a news release Tuesday, Madigan says she and dozens of other states attorneys wrote a letter urging federal officials to pursue it. The letter comes as a group of eight senators is working on a...

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