• After three days, Graham CC has first fight in gym housing

    by  • March 7, 2013

    Union officials are confirming that just three days into the housing of inmates in the gymnasium of Graham Correctional Center the facility suffered its first assault Wednesday night. “There was a fight in the gym at Graham last night ,” confirmed Eddie Caumiant, spokesman for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees...

    Read more →

    Thursday feel good story

    by  • March 7, 2013

    feel good story

    Here’s a feel good story about compassion and invention. Nine-month-old kitten flipper is finally able to walk, thanks to help from a group of Colorado high school students. The adorable feline was born with a twisted spine that prevented her from standing upright. She was in danger of being put down until members of...

    Read more →

    Mt. Vernon construction will result in road closure

    by  • March 7, 2013

    A section of a heavily traveled road in Mount Vernon is going to be closed for about two weeks. Starting at around 7:30 Monday morning, work on the bridge south of Veteran’s Memorial Drive on Wells Bypass will begin. The Jefferson County Highway Department says the bridge work could take two weeks to complete. They...

    Read more →

    Medical marijuana passes House committee

    by  • March 7, 2013

    pot+leaf

    A bill allowing medical marijuana use passed an Illinois House committee Wednesday and will be heard on the House floor.  State Rep. Lou Lang, a Skokie democrat, proposes restrictions on who can and cannot use medical marijuana, saying if a person doesn’t have one of the 33 named diseases or issues, they can’t get...

    Read more →

    Ameren urges payment plan for delinquent customers

    by  • March 7, 2013

    Ameren customers who are behind on their utility bills are being urged to take advantage of a payment plan that starts with a 10 percent down payment. The utility is offering the plan through March 31. Eligible customers can pay 10 percent of their outstanding balances, and then finish paying in monthly installments. Next...

    Read more →