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Ameren Highlighting Correct Generator Use

MT. VERNON – Power outages can happen any time of year but a temporary power option that many choose during these outages is a generator. Ameren Illinois is highlighting the importance to know how to use a generator safely. Communications Executive Brian Bretsch says Ameren wants to make sure customers install and use their generators

Rend Lake College Touts Successful Truck Driver Training School

INA – Rend Lake College’s trade programs rate among the best in the nation, according to a recent ranking from education website Learn.org. RLC has been helping over 1,200 future freight haulers get the training they need since 1990 with their Truck Driver Training School. Margo Wagner is the Dean of Community and Corporate Education

Popular Shawnee Forest Tower Closed for Fence Repair at Top

SIMPSON, Ill. (AP) — The Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois has temporarily closed a popular lookout tower. There’s a large hole in the fence around the platform. The Forest Service plans to fix it as soon as possible. Trigg Lookout Tower is near Simpson in Johnson County. It’s a popular spot, especially to see

Jefferson County YMCA Announces Grand Opening

MT. VERNON – The YMCA of Jefferson County will open its new facility at 2424 Broadway during a ribbon cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 2. Cheryl Settle with the Y says they’ve been waiting since the First Presbyterian Church location was purchased in February. Major gifts for the project were obtained in 2014

Mt. Vernon Working on Upcoming, Altered Trick-or-Treat Plans

MT. VERNON – Grab your mask, Trick-or-Treat time is almost here. Tourism Director at the Mt. Vernon Convention & Visitors Bureau Angela Schrum on the city’s plan for the candy connoisseur’s that will be roaming the street. Melynda Breeze is with the Downtown Mt. Vernon Development Cooperation. She and Scrum say downtown will feature store