Jury Trial Begins in Jefferson County Attempted Murder Case

MT. VERNON – Jury selection was underway Tuesday in Jefferson County for a 31-year-old Mt. Vernon man charged with attempted murder for a shooting over the summer that sent one person to the hospital with non-life threatening gunshot wounds. Calvin Webster is charged with four Class X felonies for attempted murder, armed violence, being an

Dana Withers Honored at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts

MOUNT VERNON –  Cedarhurst Center for the Arts hosted a reception Thursday night for donors and friends to celebrate the success of the Kimball’s Habitat fundraiser. The event utilized the Mitchell House back patio for the autumn reception with drinks and appetizers served for donors and their guests. The Kimball’s Habitat fundraiser kicked off in

Mt. Vernon Mayor Lewis Elected to IML Board

MT. VERNON – Mt. Vernon Mayor John Lewis has been elected to serve on the board of the Illinois Municipal League. The IML is a statewide organization representing almost 1,300 local municipalities across Illinois. Lewis says to be elected to serve as one of the 36 Vice Presidents on the league’s board is truly an