Severin to Hold Satellite Office Hours in Benton Wednesday

BENTON – State Representative Dave Severin will be holding Satellite Office Hours at the Benton Public Library, located on South Main Street, on Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m. Rep. Severin’s staff will be on hand to take your opinions and assist you with any constituent related issues you may have. Staff from Illinois Comptroller

Carbondale Mayor Elected to IML Board of Directors

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry was recently elected to serve as Vice President of the Illinois Municipal League. Henry will serve a one-year term on the organization’s Board of Directors. Henry says through his role on the IML board, he will collaborate with mayors from around the state on issues that affect all

Severin Appointed to Two Task Forces

BENTON – State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) has been appointed by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin to the Illinois Forestry Development Council and the Flue Gas Desulfurization Task Force. The Illinois Forestry Council was created from the Illinois Forestry Development Act in 1983. The council’s goal is to identify and evaluate the social, economic, scientific

Benton, Rend Lake to Benefit from DRA Investments

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Southern Illinois will benefit from $1.4 million in new investments by the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) that state Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) says will boost regional infrastructure, the local workforce and the economy. The investments by the DRA will go to support public and private partnerships, bringing to Illinois an estimated $22.7

Mt. Vernon Man Arrested for Breaking Windows at Federal Building

MT. VERNON – A 23-year-old Mt. Vernon man is in the Jefferson County Jail following his arrest early Tuesday morning for allegedly breaking out windows at the U.S. Federal Building in Mt. Vernon. According to Mt. Vernon Police, they arrested Demetruis A. Clark for alleged felony criminal damage to property with damage exceeding $10,000 in