McLeansboro Police Participating in National Drug Take Back Event

MCLEANSBORO – The McLeansboro Police Department will be collected your expired, unused or unwanted prescription medications during the DEA’s National Drug Take Back event on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the McLeansboro Fire Department on South Marshall Street.  Medications will be disposed of by the DEA in an environmentally safe

Recreational Areas Get $1.5 Million in Federal Grant Money

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Recreational areas up and down the state will be sharing more than $1.5 million in federal grant money to repair bridges, build trails, purchase property and help pay for other projects. In a news release, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office says the projects are in eleven communities and include city park districts,

Mt. Vernon Police Arrests Man on Weapons Charge

MT. VERNON – A 26-year-old Mt. Vernon man is in the Jefferson County Jail after Mt. Vernon police arrested him over the weekend on a weapons charge. According to the Mt. Vernon Police Department, officers responded Saturday to the 900 block of Conger for a report of a male subject armed with a handgun. Officers

Funeral Services Set for Late SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno

CARBONDALE – The late chancellor of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale will be honored with full military honors Wednesday in Mound City. Carlo Montemagno passed away unexpectedly last week battling cancer. The 62-year-old was a U.S. Naval Civil Engineer before obtaining a doctorate in the field and becoming chancellor of the school.