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Maunie Man Facing Drug Charge in White County

CARMI – A Maunie man wanted on a White County warrant for DUI is now facing a drug charge in White County. According to the White County Sheriff’s Office, a deputy on routine patrol in Maunie Wednesday afternoon saw 45-year-old James H. Earl walking on Washington Street. The deputy believed Earl had a White County

IDPH Thursday Reported 2,056 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday reported 2,056 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 25 additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 268,207 cases, including 8,392 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total

Electronics Recycling Event Saturday in Carrier Mills

CARRIER MILLS – The Village of Carrier Mills will hold an electronics recycling event Saturday. It will run from 9 a.m. to noon or until the truck is full at the Carrier Mills Municipal Building parking lot on North Mill Street. You should follow social distancing guidelines and wear a mask while at the drop

Jefferson County Sheriff Praises Area Superintendent that Spear-headed Recent School Safety Grants Approval

MT. VERNON – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department has been selected to receive a grant for safety enhancements in area classrooms. The over $830,000 in federal money was announced by Congressman Mike Bost on Monday to strengthen security at schools at over 160 jurisdictions nationwide. Those selected will receive the grants through a Department of Justice School Violence Prevention

IDPH Wednesday Announced 1,941 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday announced 1,941 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 35 additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 266,151 cases, including 8,367 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total

Jefferson County Schools to Receive Security Upgrades Thanks to Violence Prevention Grants

MT. VERNON – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department has been selected to receive a grant for safety enhancements in area classrooms. The over $830,000 in federal grants was announced by Congressman Mike Bost on Monday to strengthen security at schools at over 160 jurisdictions nationwide. Those selected will receive the grants through a Department of Justice School Violence Prevention