For the latest local information regarding COVID-19, follow us on Facebook and see ourlocal news page

Three Injured in White County Crash Wednesday

OMAHA – Three people were injured and airlifted to a regional hospital following a two-vehicle crash in White County Wednesday evening. According to Illinois State Police, around 6:10 p.m. a car driven by 20-year-old Alexia Taborn of De Soto was driving west on Illinois 141 near the intersection of U.S. 45 as another car driven

Gov. Pritzker Announces $20 Million Investment to Boost Equitable Workforce Recovery

CHICAGO – Governor JB Pritzker Wednesday joined the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), local officials, and workforce partners to announce $20 million in investments for workforce training and wrap-around services that will bolster equitable workforce recovery for those struggling to gain meaningful employment. Through the Job Training and Economic Development Program (JTED)

Iuka Man Heading to Prison on Meth Charge

MT. VERNON – A 30-year-old Iuka man was sentenced Tuesday in Jefferson County Court to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to delivery of methamphetamine. Brandon Rogozinski was charged with Class X felony delivery of between 15 and 100 grams of meth following his arrest by Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies in January 2021

Pavement Patching Begins Monday on U.S. 45 in Harrisburg

HARRISBURG – IDOT says weather permitting, nightly pavement patching will begin Monday on U.S. 45 in Harrisburg. This work will run from the intersection of U.S. 45 and Illinois 13 to the intersection of U.S. 45 and Illinois 34/Illinois 145. Lane closures for the pavement patching will be allowed from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m.

Windhorst Announces Two Bills Signed into Law

METROPOLIS – Republican State Rep. Patrick Windhorst announced this week that he has had two pieces of legislation signed into law. Windhorst was chief House sponsor of legislation that will extend new resources to young entrepreneurs and the author and chief sponsor of legislation that strengthens protections of victims of domestic and other kinds of

Fire Destroys Ina Home Tuesday

INA – A Tuesday morning fire destroyed a home in Ina and claimed the life of the family dog. According to the Jefferson County Fire District, flames were shooting from the home when they arrived around 5:45 a.m. Firemen say flames were shooting from the roof and three sides upon their arrival. Daniel Montgomery was

Earthquake Reported in Jefferson County

MT. VERNON – A 2.5 magnitude earthquake was reported in Jefferson County Monday night. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the quake happened four miles northwest of Mt. Vernon. People in the area are reporting that they felt it. There’s no word if the quake caused any damage.

Early Voting for June 28 Primary Begins Thursday

MCLEANSBORO – Early voting for the June 28 Primary Election begins Thursday and will go through Monday, June 27. Early voting in Hamilton County will take place at the County Clerk’s Office on South Jackson Street in McLeansboro. Grace Period Voting for the June 28 Primary begins Wednesday, June 1 and will run through Tuesday,