Three Sentenced in Separate Hamilton County Court Cases

MCLEANSBORO – The following information was released by Hamilton County State’s Attorney Justin Hood Thursday.  Christopher J. Green, 39, of McLeansboro plead to Residential Arson, a Class 1 Felony. He will serve 7 years in Department of Corrections and serve 2 years on M.S.R. (parole) after he is released from custody. The defendant partially burned

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Benton City Council Approves Airport Items at Monday’s Meeting

BENTON – Planning and a special service invoice for the Benton Municipal Airport was approved at Monday night’s Benton City Council meeting. City Clerk Brook Craig says a new general aviation terminal building was approved with a cost-plus fixed payment of $3,643.45 with the total amount not to exceed $30,270.66. The airport’s Fiscal Year 2020

Former Sesser Mayor, Woman Arrested on Meth Charge

SESSER – Former Sesser Mayor Ned Mitchell and a Sesser woman were arrested on drug charges Tuesday after Sesser Police executed a search warrant at a home in Sesser around 2 p.m. According to a press release from Sesser Police, a subsequent search of the home produced methamphetamine and items consistent with the use of

Hamilton Memorial Hospital District Welcomes New Surgeon

MCLEANSBORO – Hamilton Memorial Hospital District is pleased to welcome Board Certified Surgeon, Dr. Rodney Miller.  Dr. Miller completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry at Austin Peay State University in 1990 and went on to complete his Medical Degree and Surgical Residency in 2000 at James H. Quillen College of Medicine in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Fairfield Woman Sentenced on Drug Charge in Hamilton County

MCLEANSBORO – A Fairfield woman pled guilty Monday in Hamilton County Court to unlawful possession of a controlled substance – a Class 4 felony. Hamilton County State’s Attorney Justin Hood says 32-year-old Amanda Scott will serve one year in the Illinois Department of Corrections and serve one year of mandatory supervised release. Scott was arrested