‘Thursday Night Live’ at Cedarhurst Begins May 30

MT. VERNON –  Hello Summer! Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon has activities, exhibits, and programs planned throughout the next few months with the return of Thursday Night Live (TNL) at Cedarhurst. Each Thursday, May 30 through August 29, Cedarhurst will be open until 8 p.m. and offering live music, fun and interesting art-related programs for a

HCHD to Hold School Vaccination Clinics

MCLEANSBORO – The Hamilton County Health Department in McLeansboro will be holding school vaccination clinics by appointment soon. You can have your child vaccinated on July 25, Aug. 22, Sept. 11 and 26 and on Oct. 3 and 10 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the health department on South Jackson Street. Call 643-3522

IHDA Announces $8.1 Million in Community Stabilization Grants

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Housing Development Authority Board of Directors recently awarded funds totaling $2,184,000 to 62 municipalities, counties and land banks across Illinois to help spur community redevelopment through the elimination of blighted and abandoned properties. Awarded under the APP program, eligible uses for the funds include maintaining weeds and grass, trimming trees and

Illinois 2019 Spring Wild Turkey Preliminary Harvest Totals 15,189 Birds

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois turkey hunters harvested a preliminary statewide total of 15,189 wild turkeys during the 2019 Spring Turkey Season. This year’s total is up compared with the 2018 statewide turkey harvest of 13,494. The statewide preliminary total includes the 2019 Youth Turkey Season harvest of 1,364 birds, compared with the 2018 youth harvest of

Two Sentenced in Separate Cases Monday in Williamson County

MARION – A Mt. Vernon man was sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to burglary – a Class 3 felony – in Williamson County Monday. Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti says 36-year-old Adam J. Wasik will serve one year of mandatory supervised release following his release from