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McLeansboro Police Report – Monday, July 27

MCLEANSBORO – A McLeansboro man wanted on an active Hamilton County warrant for violating probation is facing new charges after a McLeansboro Police officer saw him walking at the intersection of Randolph and Locust streets around 8:20 Sunday night. According to McLeansboro Police Chief Nathan Taylor, the officer made contact with 46-year-old Patrick Bishop and

IDPH Monday Announced 1,231 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday announced 1,231 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 18 additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 172,655 cases, including 7,416 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 30,567 specimens for a

Fire Destroys Home near Mt. Vernon Outland Airport Saturday

MT. VERNON – Multiple fire departments responded Saturday morning to a fire that destroyed a home on East Fairfield Road near the Mt. Vernon Outland Airport. According to the Jefferson Fire Protection District, no one was at home at the time of the fire and there were no injuries. The fire in the two-story home

Carmi Resident Reports Scam to White County Sheriff’s Office

CARMI – The White County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a scam that was reported by a Carmi resident Wednesday. According to a press release from the sheriff’s office, an officer took some information from Jason Lamp of Carmi regarding a suspicious package he received in the mail containing a check for almost $3,000 and a

Construction Work Has Started on Shawneetown Bridge

SHAWNEETOWN – Construction has begun on the Shawneetown Bridge that will require lane closures. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced Thursday that a contractor will be updating the pier markings on the bridge. Lane closures will be in place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. while this work is performed. The work should be completed in