Mt. Vernon Police Investigating Monday Shooting

MT. VERNON – Mt. Vernon Police are investigating after a 21-year-old Chicago man was reportedly shot in the back Monday afternoon. Police say around 2, the victim went up to a home in the 500 block of 17th Street and told residents he had been shot in the back and needed medical help. The victim

McLeansboro City Council Meets Tonight

MCLEANSBORO – The McLeansboro City Council will hold its monthly meeting tonight at 6 at City Hall. Items on the agenda for possible action include the renewal of the intergovernmental agreement with the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office for central dispatch, changing traffic control at the intersection of Hull and Walnut streets to a four-way stop,

Mt. Vernon Couple Behind Bars on Drug-related Charges

MT. VERNON – Two Mt. Vernon residents are in the Jefferson County Jail after the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department High Risk Team served a narcotics related search warrant on a North 6th Street home in Mt. Vernon Friday. The search warrant was the result of an investigation by the Mt. Vernon Police

Three Teens Injured in Saturday Night Crash in Eldorado

ELDORADO – Police in Eldorado say three teenagers were injured in a two-car crash Saturday night. Police say the accident happened around 9:30 at the Eldorado McDonald’s when a car pulled out from the restaurant and attempted to cross lanes on Illinois 142. A truck heading south was not able to avoid the car causing

Logan Woman Arrested for Child Endangerment

BENTON – A Logan woman was arrested for endangering the life of a child Thursday. Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni says around 5:20 a.m., the sheriff’s office received a 911 call reporting a suicidal female with children at the home. When deputies arrived, they found 28-year-old Renee L. Zagar intoxicated but unharmed. Zagar was then

Miner Dies in Accident at Hamilton County Coal

DAHLGREN – An accident over the weekend at Hamilton County Coal Mine #1 near Dahlgren has claimed a miner’s life. According to Hamilton County Coroner Steve Bowling, John Ditterline was pronounced dead at 4:45 a.m. Saturday. Ditterline, of Equality, IL, was found by coworkers pinned underground between an air lock door and a coal rib