Muddy Man Behind Bars for Beating up Saline County Deputy

HARRISBURG – A Muddy man was arrested after battering a Saline County Sheriff’s deputy Saturday night. According to Saline County Chief Deputy Ken Clore, Saline County Deputy Craig Williams was investigating a disturbance outside the Bella Padra Garden Apartments, located at 2475 US 45 North at 6:30 p.m., when he spoke with 50-year-old Robert D.

Benton Mayor Appoints Three to Serve on Airport Board

BENTON – Benton Mayor Fred Kondritz appointed three people to the revamped Benton Municipal Airport Board at last night’s City Council meeting. According to Benton City Clerk Brook Craig, they are Chris Hammonds, Charlie Casey and Garrett Collier. The appointments were approved with Commissioner Dennis Miller abstaining. The appointments begin immediately. The City Council on

Missouri Couple Injured in Crash on I-57 in Jefferson County

MT. VERNON – A one-vehicle crash Monday night on Interstate 57 in Jefferson County sent two people to the hospital, one with life-threatening injuries. According to Illinois State Police, around 6:20 p.m. 70-year-old Frank Yonce, of Eureka, Missouri was traveling northbound in his car on I-57 near milepost 83 when he experienced a sudden and

ISP’s ‘Cram the Cruiser’ Holiday Food Drive Underway

DU QUOIN – You can help Illinois State Police with donations of non-perishable food items now through Dec. 3 during its “Cram the Cruiser” holiday food drive at all southern Illinois Kroger stores. This event will provide families in need throughout the southern Illinois area with food for the holiday season. Donations will be accepted

RLC Inexperienced Miner Training Set for Dec. 11-15

INA – One final Inexperienced Miner training for surface and underground miners for this year is coming to Rend Lake College next month. The five-day class will meet from 8 a.m. to  6:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 11 through Thursday, Dec. 14, and from 8 a.m. to  4:30 p.m. on  Friday, Dec. 15. The cost of