Benton City Council Meets Tonight

BENTON – The Benton City Council will meet for its first meeting of the month tonight at 6 at City Hall. According to the meeting agenda, the council will discuss and/or approve selling surplus real estate, research replacing Christmas lights/decorations, acknowledgement of a housing rehabilitation grant, a special use permit for a dog grooming home

Jefferson County Deputy Arrests Keenes Man on Meth Charge

MT. VERNON – A 55-year-old Keenes man is in the Jefferson County Jail after he was arrested on drug charges during an early Thursday morning traffic stop. According to the sheriff’s office, around 12:19 a.m. a deputy patrolling Illinois 15 – between Mt. Vernon and Bluford – encountered a vehicle the radar showed was speeding.

RLC Automotive Tech Program Receives NATEF Accreditation

INA – One group of Rend Lake College students are getting back in the classroom this spring knowing they are receiving the highest quality education. RLC’s Automotive Technology program recently received reaccreditation from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). The accreditation is the highest level of program accreditation recognized by the National Institute for

RLC Hosting Nine Miner Trainings during Spring Semester

INA – Four specialized trainings for surface and underground miners have been scheduled to meet nine times this spring at Rend Lake College. All training courses will meet on the RLC Ina campus in the Coal Mining Training Center, and will be taught by RLC Mining Technology Instructor Don McBride. Annual Surface and Underground Refresher

Early Voting Begins Today for Illinois’ March Primary

BENTON – Early voting for the March 20th Primary begins today and runs through Monday, March 19. Franklin County voters can cast their ballots Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Election Office, located in the Franklin County Annex Building on the Benton Square. The office is closed on Sunday. Voters