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Bryant “Cautiously Optimistic” Democrats In Control Will Cross Party Lines

Bryant “Cautiously Optimistic” Democrats In Control Will Cross Party Lines

SPRINGFIELD — One Republican state house member is “cautiously optimistic” that Republicans and Democrats in the new general assembly will work together for the common good of the people in Illinois, even with the Democratic super-majority in both houses. 115th District House Representative Terri Bryant says she believes lawmakers are ready to move on from…Read more…

Peoples National Bank Offering Scholarships to High School Seniors

Peoples National Bank Offering Scholarships to High School Seniors

MT. VERNON — Peoples National Bank has established an educational scholarship to help high school graduates continue their education at a university, college, trade or vocational school. Each recipient of the Peoples National Bank scholarship receives a $500 scholarship. Scholarships are awarded to students that show positive leadership and character in academic, community and extra-curricular…Read more…

Mt. Vernon Among Communities to Receive CDBG Money from IL Dept. of Commerce

Mt. Vernon Among Communities to Receive CDBG Money from IL Dept. of Commerce

MT. VERNON — The Illinois Department of Commerce has announced that 13 communities will receive a combined $6 million in public funds through the Community Development Block Grant, and Mt. Vernon is among those communities. These grants will help low-to-moderate income communities improve housing, and rehabilitate and retrofit residential properties. The city of Mt. Vernon…Read more…

Friday January 11th, 2019 Closings & Delays

SCHOOLS Kell Grade School will dismiss at 2pm. All after school activities are cancelled. Spring Garden School will dismiss at 2 pm. Tamaroa Grade School will dismiss at 2 pm. Waltonville Schools will dismiss at 2:10pm Sunday’s Centralia Annies’ softball clinic, has been cancelled.  It is rescheduled for February 3rd, 1-4pm, at Trout Arena. The Central…Read more…

New State Senator Sworn In to Represent 54th District

New State Senator Sworn In to Represent 54th District

SPRINGFIELD — The new state general assembly has been sworn in, and one area district has a new state senator. Republican Jason Plummer of Edwardsville was sworn in to represent the 54th state senate district, which includes Clinton, Marion, and part of Washington County. Plummer, who is a businessman and has served in the armed…Read more…

Former Area State Senator McCarter Tabbed as U.S. Ambassador to Kenya

Former Area State Senator McCarter Tabbed as U.S. Ambassador to Kenya

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — President Donald Trump has tabbed former Illinois State Sen. Kyle McCarter as ambassador to Kenya. The Belleville News-Democrat reports the U.S. Senate approved the choice in a voice vote this week. The Republican from Lebanon, Illinois, was one of 23 people confirmed to ambassador posts in the vote. The 56-year-old McCarter and his…Read more…

Suspect Identified in Tuesday Night Shooting in Centralia

Suspect Identified in Tuesday Night Shooting in Centralia

CENTRALIA — Centralia police now have a suspect in the Tuesday night shooting of a 28-year-old St. Louis man in the 700 block of Rasback Street and they’re asking the public for help in locating the man. According to Centralia Police Chief Brian Atchison, 32-year-old Bart N. Brown has been identified as a suspect in the incident.…Read more…