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City Council moves forward with purchase of new vehicles for MVPD

City Council moves forward with purchase of new vehicles for MVPD

MT. VERNON — The Mt. Vernon Police Department (MVPD) is experiencing an unusual amount of issues with their vehicles. A request to bypass formal bidding and purchase four, 2019 Ford Interceptor SUV’s was made by the MVPD to the Mt. Vernon City Council at Monday night’s meeting. Fleet Services Director, Mike Shannon says The SUV’s…Read more…

JCSA Baseball, Softball Registration Continues

JCSA Baseball, Softball Registration Continues

MT. VERNON — Registration for JCSA baseball and softball continues. Online registration is still ongoing at the JCSA’s website, jcsaonline.org. Chris Curry with the Jefferson County Sports Authority says there are plenty of age divisions for area kids to play in. The registration deadline for the coming season is April 5th.Read more…

IDOT to Close One Lane on Interstate 57 Monday and Tuesday for Road Work

IDOT to Close One Lane on Interstate 57 Monday and Tuesday for Road Work

JEFFERSON COUNTY — The Illinois Department of Transportation is alerting motorists traveling on Interstate 57 that there will be a lane closure this coming week. This work will be north of Exit 83. The closure is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 18, and will extend through Tuesday, March 19. Maintenance crews will be repairing the structure…Read more…

Lone Star Steakhouse in Mt. Vernon closes

Lone Star Steakhouse in Mt. Vernon closes

MT. VERNON — City officials and patrons were greeted with news of a closure by Lone Star Steakhouse in the RLC Marketplace Monday. Sources say warning of the closure was abrupt. Glen Littrell, an area resident and long-time member of the Mt. Vernon Kiwanis Club, first told Withers Radio News of the closure Monday morning…Read more…

Sheriff’s Office in Hamilton County asking for help in locating wanted man

Sheriff’s Office in Hamilton County asking for help in locating wanted man

HAMILTON COUNTY — The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for 32-year-old Charles “Andy” Sage III, who is wanted for aggravated domestic battery in Hamilton County. Sheriff Tracy Lakin says Sage has been seen in several locations in Hamilton County, but mostly in McLeansboro. Sage is also suspected of fleeing from police in Benton…Read more…