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Illinois assesses damage from mistaken voter registrations

Illinois assesses damage from mistaken voter registrations

Illinois election officials say at least three of 16 voters who cast ballots after being mistakenly registered to vote are U.S. citizens after all. Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s office blames an error in Illinois’ automatic voter registration system for over 500 people who self-identified as noncitizens being wrongly registered to vote. The State…Read More »

Two arrested in Jefferson County after execution of drug search warrant  

Two arrested in Jefferson County after execution of drug search warrant  

Two Waltonville residents were arrested after a search warrant was executed on their home Wednesday morning by members of the Mt. Vernon Police Department/Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office High-Risk Team. 46-year-old Rhett L. Sloan and 46-year-old Maranda K. Sloan were taken into custody during the operation and transported to the Jefferson County Justice Center. They are…Read More »

Salem Police arrest two on drug charges   

Salem Police arrest two on drug charges   

Salem Police arrested both occupants of a car stopped on West Main Street near Hoots Chapel Road early Wednesday morning. The driver, 25-year-old Landon Bone of Community Beach Road in Centralia, was arrested for driving under the influence of drugs. The passenger, 26-year-old Brandi Pierce of South Cherry in Centralia is being held for possession…Read More »

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Sandoval Takes Down Iuka Behind 41 From Dempsey

Sandoval Takes Down Iuka Behind 41 From Dempsey

The Sandoval Blackhawks improved to 18-5 on the season with a 71-41 win over Iuka.  Armoni Dempsey poured in 41 in the victory and Drew Gore added 13.  Dakota Harden and Braeden McClelland had 6 each, Hunter Horn and Quentin Heinzmann 2, Jeron Andrews 1. The JV won 38-21.  Hunter Horn and Carter Ahlf had…

69th SIT Opens Tonight On WJBD

69th SIT Opens Tonight On WJBD

The 69th Salem Invitational Tournament tips off tonight starting with East St Louis and Highland at 6:30 and then Salem and Carbondale tip off around 8pm.   The other opening round games will be tomorrow with Mt Vernon and Effingham followed by Teutopolis and Thornton Fractional North.  Every game from the SIT can be heard on…

Lady Cougars Take On State Ranked Altamont At NTC Tourney Tonight

Lady Cougars Take On State Ranked Altamont At NTC Tourney Tonight

The SC Lady Cougars play in the NTC Tournament against top seed and state ranked Altamont tonight at 5:30.  The winner advances to the semifinals, the loser will play again in the consolation bracket tonight at 8:30.  Games are played at Cowden Herrick. Sandoval beat Ramsey 63-54 behind 33 from Neveah Andrews with Miranda Dailey…