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Two People Hurt in I-57 Crash North of Salem Exit Monday Morning 

Two People Hurt in I-57 Crash North of Salem Exit Monday Morning 

Two people were taken to Salem Township Hospital Monday morning for treatment of minor injuries following a two vehicle crash on southbound I-57 two miles north of the Salemtwo-vehicle e Police say preliminary investigative details indicate a car driven by 27-year-old Cole Lake of Salem struck the rear of a van driven by 50-year-old Tony…Read more »

Rauner Signs Gun Order of Protection, Waiting Period Laws

Rauner Signs Gun Order of Protection, Waiting Period Laws

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law allowing courts to take weapons away from people who pose a threat of violence to themselves or others. The Republican’s action Monday allows police or family members prove in court that a person with guns is suffering from mental health or other problems and…Read more »

Car Struck By Lightning While Traveling on I-57 in Jefferson County

An SUV traveling on northbound Interstate 57 south of Mt. Vernon Sunday night caught fire after being struck by lightning. Jefferson Rural Firefighters say the lightning apparently entered the car through the radio antenna that was melted and scorched. A hole was burned in the battery and an electrical fire started in the engine compartment.…Read more »

Irvington Registration 2018-19

Irvington Grade School will be having registration for Kindergarten through 8th grade on Tuesday, Julyl 24, from 2:00 to 7:00 pm and also on Wednesday, July 25, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  You are welcome to come any time on these two days that is convenient for you. All new students who have moved…Read more »

Kinmundy Tables Ameren Lighting Exchange Program

After a lengthy discussion, the City of Kinmundy voted to table their discussion on the Ameren Lighting Exchange Program which would have helped the city switch over their lighting to energy efficient, LED lights. In other action, the board did vote to remove the old landscaping at City Hall and around the city signs and…Read more »

New Illinois Program to Offer Retirement Savings Plan

New Illinois Program to Offer Retirement Savings Plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A new state program will automatically deduct money from the paychecks of about 1.2 million Illinois residents for retirement savings. Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs says the move could reduce the use of food stamps, Medicaid, and other publicly funded programs. The Daily Herald reports that Illinois Secure Choice is being phased…Read more »

State to Offer Funds to Spark Lake Shelbyville Resort Bids

State to Offer Funds to Spark Lake Shelbyville Resort Bids

FINDLAY, Ill. (AP) – The state of Illinois will provide money to try to spark interest in a resort along Lake Shelbyville that closed nearly a decade ago because of environmental and financial problems. The (Decatur) Herald and Review reports the state will issue a new request for proposals next month for the Eagle Creek…Read more »