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New Illinois Covid-19 Response Fund launched

New Illinois Covid-19 Response Fund launched

Governor JB Pritzker is launching the new “Illinois Covid-19 Response Fund” to help those affected by the pandemic. The Governor says this is a statewide fundraising effort to help support nonprofit organizations helping people in their communities. “Providing emergency food and basic supplies, offering interim shelter and housing to those who need it, expanding primary…Read more »

Centralia man arrested for possession of meth

Centralia man arrested for possession of meth

A 42-year-old Vernon man has been arrested for possession of meth following a complaint from a neighbor that he was stealing electricity. Centralia Police say they responded to the complaint in the 300 block of East Sixth and found extension cords running to the apartment occupied by 42-year-old Seth Lambert from his neighbor’s residence. During…Read more »

Police Beat for Friday, March 27th, 2020

Police Beat for Friday, March 27th, 2020

A 21-year-old Centralia woman was arrested by Centralia Police on an outstanding Effingham County warrant for failure to appear on a DUI case. Jenna Phillips of South Walnut was taken to the Marion County Jail where she later posted $100 bond and was released. 36-year-old Brenda Green of Dewitt Street in Kinmundy was arrested by…Read more »

Fire heavily damages Mt. Vernon home

Fire heavily damages Mt. Vernon home

Fire has heavily damaged a Mt. Vernon home Thursday afternoon. Mt. Vernon Fire Chief Kevin Sargent says heavy smoke was coming from the rear of the Michael Upton home at 2415 College upon their arrival. Firemen had initially been told someone may be inside the home, but that turned out not to be the case.…Read more »

Sanitary Sewer Work to periodically close Illinois Street

Sanitary Sewer Work to periodically close Illinois Street

The contractor on the Illinois Street sanitary sewer replacement project has started work on the project. Public Works Director John Pruden says JK Trotter Construction will be saw cutting the 100 block of North Illinois on Thursday and Friday. During that time, every effort will be made to allow traffic into DJ’s Party Supply and…Read more »

One person injured in Centralia Police chase

One person injured in Centralia Police chase

Centralia Police say a car they were attempting to stop early Thursday morning fled and eventually crashed into a tree. Police report both the driver and passenger attempted to flee on foot following the crash at 3rd and Hickory. The driver got away, but the passenger who sustained an injury to his forehead was caught…Read more »