The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has several mobile testing teams that are dispatched to various locations around the state each week to provide COVID-19 testing. Anyone can be tested, regardless of symptoms or immigration status. There is no cost to the individual... Read More.
MT. VERNON ILL, October 2, 2020- Ninth Street in Mt. Vernon will be called “Santa Claus Lane” for the month of December and highlight the festiveness of the season. Downtown business owner, Deb Smith of King City Property Brokers, came up with the... Read More.
Posey County – Thursday afternoon, at approximately 12:03, Posey County 911 Dispatch received a call from a Mt. Vernon mother regarding her13-week-old boy that was not breathing. The mother performed C.P.R. until Posey County EMS arrived and continued life-saving measures. The child was rushed... Read More.
MT. VERNON ILL, June 16- The 9th Annual Mt. Vernon Fall Fest will be held September 25th and 26th this year. The festival’s theme, “#618Strong”, was recently decided upon in light of the challenges 2020 has brought our region. The theme will encompass the entire Southern... Read More.
At the request of the local government, the State of Illinois has activated a pre-staged alternate housing facility in Jefferson County to meet the identified needs of COVID-19. Jefferson County authorities have indicated a recent spike in positive cases of COVID-19, including more than... Read More.
Approximately 400 leaders from criminal justice agencies throughout Southern Illinois will meet in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, for the 20th annual Southern Illinois Criminal Justice Summit (SICJS). The goal of the SICJS is to provide quality training to criminal justice executives in Southern Illinois. This year marks the... Read More.
A 29 year old Mt. Vernon , IN man will be spending the next 5 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections followed by 1 year Mandatory Supervised Release. Kevin Spurlock was sentenced in White County Court Monday on a Class 4 felony for... Read More.
A 47 year old Mt. Vernon, IN man, Ryan C. Reynolds was arrested by the White County Sheriff’s Department Tuesday afternoon on a felony charge of Unlawful Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and a misdemeanor charge of Fleeing or Attempting to Elude Police. The... Read More.
MT. VERNON, IL, February 3- The annual “Run for the Wall” motorcycle ride will stop in Mt. Vernon once again on Tuesday, May 19th, 2020. This is the 32nd year Mt. Vernon has welcomed the Run for the Wall riders. Approximately 500 bikers will... Read More.