Jefferson County Deputy Arrests Keenes Man on Meth Charge

MT. VERNON – A 55-year-old Keenes man is in the Jefferson County Jail after he was arrested on drug charges during an early Thursday morning traffic stop. According to the sheriff’s office, around 12:19 a.m. a deputy patrolling Illinois 15 – between Mt. Vernon and Bluford – encountered a vehicle the radar showed was speeding.

RLC Automotive Tech Program Receives NATEF Accreditation

INA – One group of Rend Lake College students are getting back in the classroom this spring knowing they are receiving the highest quality education. RLC’s Automotive Technology program recently received reaccreditation from the National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation (NATEF). The accreditation is the highest level of program accreditation recognized by the National Institute for

RLC Hosting Nine Miner Trainings during Spring Semester

INA – Four specialized trainings for surface and underground miners have been scheduled to meet nine times this spring at Rend Lake College. All training courses will meet on the RLC Ina campus in the Coal Mining Training Center, and will be taught by RLC Mining Technology Instructor Don McBride. Annual Surface and Underground Refresher

Illinois Governor Candidate Wiretapped Discussing Black Politicians

CHICAGO (AP) — Newly released FBI wiretaps captured Democratic Illinois governor candidate J.B. Pritzker making racially insensitive comments during a call with then-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, including saying a popular lawmaker was the “least offensive” African-American to appoint to a Senate seat. The Chicago Tribune late Monday published the previously unreleased recording from a decade-old investigation