Court Date for Immigrant Restaurant Manager Not until 2021

WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. (AP) – A Mexican restaurant manager in southern Illinois who doesn’t have legal permission to live in the U.S. isn’t scheduled for another immigration hearing until 2021 after he posted bond last year. Juan Carlos Hernandez Pacheco’s immigration case gained national attention as President Donald Trump’s administration clamped down on immigrants living

Autopsy Completed on Human Remains Found in Wayne County

WAYNE COUNTY – An autopsy has been completed on human remains found at a remote site in Wayne County last month. They’ve now been moved to FBI headquarters in Quantico, Virginia. The body was removed from the site by forensic specialists with the FBI and Illinois State Police and transferred to Bloomington, where an autopsy

Dix Woman Injured in Sunday Night Crash in Jefferson County

DIX – A 27-year-old Dix woman was injured Sunday night in a one-vehicle crash on Dix-Irvington Road that required her to be extricated from the wreckage of her car. According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, around 9:23 p.m. Vanessa Mulvaney was traveling on Dix-Irvington Road, about five miles east of US 51, when for

Attorney to Seek Change of Venue for Murder Trial

CHICAGO (AP) — The attorney for a man accused in the 2014 death of a Southern Illinois University student from suburban Chicago says he will file a motion for a change of venue. The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale reports Attorney Michael Wepsiec on Friday told Jackson County Circuit Judge Mark Clarke that social media discussions

Two Arrested in Wednesday Night Robbery of Mt. Vernon Cab Driver

MT. VERNON – Mt. Vernon Police have released the identity of one of the two suspects arrested Wednesday night in connection with the alleged armed robbery of a taxi cab driver. According to police reports, 18-year-old Sydney Pecora and a 17-year-old juvenile were taken into custody on charges of robbery, mob action and aggravated battery.

Spring Trainings in Handgun Safety, Concealed Carry Licensure Set at RLC

INA – Whether you’re interested in becoming concealed carry or hunting certified, or want to brush up on your handgun skills, Rend Lake College has five different trainings set for the Spring 2018 semester. Each different class offers participants new and exciting practices by trained instructors. Classes for Illinois Concealed Carry licensure, handgun training, hunter

Cab Driver Reportedly Injured in Mt. Vernon Armed Robbery

MT. VERNON – Mt. Vernon Police reportedly took two people into custody late Wednesday night following a report just before 11 p.m. of an armed robbery in the area of Isabella and Pace. Witnesses described the suspects as two white men, one wearing a dark colored hoodie and the other described as large and wearing