Frerichs: Changes Make it Easier to Find, Claim Property

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — People in Illinois now have a faster, easier way to find out if the state is holding any of their unclaimed cash or property. Illinois Treasurer Michael Frerichs on Tuesday announced changes to the claims process. They include allowing people to file claims electronically an automated review process that allows for

Authorities Investigating Burglaries of Video Gambling Outlets

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Authorities are investigating a string of burglaries at video gambling outlets in Southern Illinois. According to reports, gambling centers in Mt. Vernon, Salem and Farina were hit, with the suspect gaining access to the cash machine in each business and making off with an undetermined amount of cash. A clear picture of

Love’s Travel Stop Coming to Mt. Vernon’s Southside

MT. VERNON — A possible new Love’s Travel Stop in Mt. Vernon will be on the agenda for tonight’s Mt. Vernon City Council Meeting. The location would include a full-service truck stop and restaurant. The council will hear a first reading of an ordinance that would annex property near the northwest corner of exit 80

Centralia Man Arrested after Mt. Vernon Carjacking Saturday

MT. VERNON – A 23-year-old Centralia man is in the Jefferson County Jail on multiple charges including armed vehicular hijacking. According to Mt. Vernon Police, around 11:25 p.m. Saturday, Shonn Bacon was arrested after officers received a report of an armed male subject fighting with females inside the Applebee’s Restaurant on Potomac Boulevard. While officers

Illinois Group Gets $10K to Restore WWI ‘Doughboy’ Statue

HERRIN, Ill. (AP) — An American Legion post in Southern Illinois is getting ready to restore a 90-year-old statue honoring those who fought in World War I. The Southern Illinoisan reports Herrin American Legion Post 645 received a $10,000 grant from Landmarks Illinois, a private not-for-profit historic preservation group. The money will go toward restoration