HARRISBURG – State Senator Dale Fowler announced Friday that two state facilities in the 59th Senate District will receive critical funds for repairs, updates and improvements on deferred maintenance projects. The Anna Veterans Home will receive $200,000 to replace the current 20-year-old nurse call system. As of now, the system requires continuous repairs and funding
MARION – State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) announced recently that the Illinois State Board of Education is now accepting applications for property tax relief grants to eligible school districts. This property tax swap is intended to incentivize high-taxed, low-wealth districts to decrease their property tax burden. Fifty-million dollars has been appropriated for Fiscal Year 2019.
MT. VERNON (WRXX) – The third time was the charm as the bench trial against a 19-year-old Mt. Vernon man accused of battery of a baby resumed Thursday in Jefferson County Court. Tyrone “EJ” Steele is facing a Class X felony charge of battery to a child under the age of 13. Closing arguments were
MCLEANSBORO – Congressman John Shimkus made a stop Thursday at McLeansboro City Hall where he was joined by Shawnee Professional Services, USDA representatives, city leaders and the public for the presentation of a $2.4 million USDA Rural Development loan for the construction of the new McLeansboro water tower. Shawnee Professional Services will oversee the water
MT. VERNON (WRXX) – A Jefferson County jury returned a guilty verdict Wednesday in the case of a 31-year-old Mt. Vernon man accused of reproducing child pornography. Nathan R. Hall was convicted of Class X felony reproducing pornography of a child under the age of 13. He’s been held in the Jefferson County Jail since