Fowler Announces Funding for Two State Facilities

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

Death Investigation Underway in Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON – The Mt. Vernon Police Department is investigating the death of a man possibly related to a battery. According to police, they responded around 5:45 Tuesday night to the 1000 block of Prairie on a report of a battery. Medical personnel from the Mt. Vernon Fire Department and Litton’s Ambulance also responded and

Shimkus Presents McLeansboro with Federal Grant for New Water Tower

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

Fairfield Man Charged for Trying to Poison His Mom

FAIRFIELD (WRXX) – A 26-year-old Fairfield man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly attempting to poison his mother. Fairfield police arrested Christopher L. Toney Tuesday on charges of disorderly conduct and tampering with food, drugs or cosmetics. He was taken to the Wayne County Jail to await the formal filing of charges and the setting of

Two Injured in Tuesday Night Crash in Christopher

CHRISTOPHER – A two-vehicle crash happened on Illinois 148 at Franklin Street north of Christopher Tuesday night. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says a pickup truck, driven by 80-year-old Raymond D. Rogers of Mulkeytown, was driving north on 148 and attempted to negotiate a left turn. He turned into the path of another car going