EAA Bringing First Mass-produced Airliner to Marion for Visit

MARION – The first-ever mass-produced airliner will be visiting Marion starting tomorrow. The Experimental Aircraft Association of Oshkosh, Wisconsin will show off the Ford Tri-Motor 5-AT at Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois Thursday through Sunday. Colin Soucy, with EAA, says Henry Ford designed this plane believing airline travel would become a big industry and a

Christopher Man Pulls Out Gun When MVPD Responds to DUI Crash

MT. VERNON – Mt. Vernon Police arrested a 23-year-old Christopher man early Sunday morning after he reportedly pulled a handgun on officers following a DUI-related crash. Police say around 2:12 a.m. Sunday, officers responded to a rollover crash in the 800 block of South 27th Street. Officers were able to extract Christian Ziehm from the

Emails: Ex-SIU President Didn’t Approve Recruitment Spending

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Documents show that the former Southern Illinois University president might have hindered student recruitment efforts for its Carbondale campus by not approving a mailing list purchase. The Southern Illinoisan reports emails show then-President Randy Dunn didn’t take action during his final two months in office on spending $499,000 to buy contact

Three Face Charges in Connection with Thefts, Other Incidents in Orient

BENTON – Three people were arrested by Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies Friday after conducting an ongoing investigation regarding a series of thefts and other incidents that have happened recently in Orient. Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones says during this investigation, deputies arrested 29-year-old Aaron M. Stanley of Orient, 38-year-old Jenny Lynn Darnell of Pampa, Texas

E-Waste Drive Set for Saturday in Marion

MARION – The city of Marion wants to help you get rid of any E-Waste you may have lying around that you don’t need anymore. An E-Waste Drive will be held Saturday from 9 to noon at the Marion Training Center, located at 211 East Boulevard Street in Marion. You can find a complete list

McLeansboro City Council Meets Tonight

MCLEANSBORO – The McLeansboro City Council has a lite agenda for Tuesday night’s meeting at City Hall. The council will discuss and take possible action on changes to the management plan for Rogers-DeWitt Park, purchasing or leasing an augur truck for the electric department, accepting sealed bids for the sale of surplus property – Parks