Moore Enters Open Plea to Reduced Meth Conspiracy Charge

MT. VERNON- A 26-year-old Mt. Vernon man scheduled for trial Tuesday on meth conspiracy charges instead filed an open plea of guilty to a reduced charge. Dewayne Moore was originally charged in Jefferson County Court with a Class X Felony conspiring to obtain 15 to 100 grams of methamphetamine with two other subjects and deliver

Benton City Council Approves Sexual Harassment Policy

BENTON – We are hearing a lot about sexual harassment these days. The Benton City Council approved a sexual harassment policy that will replace the policy it currently has now at Monday night’s meeting. Finance Commissioner Dennis Miller and City Attorney Tom Malkovich discussed the policy briefly before the vote was taken. The vote was

Eldorado Man Injured in Monday Crash in Saline County

ELDORADO – Two people were involved in a two-vehicle crash in Saline County Monday morning. Illinois State Police say around 9:40, 61-year-old William R. Howard of Eldorado was driving his pickup truck east on US 45 approaching the intersection on Illinois 142 when for unknown reasons he failed to stop at the stop light on

Three Recently Arrested on Various Charges in Saline County

HARRISBURG – Saline County deputies over the weekend arrested three people on various charges Thirty-seven-year-old Rex H. McMillian of Eldorado was arrested Saturday for failure to appear on unlawful possession of a methamphetamine precursor and failure to appear on two counts of domestic battery (enhanced). McMillian posted $2,150 bond and was released. Thirty-five-year-old of McLeansboro

Rend Lake Project Master Plan Workshop Set for Tonight

BENTON – You’re invited to attend a workshop the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is putting on tonight regarding the Rend Lake Project Master Plan. It will run from 5 to 7 at the Rend Lake Visitors Center in Benton. The Master Plan addresses outdoor recreation and environmental stewardship activities happening on lands owned by

West Frankfort to Seek Grant for Sewer Improvements

WEST FRANKFORT – The West Frankfort City Council will hold a public meeting tonight at 6:30 at City Hall regarding the application for a community development block grant. The grant is for sewer infrastructure improvements to a small area of West Frankfort around Monroe Street. Following the public meeting, the city council will meet for

McLeansboro House Fire Claims Life of Disabled Man

MCLEANSBORO – A Sunday afternoon house fire has claimed the life of a 57-year-old disabled McLeansboro man. Clarence Jones reportedly activated his “Life Alert” call around 3:30 Sunday afternoon and informed emergency dispatchers that he had fallen out of his chair and couldn’t get back up. According to Hamilton County Coroner Steve Bowling, when first

Meth Conspiracy Trial Set to Begin in Jefferson County

MT. VERNON – The jury trial of a 26-year-old Mt. Vernon man on meth conspiracy charges is scheduled to begin Tuesday in Jefferson County court. Dewayne Moore has been charged in Jefferson County Court with a Class X Felony conspiring to obtain 15 to 100 grams of methamphetamine with two other subjects and deliver that