Lane Closure Set for March 18 on I-57 in Jefferson County

MT. VERNON – The Illinois Department of Transportation is alerting motorists traveling on Interstate 57 that there will be a lane closure this coming week. This work will be north of Exit 83. The closure is scheduled to begin on Monday, March 18 and will extend through Tuesday, March 19. Maintenance crews will be repairing the structure

Benton Police Report

BENTON – The following information was released to WISH 98.9 FM News by the Benton Police Department Thursday. A Mt. Vernon man was arrested for domestic battery after Benton Police were called out to the 100 block of West Adams Street Wednesday morning in reference to a domestic disturbance. Police say 26-year-old McKenzie N. Green

Five Arrested in Franklin County on Meth Charge

BENTON – Five Franklin County residents were arrested for unlawful delivery of methamphetamine after the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force along with the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the West City , Benton, West Frankfort and Christopher police departments conducted an arrest warrant detail in Franklin County Wednesday. Officials say those arrested were 26-year-old James