Marion Police Report for April 17-18

MARION – Here is the Marion Police Report for April 17-18, 2018: Darin Davis, age 30, of Marion was arrested in the 700 block of North Harper Street for Domestic Battery on April 18, 2018. Mary Ginnelly, age 55, of Marion was arrested for Criminal Trespass to Property in the 900 block of West Main

Illinois Conservation Police Name Folden Officer of the Year

SPRINGFIELD – A McLeansboro resident has been named Illinois Conservation Police Officer of the Year by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. CPO Marc Folden is a 15-year veteran of the IDNR Conservation Police and is based in Hamilton County. Officer Folden wrote nearly 300 citations and warnings for offenses involving boating, fish and game

Steeleville Woman Killed in Jackson County Crash Thursday

ELKVILLE – A Steeleville woman died in a one-car crash Thursday afternoon in Jackson County. According to a preliminary investigation by the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office, 26-year-old Ambyr V. Wallace was driving her car north on U.S. 51 approaching Truax Traer Road in rural Elkville around 3:10 when she lost control, drove off the road

River to River Relay Takes Place Saturday

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Illinois State Police would like to remind you that there will be increased pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic on the rural roads of several southern Illinois counties Saturday due to the River to River Relay. Many rural roads and some state highways in Union, Johnson and Pope counties will become the racetrack

Groundbreaking Set for New Fujiyama Restaurant in Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON – The Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce has announced that Fujiyama Japanese Steak House & Bar is expanding to Mt. Vernon. The new location will be at 4809 N. Broadway St. There will be an official groundbreaking ceremony on April 25 at 1:30 p.m. with representatives of the Mt. Vernon community present. Fujiyama

Carterville Man Accused of Felony Home Repair Fraud

CENTRALIA – A 42-year-old Carterville man has been issued a notice to appear in Marion County Court on a charge of felony home repair fraud. Prosecutors claim Chad Harmon entered into an agreement with a homeowner in May 2017 to construct a concrete driveway. They say Harmon allegedly received a payment of over $1,000, but

Jefferson County Board to Discuss Sanctuary for Gun Owners Resolution

MT. VERNON – Jefferson County is considering adopting a resolution declaring it a sanctuary for gun owners. County Board Chairman Steve Draege told WSIL-TV that one of their board members has obtained a copy of Effingham County’s resolution that was passed there Monday, and they believe it supports their rights. The Effingham County resolution directs