Mendoza Hires Du Quoin Man to Be Southern Region Outreach Coordinator

PINCKNEYVILLE – A Du Quoin man has been chosen by Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza to be her office’s Southern Region Outreach Coordinator. Josh Downs will be working closely with local legislators, local units of government, constituents and non-profits to better understand their needs and to enhance communication with the Comptroller’s Office. Downs will also be

Info Sought on Attempted Robbery at Galatia Dollar General

HARRISBURG – The Saline County Sheriff’s Office needs your help regarding an attempted robbery that happened on Thursday, Oct. 5 at Dollar General in Galatia. According to Saline County Chief Deputy Ken Clore, a white man approached two employees and demanded money around 10:20 p.m. The man was armed with a small sized gun that

Marion Man Sentenced on Methamphetamine Offenses

BENTON – A Marion man was sentenced to federal prison Wednesday for methamphetamine offenses. U.S. Attorney Donald S. Boyce says 51-year-old Ricky E. Shull will spend 168 months in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release. He was also fined $400. Shull had previously pled guilty to a two-count indictment charging conspiracy

Mill Creek Man Sentenced for Sex Abuse

JONESBORO – A Mill Creek man was sentenced Tuesday to three years in state prison for sex abuse. Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds says 37-year-old Jeremy McCormick was sentenced on one count of aggravated criminal sexual abuse – a Class 2 felony. McCormick will serve a two year period of mandatory supervised release.