McLeansboro School Awarded State Biodiversity Field Trip Grant

SPRINGFIELD – East Side Elementary School in McLeansboro is among 100 schools representing 36 counties in the state that have been awarded an Illinois Biodiversity Field Trip Grant to School from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. The grant will allow fifth graders at East Side to travel to Fort Massac State Park in Metropolis

Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Meth Conspiracy

MT. VERNON – A 32-year-old Mt. Vernon man has been sentenced in federal court to 14 years in prison for his role in a methamphetamine conspiracy. Joshua A. Pearce, also known as ‘Josh’ and ‘Junior’, had previously pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment charging him with conspiracy to distribute 50 grams or more of meth.

Man Wanted in Hamilton County for Aggravated Domestic Battery

MCLEANSBORO – The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office is currently looking for 32-year-old Charles “Andy” Sage III, who is wanted for aggravated domestic battery in Hamilton County. Sheriff Tracy Lakin says Sage has been seen in several locations in Hamilton County, but mostly in McLeansboro. Sage is also suspected of fleeing from police in Benton and

Mt. Vernon Couple Sentenced for Abusing Their Child

MT. VERNON – A Mt. Vernon couple has been sentenced to 20 years each in prison for the abuse of their child. Judge Jerry Crisel sentenced 20-year-old Tyrone Steele and 22-year-old Abagail Adkins, both of Mt. Vernon, Thursday in Jefferson County Court. They were each convicted in December of Class X felony aggravated battery of

Housing Authority of Jefferson County Establishes Endowed Scholarship

INA – The Housing Authority of Jefferson County recently created a $10,000 endowment scholarship with the Rend Lake College Foundation to help students in Jefferson County attend college. The Housing Authority’s Family Activity Training Center provided the funds for the new perpetual scholarship that will start being awarded in the 2020-2021 academic year. Every year,

John A. Logan College Job Fair Set for March 27

CARTERVILLE – Career Services at John A. Logan College in Carterville will host the 24th Annual John A. Logan College Job Fair on Wednesday, March 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Donald L. Brewer Gymnasium and Convocation Center.  Representatives from over 75 companies will be on hand to meet with students, alumni

Soldiers from Missouri, Illinois Die in Wreck in Kuwait

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Two soldiers from an Army Reserve unit in Illinois have died while serving in Kuwait. The Department of Defense on Thursday announced the deaths of 37-year-old Sgt. Holli Bolinski of Pinckneyville, Illinois, and 20-year-old Spc. Jackson Johnson of Hillsboro, Missouri. Both soldiers died Tuesday as a result of what the Department