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Inmate from Du Quoin Found Dead in His Jackson County Jail Cell

MURPHYSBORO – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says corrections deputies found a Du Quoin man dead in his jail cell Tuesday afternoon. According to a press release, 41-year-old Dustin Goodwin was an inmate at the jail and was the only occupant of his jail cell. A death investigation is being conduced by the Illinois State

IDPH Wednesday Announced 1,393 New Positive COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday announced 1,393 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 18 additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 175,124 cases, including 7,462 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 38,187 specimens for a

Mt. Vernon Police Investigating Reported Shooting Wednesday

MT. VERNON – Mt. Vernon Police are investigating a reported shooting incident in the 2800 block of College Wednesday that sent two people to the hospital with gunshot wounds. The call of the shooting came in around 4:15 p.m., when a female gunshot victim was transported to Crossroads Hospital Emergency Room before being taken to another hospital

IDPH Tuesday Announced 1,076 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday announced 1,076 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 30 additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 173,731 cases, including 7,446 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 28,331 specimens for a

MVTHS Sets Tentative Return to Learning Plans

MT. VERNON – Like every school district across Illinois, the Mt. Vernon Township High School District is preparing its own plan for the upcoming school year. The MVTHS board approved a tentative plan put forward by the administration that will have a blended online and in-person curriculum. The student body will be split into two