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Septuagenarians crash on Interstate 57, Jefferson County

Two septuagenarians collided last night north of the city of Mt. Vernon after one attempted a prohibited turn-around.

Mt. Vernon hosts presentation on “Why Teens Kill”

Members of law enforcement from all over the state gathered in Mt. Vernon, Illinois, Thursday, August 9, to hear Phil Chalmers, homicide trainer, true crime writer and television personality, give a riveting presentation.

One Franklin County runaway apprehended; three others arrested in connection

One of the three kids who escaped from the Juvenile Detention Center in Benton last week was located in Mt. Vernon to the north…and when he was taken in, three others were also arrested on various, separate charges.

Missing runaway from Mt. Vernon; multi-county agencies involved

Authorities in multiple counties surrounding Jefferson in central downstate Illinois are on alert for a runaway from a facility in Mt. Vernon.


A Mt. Vernon man is being held tonight in Jefferson County lockup, following a shooting last night that left his brother dead.

Briefs from around the Disclosure area, Monday, June 18, 2018

Here are a number of briefs of news events occurring over the past week, this weekend, and today in the Disclosure coverage area.


The Emergency Management Agencies of Franklin, Williamson, Jefferson, Jackson, Perry, Hamilton and Saline counties in southern Illinois have announced that water systems that receive water from the Rend Lake Intercity Water System will remain on a boil water order until intercity water and your local water system receive water test results showing that the water is safe to drink.

Rend Lake water break causing SERIOUS problems for users

Those who are users of the water Rend Lake provides have been inundated the last couple of days, but not with water.

Interstate wreck Monday in Jefferson County sends two to hospital

A two-vehicle collision Monday on Interstate 57 in Jefferson County was the second of the day, but this one sent two individuals to hospitals, one to a regional trauma center with major injuries.

Interstate 57 northbound lane in Jefferson County currently closed

Illinois State Police District 13 is currently on scene of a two-semi crash, I-57 northbound milepost 85

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