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Mt. Vernon Buys Register News Property, Planning Green Space

Mt. Vernon Buys Register News Property, Planning Green Space

Mt. Vernon City Hall. Photo by Robert Lawton, CC BY 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons MT. VERNON (WRXX) – Mt. Vernon officials announce the successful closing on the purchase of the Register News property Wednesday. The property, located at 911 Broadway, was purchased for $589,000 with plans to use the site as a new green space and…Read more…

Trial Begins Monday for Woodlawn Man Who Allegedly Shot Man to Death

Trial Begins Monday for Woodlawn Man Who Allegedly Shot Man to Death

MT. VERNON (WRXX) – A 31-year-old Woodlawn man is heading to trial Monday in Jefferson County Court for allegedly shooting another man to death at a Mt. Vernon bar in 2021. Jaquez Gardner is charged with three counts first-degree murder and being an Armed Habitual Criminal in connection with the shooting death of Jamarco Foulks while at…Read more…

Pritzker, Duckworth Win Reelection in Top-of-Ballot Races in Illinois

Pritzker, Duckworth Win Reelection in Top-of-Ballot Races in Illinois

(WRXX) – Top-of-the-ballot races in Illinois largely went to Democrats with incumbent Gov. JB Pritzker and Senator Tammy Duckworth easily winning reelection to their seats. Democratic candidate Alexi Giannoulias won the nod to become the new Secretary of State to replace retiring Jesse White and Democratic incumbent Attorney General Kwame Raoul was reelected to his…Read more…

Kentucky Man Killed in I-57 Crash in Williamson County

Kentucky Man Killed in I-57 Crash in Williamson County

(WQRL) – A 56-year-old Kevil, Kentucky man was killed in an early Tuesday morning crash on northbound I-57 in Williamson County. According to Illinois State Police, around 5:10 a.m., 41-year-old David R. Vaughn of Fairfield was driving north on I-57 at milepost 52 when a deer ran onto the roadway. Vaughn swerved to avoid the deer and…Read more…

Southern Illinois County Election Results

Southern Illinois County Election Results

(WQRL) – Franklin County elected Republican newcomer Kevin Wilson as its new County Clerk in Tuesday’s mid-term election. Wilson beat Democrat John H. Gardner Jr. 9,556 to 2,764. Wilson will replace Republican Greg Woolard who is retiring after serving two terms in office. In the County Treasurer’s race, Incumbent Republican Steve “Verse” Vercellino beat Democrat Amy…Read more…

Over $2B Powerball Jackpot Won by Ticket Drawn in Southern California

Over $2B Powerball Jackpot Won by Ticket Drawn in Southern California

ALTADENA, Calif. (AP) – Someone who bought a Powerball ticket in southern California has won a record $2.04 billion Powerball jackpot. The winning numbers drawn Tuesday morning at the Florida Lottery draw studio in Tallahassee were: white balls 10, 33, 41, 47 and 56, and the red Powerball was 10. The jackpot ticket was sold at Joe’s Service Center…Read more…

Mt. Vernon VFW to Host 31st Veteran’s Day Program Friday

Mt. Vernon VFW to Host 31st Veteran’s Day Program Friday

MT. VERNON (WRXX) – The Mt. Vernon VFW Post 9233 will host its 31st Annual Veteran’s Day program at 10 a.m. Friday in Veteran’s Park at the Rolland-Lewis Community Building in Mt. Vernon. Mt. Vernon Mayor John Lewis will read proclamations for Veteran’s Day and the Annual Poppy Day fundraiser that supports local veteran needs. VFW member…Read more…

Ferrell Hospital’s Harrisburg Clinic Moves to New Location

Ferrell Hospital’s Harrisburg Clinic Moves to New Location

HARRISBURG (WQRL) – Ferrell Hospital’s Harrisburg Family Medicine has moved to its new location at 30 Veterans Drive in Harrisburg. According to a hospital press release, the new, larger clinic will offer six additional exam rooms and onsite lab services.  Four providers will see patients at the new location: Dr. Clay Ford, family medicine physician; Leslie…Read more…

Carbondale Man Charged With Sunday Night Vehicle Theft

Carbondale Man Charged With Sunday Night Vehicle Theft

CARBONDALE (WQRL) – A Carbondale man is facing charges stemming from a motor vehicle theft Sunday night in Carbondale. According to Carbondale Police, , 29-year-old Domonique J. Smith was charge with Motor Vehicle Theft, Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Possession of a Firearm by Felon, and No Valid Driver’s License. Police said officers stopped a stolen vehicle…Read more…