MT. VERNON — Three vehicles were involved in a collision on Illinois 37 at Third Street in Ina early Monday afternoon. The accident involved two trucks that were towing a tractor and boat. According to eyewitnesses, an eastbound car driving by Mark Adams pulled in front of the truck towing the boat, driven by Clifford Harrell of DuQuoin, which was southbound on 37. The impact of that collision caused Harrell to cross the median into a northbound truck driven by Joe Wilkerson of Ina. Wilkerson’s truck was destroyed by fire. Harrell and Wilkerson were transported to local medical facilities by Litton Ambulance Service for unknown injuries. A passenger in Harrell’s truck was not injured. Adams was not injured.
Game day cancelled
The regularly scheduled Game Day event at C.E. Brehm Memorial Library has been cancelled this month.Continued ...
Free summer school offered to area students
For high school students in the city and surrounding area who need make-up credit, Rend Lake College will start its annual free summer school program at the RLC MarketPlace.Continued ...
Tournament deadline approaching
The deadline for teams to sign up in the Max Hoopster Gus Macker 3-on-3 Tournament is Monday. "That's for online sign-ups," said Bonnie Jerdon, member of the Mt. Vernon Festivals Committee. "We are still looking for teams of four people each to playContinued ...
Rainey given 40 years
MT. VERNON — Judge David Overstreet sentenced convicted sex offender Albert Rainey, 39, of Mt. Vernon to two consecutive 20-year prison sentences Friday. Rainey was convicted by a Jefferson County jury in February of two counts of predatory criminalContinued ...
County's financial picture improves
MT. VERNON — Despite not having ICE revenues for six months, Treasurer Dan Knox reported the county is "not out of the woods by a long shot," but the financial condition of the county has improved in the last 30 days. Claims pending as of Monday wilContinued ...
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- Good Sam hosts safety seat event
- Ina students have Happy Feet
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- Thursday Night Live kicks off season
- Public assistance sought in burglaries
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- Executive director resigns
- Fire district approves appointments
- Game day cancelled