As Mt. Vernon Residents Chant, Their City Council Backs Down
MT. VERNON --- You could call it democracy in action. Angered city leaders hadn't asked for public input before presenting the sale of Mt. Vernon's water and sewer systems as nearly a done deal, voters showed-up en masse Monday night. And the city council backed down.
New Legislation Looks to Curb Heroin
WSIL -- Illinois lawmakers want to lay out a plan to deal with the state's growing heroin problem. On Monday, sponsors of a bill in the legislature released more than 200 pages of ideas on how to curb its use and prevent deaths.