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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. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: March 2, 2015

WSIL -- March is National Caffeine Awareness Month. We check out the scores of a few popular spots for a cup of coffee or tea. Read More »

Helping Hands: March 2, 2015

WSIL -- There are several groups in need of helping hands this week. Read More »

Rural Roads in Jefferson County Snow Covered

JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Weekend snow in Jefferson County made for tough driving conditions Sunday. Read More »

Monopoly Tournament Raises Money for Veterans Organization

SALINE CO. -- Players were putting their monopoly skills to the test during a tournament Saturday night. Read More »

Mt. Vernon Residents Speak Out Against Potential Water Deal

MT. VERNON -- Controversy surrounds plans by the city of Mt. Vernon to sell its water and sewer system to a private company. Read More »

Explosion Highlights Dangers of Gas Leaks

WSIL -- An explosion happened at a home in New Jersey Tuesday afternoon, injuring fifteen people. Investigators say a gas leak caused it. It's a problem we've seen before in southern Illinois. In the last two years, there have been four separate home explosions in our region. Read More »

Annual Southern Illinois Criminal Justice Summit

MT. VERNON -- Hundreds of police officers gathered in Mt. Vernon this week for an annual conference to help improve their departments. Read More »

Pollard Appointed Jefferson County Circuit Clerk

MT. VERNON -- Jefferson County has a new circuit clerk. Read More »

Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced to 13 Years on Crack Cocaine Charges

WSIL -- A Mt. Vernon man has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison for selling crack cocaine. Read More »

BBB Warns Consumers of Spring Break Travel Scams

WSIL -- We may be in the heart of winter, but many students are already counting down the days until Spring Break. Read More »

Police Mourn Passing of Former K9 Officer

JEFFERSON CO. -- Mt. Vernon police are mourning the loss of a former K9 officer. Read More »

Jefferson County Leaders Discuss 1 Percent Sales Tax

MT. VERNON -- Jefferson County could add a sales tax on next year's ballot. Preliminary talks have started to add 1percent to the sales tax to help pay for capital projects. Read More »

Local Game Developer Signs With Sony

Mt. VERNON -- A Jefferson County game designer makes headlines. Micheal Hicks designed the game, Pillar, now available on Play Station 4, Xbox 360 and PC. Read More »

Mt. Vernon VFW Members Consider Selling Building

MT. VERNON -- Veterans in Mt. Vernon may soon be losing a popular gathering spot. VFW Post 1376 closed it's doors late last year and now that building could soon be put up for sale. Read More »

Helping Hands: Feb. 23, 2015

WSIL -- There are plenty of groups around here looking for volunteers. Read More »

Mt. Vernon's Vosburgh 2nd, Benton's Smith 3rd At State Wrestling

CHAMPAIGN-- Mt. Vernon senior Chase Vosburgh finished 2nd in the 2A state wrestling championship and Benton's Peyton Smith captured third place honors in 1A. Read More »

Winter Weather: Ina

JEFFERSON CO. -- News 3 meteorologist Tony Laubach got this footage of the winter weather around Ina this morning. Read More »

Nashville Girls Fall in 2A Sectional Championship Game

TRENTON-- In a back-and-forth 2A sectional championship game, Breese Central hangs on to beat the Nashville girls 37-33. Read More »

Mixed Results For Area Wrestlers at State

CHAMPAIGN -- Of the 20 area wrestlers that earned the trip to the state meet, only five won their opening round matches Thursday. Read More »

Hurt Feelings and Fears over Mt. Vernon Water Deal

WOODLAWN -- In what may have been an historic moment, the leaders of villages in Jefferson County came together Thursday evening to show their united opposition to the sale of Mt. Vernon's water and sewer system. Read More »

Jefferson County Sheriff Cracks Down on Crime

JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Jefferson County law officials have launched a new crackdown on crime. Sheriff Travis Allen said he's out to stop the County's growing drug problem. Read More »

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