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Jefferson County Candidate Forum

JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Candidates for races in Jefferson County gathered at Veterans Memorial Park Wednesday night in Mt. Vernon, where a forum gave voters the chance to listen to the candidate's positions. Read More »

Newell Sentenced to 40 Years

MT. VERNON -- A Jefferson County man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for murdering his grandmother. Read More »

Jefferson County Discusses Budget Issues

JEFFERSON CO. -- Jefferson County has battled budget difficulties for the past two years. The county board met Monday to discuss key issues, including whether or not to cut six sheriff's deputies positions. Read More »

Funeral Services Set for Ina Couple

JEFFERSON CO. -- Funeral services are set for the Ina couple killed in a gas explosion Friday. Read More »

Friends Remember Couple Killed in Home Explosion

INA -- Church goers in Jefferson County are mourning the loss of an elderly couple. Read More »

Nashville Boys Golf Finishes 3rd at State

NORMAL-- The Nashville boys golf team finished third as a team at the state tournament, led by Tyler Wall's fifth place finish. Read More »

Mt. Vernon Holds Off Centralia

MT. VERNON-- Behind DeMontez Miller-Gray's lethal rushing attack, Mt. Vernon dealt Centralia's playoff hopes a blow, with the 36-29 win over the Orphans Read More »

Nashville Rolls Past DuQuoin

NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Hornets rolled past the DuQuoin Indians 60-42, on senior night in Nashville. Read More »

House Explodes in Ina

INA -- Two people were killed late Friday night in a house explosion in Ina. Read More »

Balloons Over Mt. Vernon

JEFFERSON CO. -- Hot air balloons will fill the sky over Mt. Vernon this weekend. Read More »

Deer Hunt for Heroes

JEFFERSON CO. -- A group of wounded warriors from Ft. Campbell are gearing up for a special hunting trip. Read More »

Construction Shuts Down Part of I-57

WSIL -- IDOT crews will shut down lanes of I-57 in both directions Thursday. Read More »

Mt. Vernon Apartment Fire Under Investigation

MT. VERNON -- An apartment fire is under investigation in Mt. Vernon. Read More »

Jefferson County Schools Seek Consolidation

JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Education will be a major focal point for voters in Jefferson County in next month's election. Three separate consolidation questions, involving seven different schools, will be on the ballot. Read More »

Rend Lake Fishing Report: October 14, 2014

WSIL -- Here is the Rend Lake fishing report for Tuesday, October 14, 2014. Read More »

Police Searching for Suspects in Mt. Vernon Shooting

JEFFERSON CO. -- Mt. Vernon Police are looking for information about a weekend shooting. Read More »

Cahokia Holds Off Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON -- The Cahokia Comanches jumped out to a 22-0 lead over Mt. Vernon and held on for a 36-22 win Friday night. Read More »

Nashville Downs Pinckneyville

PINCKNEYVILLE -- The Hornets rolled past the Panthers Friday, with a 35-13 win. Read More »

Sack Hunger: Cahokia @ Mt. Vernon

WSIL -- WSIL will be collecting donations in Mt. Vernon as the Rams battle Cahokia. All the food benefits the Angels on Assignment pantry in Mt Vernon. Read More »

Local Coal Miners Compete in Skills Contest

INA -- Dozens of coal miners have been putting their skills to the test at a competition at Rend Lake College. Read More »

Shooting Prompts School Lockdown

MT. VERNON -- A shooting in Mt. Vernon Tuesday prompted a lockdown at nearby schools. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: Oct. 6, 2014

WSIL -- There are hundreds of places to eat in Southern Illinois. News 3 takes a closer look at what's going on in the kitchen when you sit down for your favorite meal. Read More »

Mt. Vernon Couple Reaches Agreement with City

MOUNT VERNON-- The City of Mount Vernon has come to an agreement with a local couple over a collapsed retaining wall. Read More »

I-57 Lane Closure Planned in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON CO. -- IDOT is warning drivers of a lane and ramp closure on Interstate 57 in Jefferson County. Read More »

Rend Lake Fishing Report: October 6, 2014

WSIL -- Here is the Rend Lake fishing report for October 6, 2014. Read More »

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