Federal REAL ID Deadline Extended to May 2025

Federal REAL ID Deadline Extended to May 2025

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WRXX) – Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended the federal REAL ID deadline an additional two years, from May 3, 2023, to May 7, 2025. With this extension, current standard Illinois driver’s licenses or ID cards will continue to be accepted at airports for domestic…Read more…

Bond Set for Mt. Vernon Man Arrested on Drug, Weapons Charges

Bond Set for Mt. Vernon Man Arrested on Drug, Weapons Charges

MT. VERNON (WRXX) – Bond was set Friday at $100,000 for a 19-year-old Mt. Vernon man arrested on drug and weapons charges. Mt. Vernon police arrested Jaylen Smith for alleged armed violence, manufacture with the intent to deliver between 1 and 15 grams of cocaine, possessing a stolen firearm, and two violations of bail bond. Smith was…Read more…

Illinois Midterm Election Turnout Was Fourth-Lowest in Past 40 Years

Illinois Midterm Election Turnout Was Fourth-Lowest in Past 40 Years

(IOCI RADIO) – The Illinois State Board of Election is certifying election figures and said turnout for the Novemeber midterms was 51%. That’s the fourth-lowest turnout for a midterm in the past 40 years, elections spokesperson Matt Dietrich said. The highest was 65% in 1982. He noted there was a slight decline in people voting…Read more…

Illinois Midterm Election Turnout Was Fourth-Lowest in Past 40 Years

Illinois Midterm Election Turnout Was Fourth-Lowest in Past 40 Years

(IOCI RADIO) – The Illinois State Board of Election is certifying election figures and said turnout for the Novemeber midterms was 51%. That’s the fourth-lowest turnout for a midterm in the past 40 years, elections spokesperson Matt Dietrich said. The highest was 65% in 1982. He noted there was a slight decline in people voting…Read more…

Reformers take 6 of 14 UAW Board Seats, Could Win Majority

Reformers take 6 of 14 UAW Board Seats, Could Win Majority

DETROIT (AP) – Reform-minded candidates won several races as members of the United Auto Workers union voted on their leaders in an election stemming from a bribery and embezzlement scandal involving former union officials. In unofficial results posted early Sunday, challengers took six of 14 seats on the union’s International Executive Board. They could win as…Read more…

SSM Health Opening Unused, Expired Medication  Collection Kiosks

SSM Health Opening Unused, Expired Medication Collection Kiosks

(WRXX) – SSM Health Illinois has announced that it’s opening collection kiosks at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon and SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia to provide the communities with safe, secure, confidential, and convenient ways to dispose of unused or expired household medications. Officials said MedDrop [TM] kiosks are free,…Read more…

SIUC to Investigate Potential Sustainability Projects

SIUC to Investigate Potential Sustainability Projects

CARBONDALE – SIU Carbondale officials will investigate the feasibility of three projects that could improve sustainability and better heat and cool campus buildings, following a vote recently by the SIU Board of Trustees. The proposed projects are: Two new natural gas fired boilers to replace a 30-year-old gas boiler and environmental retrofits to reduce emissions…Read more…

Harvey Man Sentenced 10 Years for Felony Armed Violence

Harvey Man Sentenced 10 Years for Felony Armed Violence

MT. VERNON – A 20-year-old Harvey, Illinois man was sentenced Thursday in Jefferson County Court to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to felony armed violence. Terrell Burnam was arrested over the summer after he fled the scene of a reported home invasion involving a firearm on Wescott Avenue in Mt. Vernon. As officers arrived…Read more…