Mt Vernon Tourism contributes to economic growth

Mt. Vernon Convention & Visitors Bureau announced the area generated a local economic impact of $5.1 million and contributed to an increase in visitor spending across Illinois in 2022. In addition, this boost in tourism contributed $172 in local tax revenue while directly supporting 1,128 jobs in the tourism and hospitality industry, according to the […]

Upcoming Brehm Library events – The Shoppers Weekly

The C.E. Brehm Memorial Public Library in Mt. Vernon offers a variety of classes and special presentations. Below are some of their upcoming events. Take-and-Make Craft Kits are available for adults and teens. Enjoy making crafts to decorate your home, to give as a gift or just for fun? Pick up a craft kit to […]

Little Grove Christian Church to celebrate 185 years

By Bob Kelsheimer On Sunday, October 1, 2023, Little Grove Christian Church will be celebrating its 185th anniversary. During the 1830s, several families moved westward from Indiana to Southern Illinois, planting non-denominational churches whose beliefs parallel the beliefs of the New Testament church. Some of these families settled land in what would eventually become northern […]

SnapSite | Website Builder | WordPress Hosting: The Impact of Deteriorating Infrastructure on Daily Life: Longer Commute Times and Unreliable Utilities Pose Challenges for Residents and Businesses

Disruptions to Daily Life: The Decay of Essential Infrastructure Imagine waking up in the morning, getting ready for work, and stepping out of your front door only to find yourself in never-ending traffic congestion. Frustrated, you check your watch and realize that your commute time has increased once again due to poorly maintained roads. This […]

Lynn A. “Punkin” Pfister | Moss Funeral Home

Lynn A. “Punkin” Pfister, age 81, of Breese, passed away Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at Aviston Countryside Manor.   He was born October 29, 1941 in Breese, a son of the late Alvin and Ruth, nee Robertson, Pfister.   Lynn is survived by his wife, Dixie Pfister, nee Dixon, of Breese, whom he married April […]

Chicago City Council confirms new police superintendent | Illinois

(The Center Square) – Former Chief of the Bureau of Counterterrorism Larry Snelling officially took over Wednesday as superintendent of the Chicago Police Department. The confirmation comes after a month-long wait. Chicago City Council members unanimously confirmed Mayor Brandon Johnson’s choice for Chicago’s top cop. Snelling was sworn into the position after the vote Wednesday afternoon. […]

Grandparents Day celebrations – The Shoppers Weekly

Lifestyle September 28, 2023 Shoppers Weekly Area churches recently celebrated Grandparents Day at their Sunday morning services. Pictured above: Mount Vernon Baptist Temple Waltonville Community Church Comments are closed The Shoppers Weekly

Local author to read new book at Centralia Library

Centralia local author Shelia Cisco will read and sign copies of her new book, Sir Gregory Groundhog of Essex County, at the Centralia Regional Library District next month. Sir Gregory Groundhog of Essex County is a delightful story of creation and faith. Readers will fall in love with this whimsical creature who is comical, and […]