Phoenix Modular Elevator celebrates new location13-Mar-2017

MT. VERNON — The new industrial park in Mt. Vernon brought out members of the community We..

Continental Tire announces projects07-Dec-2016

MT. VERNON — On Tuesday, Continental Tire of the Americas announced it has applied for bui..

City Approves Armory Project06-Dec-2016

MT. VERNON — After being tabled twice, the Mt. Vernon City Council has approved a resoluti..

Continental Tire Plans $28 Million Expansion06-Dec-2016

MT. VERNON — A major expansion at Continental Tire of the Americas pushed the total value..

Oil pump company eyes Mt. Vernon30-Sep-2016

Mt. Vernon - A California-based oil pump company is eyeing Mt. Vernon as a possible site for a p..

Groundbreaking held for Phoenix Modular Elevator25-Aug-2016

Groundbreaking marks the first project the Mt. Vernon’s new industrial park ..

Housing incentives offered24-May-2016

BLUFORD — Mayor Mike Bullard unveiled a housing incentive program being offered by the vil..

Career workshop slated in Mt. Vernon, Marion15-Apr-2016

MT. VERNON — Good news for those who thought they had little chance of getting a job..

Kroger eyes Starbucks opening13-Apr-2016

MT. VERNON - Kroger plans to open a Starbucks at its local store, likely by early September. ..

Menards purchases land for Mt. Vernon store01-Mar-2016

MT. VERNON — The city of Mt. Vernon announced last week that Menard, Inc. has purchased 28..

Mt. Vernon Kroger received $6 million in renovations23-Feb-2016

MT. VERNON — The Kroger Company will be implementing a $6 million renovation development p..

Panera Bread coming to Mt. Vernon11-Feb-2016

MT. VERNON — Construction is set to begin in April on a Panera Bread restaurant planned fo..

County looks at boat ramp project22-Jan-2016

MT. VERNON — Jefferson County may fund a study to determine the feasibility of developing ..

Park to get first tenant07-Dec-2015

Park to get first tenant MT. VERNON — Phoenix Modular Elevators seeks a tax increment fi..

Continental Tire increases support of JCDC24-Nov-2015

Continental Tire of the Americas is now a sustaining partner of the Jefferson Co. Development Co..

Airport board talks enterprise zone12-Nov-2015

MT. VERNON – The Mt. Vernon Outland Airport Board Tuesday approved signing on to an Enterp..

CTA plans expansion12-Nov-2015

MT. VERNON — Continental Tire the Americas is planning its fourth expansion in five years...

Kay Jewelers coming to city26-Jun-2015

MT. VERNON — Kay's Jewelers is expected to open at Times Square Marketplace by September. ..

Residents and professionals discuss future of housing15-Apr-2015

City and county planners are looking for more input about the future of the local housing market..

CEO course set to launch next year18-Mar-2015

MT. VERNON — A new business class to be offered to local students could eventually have a ..

Sales tax receipts up11-Mar-2015

MT. VERNON — Sales tax receipts from December are up, with the city seeing a 7.4 percent i..

Hotel tax receipts on upswing11-Feb-2015

MT. VERNON — The final hotel/motel tax and bed surcharge numbers are in, showing a big inc..

City building Tops $30M22-Jan-2015

MT. VERNON — More than $30 million in building permits were issued in the city during 2014..

Council plans to use $3.25 M Grant for Industrial Park14-Oct-2014

MT. VERNON – Mt. Vernon will develop another industrial park through a federal grant that ..

Mt. Vernon Issued $3.25 Million Grant18-Sep-2014

Grant to Aid the Construction of Upcoming Industrial Park Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sen. Dick ..

Mount Vernon Area Vocational Center Draws in students21-Jan-2014

MOUNT VERNON — A boom in career and vocational center instruction has Mount Vernon on t..

Plans begin for Industrial Park16-Dec-2013

MT. VERNON — The city has located 100 acres for a new industrial park, and will be discuss..

City Wins Governor's Cup Award07-Nov-2013

Highest award for volunteerism given to Lifeboat Alliance MT. VERNON — The city has r..

MVTHS students placed at National Railway12-Sep-2013

MT. VERNON – Local teen Jacob Williamson wasn’t entirely sure he wanted to pursue a ..

Housing plan enters phase 230-Aug-2013

MT. VERNON — The city is entering its second phase in a program designed to bring housing ..

JCDC event to help home business26-Aug-2013

Jelly to help at home workers and business MT. VERNON — The Jefferson County Developm..

Hobby Lobby to come to mall22-Aug-2013

MT. VERNON — A tenant has been found at Times Square Mall to fill the vacancy left by the..

Test scores are higher at MVTHS20-Aug-2013

Reading, math and science scores are highest since 2007 Mt. Vernon - Test scores at Mt. Vern..

City projects updates08-Aug-2013

An update of city capital projects was presented to the council Monday, and bids were accepted f..

Council discusses TIF change08-Aug-2013

The City Council will be presented with an ordinance to amend the redevelopment plan for the Ind..

Fracking conference a success31-Jul-2013

Fracking conference a success REND LAKE COLLEGE INA — Nearly every seat was ..

Local student excels with engineering program02-Jul-2013

Local student excels with engineering program (

South Davidson Avenue Opens26-Jun-2013

MT. VERNON — A second artery to the west side of Mt. Vernon opened to the public on Frida..

Council approves agreement with Zanola28-Jan-2013

Council approves agreement with Zanola (

CTA announces new expanssion project28-Jan-2013

CTA announces new expansion project (

Drury Inn plans new hotel, restaurants03-Dec-2012

Drury Inn plans new hotel, restaurants (

JCDC sets five major goals for year21-Jun-2012

JCDC sets five major goals for year (

Land purchased for new high school14-Apr-2012

Land purchased for new high school (

MVTHS officially awarded $47.629 million in funds to build new facility28-Feb-2012

MT. VERNON — — Construction funds for a new Mt. Vernon Township High School have bee..

City approves track construction plans08-Feb-2012

Resolution to allow a rail spur to be built onto Continental Tire the Americas property MT...

State Economic Development Agency Announces Expansion of Magnum Steel Works18-Nov-2011

Coal Mining Equipment Company Expected to Create and Retain 150 Illinois Jobs Over Four Years..


Groundbreaking ( Representatives..

Governor Quinn Signs Law to Advance Clean Energy Project in Southern Illinois02-Aug-2011

Power Holdings Project Will Provide Major Boost to Regional Economy and Create More Than 1,650..

Good Samaritan Regional Health Center reaches milestones24-May-2011

MT. VERNON — Good Samaritan Regional Health Center celebrated two milestones on Monday wi..

Continental Tire The Americas Invests $224 Million in Illinois Facility, Adding 444 Jobs12-May-2011

Increased demand for Continental tires in North and South America is the driving force beh..

Crossroads breaks ground on expansion27-Apr-2011

MT. VERNON — The $20 million expansion of Crossroads Community Hospital officially broke..

JCDC commissions study, strategic plan 21-Apr-2011

JCDC commissions study, strategic plan MT. VERNON — The Jefferson County Development Cor..