Helbig Named to Replace Larkin as Woodlawn Schools Superintendent

WOODLAWN – The Woodlawn School District will have a familiar face take over as superintendent of the district next school year. Woodlawn High School Principal Eric Helbig will take the role of principal/superintendent next school year, replacing the retiring David Larkin as superintendent. Helbig says having the current superintendent in the office next door will

Interim Leader Approved for SIU’s Carbondale Campus

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — A former administrator at Southern Illinois University’s Carbondale campus has been approved as its temporary leader while the university conducts a search to fill the position. The university says its board of trustees voted Thursday to name John Dunn interim chancellor, a role he held in 2006-07. SIU Interim President J.

Train Hits, Kills Pedestrian in Jackson County

CARBONDALE – A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a train early Friday morning in Jackson County. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says a report came in about the incident around 1:20. It happened a half-mile north of the Airport Road/U.S 51 intersection. Deputies and other emergency personnel responded and the pedestrian was pronounced

Harrisburg Lights Parade Move to Saturday Night

HARRISBURG – The Harrisburg Lights Parade has been changed from tonight to Saturday night at 6. The line-up will be on Church Street by the fire station and the parade route will be Church Street to Main Street and south on Main Street.  

Marion Man Faces Murder Charge in Infant Son’s Death

MARION – A Marion man is now charged with first-degree murder in the death of his infant son last month. Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti says Devin O’Daniell is being held in the Williamson County Jail on a $1 million bond. Zanotti says the investigation into the death of Claude Aleczander Tobias O’Daniell is

Mt. Vernon Parents Convicted of Abusing Infant Son

MT. VERNON – After numerous delays in both cases, the Mt. Vernon parents charged with abuse of their infant son have been found guilty of the Class X felony charges against them. According to Jefferson County State’s Attorney Sean Featherstun, Judge Jerry Crisel has found both 20-year-old Tyrone “EJ” Steele and 22-year-old Abagail Adkins guilty