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Fowler to Hold Virtual Sportsmen’s Update Monday

HARRISBURG – Coronavirus concerns have cancelled a lot of meetings and get-togethers. Some people choose to hold their events online, and that’s what State Sen. Dale Fowler is planning for his annual Sportsmen’s Update. Ray Watt reports.  

RMTD Offering Rides to the Polls for General Election

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Rides Mass Transit District will be providing transportation to the polls at no cost to all residents of the RMTD service area for the general election taking place Tuesday, Nov. 3.  Residents will be able to ride to the polls on regular existing routes throughout their county on Election Day at no

Get Batty with the US Forest Service

JONESBORO/VIENNA – In celebration of Bat Week, the US Forest Service will be hosting a self-guided Bat Week Mission through the Agents of Discovery mobile app. Head outside on an educational journey learning about bats and their importance to the health of our natural world and economy with Agent Oz. Just download the app and

Over 4,300 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Reported in Illinois Wednesday

SPRINGFIELD – State health officials announced Wednesday 4,342 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 69 additional deaths. This brings the total number of cases since the pandemic started to 355,217 cases, including 9,345 deaths in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Oct.14–20

Marion Man Injured in Crash on I-64 in Washington County

WASHINGTON COUNTY – A Marion man was involved in a two-vehicle crash on I-64 in Washington County Tuesday. According to Illinois State Police, a 2015 white International straight truck driven 41-year-old Curtis Evans of Raleigh, NC and a 2015 white GMC Yukon driven by 47-year-old Travis Akin of Marion were both traveling east on I-64