Marion Man Arrested for Threatening to ‘Shoot Up’ Marion School

MARION – Marion Police Tuesday arrested a Marion man for making terroristic threats. Police say 21-year-old Treston J. Miller made an online threat to “shoot up” a school in Marion. Police conducted an investigation which led to Miller being interviewed. During the interview Miller admitted to the investigator that he had made the posts. Police

McLeansboro City Council Gets Update on Infrastructure Projects

MCLEANSBORO – The McLeansboro City Council got a report concerning the city’s new water tower and sanitary water sewer project at Tuesday night’s meeting. According to a post on the city’s Facebook page, representatives from Shawnee Engineering stated that all papers for the primary studies on the water tower and sanitary water system had been

Bost Announces Pair of Federal Grants to SIU Carbondale

CARBONDALE – Congressman Mike Bost announced Tuesday that SIU Carbondale will receive a National Science Foundation funding award of $180,000 and a Department of Health & Human Services award of $244,850. According to Congressman Bost, the NSF grant will support a project related to quantum computing, while the HHS grant will be used to further

Bond Decrease Denied for Men Accused of Luring Boy from Home

OLIVE BRANCH, MS – A Mississippi judge has kept bond at $600,000 each for two Illinois men accused of luring a 14-year-old boy away from his home through a video game-centered chat program. News outlets report a judge denied the bond reduction requests Tuesday for 30-year-old Juan E. Andrade and 29-year-old Jason St. Aubin. Authorities

Search for New Southern Illinois University President Could Take Year

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — The search for a new president for Southern Illinois University could take a year following the resignation of its previous leader following a contentious dispute over shifting state funding between its campuses. The Southern Illinoisan reports Board of Trustees members met in a private session for nearly three hours Tuesday to

Major Gas Leak, Water Main Break in Benton Wednesday

BENTON – The Benton Water Department says all water service has been restored west of North and South Main streets from Webster to McFall in Benton after a major water line break happened Wednesday evening. Officials say there was a break in a 10” water main. Residents were told to conserve water. A boil water

Two Hamilton County Roads to Close for Construction

MCLEANSBORO – The Hamilton County Highway Department will be improving Tucker’s Corner Road and Akin Road between points a half-mile east of Tucker’s Corner to Campbell Corner Road intersection starting Monday and continuing through the end of this month, weather permitting. Sections of the road will be closed to through traffic during this process. Tucker’s Corner

Suspects Sought for Using Stolen Checks at Anna Walmart

ANNA – The Union County Sheriff’s Office needs your help in identifying two subjects who allegedly made purchases using stolen checks from the Sikeston, Missouri area at Walmart in Anna last Thursday afternoon. If you know the identity of either of these people, contact the Union County Sheriff’s Office at 833-5500. Photos: Anna Police