Sen. Fowler Encourages Small Business Participation in Upcoming Small Business Webinar

HARRISBURG – As Illinois’ small business community continues to confront the daily consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) is encouraging local small business owners to take advantage of an upcoming informational business webinar. On Monday, April 13, the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the Illinois Chamber

SSM Health ‘All in for Illinois’

MT. VERNON-  SSM Health is All in for Illinois. St. Mary’s and Good Samaritan Hospitals are well prepared to meet the needs of our communities. “We have developed a detailed ‘surge plan’ that accounts for the number of patients we believe we could see due to COVID-19,” stated Damon Harbison, President, SSM Health St. Mary’s

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Wednesday, April 8

MT. VERNON – On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrest. Thirty-year-old Adam Grace of Carbondale was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Tuesday for criminal trespass to land. This information comes directly from the daily booking report at the Jefferson County Justice Center. This information provides us with a list of individuals arrested

Herrin Police Report

HERRIN – The Herrin Police Department released the following information on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.  Dustin L. Williams, Age 33 From: Herrin, IL Arrested on 03-25-2020 for residential burglary and criminal trespass to residence. Williams was transported to the Williamson County Jail. Kevin Eugene Dodson, Age 38 From: Herrin, IL Arrested on 03-25-2020 for obstructing

Suspect Sought for Unlawful Use of Credit Card in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police need your help finding a suspect who they say unlawfully used a credit card recently at several businesses in Carbondale. The victim told police his card information was used at the businesses. Anyone who knows the suspect’s identity or has any information concerning this incident should call Carbondale Police at 457-3200. 

Homicide Investigation Underway in Pulaski County

PULASKI COUNTY – Illinois State Police are investigating a homicide in rural Pulaski County. On Thursday, March 26, the body of 18-year-old Haley Marie Decker of Normal was located in rural Pulaski County. It is believed she had moved to southeast Missouri in January 2020 and had recently been reported missing from the Normal area. The

More COVID-19 Cases Reported Across Southern Illinois

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The Egyptian Health Department announced Tuesday that a third case of COVID-19 has been reported in Saline County. Officials say a woman in her 40’s is at home in isolation. They say the woman is thought to have been exposed to COVID-19 through community spread. The Southern Seven Health Department announced Tuesday