CARRIER MILLS – Illinois school districts have had a tough time in recent years attracting substitute teachers, and the problem is only becoming more pronounced with the return to school during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Carrier Mills, Superintendent Bryce K. Jerrell says the district has been affected by the ongoing full-time teacher shortage, and COVID-19
MARION – A man is facing drug-related charges in Williamson County after the Marion Police Department’s Narcotics Unit and Emergency Response team executed a “tactical entry” search warrant in the 1200 block of Midway Court in Marion Thursday. The narcotics investigation revealed that 43-year-old Stephan A. King was involved in the distribution of methamphetamine and
CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police need your help in finding a missing Decatur woman. Officers responded to the 1000 block of East Park Street just after 1:30 a.m. on Aug. 29 regarding a report of a missing person identified as 34-year-old Elizabeth A. Jett. Jeff left the area on foot in an unknown direction of travel.
MT. VERNON – The P.O. boxes are being installed and construction of a new parking lot is just about all that’s left for completion of the new Mt. Vernon Post Office at the corner of 10th and Jordan. Once the post office is moved, the redevelopment project at the former Park Plaza can begin. Mt.
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – State Senator Dale Fowler has partnered with the Southern Illinois Community Foundation to award $750 grants to seven local student groups to promote filling out the 2020 census. The seven groups include the Gallatin County Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, the Hardin County FFA, the Pope County FFA, the Massac
BENTON – IDOT says a road closure is planned on Illinois 14 near the Franklin-Hamilton County Line starting Tuesday. According to a press release, Illinois 14 will be closed between Thompsonville Road and the Franklin-Hamilton County line, weather permitting, starting Tuesday so several drainage structures can be removed and replaced and for construction of a