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Suspect Arrested for Allegedly Damaging Car Tires in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – Over the last four months, Carbondale Police have been actively investigating numerous criminal damage to property complaints of car tires being damaged. During the lengthy investigation, officers and detectives identified a suspect in the incidents as 33-year-old Issac E. Wilson of Carbondale.   Carbondale police officers executed a search warrant recently at Wilson’s

Public Health Officials Announce 4,162 New COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – 4,162 new COVID-19 cases including 29 additional deaths were reported Sunday by the Illinois Department of Public Health. This brings the total number of cases currently in Illinois to 1,068,829, including 18,208 deaths. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Jan. 10 through the 16 is

Body of Missing Bush Man Found Sunday Morning

BUSH/HURST – The body of a missing elderly man from Bush was found Sunday morning. The coroner’s office in Williamson County says the body of 72-year-old Roger Cheatham was found by a drone assisting in the search not far from Hurst. Cheatham was reported missing Thursday after walking away from his home on South 6th

Search On in Williamson County for Missing Man with Alzheimer’s

MARION – The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a Missing Endangered Senior with Alzheimer’s. On Thursday, January 14th, 2021, Roger Cheatham, 72, walked away from his home on South 6th Street in Bush. Cheatham was last seen walking west on Cypress Street at Route 149 in Bush at

Bi-County Health Offers COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

FRANKLIN & WILLIAMSON COUNTIES, IL – Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department is offering COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the community. This is an effort to vaccinate the community members and help stop the spread of COVID-19. Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department will be administering vaccine for Phase 1A & 1B at the following locations: • Friday, January 15:

Severn Files House Resolution Honoring Candy Cane Lane Creator

SPRINGFIELD – State Representative Dave Severin of Benton has filed a House Resolution honoring the man who started a much-loved holiday tradition in southern Illinois.   House Resolution 960 will honor Tim Murphy of West Frankfort, well known for creating Candy Cane Lane where five blocks of homes are transformed into a holiday wonderland.  Murphy died