Burrell’s Woods Campground in Carmi Closed

CARMI – The City of Carmi says effective immediately, the Burrell’s Woods Campground is closed to recreational camping due to COVID-19 concerns. In addition, the City of Carmi would like to remind the public the playgrounds are closed as well. The park does remain open for those wishing to take a walk; however, the City

Marion Police Report – Friday, April 3

MARION – The Marion Police Department released the following information on Friday, April 3, 2020.  Juan Vargas, 47, of West Frankfort was arrested for Resisting/Obstructing a Police Officer and Criminal Trespass to Land on April 2, 2020 in the 1200 block of Enterprise Way. Dalton Smith, 23, of Herrin was arrested for Forgery in the

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Monday, April 6

MT. VERNON – On Monday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. Twenty-eight-year-old Jesse Glover of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Friday on a bond forfeiture warrant. Fifty-seven-year-old Brent Howard of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Saturday for aggravated battery to a peace officer and aggravated domestic

Southeast Illinois Farmers Preparing for Planting Season

HARRISBURG – The calendar has turned to April, spring is in the air, and farmers are hard at work for the upcoming planting season. Many area farmers have already gotten to work in the fields to prepare for this year’s crops. Marisa Davis is the Saline/Gallatin County Farm Bureau Manager. Davis says she hopes it

Illinois Group to Receive Federal Loan for Rural Projects

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal officials say Illinois is among 14 states benefiting from $65 million in investments for the improvement of community facilities in rural areas. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says the Greater Egypt Regional Planning and Development Commission in southern Illinois will get a $1.8 million loan to build a new office. Officials

COVID-19 Cases Increase in Jackson, Williamson Counties

MARION/MURPHYSBORO – The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department was notified Sunday that a Williamson County resident tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual, a female in her 20’s, is at home in isolation. This is the fifth laboratory confirmed positive of COVID-19 in Williamson County. The individual is thought to have been exposed to the novel

Third Williamson County Resident Tests Positive for COVID-19

WILLIAMSON COUNTY – The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department has been notified that a Williamson County resident tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual, a male in his 50’s, is at home recovering. This is the third laboratory confirmed positive of COVID-19 in Williamson County. The individual is thought to have been exposed to the novel

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Friday, April 3

MT. VERNON – On Friday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. Twenty-nine-year-old Bryan Woods of Mt. Vernon was arrested Thursday for theft less than $500. This information comes directly from the daily booking report at the Jefferson County Justice Center. The information provides us with a list of individuals arrested for a

Crossroads Hospital Offers Convenient Care Through New Telehealth Services

MT. VERNON – Crossroads Community Hospital is now offering convenient healthcare with their new Telehealth services during this COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you are sheltering in place, staying at home or just keeping social distance, you can still see and speak with your provider via a video chat through your cell phone or computer. Nurse Practitioner

Corps of Engineers Extends Facility Closures at Rend Lake

REND LAKE – Due to the shelter-in-place order in effect in Illinois and in an effort to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff members, the Rend Lake Project Office and Visitor Center, all U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps of Engineers) campgrounds and many day use areas at Rend Lake will remain closed