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Massac County I-24 Nighttime Closure 5/21/20

The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling Interstate 24 eastbound of the upcoming emergency pavement patching. On Thursday evening, May 21, the contractor will close eastbound I-24 from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. to perform pavement patching on I-24 at milepost 35. A detour route using message boards will be in

Upcoming Hamilton County Highway Department Projects

The Hamilton County Highway Department is continuing to start several highway projects in Hamilton County. Theses road projects will include cement stabilization of the soil along with Oil and Chip overlay. Each section will be closed for approximately 3 weeks. The second section will be Rector Creek Road. Beginning at the Franklin / Hamilton Co.

Southern Illinois COVID-19 Update 5/21/20

Southern Illinois COVID-19 Update 5/21/20 New COVID-19 Cases reported in Clinton, Jackson, Washington, and Williamson Counties Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department has been notified of two new positive COVID-19 cases within Franklin and Williamson county. The two new cases of COVID-19 include the following: Williamson County:  Males: One in their 50’s  Females: One in their 40’s

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Wednesday, May 20

MT. VERNON – On Wednesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. Forty-year-old Mandy Langa of Waltonville was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Tuesday for possession of meth less than 5 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia. Twenty-eight-year-old Justin Starr was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Wednesday for possession of meth less than

Farmers Make Major Headway in 2020 Crop Planting

HARRISBURG – It’s been a cool start to the month of May, but until the past week it has been rather dry. And the Saline and Gallatin County Farm Bureau Manager, Marisa Davis, says that dry weather is helping farmers to a strong start compared to last year. Davis says the vast majority of corn

Harrisburg City Cleanup Starts Next Week

HARRISBURG – The city of Harrisburg has rescheduled its annual spring cleanup, and it starts next week. The city will start curbside pickup for the annual spring cleanup on Tuesday, May 26 and it will run until Saturday, June 6. Harrisburg Mayor John McPeek says with everything going on, now is a great time to do

Southern Illinois COVID-19 Report – Tuesday, May 19

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Click on the links below for the latest information regarding COVID-19 cases released by area health departments on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.  Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department Jackson County Health Department Southern Seven Health Department 

Jefferson County Sheriff’s Report – Tuesday, May 19

MT. VERNON – On Tuesday, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests. Forty-year-old Jason Hunt of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Monday for disorderly conduct. Fifty-three-year-old Arthur Evanoff of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Monday for disorderly conduct. This information comes directly from the daily booking report at the