One in Custody Following Sunday Morning Shooting in Marion

MARION – Marion Police continue to investigate a shooting that happened Sunday morning in the 100 block of North Otis Street. Police say the call came in at 10 a.m. When officers arrived, they found a man inside the home with a single gunshot wound. The man was taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale for

Springfield Man Sentenced for December 2017 Incident in Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON – A 24-year-old Springfield man was sentenced Thursday in Jefferson County Court to nearly two decades in prison after he had earlier pleaded guilty to being an armed habitual criminal. Shonn Bacon had been charged with Class X felony being an armed habitual criminal and Class X felony aggravated vehicular hijacking with a

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report

BENTON – Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni says the following arrests were recently made by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office. On Feb. 25, 34-year-old Callie P. Edwards of Thompsonville was arrested and charged with unlawful use of weapons and possession of a firearm with an expired FOID card. She was transported to the Franklin County

Chicago Man Involved in Rollover Crash on I-24 in Johnson County

GOREVILLE – A Chicago man was involved in a single vehicle rollover crash on I-24 in Johnson County Friday morning. Illinois State Police say around 7:10, 22-year-old Selvin Sosa was driving his SUV west on I-24 at mile marker 2 when he lost control of the vehicle while crossing a bridge. The vehicle struck the

One Injured in Friday Night Crash in Gallatin County

OMAHA – Two people were involved in a two-vehicle crash Friday night in Gallatin County. Illinois State Police say around 6:25, a car driven by 55-year-old Philip Drone of Eldorado was traveling west on Illinois 141, a quarter mile east of Awalt Lane, as 56-year-old Richard E. Brock of Mt. Vernon, Indiana was driving his

SIU Carbondale Takes Steps Toward Creating Nursing Program

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Officials at Southern Illinois University say the Carbondale school intends to create a nursing program. SIU Carbondale interim provost Meera Komarraju tells The Southern Illinoisan that the Illinois Board of Higher Education will begin reviewing the school’s proposal about a month from now. She says the board could give final approval