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Semi Overturns on Northbound I-57 in Marion Wednesday

MARION – A semi pulling a trailer crashed Wednesday afternoon on northbound I-57 near Marion. According to preliminary information from Illinois State Police, troopers responded to milepost 52 on northbound I-57 around 3:10 p.m. and learned that the semi driver lost control after the front passenger tire blew. The semi left the roadway to the

Deaconess to Purchase Four Southern Illinois Hospitals

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Four southern Illinois hospitals are about to be under new ownership. Deaconess Health System, Inc and Deaconess Regional Health Services Illinois, Inc. have signed an asset purchase agreement to acquire Crossroads Community Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Red Bud Regional Hospital in Red Bud and Union County

Walk to End Alzheimer’s Set for Saturday in Carterville

CARTERVILLE – John A. Logan College in Carterville will be the site for Saturday’s Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® — the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. On Walk day, participants honor those affected by Alzheimer’s with the poignant Promise Garden ceremony — a mission-focused experience

SIU Will Provide Educational Opportunities for Boys & Girls Clubs Members in Region

CARBONDALE — An agreement between Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Illinois will provide mentoring and educational opportunities, summer camps, potential scholarships and collaboration between the university and the nonprofit organization that typically serves between 700 and 1,800 school-age youths annually. SIU Chancellor Austin A. Lane and Tina Carpenter,

Carmi Chamber Announces 2022 Award Recipients

CARMI – The Carmi Chamber of Commerce announced the recipients of the 2022 Citizen of the Year, 2022 Business of the Year, and the brand-new Young Professional of the Year awards at the Chamber’s 78th Annual Dinner Monday. The recipient of the 2022 Citizen of the Year is Tammy Knight. Tammy spends countless hours reuniting