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IDPH Reported 1,143 New COVID-19 Cases in Illinois Monday

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday reported 1,143 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois, including 20 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,187,839 cases, including 20,536 deaths, in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Feb. 22–28 is 2.4%. The preliminary

Johnston City Woman Killed in Weekend ATV Accident

CREAL SPRINGS – A Johnston City woman was killed in an ATV accident Saturday night in Williamson County. According to Illinois State Police, the accident happened around 6:20 p.m. when 20-year-old James N. Holmes of Creal Springs was driving his ATV south on Illinois 166 – one mile south of Free Silver Lane south of

Vienna Grocery Store Damaged in Weekend Fire

VIENNA – The Illinois State Fire Marshall’s office is currently investigating a fire that happened early Saturday morning at Miles Brothers Foods in Vienna. According to the Southern Illinois Fire Incidents Facebook page, fire departments from Goreville, Buncombe, Cypress, Lake of Egypt, Metropolis and Pope County all responded to help Vienna firefighters battle the blaze

Fairfield Man Sentenced in 2018 Marion County Drug Case

SALEM – A 63-year-old Fairfield man who was part of a multi-agency drug operation in 2018 was sentenced Thursday in Marion County Court to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty to delivery of methamphetamine. Steven Cook was one of seven people arrested in the operation. Initially he was charged with three counts of unlawful

Suspect Sought in Thursday Night Shooting in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – Two people are facing drug and gun charges while another suspect is being sought in a reported shooting Thursday night in the 200 block of East Sycamore Street in Carbondale. According to Carbondale Police, police responded to that area around 7:10 p.m. and could not find the suspect identified as 27-year-old Jalen Cobb

IDPH Sunday Reported 1,249 New COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Sunday reported 1,249 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois, including 22 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,186,696 cases, including 20,516 deaths, in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Feb. 21–27 is 2.4%. The preliminary