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Southern Illinois Republicans Oppose Bill to Soften Penalties for Meth, Heroin, and Possession of All Controlled Substances

SPRINGFIELD – State Representatives Dave Severin (R-Benton), Republican ranking member of the Illinois House Judiciary Criminal Law Committee, State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis), and State Representative Paul Jacobs (R-Pomona) joined fellow Republicans in opposing House Bill 3447 on the Illinois House floor on Wednesday. The legislation would drop the penalty for possession of 3 grams

32 RLC Students Join PTK Honor Society

INA – More than three dozen Rend Lake College students were recognized for their academic prowess with their induction into the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Phi Theta Kappa is a national organization for two-year colleges that help high-achieving students with scholarships, career training, transfer success and leadership training. RLC welcomed 32 new members into

IDPH Wednesday Reported 2,765 New COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday reported 2,765 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 28 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,309,552 cases, including 21,722 deaths, in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from

McLeansboro Police Seeking Full-time and Part-time Patrolman

MCLEANSBORO – The City of McLeansboro is now taking applications for the position of full-time patrolman and part-time patrolman. Requirements and benefit information for both positions can be found on the McLeansboro Police Department Facebook page. Anyone interested should submit a completed employment application, completed resume and submit police training records by 3:30 p.m. on

Southern Seven Health Announces Teen COVID Vaccination Opportunity

ULLIN – Southern Seven Health Department (S7HD) has announced two new COVID-19 vaccination clinics aimed at parents who would like to get their 16 to 17 year olds vaccinated. Two different locations will offer the Pfizer vaccine to teens accompanied by their parent or guardian on Saturday. The two clinic locations are as follows:– 10