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Carmi’s Miss Merry Christmas Pageant Announced

CARMI – As part of It’s a White County Christmas, the annual Miss Merry Christmas Pageant will be held on November 6, 2021, at Downtown Theater Park in Carmi (in between The Print Shop and First Mid Bank drive-thru).  Baby Miss Merry Christmas contestants, ages 0-23 months, and Toddler Miss Merry Christmas contestants, ages 2-5

Southern Illinois Research Park Receives $150,000 Catalyst Prize to Help Entrepreneurs Succeed

CARBONDALE, Ill. — The Southern Illinois Research Park at Southern Illinois University Carbondale has received a $150,000 award, one of just eight given across the country by the U.S. Small Business Administration, in the competitive, inaugural Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Catalyst prize competition. The award went to SIU’s Southern Illinois Research Park Corporation, which

Southern Illinois COVID-19 Information

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Click on the links below to see the latest COVID-19 information from our local health departments.  Egyptian Health Department Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department Hamilton County Health Department Jackson County Health Department Jefferson County Health Department Perry County Health Department Southern Seven Health Department Illinois Department of Public Health

New Website for Herrin Road Extension

CARBONDALE – The Illinois Department of Transportation is inviting the public to learn more and comment about the proposed extension of Herrin Road from Cambria Road to County Line Road in Williamson County. Instead of hosting a regular public meeting, IDOT will share details on the project and encourage public participation from Oct. 18 through

Marion Police Report

MARION – The following information was released by the Marion Police Department on Friday, October 15, 2021. Rachel Rice, 41, of Marion has been issued citations for Possession of Methamphetamines, Possession of Cannabis, Expired Vehicle Registration and Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle in the area of The Hill Ave and I-57 on October 4, 2021.

Johnston City Man Sentenced to Prison on Meth Charge

MARION – A Johnston City man recently pleaded guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine – a Class X felony – and was sentenced in Williamson County to 12 years in state prison. According to Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti, 38-year-old Timony E. Long was arrested for possessing 114 grams of meth following a traffic stop