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Centerstone Honors Two Community Champions

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Centerstone, a national leader in behavioral health care, named its 2021 Community Champion Award winners. The Community Champion Award honors community leaders who have made a difference by advancing mental health and substance use disorder services through their advocacy, leadership and service. This year’s winners are: Holly Cormier, Director of the SIU

Animology’s World of Reptiles at the Rend Lake Visitor Center

BENTON, IL – Join the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake on Saturday, August 7th, as they host the scaley creatures of Animology at the Rend Lake Visitor Center. Presented by Wildlife Biologist and “Animal Guy” Bob Tarter, this entertaining program displays animals with special skills and physical features unique to the reptile

New Automated Fee Stations Have Arrived at Rend Lake

BENTON, IL – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is making paying day use fees easier! Visitors to Rend Lake will now see new automated fee stations at the Rend Lake beaches and developed boat ramps. The fee stations will be live and ready for use on August 4th of 2021! This

Carbondale Selected as Site for 2022 Innovative Readiness Training Mission

CARBONDALE – The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) recently notified the City of Carbondale that the community was selected as a site for an Innovate Readiness Training (IRT) mission, a training opportunity hosted by the U.S. Department of Defense.  According to the DRA’s press release, “IRT is a U.S. Department of Defense military training opportunity that

Bryant Calls for Full Audit of State’s Unemployment Programs

SPRINGFIELD — After the release of a scathing report from the Illinois Auditor General, State Sen. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) is calling for a full audit of Gov. JB Pritzker’s management of the state’s unemployment programs. On July 28, the Auditor General released a financial audit of the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) that detailed the Pritzker Administration’s failures regarding the Pandemic Unemployment

Fowler’s Initiative for Local Law Enforcement Signed into Law

HARRISBURG – An initiative sponsored by State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) to help local law enforcement was recently signed into law.  House Bill 3882 changes the definition of police vehicle to include recreational off-highway vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, watercraft, and aircraft for purposes of the Illinois Vehicle Code. “This was an issue brought to my attention