SALINE COUNTY – Lane closures will begin Monday, weather permitting, on Illinois 34/Illinois 145 in Saline County for bridge construction over Pankey Branch. Traffic will be reduced to one lane and controlled by signals. Work is expected to be completed by August of next year. There will be a width restriction of 13 feet. You
MARION – The following information was released by the Marion Police Department on Thursday, October 21, 2021. Sierra Hampton, 26, of West Frankfort has been issued a citation for Retail Theft at Walmart on October 20, 2021. Kelly Prill, 43, of Marion has been issued a citation for Retail Theft at Walmart on October 20,
METROPOLIS – One person was injured in a two-vehicle crash on I-24 near Metropolis Thursday morning. According to Illinois State Police, 61-year-old Phillip M. Castellano of Creal Springs was part of a construction crew patching I-24 at milepost 34 and was the first vehicle westbound traffic encountered in the rolling construction crew. Castellano’s vehicle was
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
GALLATIN COUNTY – An injury crash involving a motorcycle and a SUV happened Wednesday night in Gallatin County. According to Illinois State Police, 54-year-old Jane E. Welborn of Galatia was sitting stationary westbound on Illinois Route 141 waiting to turn southbound onto US 45 at the intersection in Gallatin County as 51-year-old Jennifer S. Killion
BENTON – The Franklin County Highway Department says Eakin Grove Road in Browning Township will be closed from Eakin Grove Church Road to River Bend Road for three weeks for a bridge replacement. Use an alternate route.
CARBONDALE – A death investigation is underway in Carbondale. According to Carbondale Police, officers responded to the 700 block of West Main Street just before 7 Monday night in reference to a welfare check of the residents. Officers found 41-year-old Steven E. Lusk of Carbondale and his wife, 40-year-old Montoya M. Moore of Carbondale, dead.
HERRIN – The following information was released by the Herrin Police Department on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. Jason T. Raymer Age 27From: Herrin, ILArrested on 10-06-21 for driving while suspended. William K. McDowell Age 54From: Herrin, ILArrested on 10-07-21 for resisting/obstructing a peace officer. Jacy T. Plunkett Age 19From: Herrin, ILArrested on 10-08-21 for driving
UPDATED 11:53 a.m. MCLEANSBORO – The Illinois State Police at the request of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department and the McLeansboro Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened early Wednesday morning at the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office in McLeansboro. According to a press release from ISP, at 12:20 a.m., a Hamilton
MCLEANSBORO – IDOT says Illinois 242 north of McLeansboro will be closed between Blooming Grove Road and Blairsville Road starting Friday night at 6 so a drainage structure can be replaced. The road is expected to be open by 6 Monday morning. You should seek another route. Message boards and signs will be in place