CARRIER MILLS – The final electronics recycling and disposal event of the year will take place Saturday at the Carrier Mills Municipal Building parking lot on North Mill Street. It will run from 9 a.m. to noon or until the truck is full. If you participate, please follow social distancing guidelines and wear a mask
JONESBORO – A Union County man is set to be sentenced in November on a meth charge. According to Union County State’s Attorney Tyler E. Tripp, 35-year-old James Lee Smith of Jonesboro was found guilty Thursday after a two-day jury trial on one count of Unlawful Possession of Methamphetamine, a Class 3 Felony. Smith was
MARION – The following information was released by the Marion Police Department on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021. Timothy Besix, 31, of Marion has been issued a city ordinance citation for Disturbing the Peace on September 12, 2021 in the 2600 block of West DeYoung Street. Trevor Mills, 42, of Marion has been arrested for Domestic
HERRIN – The following information was released by the Herrin Police Department on Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2021. Justin I. Ivy Age 27From: Herrin, ILArrested on 09-01-21 for driving while suspended. Michael R. Croteau Age 37From: Herrin, ILArrested on 09-01-21 for domestic battery. Braden D. Whitecotton Age 23From: Herrin, ILArrested on 09-03-21 for possession of adult
MARION – The Marion City Council made more decisions regarding the First Southern Bank/City Hall project on Tower Square at Monday night’s meeting. According to City Spokesperson Cody Moake, the City Council awarded the general contractor bid to Smith-Hafeli, Inc. of Marion in the amount of $3,750,000. Moake says there were also four alternate bids
CARBONDALE – A Carbondale man is facing gun-related charges after Carbondale Police responded to the 100 block of North Washington Street in reference to a disturbance late Saturday night. According to a press release from Carbondale Police, responding officers heard several shots coming from the area as they responded to the scene. During the course
SPRINGFIELD – On Sept. 13, Senate lawmakers returned to Springfield to vote on a controversial energy package that includes the largest utility rate increase. Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) issued the following statement after the passage of Senate Bill 2408: “This energy proposal was an opportunity to recognize the importance of our coal industry and work
BENTON – The following information was released by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, Sept. 13, 2021. 9-8-21 Gary D. Key Jr. age 40 of Mulkeytown was ticketed for speeding.9-9-21 James T. Boguskie age 27 of Zeigler was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and driving while license suspended.9-9-21 Benjamin
CARMI – Fire hydrant flushing is underway in Carmi. Flushing will occur nightly Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 a.m. The process should take six weeks. During those times, customers may experience low water pressure or discolored water. The City of Carmi apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.
CARMI – IDOT has informed the City of Carmi that construction will continue on Main Street this week, weather permitting. Construction will continue to be from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. with traffic control starting at 6 p.m. Please do not park on Main Street during this time.