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SCC and SIU Leaders Sign Saluki Step-Ahead Agreement Friday

ULLIN – Shawnee Community College and Southern Illinois University Carbondale formalized a historic agreement Friday providing a more seamless entry into several SIU online programs. The agreement, called Saluki Step Ahead, offers SCC students who have entered into the agreement with SIU to receive automatic admission to SIU’s online accounting, business and administration, criminology and

Franklin County Sheriff’s Report

BENTON – The following information was released by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, September 20, 2021. 9-10-21 April L. Williams age 48 of West Frankfort was ticketed for speeding.9-10-21 Zachary L. Staggs age 20 of Royalton was ticketed for failure to drive on the right side of the roadway.9-10-21 Ryan L. Beavers age

Marion Police Report

MARION – The following information was released by the Marion Police Department on Friday, September 17, 2021. Nicole Lydiksen, 33, of Marion has been arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance in the area of North Van Buren St. and West McDonald Street on September 10, 2021. Thomas McKee, 21, of Marion has been issued

Hamilton County Unit 10 Supt. Jeff Fetcho Selected as IASA Egyptian Region Superintendent of the Year

PINCKNEYVILLE – The Egyptian Division of the Illinois Association of School Administrators is pleased to announce the selection of Hamilton County Community Unit School District No. 10 Superintendent Jeff Fetcho as the region’s Superintendent of the Year for the 2021-2022 school year.  Mr. Fetcho, who has served as Hamilton County’s superintendent for nine years, will

Southern Illinois Made Expo Postponed

HARRISBURG – Given the uptick in positive COVID-19 cases throughout Southern Illinois, State Senator Dale Fowler and the Southern Illinois Chambers of Commerce have made the decision to postpone this year’s Southern Illinois Made Expo, which was originally scheduled to take place on Oct. 9 and 10. “While I am extremely disappointed that we couldn’t

Weekend Police Chase in Wamac Ends with Mt. Vernon Man’s Arrest

WAMAC – A 34-year-old Mt. Vernon man was arrested over the weekend following an alleged police chase with a Wamac officer. Matthew Smith reportedly fled early Saturday morning when a Wamac officer attempted to stop him on Wabash Avenue. Smith reportedly drove through several yards before his vehicle stopped running at Second and Perrine where

ICC Approves Highway-Rail Crossing Improvement Near Bonnie

BONNIE- As a matter of public safety, the Illinois Commerce Commission recently granted approval of a Stipulated Agreement to install new automatic flashing light signals and gates and reconstruct the existing highway approach grades at the East Lang Lane Crossing of the Union Pacific Railroad Company (UP) in the Village of Bonnie. The total estimated