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Unemployment Benefits Fraud Reported in White County

CARMI – The White County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a fraud case involving unemployment benefits. According to a sheriff’s office report, a Norris City woman informed the sheriff’s office that she had received information from the Unemployment Security office stating she  had applied for unemployment benefits. The woman says she received two letters from

Two Injured in Thursday Morning Crash in Perry County

PINCKNEYVILLE – Two people were injured in a multi-vehicle crash early Thursday morning in Perry County. According to Illinois State Police, 24-year-old Devin Burton of Pinckneyville was driving his SUV east on Illinois 152 a quarter-mile east of Shady Oaks Road as 38-year-old Mario Dolce of Cutler and 53-year-old Walter Meeks of Percy were both

State Partners with Rural Health Inc. and SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital to Expand Equitable Distribution of Vaccine in Southern Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – Building on existing efforts to ensure equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health Wednesday announced a new partnership with Rural Health Inc. and SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital to administer vaccines to residents throughout Southern Illinois. The partnership is part of a broader pilot

Jefferson County Law Enforcement Chaplain Receives Lifetime Achievement Award from Illinois Fraternal Order of Police

MT. VERNON – A longtime chaplain for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department, Mt. Vernon Police Department and Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) Lodge has received the Bill Mehrtens Lifetime Achievement Award. Mt. Vernon resident Dan Lovin was announced as the recipient of the award during the organization’s February board meeting in Springfield. FOP State Lodge

One Person Dies in Tuesday House Fire in Williamson County

SPILLERTOWN – One person died in a Tuesday afternoon house fire in Williamson County. According to a post on Southern Illinois Fire Incidents Facebook page, The Williamson County Fire Protection District and the Marion Fire Department responded to the fire on Spillertown Road around 4:15 p.m. After arriving to the scene, firefighters saw large flames

IDPH Reported 2,104 New COVID-19 Cases in Illinois Wednesday

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday reported 2,104 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 44 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,191,520 cases, including 20,626 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of

White County Sheriff’s Report

CARMI – The following information was released by the White County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. The White County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a vehicle burglary that was reported earlier this week in Crossville. According to a sheriff’s office report, someone broke into a car belonging to Bruce Morlock in the 800 block