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Herrin Police Report

HERRIN – The following information was released by the Herrin Police Department on Wednesday, January 26, 2021. Darryl N. White Age 58From: Herrin, ILArrested on 01-11-22 for driving while suspended. Leslie A. Williams Age 24From: Freeman Spur, ILArrested on 01-11-22 for no valid driver’s license. Dalton J. Smith Age 25From: Herrin, ILArrested on 01-15-22 for

Jackson County Awarded Broadband Infrastructure Grant

MURPHYSBORO – The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Office of Broadband has awarded Jackson County with an Accelerate Illinois Broadband Infrastructure Planning Program Grant. The Accelerate Illinois program seeks to provide selected Illinois communities with intensive technical assistance resources and programming to engage in community broadband planning and capacity building for improved broadband

Severin Bill Would Reinstate Death Penalty for Cop Killers

BENTON – State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) says he has seen enough violence against police officers and is calling for enhanced measures aimed at deterring crime. Severin has filed legislation, HB 4746, that would reinstate the option for juries to select the death penalty as punishment for the first-degree murder of law enforcement officers. “In 2021,

City of Benton Stops Paying COVID Benefit Days

BENTON – The Benton City Council Monday night unanimously voted not to pay any further COVID benefit days retroactive to Jan. 1. According to City Clerk Brook Craig, the City paid 10 COVID benefit days for either the illness or if an employee was in quarantine. It was decided the City gives ample vacation, personal

Last Week to Order Foxes Fight Cancer T-shirt

MCLEANSBORO – This is the last week for supporters of the Relay for Life of Hamilton and Wayne County to order the 2022 Hamilton County Foxes Fight Cancer T-Shirt for the high school basketball game on Friday, Feb. 11. Shirts are $20. They can be ordered online until Jan. 30 by going to You

Bost Requests Briefing on NPRC’S Plan to Fully Reopen

WASHINGTON, D.C. –U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) Monday led 112 members of Congress in sending a letter to the Director of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) calling for the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) to report to Congress on their plan to remediate the backlog of veterans’ record requests. “Repeatedly I have been

Marion Police Report

MARION – The following information was released by the Marion Police Department on Monday, January 24, 2022. Justin Howard, 36, of Carrier Mills has been arrested for Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Driving While License Suspended, Possession of Burglary Tools, Burglary and Leaving the Scene of an Accident on January 21, 2022 in the