WATERLOO (IRN) – Former Republican State Sen. Paul Schimpf is running for governor. The Waterloo retired Marine made the announcement in a virtual news conference Monday morning. He then plans news conferences around the state, including Monday afternoon and throughout the state Tuesday. It’s expected more Republicans will announce in the weeks ahead. Democratic Gov.
CISNE – A Carterville man was involved in a Sunday morning crash in Wayne County. According to Illinois State Police, 55-year-old James Schlindwein was driving a 2011 white Ford in the 900 block of Central Street in Cisne when he lost control on the ice. He left the southside of the roadway and struck a
MARION – The City of Marion is currently investigating a Sunday morning incident at the Wastewater Treatment Plant on South Van Buren Street. According to City Spokesperson Cody Moake, at 7 a.m. Sunday, a City employee went missing at the Wastewater Treatment Facility. Emergency crews were immediately dispatched to the scene. At 10 a.m., crews
MARION – Due to anticipated worsening road conditions, subzero wind chills, and snow accumulation from the winter storm, the City of Marion has decided in the best interest and safety of its employees and residents to close all public facilities today. This closure will affect the Marion Senior Citizens Center, Boyton Street Community Center, Marion
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Sunday reported 1,631 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 35 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,162,154 cases, including 19,961 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of
PADUCAH – The National Weather Service in Paducah says a Winter Storm Warning continues until 6 a.m. tomorrow. For all of southern Illinois, southeast Missouri, western Kentucky and southwest Indiana. You can expect heavy snow with total snow accumulations 6 to 12 inches. Wind Chills will range from 0 to -15, with the lowest values
BENTON – State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) announced this week that he’s been appointed to serve as the House Republican Spokesperson for three Illinois House Committees. Severin, a Benton native, and 117th District State Representative serving in his third term, says his experience in Springfield has prepared him for the new challenges ahead. Severin has