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Herrin Police Report

HERRIN – The following information was released by the Herrin Police Department on Tuesday, December 14, 2021. Dakota D. Whitlock Age 19From: Energy, ILArrested on 11-30-21 for possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of adult use cannabis in a motor vehicle. Kassie M. Pope Age 40From: Royalton, ILArrested on 11-30-21 for

Hamilton County Preschool Accepting Donations for Tornado Victims

MCLEANSBORO – Hamilton County Preschool in McLeansboro is accepting donations for those affected by the recent tornadoes. Items needed include non-perishable food items, disposable dinnerware like plates, bowls, plastic forks/spoons and paper towels, first aid items, infant/toddler supplies and animal supplies. You can drop off your donations at the Hamilton County Preschool on South Pearl

Marion Stadium, LLC to Purchase Rent One Park

MARION – It looks like there’s a future for Marion’s Rent One Park. The ballpark, located in The Hill area of Marion, was home to the Southern Illinois Miners baseball team from 2007 until its ownership, Jayne and John Simmons of the Southern Illinois Baseball Group, retired and folded the team in October of this

Two Sentenced in White County to State Prison in Unrelated Cases

CARMI – An Albion man was sentenced in White County Court Monday to six years and nine months in state prison for Unlawful Use of Property, a Class 2 felony. According to White County State’s Attorney Denton Aud, 33-year-old Austin Hulett will also serve one year of mandatory supervised release. Hulett was arrested by the

Marion Police Report

MARION – The following information was released by the Marion Police Department on Monday, December 13, 2021. Anthony Chaney, 22, of Marion has been issued a citation for Adult Use Cannabis Outside of Approved Container in the area of South Court Street on December 12, 2021. Amanda Duncan, 46, of Marion has been issued a

Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced in Child Sex Abuse Cases

MT. VERNON – A 34-year-old Mt. Vernon man has been sentenced to 14 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty over the summer in Jefferson County Court in two separate cases charging him with child sex abuse. Anthony M. Knappier was first arrested in February following an investigation that started when the

Two Groups in McLeansboro Accepting Donations for Kentucky Tornado Victims

MCLEANSBORO – Higginson Farms, located on Route 14 between McLeansboro and Enfield, is currently accepting donations to help the victims of the tornado that severely damaged Mayfield, KY Friday night. They are accepting household items, feminine products, shelter supplies, non-perishables, baby supplies, personal care supplies and pet food/supplies. You can drop off your donations at

Franklin County Sheriff’s Report

BENTON – The following information was released by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, December 13, 2021 12-4-21 Joshua K. Comer age 36 of Marion was arrested for theft.12-6-21 Emily C. Russell 32 of Christopher was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and operating an uninsured motor vehicle.12-6-21 Shawn M.

RLC Awarded $53,000 Grant to Purchase Solar Workstations

INA – Rend Lake College has been awarded a grant for the purchase of three solar workstations that will be placed at the main campus in Ina. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Grant awarded $53,534 to the college in an effort to bring a clean renewable source of energy for charging devices. The grant was