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Publishers Clearing House Scam Reported in White County

CARMI – The White County Sheriff’s Office is warning residents about a scam involving Publishers Clearing House. Sheriff Randy Graves says last Friday, the sheriff’s office was notified by a White County resident saying she had been notified that she had won a prize from Publishers Clearing House. The suspect in the scam told the

SIC MIG Team Capps Off Record Breaking Season with 12th State Championship

HARRISBURG, Ill. (March 2, 2021) — Southeastern Illinois College’s Model Illinois Government (MIG) team was named Outstanding Large Delegation at the recent legislative competition—the highest honor bestowed on a delegation of 10 or higher. MIG is a legislative simulation and moot court with students filling roles as legislator, lobbyist, journalist, attorney, judge and party positions

Marion Police Report

MARION – Click here to see the Marion Police Report that was released on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.  

IDPH Reported 1,577 New COVID-19 Cases in Illinois Tuesday

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday reported 1,577 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois, including 47 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,189,416 cases, including 20,583 deaths, in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Feb. 23–March 1 is 2.4%. The

Road Repairs Forcing Detour in Benton Wednesday

BENTON – The City of Benton Public Works Department will be repairing a portion of road in the first block of South Main Street directly off the Public Square Wednesday. South Main Street from the Public Square to Church Street will be closed from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. to make these repairs. Please use

Three Teens Arrested for Aggravated Criminal Sexual Assault in Pulaski County

ULLIN – Three juvenile suspects have been taken into custody without incident in connection with the alleged criminal sexual assault of a 13-year-old girl recently in Mounds. According to Illinois State Police, Mounds Police requested help from the Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation to investigate the incident allegedly done on Feb. 21 by

McLeansboro Food Box Giveaway Set for Thursday

MCLEANSBORO – The City of McLeansboro will be distributing free food boxes Thursday at 11 a.m. at 133 S. Jackson in McLeansboro. It’s the empty lot on the southeast corner of the square. According to the City’s Facebook page, anyone is eligible to receive one. The City of McLeansboro thanks Sen. Dale Fowler’s office for