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
MCLEANSBORO – The Hamilton County Health Department will have a drive-thru vaccination clinic for the following group of prioritized Phase 1b individuals on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. for: · Phase 1B will begin, allowing frontline essential workers and residents age 65 and over to get vaccinated. The frontline essential workers designation includes
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 – Click here to see the Marion Police Report that was released on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
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
BENTON – Click here to see the Franklin County Sheriff’s Report for Monday, March 1, 2021.
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
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
CARBONDALE, Ill. — Fourteen high achieving high school seniors from throughout the region are receiving Southern Illinois University Carbondale 2021 Chancellor’s Scholarship, which covers tuition, mandatory fees, room and board for four years. “I am excited to welcome these future Salukis from our own region to SIU, where they will receive a first-class education close
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