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Shooting Reported at Herrin Park

UPDATED 12:42 PM HERRIN – Herrin Police are currently investigating a report of shots fired that happened shortly after 6:30 Tuesday night in the Herrin City Park. Police say the shots were fired by an unknown suspect or suspects. No injuries have been reported, but officers did find two firearms and shell casings. Police have

Union County Sheriff to Retire

JONESBORO – After 34 years of service to Union County, the sheriff there is retiring. In a press release posted on the Union County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page, Sheriff Scott Harvel says the decision to retire has been a very difficult decision for him to make, but with the recent passing of the Police and

Illinois State Police Investigates Shooting in Grayville

CARMI – The Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation-Zone 8 is investigating a shooting that allegedly happened in the 1900 block of County Road 2400 North in Grayville Monday afternoon. According to ISP, a vehicle that was suspected to have been associated with the shooting was found by local police agencies in the Mt.

Benton Curbside Cleanup Set for Next Week

BENTON – The City of Benton and Republic Services will be hosting a Curbside Cleanup next week. Click here to see a list of what will and won’t be accepted. If you have any questions, contact Benton City Hall.

SIC President’s and Vice President’s List Announced for Spring 2021

HARRISBURG, Illinois (June 15, 2021) — Southeastern Illinois College has announced the President’s and Vice President’s lists for the spring 2021 semester. To be eligible for the President’s and Vice President’s lists, students must take a total of six credit hours in the summer and 12 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters, in

Herrin Police Report

HERRIN – The following information was released by the Herrin Police Department on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Trisha A. Heater Age 26From: Carterville, ILArrested on 05/26/21 for no valid drivers license. Chelsea L. Phillips Age 31From: Marion, ILArrested on 05/26/21 for theft. William B. McKinney Age 41From: Herrin, ILArrested on 05/26/21 for battery and criminal

Marion Police Report

MARION – The following information was released by the Marion Police Department on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. Dennis Ward, 49, of Marion has been issued citations for Driving While License Suspended, Operating an Uninsured Motor Vehicle and Possession of Cannabis in the 1300 block of West Main Street on June 11, 2021. Payton Gurley, 35,

Benton Police Report

BENTON – The following information was released by the Benton Police Department on Monday, June 14, 2021. On June 10th, 2021 at approximately 12:21 a.m. Benton Police observed a suspicious male suspect in the 1100 block of North Main Street. Upon investigation, police arrested Grey Abbott, age 43, of Benton for unlawful possession of drug