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SCC’s Bradley Chosen to Serve on State Community College Board

SPRINGFIELD – Governor JB Pritzker announced Wednesday that a southern Illinois man will serve as a member of the Community College Board pending confirmation by the Illinois Senate. Craig Bradley has served on the Shawnee Community College faculty in Ullin for nearly 30 years, teaching courses in computers, astronomy, and electronics. Bradley is the advisory

Carterville, Mt. Vernon Awarded State Adult Literacy Grants

SPRINGFIELD – Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White Thursday awarded over $5.6 million in Adult Literacy Grants to help students develop and enhance their reading, math, writing and English-language skills. Locally, John A. Logan College in Carterville will receive a Community Literacy Grant for $26,200 for its JALC AVL Make a Difference Project.

Fallen Christopher Firefighter to Be Honored by State Fire Marshal Friday

SPRINGFIELD – A fallen firefighter from Christopher is one of seven fallen Illinois firefighters that will be honored for their heroic sacrifice as the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s office will host the Fallen Firefighter and Medal of Honor Ceremony Friday morning on the State Capitol Grounds in Springfield. The family of Christopher Fire Department Firefighter

Marion Police Report

MARION – The following information was released by the Marion Police Department on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. Constance Johnston-Ward, 33, of Marion has been arrested for Resisting/Obstructing a Police Officer, Fleeing to Elude Police Officers and Endangering the Life/Health of a Child on August 21, 2021 in the area of Colin Bradley and Patrick Street.

New Beef and Pork Processing Facility Coming to Williamson County

MARION – There’s some good economic news coming out of Williamson County. Saline River Farms, LLC is planning to build an 83,000 square foot USDA Beef and Pork processing facility in eastern Williamson County. According to a press release, the facility will be located at 9032 Route 166 in Creal Springs. Williamson County was in

Murbarger Murder Trial Set for January 18

FAIRFIELD – A January jury trial has been scheduled in the case of 25-year-old Brodey Murbarger who is accused of murdering his 15-year-old girlfriend in 2014 and then hiding her body in a shallow grave in rural Wayne County. Murbarger appeared via Zoom for a brief pre-trial conference in Wayne County Circuit Court Tuesday where