BENTON – A burn ban order has been issued for Franklin County due to an elevated fire danger. Residents are asked to refrain from burning until Wednesday at 6 p.m.
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday reported 1,182 new COVID-19 in Illinois, including five additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,199,517 cases, including 20,767 deaths, in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from March 1-7 is 2.3%. The preliminary seven-day
HARRISBURG – State Senator Dale Fowler is teaming up with local organizations to give away over 600 youth-sized girl dresses to families in need throughout Southern Illinois. Ray Watt has more.
CAIRO – The US 60/62 Mississippi River Bridge in Cairo will be closed to all traffic later this month for its annual safety inspection. According to IDOT, the closures are scheduled to begin on Monday, March 22 at 8 a.m. extending through Thursday, March 25, at 12 p.m. and Monday, March 29 at 8 a.m.
MCLEANSBORO – Hamilton Memorial Hospital District is now offering weekly COVID-19 vaccine appointments at the Hamilton Memorial Family Clinic, located at 611 South Marshall Avenue in McLeansboro. Vaccines are available by appointment only to those eligible under the Illinois Department of Public Health Phase 1a and 1b COVID-19 vaccination criteria. For appointment setting information call
MCLEANSBORO – Four McLeansboro residents were injured in a single-vehicle crash around 10:30 Sunday night in Hamilton County. According to Illinois State Police, 32-year-old Sarah M. McFarland was driving her 2019 red Nissan west on Norris City Road approaching Illinois 142 when she failed to stop at the stop sign and traveled across Illinois 142
INA – Fall semester may be a few months away, but the time to sign up for classes at Rend Lake College in Ina starts now. Fall classes begin the week of Monday, Aug. 16, but students can begin scheduling appointments with their advisers this month. On Monday, March 15, sophomores can make appointments between
INA – The deadline to apply for the Rend Lake College Nursing program is fast approaching. All applications and required materials are to be sent in by March 31. The Associate Degree Nursing Program is designed to prepare future nurses to give quality care to clients and function as important members of the healthcare community.