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School Registration Underway for Hamilton County Unit 10 Students

MCLEANSBORO – Registration for students in the Hamilton County Unit 10 School District is underway. District-wide registration will be done online or in-person. In-person registration will still be done online, and computer access will be provided at the Senior High building. Online registration got underway Monday. In-person registration takes place Wednesday from 9 a.m. to

Franklin County Sheriff’s Report

BENTON – The following information was released by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. 7-23-21 Garret W. Barr age 26 of Marion was ticketed for operating an uninsured motor vehicle.7-24-21 Chalieah E. Butler age 25 of Logan was ticketed for operating an uninsured motor vehicle and speeding.7-24-21 Michele L. Thompson age

Bryant Calls for Full Audit of State’s Unemployment Programs

SPRINGFIELD — After the release of a scathing report from the Illinois Auditor General, State Sen. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro) is calling for a full audit of Gov. JB Pritzker’s management of the state’s unemployment programs. On July 28, the Auditor General released a financial audit of the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) that detailed the Pritzker Administration’s failures regarding the Pandemic Unemployment

Fowler’s Initiative for Local Law Enforcement Signed into Law

HARRISBURG – An initiative sponsored by State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) to help local law enforcement was recently signed into law.  House Bill 3882 changes the definition of police vehicle to include recreational off-highway vehicles, all-terrain vehicles, watercraft, and aircraft for purposes of the Illinois Vehicle Code. “This was an issue brought to my attention

Herrin Police Report

HERRIN – The following information was released by the Herrin Police Department on Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021 John A. Smith Age 33From: Elizabethtown, ILArrested on 07-21-21 for driving while suspended. John H. Smith Age 26From: Hurst, ILArrested on 07-22-21 for criminal trespass to property. Glenn R. Valco Jr. Age 32From: Christopher, ILArrested 07-22-21 on a