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City of Benton Accepting Applications for Probationary Firefighter

BENTON – The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Benton, Illinois is now accepting applications for the position of probationary firefighter.   The testing process will consist of an orientation, written exam, physical ability test, and oral interview. The testing will create an eligibility list from which future openings to the fire

Census Report Shows Increase in Population in Carrier Mills

CARRIER MILLS – The 2020 Census report was made official by the Illinois Secretary of State. Carrier Mills was one of very few communities to show an increase in population from the 2010 census to the 2020 census. The official population of Carrier Mills following the 2020 Census is 1,672. Carrier Mills had been on

Dead Body Discovered in Metropolis

METROPOLIS – A dead body was discovered in Metropolis Tuesday night.   According to Illinois State Police, its Division of Criminal Investigation Zone 7 was requested by the Metropolis Police Department to investigate after a 58-year-old man was found dead in close proximity to the railroad tracks near Route 45 and Airport Road in Metropolis.

Marion Police Report

MARION – The following information was released by the Marion Police Department on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. Brittany Lovsey, 22, of Centralia has been arrested for Unlawful Use of a Weapon and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in the area of The Hill Avenue and I-57 on January 18, 2022. Jonathan Romani, 27, of Sesser has

Celebrate Regional Artists Exhibit on Display in Hise Museum

HARRISBURG – Regional artists are being showcased at the Ella Elizabeth Hise Museum of Regional Art at Southeastern Illinois College during the Celebrate Regional Artists exhibit being presented through Thursday, March 3. Visitors will enjoy more than 50 works, including those featuring fiber arts, photography, paintings, sculptures and various other mediums brought in by artists

Scholarships Application Deadline is Feb. 28 at SIC

HARRISBURG – Scholarship application time is in full swing at Southeastern Illinois College. The deadline is Feb. 28 for all students — new and current — who plan to attend during the 2022-2023 academic year. One application serves for more than 300 possible scholarships. The application has three main requirements: 1) fill out the application

Shots Fired Reported in Carbondale Tuesday Night

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are investigating a report of shots fired in the 300 block of South Cedarview Street around 10:30 Tuesday night. Officers learned that a home was damaged as a result of the gunfire. No injuries were reported.   Information about a suspect is not available at this time.   Anyone with information

One Injured in Wednesday Home Invasion in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – A reported home invasion is under investigation in Carbondale. According to Carbondale Police just before 1 Wednesday afternoon, officers responded to the 600 block of East Searing Street in reference to a juvenile suspect who entered a home, displayed a firearm and demanded money.   During the robbery, the suspect struck the victim