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Part of Illinois 127 in Alto Pass Closed Until Aug. 13 for Road Work

ALTO PASS – IDOT says Illinois 127 in Alto Pass will be closed from Chestnut Street to just north of Rhine Road, weather permitting, starting today to facilitate bridge removal, earthwork and pavement reconstruction. Access to Bald Knob Cross, Peach Barn Winery and Alto Pass will be accessible and open to traffic. The road is

Carbondale Police Investigating Suspicious Solicitation

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are investigating a report of a suspicious solicitation that recently happened in the city. Police say around 9:30 a.m. on July 20, police responded to the 1700 block of Colonial Drive in reference to a report of a suspicious solicitation. Officers learned around 6 p.m. on July 19 that a white

Bryant to Host Secretary of State’s Mobile DMV Unit Wednesday

MURPHYSBORO – State Senator Terri Bryant is bringing the Secretary of State’s DMV mobile unit to Murphysboro Wednesday. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents can stop by the Mobile DMV Unit at the Davis-McCann Center on Walnut Street to fulfill their DMV needs. Services being provided include renewals to driver’s license, state IDs, license

Bailey to Make Campaign Stop in Harrisburg Wednesday

HARRISBURG – As part of his Summer Bus Tour, State Senator and Republican candidate for Governor Darren Bailey will make a campaign stop in Harrisburg Wednesday. Bailey will be at the Steam Cafe, located at 10 S. Cherry St., from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

Mt. Vernon Man Sentenced to 20 Years for Meth-related Charges

MT. VERNON – A 35-year-old Mt. Vernon man was sentenced Thursday in Jefferson County Court to 20 years in prison for his role in the delivery of between 15 and 100 grams of methamphetamine. Antonio Foulks pleaded guilty Thursday to a Class X felony charge of delivery of between 15-100 grams of meth. A Class

SIC Forensic Falcons Honored with IL House Resolution

HARRISBURG, Ill. (July 22, 2021) – The Southeastern Illinois College 2021 National Champion Forensic Falcons were honored Wednesday, July 21, at the college by Rep. Patrick Windhorst. Rep. Windhorst presented House Resolution 285 of the 102nd Illinois General Assembly to the SIC Forensic Falcons which he prepared and filed after hearing of the team’s recent

Planned Power Outages in Carmi Next Week

CARMI – The City of Carmi will have two planned power outages to tighten connections identified as potential issues during a recent thermal inspection. The planned outages will be from 3 to 4 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28 and Thursday, July 29.  The following areas will be affected on Wednesday: residential neighborhoods in Edgewood, Marshall

Hamilton County Board Transfers ARPA Funds to New Ambulance Service

MCLEANSBORO – The Hamilton County Board Tuesday night approved an ordinance authorizing the transfer of $347,457 of State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to the Hamilton County Ambulance Service for the purpose of expanding vehicle and equipment capacity. County Board Chairman John Chapman says the new ambulance service has