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Herrin Fire Purchases New System for Effective Fire Extinguisher Training

HERRIN – The Herrin Fire Department has purchased an Intelligent Training System Fire Extinguisher Training System. It will be used to teach how to effectively use a fire extinguisher and to train workers at businesses, students at schools, and the public at fire prevention events. The system utilizes patented sensor technology to detect how well

Alabama Man Arrested on I-57 in Jefferson County for Meth Possession

MT. VERNON – Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 30-year-old Alabama man on a meth charge Tuesday morning after the Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit responded to assist Illinois State Police on Interstate 57. According to the sheriff’s office, they responded to I-57 near Beal Road with a motorist acting suspicious. K9 Tico was deployed and

Goreville Schools Release Return to School Plan

GOREVILLE – The Goreville Community Unit School District Number One has approved its Return to School Plan for this year and is planning to return to a normal school year. The plan calls for making masks optional for students and staff in school and outside the school. The state of Illinois still requires masks on

Southeastern Illinois College Ranked #1 Online Community College

HARRISBURG, Illinois (July 20, 2021) —, a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, has announced the top online programs for 2021. Southeastern Illinois College is ranked number one. “We’re excited to be ranked so highly,” said SIC President Dr. Jonah Rice. “I always say programs are people, and when you

Southern Illinois Expo Returns, Now Accepting New Exhibitors

HARRISBURG — State Senator Dale Fowler and the Southern Illinois Chambers of Commerce are excited to announce the official opening of their vendor portal for the upcoming Southern Illinois Made Expo. “Given the circumstances of the past year, several businesses are still working to get back on their feet and recover from the pandemic,” said

Temporary Closure on U.S. 45 Ohio River ‘Brookport’ Bridge Thursday

PADUCAH, KY (July 20, 2021) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to temporarily close the U.S. 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge between Paducah, KY, and Brookport, IL, Thursday morning. The bridge will close promptly at 9 a.m. and remain closed until 11 a.m. Thursday. This temporary closure of the U.S. 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge

Shots Fired Reported in Carbondale Sunday Night

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are investigating a report of shots fired in the 300 block of South Cedarview Street Sunday night. Police say several shots were fired in the area causing damage to a vehicle that was parked in the area. No other damage was discovered, and no injuries were reported as a result of