SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday reported 2,022 new COVID-19 cases, including 44 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,179,342 cases, including 20,374 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Feb. 17–23 is 2.6%. The
HERRIN – Click here to see the Herrin Police Report for the week of Feb. 15, 2021.
MARION – The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office has added two used patrol vehicles from the Kansas State Highway Patrol to its fleet of vehicles. Sheriff Bennie Vick thanks the Williamson County Board of Commissioners for their recent decision to buy the vehicles. The sheriff says the addition of these two Ford Explorer vehicles helps replace
CHICAGO – Several southern Illinois housing authorities are among 93 housing authorities in Illinois that will be seeing a part of $134 million in funding to make capital investments in their public housing units. That’s according to a statement released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD says this money is
EFFINGHAM/MT. VERNON – Authorities have released more information regarding a weekend incident in Altamont that sent two women to the hospital and resulted in multiple people being arrested on drug and attempted murder charges. According to the Effingham County State’s Attorney’s Office, 33-year-old Blake R. Miller of Mt. Vernon is accused of attempted murder for
BENTON – The Benton City Council Monday Night approved selling the city owned lot at 411 N. Commercial to Pam Dorris for $500. According to City Clerk Brook Craig, the lot was previously up for sale through auction with the City of Benton back in 2017.
MARION – The Marion City Council approved a couple of ordinances dealing with some fire department equipment at Monday’s meeting. The Council approved an ordinance selling a 2004 Crimson 103’ Ladder Truck to the City of Carterville for $150,000 and another selling a 1988 LTI 75’ Ladder Truck to the Williamson County Fire Protection District
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health Tuesday reported 1,665 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois, including 27 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,177,320 cases, including 20,330 deaths, in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Feb. 16–22 is 2.8%. The preliminary seven-day
ULLIN – Two people are dead after a train hit the truck they were in Tuesday morning in Pulaski County. According to Illinois State Police, at 11:30 a.m. a white Ford Truck driven by a 76-year-old man was turning west onto McIntosh Lane from US 51 one mile south of Ullin when the driver pulled
Illinois Manufacturers’ Association Releases List of Southern Illinois Products for ‘Makers Madness’
OAK BROOK – The Illinois Manufacturers’ Association just announced the start of the initial round of voting for Makers Madness, a bracket-style tournament in which voters across the state will decide which product is The Coolest Thing Made in Illinois. While you can find the full list of 311 products nominated at www.makersmadnessil.com, officials have