For the latest local information regarding COVID-19, follow us on Facebook and see ourlocal news page

IDPH Wednesday Reported 2,022 New COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

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

Williamson County Sheriff’s Department Adds New Vehicles to Fleet

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

HUD Awards $134M to Improve, Preserve Public Housing in Illinois

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

IDPH Tuesday Reported 1,665 New COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

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

Two Dead after Train Hits Truck in Pulaski County

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