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Sunday Morning Crash in Norris City Sends Injured Man to Hospital

NORRIS CITY – A man was injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday morning in Norris City. According to Illinois State Police, 39-year-old Stephanie A. Nugent of Enfield was driving her 2014 silver Jeep Cherokee north on South Division Street when she approached the intersection of South Division and East Main streets. During that time, a

Marion Police Report

MARION – The following information was released by the Marion Police Department on Friday, September 10, 2021. Robert Emery, 57, of Marion has been issued a city ordinance citation for Trespassing in the 400 block of North Walker Street on September 8, 2021. Victor Reynolds, 69, of Marion has been issued a city ordinance citation

Illinois Gaming Board Awards Walker’s Bluff with Gaming License

CARTERVILLE – Walker’s Bluff is one step closer to building its planned casino and hotel facility. On Thursday, the Illinois Gaming Board approved a gaming license for the Carterville facility. Walker’s Bluff applied for a casino license in 2019 shortly after announcing plans for a casino and other facilities like two hotels, a water park

SCC’s Bradley Chosen to Serve on State Community College Board

SPRINGFIELD – Governor JB Pritzker announced Wednesday that a southern Illinois man will serve as a member of the Community College Board pending confirmation by the Illinois Senate. Craig Bradley has served on the Shawnee Community College faculty in Ullin for nearly 30 years, teaching courses in computers, astronomy, and electronics. Bradley is the advisory

Carterville, Mt. Vernon Awarded State Adult Literacy Grants

SPRINGFIELD – Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White Thursday awarded over $5.6 million in Adult Literacy Grants to help students develop and enhance their reading, math, writing and English-language skills. Locally, John A. Logan College in Carterville will receive a Community Literacy Grant for $26,200 for its JALC AVL Make a Difference Project.

Fallen Christopher Firefighter to Be Honored by State Fire Marshal Friday

SPRINGFIELD – A fallen firefighter from Christopher is one of seven fallen Illinois firefighters that will be honored for their heroic sacrifice as the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s office will host the Fallen Firefighter and Medal of Honor Ceremony Friday morning on the State Capitol Grounds in Springfield. The family of Christopher Fire Department Firefighter

Marion Police Report

MARION – The following information was released by the Marion Police Department on Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2021. Constance Johnston-Ward, 33, of Marion has been arrested for Resisting/Obstructing a Police Officer, Fleeing to Elude Police Officers and Endangering the Life/Health of a Child on August 21, 2021 in the area of Colin Bradley and Patrick Street.