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

SIU Carbondale Awards 25 Transfer Achievement Scholarships for 2021-22

CARBONDALE, Ill. – Southern Illinois University Carbondale is awarding 25 academically high-achieving transfer students who also demonstrate leadership skills with Transfer Achievement Scholarships for 2021-2022. The scholarships are awarded for two years. Students have earned a 3.5 transfer GPA and earned an associate degree prior to attending SIU. Students participated in a competitive interview to

Williamson County Sheriff Seeking Help in Identifying Burglary Suspect

MARION – The sheriff’s office in Williamson County is seeking your help in trying to identify a male allegedly involved in two burglaries that happened Sept. 27 and Sept. 29 in rural northwestern Williamson County. According to Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick, the unidentified male was seen using stolen credit cards from the two burglaries

CWCHS Homecoming Parade Decorated Storefront Winners Announced

CARMI – Seven local business participated in the first ever CWCHS Homecoming Parade Decorated Storefront Contest this year, while many others decorated without entering the contest.  Each entry did a spectacular job of displaying their Bulldog Pride, and the Maroon Platoon judges had a difficult time choosing a winner. After looking and re-looking at all

Carbondale Police Looking for Two Missing Teens

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police need your help in finding two missing teens. Police say 14-year-old Kashaad D. Johnson was reported missing Friday. He was last seen on the afternoon of Sept. 29 in the 600 block of East Campus Drive in Carbondale. Johnson is 5’7” tall, weighing 180 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes

Franklin County Sheriff’s Office

BENTON – The following information was released by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on Monday, Oct. 4, 2021. 9-24-21 Madeline M. Farmer age 23 of Benton was ticketed for failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident.9-27-21 Kyle M. Levine age 30 of West Frankfort was arrested for unlawful possession of a stolen vehicle and

Marion Police Report

MARION – The following information was released by the Marion Police Department on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021. Joseph Fryfogle, 28, of Bourbonnais, IL has been arrested for Criminal Damage to Property in the 1100 block of West College Street. Roy Ward, 39, of Marion has been issued a citation for Reckless Driving in the 1300