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City of Carbondale Closed Monday for New Year’s Holiday

CARBONDALE – All City of Carbondale offices will be closed on Monday, January 2 for the New Year’s holiday.  Walk-in customer service will not be available on this day from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Offices will reopen on Tuesday, January 3 at 8 a.m. Emergency services will be available during the closure. Utility bill

Portion of SAFE-T Act Tossed by Kankakee County Judge

KANKAKEE COUNTY — Illinois’ controversial SAFE-T Act is once again in question after a judge made a major change to it Wednesday. Kankakee County Chief Judge Thomas Cunnington’s ruling sides with prosecutors and sheriffs from across the state. But the ruling will only affect a portion of the SAFE-T act. And state leaders plan to

Severin: End of Cash Bail Ruled Unconstitutional

BENTON – State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) currently serves as the House Republican ranking member on the House Judiciary Criminal Law Committee. Severin issued the following statement Wednesday night upon the news that the end of cash bail has been ruled unconstitutional by a Kankakee County judge on Wednesday night. “I have voted no on

I-57 Southbound Exit at Dix Reopened, Northbound Work up Next

DIX – Drivers have been detouring around the southbound Interstate 57 exit at Dix for months as the Illinois Department of Transportation replaced the overpass structure and wound traffic through a twisting two-lane construction zone. But on Tuesday, the southbound exit reopened and the lanes of traffic were returned to their proper sides of the

Franklin County Sheriff Promotes Two Officers

BENTON – Two Franklin County Sheriff’s Office officers have been promoted. According to Sheriff Kyle Bacon, Correctional Officer Marie Johnson has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant. Lt. Johnson has worked in the sheriff’s office for 17 years and will serve as an Administrative Lieutenant within the jail facility. Deputy Jared Anthis has been

City of Carbondale Highlights and Successes of 2022

CARBONDALE – In 2022, the City of Carbondale made significant progress toward its goals outlined in the City’s Vision 2025. Guided by these goals, and with the support and leadership of the Carbondale City Council, City staff have made strategic decisions to strengthen the local economy, improve infrastructure, revitalize the downtown, and establish processes to address

Franklin County Sheriff’s Report

BENTON – The following information was released by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday, December 27, 2022. 12-19-22 Sean N. Pitchers, age 54, of Johnston City was arrested for driving while license suspended. Pitchers also had a failure to appear warrant for driving while license suspended.12-19-22 Dixie L. May, age 29, of Marion was

Herrin Police Report

HERRIN – The following information was released by the Herrin Police Department on Tuesday, December 27, 2022. Jeffrey L. Umdenstock Age 53From: Herrin, ILArrested on 12-13-22 for aggravated assault. Annie Nguyen Age 31From: Herrin, ILArrested 12-13-22 on a warrant. Aleasha R. Stanley Age 38From: West Frankfort, ILArrested on 12-13-22 for theft. Invy R. Buckner Age