E-Learning Will Continue in Harrisburg School District

HARRISBURG – The Harrisburg School District will continue e-learning as the state-wide school closures continue. In an update from the district, officials say the e-learning program is continuing with materials sent out at the beginning of the closure. They ask students to continue to look for updates from their teachers on their coursework. Those without

Jefferson County Reports First Case of Coronavirus

MT. VERNON – The Jefferson County Health Department was notified late Thursday of a positive case of COVID-19 within Jefferson County. The patient is a male in his 50’s from Texas who was traveling through Jefferson County and became ill enough to be hospitalized. He is in isolation at a local hospital with all appropriate

Carmi Light and Water Office Closed to Public Entry

CARMI – The City of Carmi Light and Water Office will be closed to public entry until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns. At the time of writing this press release, the City of Carmi is not aware of any COVID-19 cases in White County, Illinois.  Those wishing to pay their bill may do so

Mt. Vernon Mayor Says ‘We’ll Get Through This Together’

MT. VERNON – The COVID-19 pandemic has sent citizens of this entire world and their daily lives into a whirlwind of changes. Through quarantines, stay-at-home orders and a mountain of closures; most everyone’s life has been affected whether they’ve contracted the virus or not. Mt. Vernon Mayor John Lewis says when it comes to the

Franklin County Reports First Case of Coronavirus

BENTON – Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department has been notified that a Franklin County resident tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual, a woman in her 50’s, is recovering and is at home on isolation. This is the first laboratory confirmed positive of COVID-19 in Franklin County. The individual is thought to have been exposed to the