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Taylor Field in Harrisburg Reopened to Public

HARRISBURG – With the area entering Phase Three of the state’s reopening plan, Harrisburg school district officials have announced that Taylor Field is being reopened to the public. Community members are once again allowed to walk on the track encircling the football field. In a Facebook post from the district, people are asked to keep

Two Area JCPenney Stores Among over 150 Company is Closing

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – JCPenney is closing more than 150 stores, including their Carbondale and Mt. Vernon locations. According to a release from the company, they are closing 154 stores after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last month. The release went on to say that the company plans to continue operating the majority of their

Changes Coming Statewide to WIC Nutrition Program

HARRISBURG – The Illinois Department of Human Services will soon offer state-wide use of EBT for the Women, Infants & Children’s (WIC) Nutrition Program. Shawnna Rhine with the Southern Seven Health Department says the change will make it easier for participants and stores to use the program. The new eWIC cards are expected to be

Mt. Vernon Man Arrested in Connection with Monday Stabbing

MT. VERNON – A 30-year-old Mt. Vernon man who was free on bond in a sexual assault case was arrested Monday in connection with an alleged stabbing in the 1000 block of South 26th. According to Mt. Vernon Police Chief Trent Page, Theodore Jefferson was arrested Monday in connection with the reported stabbing. Page says