Sesser Awarded Grant for Sidewalk Improvements

SESSER – Sesser city officials announced Friday that Sesser has been awarded a $74,000 Downtown Rehabilitation Grant for sidewalk improvements including changes to meet ADA guidelines, replacement of concrete, steps, handrails and much more. According to a post on the City of Sesser’s Facebook page, the grant will be used for improvements on the south

Crossville Police Make Warrant Arrest Friday Night

CROSSVILLE – A Charleston, Illinois woman wanted on warrants was arrested by Crossville Police Friday night. According to a Crossville Police Department police report, an officer pulled into the driveway at 406 W. Main St. and saw 19-year-old Shaunna M. Buckman get out of a vehicle and walk in the side door of a home.

Benton City Council Approves Trash Rate Increase

BENTON – Benton residents who receive Republic Services trash pick-up through the Benton Water Department will see an increase in their trash rates starting with their October water bill. The Benton City Council recently approved the increase, which will be $1.50 more a month. Regular service will be $14.62 a month. Seniors will pay $14.14

Hamilton County Board to Meet Tuesday Night

MCLEANSBORO – The Hamilton County Board’s monthly meeting takes place Tuesday night at 6 at the courthouse in McLeansboro. The board is expected to act on the Clearwave and Illinois Century Network agreement. The board will also hear from Sheriff Tracy Lakin as he will review the sheriff’s report and discuss with the board applications

SIU Carbondale to Launch Search for New Chancellor

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University at Carbondale is launching a search for a new chancellor. The Southern Illinoisan reports the search is being conducted at the same time that the Board of Trustees is searching for a new president of the SIU system. The board hopes to complete the presidential search by the

State Grant Funds $900K Solar Project at SIU

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Southern Illinois University at Carbondale a $900,000 grant to develop a solar energy and storage project. EPA Director John Kim announced the grant Thursday. The development will generate more than 150 kilowatts of solar energy and have capacity to store 310 kilowatts. It will