Marion Man Sentenced on Gun Charge in Saline County

MARION – A Marion man was recently sentenced to four years in state prison on gun charges. Saline County State’s Attorney Jayson Clark says 23-year-old Shai A. Schauf will also serve two years of mandatory supervised release after he is released from prison. Schauf entered a guilty plea last Thursday to a Class 2 felony

Carterville Police Investigating Two Shooting Incidents

CARTERVILLE – Carterville Police are investigating two reports of shots fired this week. Police got a call around 6 p.m. Tuesday about an incident where the victim heard a single popping sound around 3 p.m. that day in the 200 block of McNeil Street and discovered a bullet hole in his vehicle parked outside his

Hamco Food and Brew Fest Saturday in McLeansboro

MCLEANSBORO – The Hamco Food and Brew Fest takes place Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Trackers Lodge on South Washington Street in McLeansboro. You’ll have a chance to sample great foods and desserts from area food vendors as well as outstanding beer from local and regional brewers. Tickets are $20 in advance and

Heavy Rains Not Causing Road Issues in Hamilton County

MCLEANSBORO – Hamilton County Emergency Management is reporting that all major roads – Illinois 142, 242 and Norris City Blacktop – are currently open. There is still a large amount of water to drain, so these conditions can change rapidly. There are certain areas that have small amounts of standing and ponding water on the

Carbondale Chamber to Host Tax Reform Roundtable Thursday

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce invites you to a Tax Reform Roundtable with Congressman Mike Bost Thursday afternoon at 2 at the Carbondale Civic Center. Representatives from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will be on hand to answer your questions about how tax reform will affect your business and provide information about upcoming

Galatia Man Injured in White County Crash Monday Night

OMAHA, IL – Driver fatigue led to a Galatia man being involved in a one-car crash around 10:15 Monday night in White County. Illinois State Police say 60-year-old Daniel W. Stidman was traveling west in his pickup truck on Illinois 141 near Healy Road when he fell asleep. The truck left the roadway to the

Harrisburg Man Sentenced for November 2017 Home Invasion

HARRISBURG – A Harrisburg man will spend the next 13 years in prison for home invasion. Saline County State’s Attorney Jayson Clark says 44-year-old Scotty L. Adams entered a guilty plea Friday in Saline County Circuit Court to a Class X felony charge of home invasion. Besides his prison sentence, Adams will also serve three

Heavy Rains Lead Forecasters to Issue Flood Watch

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The National Weather Service in Paducah has issued a flood watch for our area through late Saturday night. Multiple rounds of rain, moderate to heavy at times, will increase the risk for areal flooding through the end of the week, primarily from Thursday night through Saturday night. Isolated low land and poor