Two Behind Bars Following Warrant Arrest in Carmi Wednesday

CARMI – Two Carmi residents were taken to the White County Jail following a warrant arrest Wednesday in Carmi. Carmi Police say officers responded to 105 Fairview Drive at 2:50 p.m. on a report of 22-year-old James Christian Stevens and 35-year-old Heather D. Bond walking into the home. Police knew that Stevens was wanted on

State Fire Marshal Called to Investigate Mt. Vernon House Fire

MT. VERNON – The Illinois State Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate a structure fire that happened late Tuesday night in Mt. Vernon. Mt. Vernon firefighters responded to a call from a neighbor reporting the fire around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday at 12th and Wescott. Upon their arrival, firefighters reported flames were coming from

Lane Reduction Begins May 1 on Northbound I-57 in Dix

DIX – IDOT says there will be a lane closure on northbound I-57 at exit 103 in Dix starting Wednesday, May 1 and continuing through Thursday, May 2. Maintenance crews will be repairing the structure carrying I-57 over Dix-Irving Rd. The entrance ramp from Dix-Irving Road to northbound I-57 will also be closed. You are

Franklin County 2019 Mobile Home Tax Bills Due June 21

BENTON – Franklin County Treasurer Steve Vercellino says 2019 mobile home tax bills are now in the mail. Vercellino says they were mailed out on Friday, April 12. Payment is due no later than Friday, June 21. Payments can be accepted in person at the Treasurer’s Office in the Franklin County Courthouse in Benton or

VA Schedules Health Care Town Hall in Carbondale

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will hold a town hall meeting in southern Illinois to familiarize the people it serves with its health care programs. The Wednesday evening event will be held on the campus of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale at the Student Recreation Center Alumni Lounge. It will run from