SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Click on the links below to see the latest COVID-19 information from our local health departments. Egyptian Health Department Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department Hamilton County Health Department Jackson County Health Department Jefferson County Health Department Perry County Health Department Southern Seven Health Department Illinois Department of Public Health
MARION – May 29, 2022 will mark the 40th anniversary of the deadly F-4 tornado that ripped through Marion. To that end, Mayor Mike Absher states, “As a community, we have the opportunity to pay forward the support we received by donating directly to a community recovering from Hurricane Ida.” The City identified a parish
CARMI – Fire hydrant flushing is underway in Carmi. Flushing will occur nightly Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 a.m. The process should take six weeks. During those times, customers may experience low water pressure or discolored water. The City of Carmi apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.
CARMI – IDOT has informed the City of Carmi that construction will continue on Main Street this week, weather permitting. Construction will continue to be from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. with traffic control starting at 6 p.m. Please do not park on Main Street during this time.
NORRIS CITY – A man was injured in a two-vehicle crash Sunday morning in Norris City. According to Illinois State Police, 39-year-old Stephanie A. Nugent of Enfield was driving her 2014 silver Jeep Cherokee north on South Division Street when she approached the intersection of South Division and East Main streets. During that time, a
SPRINGFIELD – Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White Thursday awarded over $5.6 million in Adult Literacy Grants to help students develop and enhance their reading, math, writing and English-language skills. Locally, John A. Logan College in Carterville will receive a Community Literacy Grant for $26,200 for its JALC AVL Make a Difference Project.
CARMI – The City of Carmi will host an electronics recycling event for Carmi and White County residents on Saturday, September 25, from 9 a.m. to noon at 520 North 3rd Street in Carmi. Due to COVID-19 CJD E-Cycling is requiring the following safety procedures: Materials to be recycled must be in the hatchback area
MARION – Saturday marks 20 years since the 9/11 attacks in New York, at the Pentagon and in Shanksville, PA. With that said, the 17th annual “Veterans on Parade” takes place Saturday along Main Street in Marion. Ed Davis, President of the Veterans on Parade organization, says they started this parade to showcase veterans, honor
MCLEANSBORO – The McLeansboro Fall Festival, sponsored by the McLeansboro Kiwanis Club, gets underway Thursday and runs through Saturday with live music, carnival rides, delicious food and much more. Jerry Prince, entertainment chairman for this year’s event, mentions who’ll be performing. Each concert is free and will be at 7 p.m. in downtown McLeansboro.
CARMI – Republic Services has informed the City of Carmi that they have now decided to run a regular trash pickup schedule next week. Trash will be picked up on your regular day the week of September 6.