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Southern Illinois COVID-19 Update

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

Fire Hydrant Flushing Happening in Carmi

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.

Carterville, Mt. Vernon Awarded State Adult Literacy Grants

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.

City of Carmi Electronics Recycling Event September 25

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

‘Veterans on Parade’ Set for Saturday in Marion

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 Fall Festival Starts Thursday

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.