Carmi Reschedules E-Recycle Event for May 30

CARMI – The City of Carmi has rescheduled its electronics recycling event for Carmi and White County residents. It will now be held on Saturday, May 30, 2020 from 9 a.m. to noon at 520 North 3rd Street in Carmi. It was scheduled for this Saturday, but had to be moved due to the COVID-19

Second Case of Coronavirus Reported in Jackson County

MURPHYSBORO – The Jackson County Health Department was notified Thursday evening of a Jackson County resident who tested positive for coronavirus. The individual, a male in his late teens, is doing fair and is at home on isolation. This is the second laboratory confirmed positive of COVID-19 in Jackson County. This individual is thought to

Shawnee National Forest Closes Recreation Sites

HARRISBURG – All developed campgrounds and restrooms managed by the Shawnee National Forest have been closed indefinitely for the health and safety of visitors and staff. This includes: Mississippi Bluffs Ranger District – Johnson Creek Campground, Jackson County – Pine Hills Campground, Union County Hidden Springs Ranger District – Camp Cadiz Campground, Hardin County – Pharaoh Campground

Shawnee National Forest Offer Virtual Services

HARRISBURG – The Shawnee National Forest is closing offices and implementing virtual services to protect the health and safety of employees and members of the public during the COVID-19 outbreak in accordance with guidance from federal and state authorities.  Customers needing information, permits and maps are encouraged to call 618-253-7114 or 1-800-My-Woods during regular business hours

Severe Storms Thursday Cause Damage in Hamilton, Perry Counties

DAHLGREN/SUNFIELD – Severe storms Thursday afternoon did some damage in Hamilton County. According to Hamilton County EMA Director Nathan Taylor, several homes received minor damage. Some roofs were partially damaged. Several trees and power lines were also down. One camper attached to a truck was blown over. No injuries were reported. In Perry County, several

SSM Health Opens First COVID-19 Testing Sites

CENTRALIA/MT. VERNON – SSM Health in Southern Illinois has opened its first COVID-19 testing sites, which will test people who are showing symptoms of the virus. To be tested, patients must first complete a free online evaluation at If they meet the criteria set by the Centers for Disease Control, they will then be

McLeansboro City Council to Hold Special Meeting Friday

MCLEANSBORO – The McLeansboro City Council will hold a special meeting Friday at 4:15 p.m. at the Laborers Local 1197 Hall, located at 109 W. Market St. According to McLeansboro City Clerk Fred Vallowe, the meeting is being moved from City Hall to the Laborers Hall due to COVID-19 concerns. Vallowe says before the meeting