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Upcoming Hamilton County Highway Department Projects

The Hamilton County Highway Department is continuing to start several highway projects in Hamilton County.  Theses road projects will include cement stabilization of the soil along with Oil and Chip overlay.  Each section will be closed for approximately 3 weeks. The second section will be Rector Creek Road.  Beginning at the Franklin / Hamilton Co.

Southern Illinois COVID-19 Update 5/21/20

Southern Illinois COVID-19 Update 5/21/20New COVID-19 Cases reported in Clinton, Jackson, Washington, and Williamson Counties Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department has been notified of two new positive COVID-19 cases within Franklin and Williamson county. The two new cases of COVID-19 include the following: Williamson County:  Males: One in their 50’s  Females: One in their 40’s These

Southern Illinois COVID-19 Report – Tuesday, May 19

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Click on the links below for the latest information regarding COVID-19 cases released by area health departments on Tuesday, May 19, 2020.  Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department Jackson County Health Department Southern Seven Health Department 

Road Projects Begin Monday on I-64 in Southern Illinois

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Some road projects are set to begin Monday, weather permitting, on I-64 in southern Illinois. According to IDOT, traffic will be down to one lane in each direction on I-64 from the Wayne-White County line to 6.5 miles east so a contractor can complete milling and resurfacing operations. This work is expected

Southern Illinois COVID-19 Report – Thursday, May 14

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Here is the latest COVID-19 information released by area health departments on Thursday, May 14, 2020. Please check back often for updates. Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department Jackson County Health Department Jefferson County Health Department Southern Seven Health Department The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday announced 3,239 new cases of coronavirus

Southern Illinois COVID-19 Report – Wednesday, May 13

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Click on the links below for the latest COVID-19 information from area health departments for Wednesday, May 13, 2020. Check back often for updates. Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department Jefferson County Health Department Southern Seven Health Department The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday announced 1,677 new cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Benton City Council Approves FY 2020-21 Budget

BENTON – The Benton City Council approved the city’s Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget by a vote of 4 to 1 at Monday night’s meeting. You can see a draft copy of the budget on the city’s website at bentonil.com. The budget shows that total projected revenue will be just over $3 million with total projected