Lt. Gov. to Unveil New AP Pilot Program at Pope County H.S.

GOLCONDA – Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti will be in southern Illinois again this afternoon where she will join students and school officials in Golconda at 2:30 to discuss a new Advanced Placement (AP) pilot program Pope County High School students have enrolled in this semester. The pilot program, launched through the Governor’s Rural Affairs Council

Wintery Mix, Snow, More Arctic Air Set to Hit Southern Illinois

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The potential exists for accumulating wintry precipitation across our region later this week. The National Weather Service in Paducah says initially temperatures will be warm enough to support all liquid precipitation through Thursday evening. As sub-freezing air sweeps in behind the cold front, a transition to a wintry mix and eventually snow

Sanguinetti to Discuss Opioid Epidemic This Afternoon in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti will be in Carbondale this afternoon. Sanguinetti will tour the Gateway Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center and meet with local medical and law enforcement officials to discuss the growing opioid overdose epidemic that claimed the lives of nearly 2,000 Illinoisans in 2016. Sanguinetti, who co-chairs the Governor’s Opioid Overdose

Carterville Man Faces Weapons Charge

CARTERVILLE – A Carterville man was arrested Sunday morning after Carterville Police responded to the 700 block of Laclede Avenue regarding a report of a man with a gun. When officers arrived to the scene just before 7:10 a.m., they encountered a man wearing a green army helmet and a ballistic vest who was armed

Long Guns Stolen from NE Franklin County Home Thursday

BENTON – The sheriff’s office in Franklin County says some long guns were reported stolen from a residential burglary that happened Thursday in the northeastern part of the county. Sheriff Don Jones says leads are actually being pursued. Jones reminds you that most residential burglaries are committed during daylight hours and to please report any

Benton Man Charged with Defrauding Southern Illinois Healthcare

BENTON – A Benton man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Benton charging him with defrauding his former employer – Southern Illinois Healthcare. According to court records, during the time period covered by the indictment, 48-year-old Cary E. Mosley was employed as the manager of SIH’s Radiation Oncology Department. During that same

Marion Sears, Area Kmart Stores Among 100 Set to Close

NEW YORK (AP) – Sears Holdings Corp. will be closing over 100 more stores as the struggling department store chain tries to turn around its business. The Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based company says that includes 64 Kmart stores and 39 Sears stores that will be shuttered between early March and early April.  This included the Sears