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Southern Illinois COVID-19 Report – Monday, May 11

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Click on the links below for the latest COVID-19 reports from area health departments as of Monday, May 11, 2020. Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department Jackson County Health Department Egyptian Health Department Southern Seven Health Department Hamilton County officials said Monday that they have no known active cases of COVID-19. All previous positive

Benton City Council Meets Tonight

BENTON – The Benton City Council will meet tonight at 6 at City Hall. Some of the items the board will discuss with possible action include amending the ordinance increasing impound fees, approval of the fire chief’s contract, SRO contract negotiations for Benton High School and Benton Grade School and a resolution for a graduation

All-Terrain Vehicles Prohibited on Shawnee National Forest

HARRISBURG – Shawnee National Forest would like to remind the public that All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs), Utility Task Vehicle (UTVs), “Side-by-Sides” and Off-Highway motorized vehicles are prohibited from operating on National Forest System roads and trails as well as cross-country. All motor vehicles are prohibited from off-road travel on the Forest. National Forest System roads on the Shawnee

Southern Illinois COVID-19 Report – Sunday, May 10

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Click on the links before for the latest Southern Illinois COVID-19 reports released by area health departments on Sunday, May 10, 2020. Jackson County Health Department The Jefferson County Health Department has been notified of one additional positive case of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours in Jefferson County residents – a female

Southern Illinois COVID-19 Report – Friday, May 8

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Click on the links below for the latest information regarding COVID-19 cases across Southern Illinois.  Jackson County Health Department Jefferson County Health Department  Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department Southern Seven Health Department

Rend Lake Dam Road Closed Tuesday for Routine Inspection

REND LAKE – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake says the Rend Lake Dam/Spillway Bridge will be closed to all through traffic from 7:30 a.m. through 4 p.m. Tuesday so engineers can perform a periodic inspection of the bridge. Periodic inspections are conducted every two years on all bridges at Rend Lake