MURPHYSBORO – An Arkansas man was taken to the Jackson County Jail Friday afternoon after Jackson County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the Campbell Hill area around 1:30 after getting a report about an unidentified white man wearing black pants, a black shirt and carrying a black bag in the area who allegedly was involved in
SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Broadcasters Association has bestowed their most prestigious award upon a local broadcaster. Dana Withers is the 2018 recipient of the IBA/Vincent T. Wasilewski Broadcaster of the Year award. Withers is the president of Withers Broadcasting and Dana Communications, owner of WMCL and many others in the region. Withers is a past
ANNA – A new bridge to be constructed on northbound I-57 in Union County has forced IDOT to move northbound traffic to the southbound lanes using a crossover just south of the Illinois 146 interchange at milepost 30. Traffic will be in a head-to-head configuration with one lane for each direction of travel until Nov.
BENTON – A Benton woman was arrested for battery after Benton Police were sent to the 1400 block of South Pope Street Wednesday afternoon for a fight in progress. Police say 20-year-old Tabitha E. Hall was taken to the Franklin County Jail.
CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — Southern Illinois University’s board of trustees voted Thursday not to reallocate state funding from the school’s Carbondale campus to its Edwardsville campus. The proposal to move an additional $5.1 million to the Edwardsville campus was made to reflect changes in the number of students enrolled at each site. It also included
BUCKNER – Two-hundred-ninety-three Ameren Illinois customers in Buckner were without power for a few hours Wednesday night after a large tree fell into a power line breaking the power pole carrying three different power sources. Brian Bretsch, with Ameren, says the power outage started at 6:45 p.m. Crews were called out to assess the situation
MCLEANSBORO – It looks like plans are in the works for a new water tower in McLeansboro. The McLeansboro City Council Tuesday night unanimously passed a motion to proceed with Shawnee Professional Services to prepare a preliminary engineering report for the construction of a new water tower, subject to review by legal counsel. The council
BENTON – Rend Lake Dam Road will be closed to all traffic starting Monday so contractors can safely repave and restripe the road. The road will be closed through mid-morning on Monday, April 23 according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake. The area affected begins at the intersection of Dam Road
OMAHA – A Ridgway man was involved in a single-vehicle injury crash in Gallatin County Tuesday morning. Illinois State Police say around 11:40, 26-year-old Dave R.V. Trimamez was driving his 2017 Toyota south on Route 1 at Harrell Street in Omaha when for unknown reasons he drove into the west ditch and struck a culvert