Marion Man Sentenced on Gun Charge in Saline County

MARION – A Marion man was recently sentenced to four years in state prison on gun charges. Saline County State’s Attorney Jayson Clark says 23-year-old Shai A. Schauf will also serve two years of mandatory supervised release after he is released from prison. Schauf entered a guilty plea last Thursday to a Class 2 felony

Carterville Police Investigating Two Shooting Incidents

CARTERVILLE – Carterville Police are investigating two reports of shots fired this week. Police got a call around 6 p.m. Tuesday about an incident where the victim heard a single popping sound around 3 p.m. that day in the 200 block of McNeil Street and discovered a bullet hole in his vehicle parked outside his

Hamco Food and Brew Fest Saturday in McLeansboro

MCLEANSBORO – The Hamco Food and Brew Fest takes place Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Trackers Lodge on South Washington Street in McLeansboro. You’ll have a chance to sample great foods and desserts from area food vendors as well as outstanding beer from local and regional brewers. Tickets are $20 in advance and

Heavy Rains Not Causing Road Issues in Hamilton County

MCLEANSBORO – Hamilton County Emergency Management is reporting that all major roads – Illinois 142, 242 and Norris City Blacktop – are currently open. There is still a large amount of water to drain, so these conditions can change rapidly. There are certain areas that have small amounts of standing and ponding water on the

Rumored Threat toward Carbondale Community H.S. Not Credible

CARBONDALE – It seems someone allegedly made a threat toward Carbondale Community High School on social media Wednesday. According to a Twitter post by Supt. Steve Murphy, the threat was investigated and turned out not to be credible. Murphy says school officials worked to get the news out to parents and the community about the

Detering: Threat of School Violence Not Substantiated

SALEM – Salem Community High School Superintendent Brad Detering is reporting the school has received information about the possibility of a threat of school violence. However, at this time there is no credible information to substantiate the claim. SCHS, along with the Salem Police Department, has investigated the threat, and at this time they have

Carbondale Chamber to Host Tax Reform Roundtable Thursday

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Chamber of Commerce invites you to a Tax Reform Roundtable with Congressman Mike Bost Thursday afternoon at 2 at the Carbondale Civic Center. Representatives from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will be on hand to answer your questions about how tax reform will affect your business and provide information about upcoming

Galatia Man Injured in White County Crash Monday Night

OMAHA, IL – Driver fatigue led to a Galatia man being involved in a one-car crash around 10:15 Monday night in White County. Illinois State Police say 60-year-old Daniel W. Stidman was traveling west in his pickup truck on Illinois 141 near Healy Road when he fell asleep. The truck left the roadway to the