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Jackson County Extension Offers Tour of Research Grounds

Murphysboro, Ill. – Summer is a busy time for our Agriculture and Natural Resources team, and they are excited to showcase some of the projects through a tour of the Jackson County Extension research grounds on August 12. The grounds feature several research and demonstration projects where valuable data is collected and used as teaching

Southern Illinois COVID-19 Update

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Due to the rise in positive COVID-19 cases in southern Illinois, click on the links below to see the latest COVID-19 information from our local health departments.  Egyptian Health Department Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department Hamilton County Health Department Jackson County Health Department Jefferson County Health Department Perry County Health Department Southern Seven

SIC Forensic Falcons Honored with IL House Resolution

HARRISBURG, Ill. (July 22, 2021) – The Southeastern Illinois College 2021 National Champion Forensic Falcons were honored Wednesday, July 21, at the college by Rep. Patrick Windhorst. Rep. Windhorst presented House Resolution 285 of the 102nd Illinois General Assembly to the SIC Forensic Falcons which he prepared and filed after hearing of the team’s recent

Planned Power Outages in Carmi Next Week

CARMI – The City of Carmi will have two planned power outages to tighten connections identified as potential issues during a recent thermal inspection. The planned outages will be from 3 to 4 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28 and Thursday, July 29.  The following areas will be affected on Wednesday: residential neighborhoods in Edgewood, Marshall

Hamilton County Board Transfers ARPA Funds to New Ambulance Service

MCLEANSBORO – The Hamilton County Board Tuesday night approved an ordinance authorizing the transfer of $347,457 of State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds from the American Rescue Plan Act to the Hamilton County Ambulance Service for the purpose of expanding vehicle and equipment capacity. County Board Chairman John Chapman says the new ambulance service has

Alabama Man Arrested on I-57 in Jefferson County for Meth Possession

MT. VERNON – Jefferson County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 30-year-old Alabama man on a meth charge Tuesday morning after the Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit responded to assist Illinois State Police on Interstate 57. According to the sheriff’s office, they responded to I-57 near Beal Road with a motorist acting suspicious. K9 Tico was deployed and

Southeastern Illinois College Ranked #1 Online Community College

HARRISBURG, Illinois (July 20, 2021) —, a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, has announced the top online programs for 2021. Southeastern Illinois College is ranked number one. “We’re excited to be ranked so highly,” said SIC President Dr. Jonah Rice. “I always say programs are people, and when you