E-Learning Will Continue in Harrisburg School District

HARRISBURG – The Harrisburg School District will continue e-learning as the state-wide school closures continue. In an update from the district, officials say the e-learning program is continuing with materials sent out at the beginning of the closure. They ask students to continue to look for updates from their teachers on their coursework. Those without

Carmi Reschedules E-Recycle Event for May 30

CARMI – The City of Carmi has rescheduled its electronics recycling event for Carmi and White County residents. It will now be held on Saturday, May 30, 2020 from 9 a.m. to noon at 520 North 3rd Street in Carmi. It was scheduled for this Saturday, but had to be moved due to the COVID-19

Jefferson County Reports First Case of Coronavirus

MT. VERNON – The Jefferson County Health Department was notified late Thursday of a positive case of COVID-19 within Jefferson County. The patient is a male in his 50’s from Texas who was traveling through Jefferson County and became ill enough to be hospitalized. He is in isolation at a local hospital with all appropriate

Second Case of Coronavirus Reported in Jackson County

MURPHYSBORO – The Jackson County Health Department was notified Thursday evening of a Jackson County resident who tested positive for coronavirus. The individual, a male in his late teens, is doing fair and is at home on isolation. This is the second laboratory confirmed positive of COVID-19 in Jackson County. This individual is thought to

Carmi Light and Water Office Closed to Public Entry

CARMI – The City of Carmi Light and Water Office will be closed to public entry until further notice due to COVID-19 concerns. At the time of writing this press release, the City of Carmi is not aware of any COVID-19 cases in White County, Illinois.  Those wishing to pay their bill may do so

Mt. Vernon Mayor Says ‘We’ll Get Through This Together’

MT. VERNON – The COVID-19 pandemic has sent citizens of this entire world and their daily lives into a whirlwind of changes. Through quarantines, stay-at-home orders and a mountain of closures; most everyone’s life has been affected whether they’ve contracted the virus or not. Mt. Vernon Mayor John Lewis says when it comes to the

Franklin County Reports First Case of Coronavirus

BENTON – Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department has been notified that a Franklin County resident tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual, a woman in her 50’s, is recovering and is at home on isolation. This is the first laboratory confirmed positive of COVID-19 in Franklin County. The individual is thought to have been exposed to the