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Southern Illinois COVID-19 Update

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 Health Department Illinois Department of Public Health

Mt. Vernon Man Arrested on Cocaine Charge

MT. VERNON – A 24-year-old Mt. Vernon man was arrested over the weekend on a warrant charging him with delivery of cocaine. Lamar Williams Junior was arrested Saturday by Mt. Vernon Police. He was formally charged Monday in Jefferson County Court with Class 1 felony delivery of between 1 and 15 grams of cocaine. Williams

Fire Hydrant Flushing Happening in Carmi

CARMI – Fire hydrant flushing is underway in Carmi. Flushing will occur nightly Tuesday through Friday from 1 to 5 a.m. The process should take six weeks. During those times, customers may experience low water pressure or discolored water. The City of Carmi apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause.

Carterville, Mt. Vernon Awarded State Adult Literacy Grants

SPRINGFIELD – Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White Thursday awarded over $5.6 million in Adult Literacy Grants to help students develop and enhance their reading, math, writing and English-language skills. Locally, John A. Logan College in Carterville will receive a Community Literacy Grant for $26,200 for its JALC AVL Make a Difference Project.

Murbarger Murder Trial Set for January 18

FAIRFIELD – A January jury trial has been scheduled in the case of 25-year-old Brodey Murbarger who is accused of murdering his 15-year-old girlfriend in 2014 and then hiding her body in a shallow grave in rural Wayne County. Murbarger appeared via Zoom for a brief pre-trial conference in Wayne County Circuit Court Tuesday where