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Domestic Disturbance Friday Night in Benton Leads to Man’s Arrest

BENTON – A Benton man is facing charges after Benton Police were sent to the 1000 block of North Fairland Street in reference to a domestic disturbance around 7:40 Friday night. According to a Benton Police press release, through investigation, police arrested 28-year-old Joshua C. Sims for aggravated battery, criminal damage to property and resisting

State Grants Heading to Local Government Entities for Transportation Projects

SPRINGFIELD/SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation recently announced the second of six $250 million grants to counties, municipalities and townships to address local transportation needs. Made possible thanks to the bipartisan Rebuild Illinois capital plan, the first infrastructure program in Illinois in nearly a decade and the largest in

IDPH Sunday Announced 1,467 New Positive Cases of COVID-19 in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Sunday announced 1,467 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 14 additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 181,943 cases, including 7,517 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total

IDPH Announced Thursday 1,772 New Positive COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday announced 1,772 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 18 additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 176,896 cases, including 7,478 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 41,134 specimens for a