Motorcyclist Killed in Herrin Road Crash Identified

HERRIN – We now know the name of the person killed in a crash involving a motorcycle and another vehicle Saturday afternoon on Herrin Road in Williamson County. Williamson County Coroner Michael “Junior” Burke says 32-year-old Zachary Willard of Johnston City was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries he sustained in the accident. Burke

Belleville Man Sentenced in 2015 Mt. Vernon Bank Robbery

MT. VERNON – A Belleville man has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for the 2015 robbery of a Mt. Vernon bank. Forty-seven-year-old Rodney D. Brock pleaded guilty Friday in Jefferson County Court to Class 1 felony robbery of a financial institution. Brock admitted that on Friday, June 12, 2015, he used threats of

Two Injured in Thursday Night Crash in Franklin County

BENTON – Franklin County Sheriff’s deputies along with other emergency personnel responded to a crash on Route 34 east of Benton just before 9 Thursday night. Sheriff Don Jones says 16-year-old Austin R. Crawford of Benton was driving his pickup truck east on Route 34 when he attempted to pass another pickup truck driven by

Southeastern Illinois College Receives $2.5M Donation

HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) — Southeastern Illinois College has received a $2.5 million donation for a new art museum on its Harrisburg campus. SIC President Jonah Rice announced the contribution from Retired Air Force Colonel William Hise and the estate of his late twin brother Air Force Brigadier General James Hise on Thursday. The money will

Severin to Hold Office Hours in Herrin Wednesday

HERRIN – State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) will be holding satellite office hours at the Herrin City Library, located at 120 N. 13th St., on Wednesday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rep. Severin’s office staff will be available to take your opinions about what is going on in Springfield and help you

Suspect Wanted in Tuesday Night Burglary in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are currently investigating a robbery that reportedly happened just after 9:30 Tuesday night in the 800 block of West Main Street. When officers arrived, they were told that a suspect entered a business and demanded money. The suspect then fled the business on foot going east. The suspect was described as

LeQuatte Named ROE #21 Regional Superintendent

MARION – Zeigler native Lorie LeQuatte was named Tuesday to replace Matt Donkin as Regional Superintendent of Schools for ROE #21. That announcement was made following a meeting of the County Board Chairs of Franklin, Johnson, Massac and Williamson County – the counties that make up ROE #21 – Thursday afternoon in Marion. LeQuatte, who

Brookport Man Sentenced to Death Penalty in Girlfriend’s Ohio Slaying

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Illinois man convicted of abducting his estranged girlfriend from Kentucky and killing her along an Ohio interstate has been sentenced to receive the death penalty. A judge in southwest Ohio’s Warren County sentenced Brookport, Illinois, resident Terry Froman on Thursday. The judge followed the recommendation of jurors who this month

Carbondale Man Wanted in Shooting Investigation

CARBONDALE – An arrest warrant has been issued for a Carbondale man for allegedly shooting at another man around 6:30 Wednesday night in the 400 block of East Chestnut Street. Carbondale Police say 22-year-old Malik L. Wright was armed with a handgun and was arguing with another person who is believed to be an adult