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Hamilton County Board Meets Tonight

MCLEANSBORO – The Hamilton County Board has a lite agenda for tonight’s meeting at 6 at the courthouse in McLeansboro. The board is expected to hear an update from Clark Griffith representing the Hamilton/Wayne County Board of Health regarding COVID-19 in Hamilton County, discuss with Sheriff Tracy Lakin and possibly act on the approval of

IDPH Monday Reported Over 3,100 New Positive COVID-19 Cases in Illinois, Mitigation Efforts Begin Thursday in Southern Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday reported 3,113 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 22 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 347,161 cases, including 9,236 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The age of cases ranges from younger than one to older than 100

Carmi Police Report

CARMI –  A New Haven woman is facing charges following an incident in Carmi Saturday night. According to Carmi Police, 24-year-old Shania A. Miller was arrested for aggravated DUI after being found passed out in her car with two minor children in the vehicle at Wabash Christian Retirement Center on Bohleber Drive after the vehicle

Marion Pastor Arrested on Child Porn, Intimidation Charges

MARION – A Marion pastor has been temporarily relieved of his duties after his arrest Thursday by Williamson County authorities on child pornography and intimidation charges According to a post on the Illinois Great Rivers Conference-The United Methodist Church Facebook group, an inquiry will be made into the circumstances which led to the arrest of

Cook Portable Warehouses Collecting Winter Gear for Kids

MT. VERNON – Cook Portable Warehouses is hosting a Coats for Kids drive at their Broadway location in Mt. Vernon.   Terri Armstrong is the Sales & Property Manager at Cook. She says they’re collecting coats of all sizes. The Warehouses are open Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. for you to

McLeansboro City-wide Clean-up Set for Next Week

MCLEANSBORO – The City of McLeansboro will hold a fall city-wide clean-up starting Monday, Oct. 26 through Thursday, Oct. 29. All discarded materials should be brought to the dumpsters located at the Light Plant on West Market Street between 7:45 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Clean-up will not include tires, batteries, air conditioners/furnaces, computers, televisions, and

Bi-County Health Holding Drive-thru Flu Clinics

MARION/BENTON – The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department will hold drive-thru flu clinics today from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at John A. Logan College in Carterville and on Thursday, Oct. 22 at Weeks in West Frankfort. This event is for those 6 months of age and older. Bi-County Health will charge a fee for the

IDPH Sunday Reported Over 4,200 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Sunday reported 4,245 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 22 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 344,048 cases, including 9,214 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test

Two Charged in Thursday Incident in Crossville

CROSSVILLE – A Crossville couple are facing charges following an incident in Crossville Thursday afternoon. According to Crossville Police, an officer saw 23-year-old Nicholas Dalton Page in the garage at 708 Cross Street. The officer knew that Page was wanted. Page saw the officer and ran into the house. Crossville Police received assistance from Carmi