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Harrisburg Principal Wins Golden Apple Award

HARRISBURG – A Harrisburg school principal has been named the winner of the prestigious Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Leadership. Natalie Fry, the principal at Eastside Intermediate School, has been named the winner of the statewide award. Fry says it’s not about the recognition, she eats, sleeps, and breathes educating local kids. President of

McLeansboro to Keep City Pool Closed in 2020

MCLEANSBORO – The McLeansboro City Council voted to not open the city pool for the 2020 season at Tuesday night’s meeting. The decision comes as many cities weigh their options for what to do with their community pools this summer. Mt. Vernon and Herrin have already voted to keep their city pools closed this summer.

Southern Illinois COVID-19 Report – Tuesday, May 12

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Click on the links below to see the latest COVID-19 reports from area health departments for Tuesday, May 12, 2020. Please check back often for updated information. Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department Jackson County Health Department Southern Seven Health Department The Jefferson County Health Department has been notified of one additional positive case

Southern Illinois COVID-19 Report – Monday, May 11

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Click on the links below for the latest COVID-19 reports from area health departments as of Monday, May 11, 2020. Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department Jackson County Health Department Egyptian Health Department Southern Seven Health Department Hamilton County officials said Monday that they have no known active cases of COVID-19. All previous positive

Benton City Council Meets Tonight

BENTON – The Benton City Council will meet tonight at 6 at City Hall. Some of the items the board will discuss with possible action include amending the ordinance increasing impound fees, approval of the fire chief’s contract, SRO contract negotiations for Benton High School and Benton Grade School and a resolution for a graduation