Groundbreaking Today for New Culver’s Restaurant in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – A groundbreaking ceremony for the new Culver’s restaurant in Carbondale is set for today at 11 at the intersection of Reed Station Road and Route 13. The restaurant specializes in burgers made with beef and dairy from the Midwest and frozen custard. Culver’s first opened in 1984 in Sauk City, Wisconsin. Currently, they

Carbondale Man Pleads Guilty on Meth Charges

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – A Carbondale man Thursday pled guilty in U.S. District Court to a two-count indictment charging conspiracy to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and unlawful distribution of methamphetamine. Court records show 31-year-old Answar D. Rollins committed the offenses between March and Aug. 8 of last year in Jackson County. The conspiracy

IL 148 in Zeigler Back Open Following Minor Train Derailment

ZEIGLER – Route 148 in Zeigler reopened Monday morning after being closed Sunday night due to a minor train derailment that posed no threat to the public. According to Franklin County Emergency Management, one train car came off the tracks carrying a non-hazardous payload. Local law enforcement and emergency management officials arrived to investigate. Southbound

Missouri Man Loses Life in Wednesday Crash in Wayne County

FAIRFIELD – A St. Charles, Missouri man died in a one-vehicle crash in Wayne County Wednesday afternoon. Illinois State Police say 64-year-old Thomas E. Shull was driving his SUV east on I-64 in rural Wayne County just after 1:30 when for unknown reasons he left the roadway at the 93.5 mile post, drove through the

Rauner to Make Stops in Makanda, Marion Today

MAKANDA/MARION – Gov. Bruce Rauner will be in Makanda and Marion today. Rauner delivered remarks this morning at the Special Olympics 50th Anniversary kickoff celebration at the Touch of Nature – Freeberg Hall in Makanda. He will be there again tonight at 6:30 for the Special Olympics 50th Anniversary gala. The governor will make a