Category Archives: Local News

Funeral Arrangements Set for Marion Mayor Bob Butler.

Funeral Arrangements Set for Marion Mayor Bob Butler.

Marion – Funeral Arrangements have been made in honor of Mayor Bob Butler. On Monday April 29, 2019 from 11am to 9pm, Mayor Emeritus Robert L. Butler will lie in State in the lobby of the Marion Cultural and Civic Center for the public to pay their respect. Additional time for visitation will be Tuesday…Read more…

Investigation Underway After Body Pulled from Ohio River Near Cairo

Alexander Co. – An investigation is underway after a body was pulled from the Ohio River in Alexander County yesterday afternoon. According to a release from the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, the body was found by a barge worker in the river at Cairo. The identity of the deceased is unknown at this time. It…Read more…

Two Dead After Head-On Collision Wreck in White County

White Co. – Two are dead after a wreck in White County on Monday. According to a release from the Illinois State Police, the accident happened at around 10:15 Monday night on Route 141 just east of the Little Wabash River Bridge when two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision. Judith and Michelle Egan…Read more…

Rep. Windhorst to Host Office Hours in Vienna Wednesday Morning

Rep. Windhorst to Host Office Hours in Vienna Wednesday Morning

Vienna – As a part of his new Satellite Office Hours Program, State Rep. Patrick Windhorst will be hosting office hours today at Vienna City Hall from 10 a.m. to noon. Your invited to attend and discuss any issues you would like with Rep. Windhorst. Any questions regarding the Satellite Office Hours Program, or recommendations…Read more…

Four Injured in Zeigler as a Result of Two-Car Accident

Four Injured in Zeigler as a Result of Two-Car Accident

Zeigler – Four are injured as the result of a crash that happened in Zeigler yesterday. According to a release from the Zeigler Fire Department the accident happened at the intersection of Orchard Street and Highway 149 when two cars collided. Three involved in the wreck were taken to local hospitals via ambulance. One had…Read more…

Former Marion Mayor Passes Away

Former Marion Mayor Passes Away

Marion – The city of Marion is mourning longtime Mayor Bob Butler, who passed away this morning at the age of 92. Butler served as Mayor of Marion for 55-years before retiring in January of 2018. The announcement of Butler’s passing was announced by Mayor Anthony Rinella on the city’s Facebook page. We will bring…Read more…

IDNR Arrests 4 For Unlawful Take of Over 100 Bass in Jackson Co.

IDNR – An investigation by the Department of Conservation led to the arrest of 4 subjects for the unlawful take of 114 bass in Jackson County. According to a release from the IDNR, Conservation Officers received information of 3 subjects, allegedly fishing Burning Star Fish and Wildlife Area. The CPO’s drove around Burning Star Fish…Read more…

State Representatives to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Murphysboro

Murphysboro – State Representatives Terri Bryant and Patrick Windhorst will host a legislative update and town hall meeting in Murphysboro tonight from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Davis-McCann Center in Murphysboro, located at 15 N. 4th Street in Murphysboro. Representatives Bryant and Windhorst will be joined by a representative of Americans for Prosperity to…Read more…

Benton City Council Meeting Agenda for 4/22

Benton – The Benton City Council will meet tonight at 6 at City Hall on South Main. The council will be discussing with possible approval several items including accepting bids for roof repairs at the fire department, unrestricting $300,000 from the wastewater treatment plant funds, restricting $300,000 for the North Main water line replacement project, approval of…Read more…

West Frankfort City Council Has Heavy Agenda for April 23rd Meeting

The West Frankfort City Council will meet Tuesday night at 6 at City Hall. The council will discuss with possible action a proclamation declaring May 9-11 as the West Frankfort Old King Coal Festival, a resolution for the Old King Coal Committee to sponsor their annual Old King Coal Parade on Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m., a donation…Read more…