Category Archives: Local News

2019 Construction Seasons Includes Many Southern Illinois Projects for IDOT

2019 Construction Seasons Includes Many Southern Illinois Projects for IDOT

ILLINOIS — The 2019 construction season is about to get underway in southern Illinois and during a news conference Monday morning, Illinois State Police, Illinois Department of Transportation and several local state legislators discussed the upcoming Interstate 57 Expansion Project and the importance of work zone safety for drivers and road crews. According to IDOT, in addition…Read more…

2 Killed in Two-Vehicle Accident on Route 3

2 Killed in Two-Vehicle Accident on Route 3

Alexander Co. – Two are dead and others injured after a two-vehicle accident on Illinois Route 3 near Thebes yesterday. According to a release from the Illinois State Police the accident happened at around 9:05am when an SUV and pickup truck collided head on. The release states that there were five total occupants involved in…Read more…

Southern Illinois Healthcare Seeks Trauma Center Status

Southern Illinois Healthcare Seeks Trauma Center Status

Carbondale (AP) – Southern Illinois Healthcare is taking steps to expand access to trauma care in the southern part of the state where the lack of trauma centers can add stress, cost and risk for those needing immediate attention. SIH Memorial Hospital has applied to the Illinois Department of Public Health for Level II Trauma…Read more…

Southern Illinois Road Closes for Spring Snake Migration

Southern Illinois Road Closes for Spring Snake Migration

Harrisburg (AP) – A stretch of road in southern Illinois is closed to allow snakes and amphibians the chance to migrate to their summer homes. The Shawnee National Forest’s “snake road” was closed Friday to allow the animals to move from the limestone bluffs where they hibernate during the winter to the nearby LaRue Swamp.…Read more…

Status of the City Meeting to be held in West Frankfort

West Frankfort – The City of West Frankfort’s Mayor and City Council will be having a Status of the City Meeting for Business Leaders and citizens on Tuesday, March 19 at 6 p.m. The meeting will be held at the West Frankfort Mall Event Center. An Open House of the mall and businesses will be held…Read more…

Ban on Tobacco Sales to Minors Goes to Illinois Governor

Ban on Tobacco Sales to Minors Goes to Illinois Governor

Springfield (AP) – A prohibition on tobacco sales to those under 21 is now under Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s consideration. The Senate voted 39-16 on Thursday to impose the restrictions under legislation known as Tobacco 21. The sponsor is Democratic Sen. Julie Morrison of Deerfield. Her idea is to prevent teenagers from picking up the deadly…Read more…

Carbondale Police Searching for Suspects in Credit Card Investigation

Carbondale Police Searching for Suspects in Credit Card Investigation

Carbondale – Carbondale Police need your help identifying two suspects in a theft and unlawful use of a credit/debit card investigation. Police say on Feb. 23, 2019, the suspects unlawfully used credit cards at both Walgreens and Kroger. The suspects were driving a silver sport utility vehicle.   Anyone with information about these incidents is…Read more…