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Anna Police Searching for Suspect in Fourth of July Wal-Mart Theft

Anna Police Searching for Suspect in Fourth of July Wal-Mart Theft

Anna – The Anna Police Department are asking for your help in identifying a man connected to a case of theft at the Anna Wal-Mart. According to a release on the Police Department’s Facebook page, the incident happened on July 4th when the subject removed items from a large box, and replaced them with smaller,…Read more…

Two-Vehicle I-57 Wreck near Benton Injures Two on Friday

Two-Vehicle I-57 Wreck near Benton Injures Two on Friday

Franklin Co. – Two are recovering after a Friday night crash on I-57 in Franklin Co. According to a report from the Illinois State Police, a vehicle being driven in the northbound lane near milepost 72 blew a tire, causing the driver, a 24-year-old Mississippi woman to lose control and cross the median. A semi…Read more…

Three Hurt in Two-Vehicle Gallatin Co. Accident Saturday

Three Hurt in Two-Vehicle Gallatin Co. Accident Saturday

Gallatin Co. – Three are recovering following a two-vehicle wreck on at Illinois 1 and 141 in Gallatin Co. Saturday. According to a release from the Illinois State Police, the accident happened when a vehicle being driven by 80-year-old Frank Burk of Watson IL was headed southbound on Illinois 1 and failed to stop at…Read more…

Cave-in-Rock Ferry Operational After Weekend Repairs

Cave-in-Rock Ferry Operational After Weekend Repairs

KTC – The Cave-in-Rock Ferry is back to normal operations today after a closure on Saturday due to a mechanical issue. In a release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, it was announced that the Ferry was suspending services at 6:00am Saturday so that maintenance and repair could be performed on the ferry’s rudders. It is…Read more…

Carbondale Residents Can Apply For SFR Loan to Help Rehabilitate Their Homes

Carbondale Residents Can Apply For SFR Loan to Help Rehabilitate Their Homes

Carbondale – The City of Carbondale is seeking applicants for the Trust Fund Single Family Rehabilitation Program with Roof Only Option. There are two options for applicants to choose from – the Single Family Rehabilitation Program (SFR) and the roof only option(SFR-R). The (SFR) option will assist low-income homeowners with repairing their homes and removing health and safety hazards…Read more…

Benton City Council to Meet With Full Agenda Tonight

Benton City Council to Meet With Full Agenda Tonight

WQRL – The Benton City Council is set to meet this evening at 6:00pm at City Hall. Items on the agenda include discussion and/or approval of the sale/future use of city owned property immediately south of Franklin Hospital and discussing extending the city’s residential trash contract with Republic Services. The council will also discuss with possible…Read more…

Urgent Need Water Drive for Flood Volunteers to be Held Today in Anna

Urgent Need Water Drive for Flood Volunteers to be Held Today in Anna

SSHD – As volunteers continue to battle the rising seep water in Alexander County from this year’s historic flooding, the rising temperatures create an additional need of bottled water for those sandbagging in the area. In response, Southern Seven Health Department’s Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) will collect donations of bottled water, Powerade and Gatorade products…Read more…

IDOT to Open Construction Closures Throughout the State to Ease Holiday Traffic

IDOT to Open Construction Closures Throughout the State to Ease Holiday Traffic

IDOT – The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that lanes that have been closed for construction will reopen where possible for the Independence Day holiday to minimize travel disruption. IDOT is suspending non-emergency roadwork from 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, to 11:59 p.m. Sunday, July 7, after which construction will resume. The openings are as follows:…Read more…

Gov. Pritzker Announces Walker’s Bluff Casino Expansion

Gov. Pritzker Announces Walker’s Bluff Casino Expansion

Carterville – Governor JB Pritzker visited Carterville Tuesday where he along with state and local officials held a news conference at Walker’s Bluff to make a long-awaited announcement. Casino expansion including a casino for Walker’s Bluff was included in the $45 billion, six-year Rebuild Illinois capital plan Pritzker recently signed into law. The bipartisan plan calls for…Read more…