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Carbondale Dist. 95 Teachers Avoid Strike

Carbondale Dist. 95 Teachers Avoid Strike

Carbondale – Teachers in Carbondale are avoiding a strike after reaching a tentative deal with the Carbondale School District 95 School Board at a mediation meeting last night.After filing an intent to strike notice, the Carbondale Education Association would have been able to strike as early as Friday had an agreement not been reached. According to WSIL-TV, the…Read more…

Two Recovering Following Three Vehicle Pile-Up Crash in White Co.

Two Recovering Following Three Vehicle Pile-Up Crash in White Co.

White Co. – Two are recovering following a three-vehicle crash in White County yesterday. According to a release from the Illinois State Police, the accident happened when a pick-up being driven by 39-year-old Travis J. Vaughn of Barnhill was headed east on Illinois 14 and slowed to turn south on County Road 500E. Another driver,…Read more…

Southern Illinois Legislators Named to House Firearms Awareness Task Force

Southern Illinois Legislators Named to House Firearms Awareness Task Force

Springfield – Three Republican members of Southern Illinois’ legislative delegation have been named to the Illinois House Firearm Public Awareness Task Force. The 24-member bipartisan task force is charged with producing an omnibus, or all-inclusive, piece of legislation that would overhaul the state’s gun laws. State Rep. Terri Bryant (R-Murphysboro), State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton),…Read more…

Former McLeansboro Light Plant Superintendent Facing Theft Charge

Former McLeansboro Light Plant Superintendent Facing Theft Charge

McLeansboro – A theft charge was filed against former McLeansboro Light Plant Superintendent James Joiner Monday in Hamilton County Court. Hamilton County State’s Attorney Justin Hood says the charge reads that between Dec. 27, 2017 to Jan. 25, 2019, Joiner knowingly obtained unauthorized control over city property that included a plasma cutter, floor jack, compression tester, cooler, lawn…Read more…

Christopher Man Facing Attempted Murder Charges Following Domestic Disturbance

Christopher Man Facing Attempted Murder Charges Following Domestic Disturbance

Christopher – A Christopher man is behind bars on several charges, including attempted murder, following a reported domestic disturbance yesterday. According to a release from the Christopher Police Department, officers responded to a home on North Emma St. where they found a woman suffering from multiple serious stab wounds that required medical attention. Following a…Read more…

Employment Fair to be Held in Carbondale on Oct. 9th

Employment Fair to be Held in Carbondale on Oct. 9th

Carbondale – The City of Carbondale is teaming up with Carbondale Main Street, Man-Tra-Con, the Illinois Department of Employment Security and the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce to host an employment fair on Wednesday, October 9. The fair will be held at the Carbondale Civic Center from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. This is an opportunity to speak…Read more…

Benton Services Set for Brandon Kyle Pinson

Benton Services Set for Brandon Kyle Pinson

Benton – A Celebration of Life Gathering Service has been scheduled for a Benton native who was killed while diffusing an improvised explosive device in Iraq in early September. According to Pate Funeral Home in Benton, the service for 31-year-old Brandon Kyle Pinson will take place on Saturday, Nov. 2 from 1 to 5 p.m. at…Read more…