Category Archives: Local News

More Details on body discovered in Union County

UNION COUNTY – More information has been released about the body discovered in flooded waters in Union County Monday morning. Sheriff Scott Harvel says a woman was lodged in some brush in or around the creek bed. Nearly 30 first responders searched the creek Sunday evening, only to discover the 59-year-old woman on Monday. The…Read more…

Pet Vaccination Clinic to be Held in Carbondale Saturday

CARBONDALE — Friends of Carbondale Dog Parks, Wright-Way Rescue, and TimberTrails will hold a Pet Vaccination Clinic on Saturday, June 22 from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. The location is the future site of Carbondale’s first public dog park at Parrish Park, 2500 West Sunset Drive in Carbondale. Dogs and cats can be vaccinated for…Read more…

Carbondale City Hall to be Closed Part of Wednesday

CARBONDALE — Carbondale City Hall will be closed to the public part of the day Wednesday for training. Walk-in customer service will not be available Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Utility bill payments may be made online at the City’s website, placed in the dropbox or in person after 1 p.m. If you have questions, call 549-5302.Read more…

Three People Hurt in Crash in Massac County

MASSAC COUNTY — Three people were involved in a early Saturday morning crash in Massac County. Illinois State Police say at around 1:50 a.m., a Chevy Malibu, driven by a 27-year-old woman from Metropolis, was traveling east on Country Club Road, a half-mile west of Massac Creek Road, when a Toyota Camry, driven by a 47-year-old man…Read more…

Du Quoin Police Seeking Information in Rash of Recent Vandalism

Du Quoin Police Seeking Information in Rash of Recent Vandalism

DU QUOIN — Du Quoin Police need your help in finding who’s responsible for a rash of vandalism recently in Du Quoin. According to a post on the Du Quoin Police Department’s Facebook page, signs, building and cars have been spray painted and street signs stolen. If anyone has any idea who may have done…Read more…

Bridge Construction Work to Begin on I-57 in Jefferson County Monday

Bridge Construction Work to Begin on I-57 in Jefferson County Monday

JEFFERSON COUNTY — Motorists traveling on I-57 through Jefferson County should expect bridge construction to start south of Mt. Vernon this week. IDOT says starting tonight, weather permitting, work will begin on the bridges near milepost 85 between Mt. Vernon and Ina. The contractor will be allowed to close one lane of traffic on the…Read more…

Swollen Mississippi River Force Southern Illinois Evacuations

Swollen Mississippi River Force Southern Illinois Evacuations

East Cape Girardeau (AP) – The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued 17 people and three dogs from floodwaters in Alexander County in southern Illinois. Coast Guard officials said Wednesday small, lightweight, flat bottom boats that are suitable for navigating floodwaters in urban areas were deployed to help residents affected by the high waters of…Read more…

Cairo Closes All Levee Roads Outside of Authorized Personnel

Cairo Closes All Levee Roads Outside of Authorized Personnel

Cairo – The village of Cairo is closing all levee roads as well as the approaches to the levee roads to all traffic outside of authorized personnel. The announcement was made via Facebook by the Cairo Fire Department yesterday and will take affect this morning. The ban includes personal vehicles but also recreational vehicles like…Read more…

SIU, Illinois Farm Bureau Hosting Field Day

SIU, Illinois Farm Bureau Hosting Field Day

The Illinois Farm Bureau, together with the Illinois Nutrient Research & Education Council (NREC) and Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), will host a field day Wednesday, June 26 to showcase research efforts ongoing at SIUC . The field day, which will be held at SIUC University Farms, will cover topics including: Impacts of cover crops, saturated…Read more…