Category Archives: Local News

Carbondale Mayor Cancels In-Person Meetings Through April 30

Carbondale Mayor Cancels In-Person Meetings Through April 30

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale City Council Monday declared a civil emergency and pursuant to that order, Mayor Mike Henry ordered all in-person meetings of City boards and commissions be canceled through April 30. The Police Pension Fund Board and the Firefighters Pension Board will conduct electronic meetings in April and will provide call-in procedures in their…Read more…

Dale Folwer: Residents Encouraged to Take Online Census

Dale Folwer: Residents Encouraged to Take Online Census

HARRISBURG – The U.S. Census Bureau put a focus on having residents take this year’s census online. With the ongoing pandemic, filling out the census online is allowing the every-ten-year count of residents continue amid these trying times. State Senator Dale Fowler is encouraging residents to use some of their free time now to take…Read more…

IL COVID-19 Response Fund Gives $5.5 Million to Illinois Nonprofits

IL COVID-19 Response Fund Gives $5.5 Million to Illinois Nonprofits

SPRINGFIELD (AP) – A campaign to raise money for Illinois nonprofits blindsided by the spread of the coronavirus announced its first distribution of $5.5 million Wednesday. The Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund, organized by Gov. J.B. Pritzker three weeks ago, has collected just under $29 million and will make another disbursement in the coming days, according to…Read more…

Illinois Coronavirus by the Numbers: Wednesday, April 8 Update

Illinois Coronavirus by the Numbers: Wednesday, April 8 Update

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Wednesday reported it’s highest number of deaths related to COVID-19 at a daily briefing, and it’s highest amount of new confirmed cases in a 24-hour span. Health officials during the briefing with Gov. J.B. Pritzker revealed 1,529 new cases and 82 additional deaths, raising the state’s total cases to 15,078 and death…Read more…

Free Informational Webinar to be Hosted for Southern Illinois Businesses

Free Informational Webinar to be Hosted for Southern Illinois Businesses

HARRISBURG – As Illinois’ small business community continues to confront the daily consequences of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, State Senator Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) is encouraging local small business owners to take advantage of an upcoming informational business webinar. The Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce will partner…Read more…

Over 450K Illinois Households to Receive Additional SNAP Benefits

Over 450K Illinois Households to Receive Additional SNAP Benefits

SPRINGFIELD (AP) -The Illinois Department of Human Services announced Tuesday more than 450,000 Illinois households will receive additional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits beginning today. All who are eligible for the additional benefits should receive them by April 20th. The additional funds are intended to help Illinoisans obtain food and support for their families…Read more…

Carbondale Police Searching for Suspect Unlawfully Using Credit Card

Carbondale Police Searching for Suspect Unlawfully Using Credit Card

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police need your help finding a suspect who they say unlawfully used a credit card recently at several businesses in Carbondale. The victim who reported the incident told police his card information was used at the businesses. Anyone who knows the suspect’s identity or has any information concerning the incident should call…Read more…

ISP Investigating Homicide of Woman Found in Pulaski County

ISP Investigating Homicide of Woman Found in Pulaski County

ULLIN –  Illinois State Police are investigating a homicide in rural Pulaski County. On Thursday, March 26th, the body of 18-year-old Haley Marie Decker of Normal, IL was located in rural Pulaski County. Police believe she moved to southeast Missouri in January and was recently reported missing from the Normal area. The investigation is ongoing at this time and…Read more…

Illinois Coronavirus by the Numbers: Tuesday, April 7 Update

Illinois Coronavirus by the Numbers: Tuesday, April 7 Update

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois Tuesday reported it’s most significant increase in deaths related to COVID-19 with 73 Tuesday, bringing the state’s total to 380. An additional 1,287 positive cases were reported across the state, including a member of Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s staff. Pritzker said during his daily coronavirus briefing the staff member has been recovering at…Read more…