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Du Quoin Woman Charged Monday With Mail Fraud, Identity Theft

Du Quoin Woman Charged Monday With Mail Fraud, Identity Theft

FRANKLIN CO. – Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni said Monday a Du Quoin woman is facing charges involving an ongoing investigation into the theft of U.S. Mail and the forging of financial documents and other forms of identification. Thirty-year-old Juanita C. Crews has been charged with one count of identity theft (a Class 2 felony),…Read more…

Mt. Vernon Businessman Found Dead in Swimming Pool at Ladue Home

Mt. Vernon Businessman Found Dead in Swimming Pool at Ladue Home

LADUE, MO – The Ladue, MO Police Department confirmed the death of a 46-year-old Mt. Vernon businessman Sunday morning. According to Ladue Police Chief Ken Andreski, Steven L. Beal was found dead Sunday morning in a swimming pool at the Ladue home he shared with his wife. Officers responded around 8 a.m. to a report of a possibly deceased…Read more…

Illinois Revenues Drop Over $1.1B for 2020 Fiscal Year Due to COVID-19

Illinois Revenues Drop Over $1.1B for 2020 Fiscal Year Due to COVID-19

SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Illinois saw a more than $1.1 billion drop in revenues in the fiscal year that ended last month due to the coronavirus’ impact on the state’s economy. According to The State Journal-Register, the Commission on Government Forecasting and Accountability found the state ended the 2020 fiscal year with a $1.135 billion decline…Read more…

Carbondale Police Warning About Wild Coyote Within City Limits

Carbondale Police Warning About Wild Coyote Within City Limits

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are warning about a wild coyote seen by several residents within Carbondale city limits over the last several weeks. Police said in a release while the coyote has not yet shown aggressive behavior towards anyone, it is sick and it is wild. Facebook posts have claimed it is a dog needing…Read more…

Three Injured in Benton After Semi Crashes Into Multiple Buildings

Three Injured in Benton After Semi Crashes Into Multiple Buildings

BENTON – Three people were injured and a driver fled the scene after a semi involved in a two-vehicle accident crashed into multiple buildings in Benton Friday morning. According to Illinois State Police (ISP), around 11:30 a.m., 36-year-old Joshua Sims of Christopher was driving his minivan north on McLeansboro St. as another vehicle, a semi driven by…Read more…

Illinois Sets One-Day Testing High As 954 Cases Are Reported Sunday

Illinois Sets One-Day Testing High As 954 Cases Are Reported Sunday

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The Illinois Department of Public Health Sunday reported 954 new positive cases of COVID-19, including 20 deaths. The state’s totals now yield 154,000 total positive cases with 7,187 deaths. Locally, Jackson County reported seven new cases of the coronavirus Sunday. Saline County reported one new positive case, Franklin County reported two and Williamson County…Read more…

Carbondale Police Investigating Shots Fired on Marion St.

Carbondale Police Investigating Shots Fired on Marion St.

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are investigating a report of shots fired in the 900 block of North Marion St. around 6:10 p.m. Wednesday. According to a Carbondale Police press release, officers learned unknown suspects fired several shots in the area during an investigation. Information indicates the incident is related to a dispute among acquaintances. The…Read more…

Marion Man Charged After Shots Strike Carbondale Home, Vehicles

Marion Man Charged After Shots Strike Carbondale Home, Vehicles

CARBONDALE – A Marion man is facing charges after Carbondale Police responded to the 200 block of East Larch St. in reference to a report of shots fired late Wednesday night and for another report of shots fired in the 1000 block of Robert A. Stalls early Thursday morning. Police arrested 20-year-old Ferontay D. Johnson for aggravated unlawful use…Read more…

Johnston City Woman Charged for Stealing Rebate Checks

Johnston City Woman Charged for Stealing Rebate Checks

BENTON – A federal grand jury for the Southern District of Illinois Thursday returned an indictment charging a Johnston City woman with four counts of theft by mail by a postal service employee. According to a press release from U.S. Attorney Steven Weinhoeft, 27-year-old Brittany Freeman was charged for stealing over $500 worth of rebate checks sent…Read more…