Category Archives: Local News

Woodlawn Woman Arrested on Meth Charges

Woodlawn Woman Arrested on Meth Charges

JEFFERSON CO. – Deputies from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office arrested a 57-year-old Woodlawn woman on possession of meth charges Thursday. Wanda L. Bullock was taken into custody during a traffic stop in Waltonville and incarcerated at the Jefferson County Justice Center with bond to be set. She was charged with felony possession with intent to…Read more…

Secretary of State Office Examining Reopening Days for Facilities Across State

Secretary of State Office Examining Reopening Days for Facilities Across State

SPRINGFIELD – Secretary of State Jesse White’s office Tuesday announced it is in the process of examining days when the office can reopen, including driver services facilities that have been closed since mid-March. According to spokesman Dave Druker, a memo has gone out to employees letting them know they are looking at potential opening dates. While…Read more…

Lawmakers Returning to Springfield, Meetings Regarding Schedules Coming

Lawmakers Returning to Springfield, Meetings Regarding Schedules Coming

SPRINGFIELD (AP) – State lawmakers are returning to Springfield to wrap up what will be a super-abbreviated legislative session hampered by the coronavirus pandemic. Democrats will hold Zoom caucus meetings Wednesday to discuss when and how they’ll go to the state capitol, most likely returning on staggered schedules with senators first. Lawmakers expect to be called to…Read more…

Benton City Council Approves City’s Budget, Noting Possible Changes

Benton City Council Approves City’s Budget, Noting Possible Changes

BENTON – The Benton City Council approved the city’s Fiscal Year 2020-2021 budget by a vote of four to one at Monday night’s meeting. The budget shows total projected revenue will be just over $3 million with total projected expenditures totaling just over $3.1 million. The council passed the budget as is, but Mayor Fred Kondritz said…Read more…

House Speaker Pelosi Reveals Over $3 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package

House Speaker Pelosi Reveals Over $3 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled Tuesday a more than $3 trillion new coronavirus aid package. The aid would provide nearly $1 trillion for states, cities and tribal governments to avert layoffs, plus another $200 billion in “hazard pay” for essential workers. Additionally, it would offer $1,200 in direct cash aid to individuals,…Read more…

Harrisburg Principal Named Winner of Golden Apple Award

Harrisburg Principal Named Winner of Golden Apple Award

A Harrisburg school principal has been named the winner of the prestigious Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Leadership. Natalie Fry, principal at Eastside Intermediate School and a Harrisburg native, has been named the winner of the statewide award. Fry said it’s not about the recognition, she “eats, sleeps, and breathes” educating local kids.  …Read more…

Carbondale Man Faces Weapons, Driving Charges After Report of a Firearm

Carbondale Man Faces Weapons, Driving Charges After Report of a Firearm

CARBONDALE – A Carbondale man has been charged after Carbondale Police responded to the 700 block of S. Lewis Ln. around 6:20 Monday night after receiving a report of a person displaying a firearm. According to a Carbondale Police press release, officers found the suspect, 24-year-old Kevonta Thomas, who fled on foot into a home. Thomas then…Read more…

Search Warrant Executed in Harrisburg After Reports of Shots Fired

Search Warrant Executed in Harrisburg After Reports of Shots Fired

HARRISBURG – A search warrant was executed on a home in Harrisburg Sunday after the Harrisburg Police Department received multiple calls about shots fired a few blocks away from the home. In a press release Monday afternoon, officials said they received the calls just after noon Sunday about shots fired in the 100 block of S. McKinley St. Shortly after…Read more…

Three Injured in One-Vehicle Crash on I-57 in Union County

Three Injured in One-Vehicle Crash on I-57 in Union County

UNION CO. – Three Mississippi residents were injured in a one-vehicle crash on southbound I-57 in Union County just before one Monday afternoon. According to Illinois State Police, a SUV driven by 58-year-old Robert Criss of Louise, MS was driving south on I-57 near milepost 35 in Union County when, for unknown reasons, he left the roadway…Read more…