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Southern Illinois mayor quits in wake of corruption charges

Southern Illinois mayor quits in wake of corruption charges

COLUMBIA, Ill. (AP) — The longtime mayor of the southern Illinois city of Columbia has resigned in the wake a federal indictment accusing him of public corruption. A federal grand jury last week indicted Mayor Kevin Hutchinson on charges of making a false statement to the federal Southern Illinois Public Corruption Task Force. The indictment…

Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Illinois

Severe Weather Preparedness Week in Illinois

BENTON, IL — This is Severe Weather Preparedness Week. Chris Miller with the National Weather Service says the winter we’ve experienced is setting us up for an active storm season when spring officially arrives. He’s refreshing everyone on the terminology you might see or hear during severe weather. Ryan Buckingham is Franklin County’s Emergency Management…

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Covid-19 Information

Practice social distancing by putting space between yourself and others. Continue to practice healthy habits to help slow the spread of #COVID19. . • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds • Clean and then disinfect frequently used surfaces • Stay home if you’re sick • Avoid touching your face Learn more about staying safe…

Jefferson County Little League Registration

We will have an in-person registration on March 6th at the Double Tree Hotel in Mt Vernon from 9:00 am-Noon for anyone that would like that option over online. The JCLL team will be set up in the lobby area for registration & answer any questions on the upcoming season. More details to follow on…

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Bachman-Cummings with special guest Mark Farner’s American Band @ The Family Arena

Bachman-Cummings with special guest Mark Farner’s American Band @ The Family Arena

RESCHEDULED – Thursday, June 10, 2021 @ The Family Arena ON SALE •  PRICES • $103 (Rows 1-7), $93 (Floor), $78 (Lower Level Sidelines), $63 (Lower Level Endzone), $53 (Upper Level) Tickets can be purchased at the Family Arena Ticket Office or online at Ticketmaster.com. Legendary Canadian musicians and songwriters Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings announced today a US leg…

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