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Centralia Police Searching for Suspect in Farm Fresh Robbery

Centralia Police Searching for Suspect in Farm Fresh Robbery

CENTRALIA — Centralia Police are searching for a man they say robbed the Farm Fresh store on South Poplar Street. According to Police Chief Greg Dodson, around 9 p.m. Wednesday, a male suspect first reportedly entered the Dairy Queen store on South Poplar where he took two boxes of Dilly bars from the freezer display and…read more

Southern Illinois School Registration Information

Southern Illinois School Registration Information

SOUTHERN, ILLINOIS — The Marion Community Unit 2 School District will hold Kindergarten registration on Monday, July 27 and Tuesday, July 28 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Marion Junior High School Cafeteria. New students going into the 1st through 8th grades will register from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marion Junior High School Cafeteria while…read more

Community Leaders Urging Residents to Fill Out 2020 Census

Community Leaders Urging Residents to Fill Out 2020 Census

JEFFERSON COUNTY — If the 2020 Census would have ended on June 30th as originally scheduled, Jefferson County would have about 14-thousand less people than when the last census was taken in 2010. Because of COVID-19, the deadline to take the census has been pushed back and local leaders are driving the point home that…read more

ISP Looking for Missing Southern Illinois Man

ISP Looking for Missing Southern Illinois Man

ILLINOIS — Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation needs your help in a missing person investigation involving Daniel “Danny” Crosby of Carterville, Illinois. Crosby’s last known location was near the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Pana, Illinois, during the early morning hours of Feb. 27, 2020. Family and friends of Daniel Crosby have not had any…read more

Tuesday power outage in Mt. Vernon

Tuesday power outage in Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON, IL — A tree fell into power lines near S. 11th Street and Newby Avenue around 6:15 a.m., Tuesday, July 7th knocking out power to approximately 1,000 customers. Ameren Illinois crews arrived and began to make the area safe and secure for tree trimmers. Tree trimmers began work at 8:15 a.m. and had the tree…read more

Live from Cedarhurst in Mt. Vernon…It’s Thursday Night Live

Live from Cedarhurst in Mt. Vernon…It’s Thursday Night Live

MT. VERNON, IL — Thursday Night Live returns to Cedarhurst Center for the Arts tonight in Mt. Vernon. The original kickoff event for the year which is typically in June was halted because of COVID-19. This year’s party will be B.Y.O.R and B.Y.O.S, Bring Your Own Refreshments and Bring Your Own Seating. The Greater Jefferson…read more

Local Health Department Providing Tips for Beating the Heat

Local Health Department Providing Tips for Beating the Heat

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS — Summertime has returned to Southern Illinois, and with it, heat and humidity have come back to blanket the area. One local health department is reminding residents on how they can beat the heat. Kari Lane with the Egyptian Health Department says the best way to stay cool would be to avoid the…read more

Demolition Work to Begin Soon on Franklin County Courthouse

Demolition Work to Begin Soon on Franklin County Courthouse

BENTON, IL — Demolition work is set to begin soon on the old Franklin County Courthouse in Benton. Franklin County Board Chairman Randall Crocker says the asbestos abatement project at the courthouse is being completed, signed off on and approved with demolition possibly starting within the next week or so. Shafer Excavating of Pontoon Beach,…read more

McLeansboro Woman Charged, Accused of Attempted Murder in Shooting Spouse

McLeansboro Woman Charged, Accused of Attempted Murder in Shooting Spouse

HAMILTON COUNTY — A McLeansboro woman has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery, and aggravated discharge of a firearm charges after an incident early Sunday morning. 78-year-old Lynda K. Johnson made her first court appearance in Hamilton County Court on Tuesday. Hamilton County Sheriff Tracy Lakin says one of his deputies took Johnson into…read more

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POSTPONED – The Black Crowes @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

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