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SECOND CASE OF CORONAVIRUS REPORTED IN JACKSON COUNTY

SECOND CASE OF CORONAVIRUS REPORTED IN JACKSON COUNTY

MURPHYSBORO, IL — The Jackson County Health Department was notified Thursday of a Jackson County resident who tested positive for the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19).  The individual, a male in his late teens, is doing fair and is at home in isolation.  This is the second laboratory confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Jackson County.  This…read more

Jefferson County hit with first case of COVID-19

Jefferson County hit with first case of COVID-19

JEFFERSON COUNTY, IL — Jefferson County Health Department was notified late Thursday of a positive case of COVID-19 within Jefferson County. The patient is a male in his 50s from Texas who was traveling through Jefferson County and became ill enough to be hospitalized. He is in isolation at a local hospital with all appropriate…read more

Withers Broadcasting and Illinois broadcasters unite against hunger

Withers Broadcasting and Illinois broadcasters unite against hunger

ILLINOIS — Withers Broadcasting and fellow broadcasters in Illinois are uniting to help the many residents who are struggling to keep food on their tables. Radio and television stations throughout Illinois are uniting in a statewide fundraising drive to combat hunger and food bank shortages in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Illinois broadcasters, in…read more

BAIL SET AT $250K EACH FOR CENTRALIA TEENS CHARGED IN DOUBLE SHOOTING

BAIL SET AT $250K EACH FOR CENTRALIA TEENS CHARGED IN DOUBLE SHOOTING

CENTRALIA, IL — Bail has been set at $250,000 each for two Centralia men charged in Clinton County Court in connection with a double shooting last week on the west side of Centralia. Dalton Garrison, 19, was charged Wednesday with three Class X felony counts of aggravated battery through the discharge of a firearm, Class 2 felony…read more

THREE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AFTER PURSUIT FROM CENTRAL CITY ENDS NEAR AVISTON

THREE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AFTER PURSUIT FROM CENTRAL CITY ENDS NEAR AVISTON

CLINTON COUNTY, IL — Three individuals were taken into custody just east of Aviston Thursday morning following a pursuit that started in Central City and continued westbound on U.S. 50 into Clinton County at speeds exceeding 80 miles per hour. A blue Dodge minivan reportedly fled from Central City police who attempted to stop it in connection…read more

Confirmed case of COVID-19 in Franklin County

Confirmed case of COVID-19 in Franklin County

FRANKLIN COUNTY, IL- Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department has been notified that a Franklin County resident tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19). The individual, a woman in her 50’s, is recovering and is at home on isolation. This is the first laboratory confirmed positive case of COVID-19 in Franklin County. The individual is thought to have been…read more

Pritzker Announces Stabilization Grants for Suburban, Downstate Businesses

Pritzker Announces Stabilization Grants for Suburban, Downstate Businesses

ILLINOIS — 330 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed Tuesday into Wednesday. That was announced at Wednesday’s daily press conference held by Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker. In addition to the new cases, 3 more deaths were confirmed, bringing the states COVID-19 death total to 19. While uncertainty looms for everyone in the state, some help…read more

Mt. Vernon Mayor says ‘we’ll get through this together’

Mt. Vernon Mayor says ‘we’ll get through this together’

MT. VERNON, IL — The COVID-19 pandemic has sent citizens of this entire world and their daily lives into a whirlwind of changes. Through quarantines, stay-at-home orders and a mountain of closures; most everyone’s life has been affected whether they’ve contracted the virus or not. Mt. Vernon Mayor John Lewis says when it comes to the…read more

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS 3-25-2020

JEFFERSON COUNTY ARREST REPORTS 3-25-2020

MT. VERNON, IL — On Wednesday, The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office reported the following arrests to WMIX/WDML News: 26-year-old Lavell Elion of Mt. Vernon was arrested by Mt. Vernon Police Tuesday for domestic battery. 33-year-old Amanda Clapp of Riner, Virginia was arrested Tuesday for possession of a weapon and driving on a revoked license. This…read more

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