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State Mobilized Third Round-the-Clock Flood Fighting Team

State Mobilized Third Round-the-Clock Flood Fighting Team

Valmeyer (AP) – The Illinois Emergency Management Agency has mobilized its third round-the-clock team to assist the flooding fight in Monroe Co. IEMA Director Alicia Tate-Nadeau said Saturday that the latest Joint Quick Reactionary Task Force will be based in Valmeyer along the Mississippi River.. Tate-Nadeau says the teams are responsible for monitoring levees, helping…read more »

Lane Closures Underway on US 51 in Carbondale

Lane Closures Underway on US 51 in Carbondale

Carbondale – Lane closures begin today on U.S. 51 through Carbondale, weather permitting. According to IDOT, lane closures will be in place to facilitate paving operations from Pleasant Hill Road to the Old U.S. 51 connector south of Carbondale. It is anticipated the project will last three weeks. Minor delays are expected. Flaggers and traffic control devices…read more »

Vienna Man Sentenced on Burglary Charge

Vienna Man Sentenced on Burglary Charge

Johnson Co. – A Vienna man is set to spend the next 6-years in prison in relation to a burglary early this month. According to a release from the Johnson County Court House, Joshua Hileman was sentenced in connection to a burglary that happened on June 1st. Hileman pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary…read more »

Frankfort School District Holding Special Meeting Tomorrow Evening

Frankfort School District Holding Special Meeting Tomorrow Evening

West Frankfort – A Special Meeting of the Frankfort Community School District Board of Education is set for tomorrow evening at 6:00pm in the Library at Central Junior High School. According to a release from Superintendent Matt Donkin, the purpose of the meeting is to consider proposals for auditing services, a Library Services Program Agreement,…read more »

Veterans Adopt Dogs Trained by Southern Illinois Inmates

Veterans Adopt Dogs Trained by Southern Illinois Inmates

Vienna (AP) – Inmates at a Southern Illinois corrections facility are training dogs from a shelter and giving them to veterans. The Southern Illinoisan reports that six dogs graduated Thursday from the 12-week training program at the Shawnee Correctional Center in Vienna. The Shawnee Wellness Assistance Therapy Training Program has been up and running for a year.…read more »

Murphysboro Relay for Life Event Raised More than $76,000

Murphysboro Relay for Life Event Raised More than $76,000

Murphysboro – Relay teams and participants Relayed in the American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Jackson County Murphysboro event on June 1st along with Murphysboro Cruise Nights. More than $76,000 was raised to support the American Cancer Society’s mission of saving lives from cancer. Funds raised help the American Cancer Society provide free information and support for…read more »

Pritzker Signs Illinois Budget, Income Tax Measure

Pritzker Signs Illinois Budget, Income Tax Measure

Springfield (AP) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday signed an approximately $40 billion state budget with more money for education and the state’s child welfare agency, along with a measure that could pave the way for a graduated income tax in Illinois. The spending plan for the fiscal year that begins next month has been…read more »

41st Annual Superman Celebration Underway in Metropolis

41st Annual Superman Celebration Underway in Metropolis

Metropolis – The 41st Annual Superman Celebration gets underway today and runs through Sunday in Metropolis. It’s sponsored by the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce and the City of Metropolis. This year’s celebrity guests include Helen Slater, who played the title role in the 1984 film Supergirl and returned to the TV series of the same name, Erica Durance who played…read more »

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