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Harrisburg Man Sentenced in White County for Vandalizing Carmi Park

Harrisburg Man Sentenced in White County for Vandalizing Carmi Park

CARMI – A Harrisburg man was sentenced in White County Monday for vandalizing a park in Carmi last summer. White County State’s Attorney Denton Aud said 22-year-old Zachary M. Thaxton was sentenced to five years in state prison with one year of mandatory supervised release for criminal damage to government property, and was also ordered to pay restitution…read more »

Du Quoin Partnering with Industrial Hemp Business to Open in Spring

Du Quoin Partnering with Industrial Hemp Business to Open in Spring

DU QUOIN – The city of Du Quoin announced a partnership with a new agribusiness opening in the Du Quoin Industrial Park. The announcement was made via a press release on Mayor Guy Alongi’s Facebook page. The operation received a license from the Illinois Department of Agriculture to process and transport industrial hemp as proscribed in…read more »

McLeansboro City Council to Discuss City Hall Remodel at Wed. Meeting

McLeansboro City Council to Discuss City Hall Remodel at Wed. Meeting

MCLEANSBORO – The McLeansboro City Council is set to discuss and possibly take action on the city hall remodel at Wednesday’s meeting. Plans approved at September’s meeting call for converting the former fire station into a council meeting room, adding office space, and changing the floor plan in the police department. In other business, the council…read more »

Fatal Crash Under Investigation by Carbondale Police

Fatal Crash Under Investigation by Carbondale Police

CARBONDALE – Carbondale police are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian and two vehicles around 7:30 p.m. Saturday night in the 400 block of E. Walnut St. When police arrived, they found the pedestrian, 42-year-old Maria Martin of Carbondale, unresponsive as a result of being struck by two vehicles. Martin was taken to Memorial Hospital of…read more »

Top Official in Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Admin Resigns After Fallout from Lobbyist’s Email

Top Official in Governor J.B. Pritzker’s Admin Resigns After Fallout from Lobbyist’s Email

SPRINGFIELD – A top cabinet official in Gov. JB Pritzker’s administration tendered his resignation in connection with apparent fallout from last week’s report about a former lobbyist’s email that defended a state worker facing disciplinary accusations for having stayed silent about “the rape in Champaign.” Governor J.B. Pritzker sought and accepted Department of Agriculture Director…read more »

Two Ejected After Single-Vehicle Crash in Mt. Vernon Sunday

Two Ejected After Single-Vehicle Crash in Mt. Vernon Sunday

MT. VERNON – Two were ejected from a windshield during a single-vehicle crash north of Mt. Vernon around 6:40 p.m. Sunday night. The driver, 39-year-old Daniel Morgan of Mt. Vernon, was traveling on Miller Rd. north of Beal Rd. when he drifted off the shoulder before crossing back to the east side of the roadway, eventually going off…read more »

Charleston, IL Man Sentenced to Four Years on Burglary Conviction

Charleston, IL Man Sentenced to Four Years on Burglary Conviction

MARION – A Charleston, IL man was sentenced Monday in Williamson County Court to four years in state prison after pleading guilty to burglary – a Class 2 felony. Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti said 32-year-old Tyler Wehr will also serve two years of mandatory supervised release following his release from prison. He has a prior…read more »

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