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Missing Carbondale Teen Found

Missing Carbondale Teen Found

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police Thursday said a missing teen, 17-year-old Ayden N. Van Hook, was found shortly after 9:30 Wednesday night in Mt. Vernon and was returned home. According to police, Van Hook was previously seen around four Tuesday afternoon in the 400 block of E. Walnut St., and believed to have been in the Mt. Vernon or Centralia area. Police…read more »

Investigation Into Overnight Fire at 20’s Hideout Steakhouse Underway

Investigation Into Overnight Fire at 20’s Hideout Steakhouse Underway

MARION – An overnight fire which significantly damaged a Marion restaurant, 20’s Hideout Steakhouse, is under investigation by the Illinois State Fire Marshal. According to a post on the restaurant’s Facebook page, they’ll be closed this weekend to assess the damage. An update is expected early next week. No injuries were reported from the incident.read more »

Fatal Crash That Killed Two Thurs. Under Investigation

Fatal Crash That Killed Two Thurs. Under Investigation

WILLIAMSON CO. – A fatal traffic crash which left two dead Thursday afternoon is under investigation by the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from Illinois State Police. According to a release from the sheriff’s office, the crash was on Herrin Rd. at Cundiff Cemetery Rd. Their victims’ names have not been released. The Illinois…read more »

Mill Shoals Man Sentenced Wed. to Ten Years in Prison on Meth Charge

Mill Shoals Man Sentenced Wed. to Ten Years in Prison on Meth Charge

CARMI – A Mill Shoals man was sentenced in White County to the Illinois Department of Corrections on a meth charge Wednesday. White County State’s Attorney Denton Aud said 57-year-old Tommy Clark will spend 10 years in state prison for possession of methamphetamine with intent to deliver, and serve 3 years of mandatory supervised release when released,…read more »

Carbondale Police Searching for Missing Teen Last Seen Tuesday Afternoon

Carbondale Police Searching for Missing Teen Last Seen Tuesday Afternoon

Carbondale Police are asking for help in finding a missing juvenile, 17-year-old Ayden N. Van Hook. According to a release from the Carbondale Police Department, Van Hook was last seen around four Tuesday afternoon in the 400 block of E. Walnut St. wearing black shoes, black sweat pants and a white and gray tie-die hoodie with a…read more »

Benton OKs Financial Assistance Program for Building Improvements

Benton OKs Financial Assistance Program for Building Improvements

BENTON – The Benton City Council approved the Benton Downtown TIF Façade Improvement Program at Monday night’s meeting. The program will provide financial assistance to property owners or tenants seeking to renovate or restore commercial buildings exteriors, and is intended to enhance the functionality and aesthetic appeal of existing buildings in Benton, as well as achieve overall…read more »

State Lawyers Urge Blagojevich’s Disbarment

State Lawyers Urge Blagojevich’s Disbarment

SPRINGFIELD (AP) – Government attorneys said Tuesday former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich should be stripped of his law license. Lawyers for the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission urged a commission panel to recommend Blagojevich be disbarred due to the corruption charges he was convicted of in 2011. Blagojevich didn’t attend the hearing, but his attorney,…read more »

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