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Folwer Announces Reelection Bid in 59th District

Folwer Announces Reelection Bid in 59th District

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) announced Monday he will seek re-election to continue to represent the communities, businesses, and hard-working families of the 59th Illinois Senate District. Fowler serves on the Education, Higher Education, Energy, Public Utilities, Revenue, and Transportation committees and as the Minority Spokesperson for Commerce and Economic Development in…read more »

Preliminary Contract Agreement Reached Between Deere & Co., Union Officials

Preliminary Contract Agreement Reached Between Deere & Co., Union Officials

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Deere & Co. and union officials have reached a third preliminary contract agreement that workers who began striking four weeks ago will vote on soon. The United Auto Workers said in a statement Friday night that the proposed contract with the agricultural machinery giant “includes modest modifications” to the latest rejected proposal,…read more »

Hamilton County Crash Sends McLeansboro Man to Hospital

Hamilton County Crash Sends McLeansboro Man to Hospital

HAMILTON COUNTY – A McLeansboro man suffered serious injuries in a rear end crash in Hamilton County Friday morning. According to Illinois State Police, 48-year-old Matthew A. Lydick of McLeansboro was driving his truck east on Illinois 14 at County Road 675 East and had slowed down to speak to the driver of a vehicle that was…read more »

Police Investigating Armed Robbery at West Frankfort Bar & Grill

Police Investigating Armed Robbery at West Frankfort Bar & Grill

WEST FRANKFORT – An armed robbery is under investigation in West Frankfort West Frankfort Police Chief John Prudent said shortly after 9 Thursday morning, police received a report of an armed robbery at Pup’s 212 Bar and Grill on East Main Street. Employees told police that a white man armed with a handgun took an undisclosed amount…read more »

Body Found in Indiana Pond ID’d as Missing Illinois Toddler

Body Found in Indiana Pond ID’d as Missing Illinois Toddler

WHEELING, Ill. (AP) – Police said a child’s body found in a northwest Indiana retention pond has been identified as that of a 1-year-old suburban Chicago girl whose mother was found dead days earlier. Indiana State Police said the body found Thursday in a Hammond pond was identified as Jaclyn Angel Dobbs of Deerfield, Illinois.…read more »

Search Continues for Missing Franklin County Man

Search Continues for Missing Franklin County Man

The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office continues to seek information and assistance from the public concerning a missing Orient man. Franklin County Chief Deputy Kyle Bacon confirmed that Joshua Brock was seen at the Dollar General Store on the west side of West Frankfort on the evening of Oct. 9. At that time, Brock was wearing…read more »

Christopher Man Killed in Franklin County Crash

Christopher Man Killed in Franklin County Crash

WEST FRANKFORT – A Christopher man was killed in a two-vehicle crash in Franklin County Wednesday morning. According to Franklin County Chief Deputy Kyle Bacon, the sheriff’s Office, received a 911 call at 10 a.m. reporting the crash on Illinois 149 at the intersection of Freeman Spur Road west of West Frankfort. Deputies responded and located the…read more »

Caritas Makes Secret Santa Tags Made for Foster Children

Caritas Makes Secret Santa Tags Made for Foster Children

Southern Illinoisans can help hundreds of foster children enjoy Christmas this year by taking part in Caritas Family Solutions’ Secret Santa program. As the largest provider of foster care services in Southern Illinois and the second largest in the state, Caritas Family Solutions’ Executive Director of Child Welfare said the organization has created Secret Santa tags…read more »

Man Sentenced 40 Years for 2019 Fatal ISP Trooper Shooting

Man Sentenced 40 Years for 2019 Fatal ISP Trooper Shooting

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A 47-year-old old man who admitted to fatally shooting an Illinois State Police trooper in 2019 has been sentenced to 40 years in prison. With time served, Christopher Grant will serve about 37 years. He pleaded guilty to crimes related to the shooting of Nicholas Hopkins in East St.…read more »

Human Trafficking Suit Spreads to Hindu Temples in Five States

Human Trafficking Suit Spreads to Hindu Temples in Five States

A human trafficking suit has spread to Hindu temples in five states. A lawsuit, in which workers accuse a Hindu organization of human trafficking for luring them from India to build a temple in New Jersey for as little as $1.20 a day, has widened to four other states. In an amended lawsuit filed last…read more »

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