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Norris City Man Sentenced Five Years for Burglary

Norris City Man Sentenced Five Years for Burglary

WHITE COUNTY – A Norris City man was sentenced Monday afternoon in White County Court to the Illinois Department of Corrections for residential burglary. White County State’s Attorney Denton Aud (ODD) said 19-year-old Issac D. Anderson will spend five years in IDOC with two years of mandatory supervised release. He will also have to pay costs and…read more »

Concerns Raised About COVID Vaccine Uptake in Illinois Prisons

Concerns Raised About COVID Vaccine Uptake in Illinois Prisons

SPRINGFIELD (IRN) – Visits to Illinois’ prisons are being phased in as staff and inmates get vaccinated. But, there are concerns being raised about how much uptake there is for the COVID-19 vaccine among staff. Prisons went on lockdown for most of COVID-19. But, with vaccines now available, Illinois Department of Corrections Director Rob Jefferys…read more »

Details Release on Jefferson County Crash That Injured Alabama Man

Details Release on Jefferson County Crash That Injured Alabama Man

JEFFERSON COUNTY – The Illinois State Police has released details on the single vehicle crash on I-64 near Mt. Vernon Monday that sent an Alabama man to the hospital with serious injuries. Preliminary investigative details indicate 55-year-old Tony R. Johnson was traveling westbound on the Interstate 64 overpass above Interstate 57 in Dodds Township when it lost control…read more »

New COVID-19 Cases Total 37 in Southern Illinois Monday

New COVID-19 Cases Total 37 in Southern Illinois Monday

SPRINGFIELD – 2,049 new COVID-19 cases, including 28 additional deaths, were reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health Monday. In southern Illinois, 37 new cases of coronavirus were reported among health departments throughout the region. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,341,777 cases, including 22,047 deaths, in Illinois. Local case breakdown: Williamson, Jackson…read more »

Illinois Bill Would Create Tax Credit for Affordable Housing

Illinois Bill Would Create Tax Credit for Affordable Housing

SPRINGFIELD – A bipartisan effort is underway in the Illinois House to create more affordable housing options in the state. State Rep. Tom Demmer, R-Dixon, is sponsoring a bill alongside State Rep. Delia Ramirez, D-Chicago, that would create the Build Illinois Homes Tax Credit, modeled on the federal Low-Income Housing Tax Credit. Demmer said he…read more »

Lowe’s to Hire 50K New Employees Nationwide

Lowe’s to Hire 50K New Employees Nationwide

CARBONDALE – Home improvement giant Lowe’s is planning to hire upwards of 50,000 employees. The hardware store chain is hosting a national hiring day on May 4. The event takes place at stores nationwide from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Candidates can interview and put in applications right there and even have the potential of receiving…read more »

New Website Detailing IL 146 Improvements in Vienna Available

New Website Detailing IL 146 Improvements in Vienna Available

VIENNA – A new website showing proposed improvements to Illinois 146 from US 45 to west of I-24 in Vienna is now available. According to the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), officials are using the website instead of hosing a regular public meeting to share details on the project and encourage public participation now through May…read more »

Cairo Man Killed in Alexander County Crash Sunday

Cairo Man Killed in Alexander County Crash Sunday

ALEXANDER COUNTY – A Cairo man died in a car accident early Sunday morning in Alexander County. According to Illinois State Police (ISP), 39-year-old Darryl D. Jackson was traveling west in his car on Illinois 146 at the Bill Emerson Bridge in East Cape Girardeau around 2:50 a.m. when he left the roadway to the right, struck…read more »

Three Injured in Pink Pony Shooting Sunday Morning

Three Injured in Pink Pony Shooting Sunday Morning

EAST CAPE GIRARDEAU – Illinois State Police (ISP) are investigating an early Sunday morning shooting at the Pink Pony night club on Illinois 146 between McClure and East Cape Girardeau. According to an ISP press release, around 2:50 a.m., troopers responded to the night club and found three people shot. They were taken to area…read more »

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