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Governor Rauner in Marion Tomorrow to Accept Major Endorsement

Springfield – Governor Bruce Rauner will be in Marion tomorrow to receive what is being called a major endorsement. The announcement was made in a press release from Governor Rauner’s office. With the election less than a month away, Governor Rauner is trailing his Democrat challenger JB Pritzker by a wide margin in the polls.…Read more…

Funeral Services Set for SIU Chancellor Montemagno

Carbondale – The late chancellor of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale will be honored with full military honors Wednesday in Mound City. Carlo Montemagno passed away unexpectedly last week amidst a battle with cancer. The 62-year-old was a U.S. Naval Civil Engineer before obtaining a doctorate in the field and becoming chancellor of the school.Read more…

4th Veterans Honor Flight Continuing Great Southern Illinois Tradition

The 4th Veterans Honor Flight is set to take place tomorrow with local veterans getting the chance to visit the nation’s capitol and return home to a well-deserved hero’s welcome! The Honor Flight program is a nation-wide network dedicated to providing all veterans who apply a free trip to Washington D.C. to visit memorials honoring…Read more…

Senator Fowler Hosting Youth Advisory Council in Harrisburg

Harrisburg – Senator Dale Fowler is set to host a “Youth Advisory Council” in Harrisburg this morning where dozens of high school students from across southern Illinois will gather to learn about important issues and the policy going into combating those issues. Several speakers will be on hand including Senator Fowler, SIU head basketball coach…Read more…

Sewer Work in Carbondale to Close Roads Temporarily

The City of Carbondale will begin the replacement of the sanitary sewer along Oak Street on Monday Due to this work, Wall Street will be closed to through traffic from Main Street to Walker Avenue from Monday to Tuesday. The intersection of Wall and Oak streets will be completely inaccessible for those two days.Read more…

West Frankfort City Council Votes to Increase Liquor Licenses

West Frankfort – The West Frankfort City Council passed an ordinance increasing the number of Class A liquor licenses from 10 to 15 at Tuesday night’s meeting. The council voted to change the number of Class A liquor licenses from 10 to 15 back in November 2017, but an ordinance was never completed. The council…Read more…

Homecoming Set to Kick Off at SIU

Carbondale – Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry is set to kick off homecoming festivities at Southern Illinois University on Monday, October 15 with a special proclamation reading. The proclamation will be issued at 11:50 a.m. near the north entrance of the Student Center. SIU Acting Athletic Director Jerry Kill, Saluki Football Coach Nick Hill and…Read more…

Wrong-Way Accident on 57 Leaves Three Injured

Jefferson Co. – Three are recovering after a wrong way crash on Interstate 57 Wednesday night. According to a release from the Illinois State Police, the accident happened at just after 9:00 at milepost 97 when a vehicle being driven by 71-year-old Robert Bell of Vandalia was parked on the right shoulder of the interstate…Read more…