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Body of Missing Georgia Woman’s Found Along Southern Illinois Highway

Body of Missing Georgia Woman’s Found Along Southern Illinois Highway

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) – Authorities said a woman whose body was found at a southern Illinois highway intersection had been reported missing from Georgia, and her husband remains missing. Police said 33-year-old Tykeisha Marie Dixon of Roswell, Georgia, was identified through evidence at the scene. Her body was found Saturday morning at an Illinois 143 intersection just…Read more…

Southern Illinois Health Depts. Report 51 New COVID-19 Cases

Southern Illinois Health Depts. Report 51 New COVID-19 Cases

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday reported 1,562 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois, including 26 additional deaths. Throughout southern Illinois, health departments reported a total of 51 new cases of coronavirus in the region. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,357,953 cases, including 22,261 deaths. Local case breakdown: Williamson, Jefferson…Read more…

U.S. Schools Fight to Keep Students Amid Fear of Dropouts

U.S. Schools Fight to Keep Students Amid Fear of Dropouts

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) – U.S. educators are doing everything they can to track down high school students who stopped showing up to classes and to help them get the credits needed to graduate. Their efforts, including relaxing graduation requirements, come amid an anticipated surge in the country’s dropout rate during the coronavirus pandemic. There…Read more…

Jackson County Residents Arrested for Business Burglary

Jackson County Residents Arrested for Business Burglary

CARBONDALE – Two Jackson County residents have been arrested for a burglary that happened at a business in the 900 block of East Main in Carbondale Monday. According to Carbondale Police, officers responded to the scene and during the course of the investigation identified the suspects as 30-year-old Joseph Joiner of Murphysboro and 47-year-old Jeannean Fournier-Wenz…Read more…

Fourth Round of Rebuild Illinois Grants Made Available

Fourth Round of Rebuild Illinois Grants Made Available

SPRINGFIELD — As summer construction season ramps up, Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced Tuesday the fourth round of $250 million in Rebuild Illinois-funded grants is available to advance municipal, township, and county projects across the state. With the latest round of grants, $1 billion in funding has now been…Read more…

Ex-Illinois Secretary of State Admin Sentenced for Fraud

Ex-Illinois Secretary of State Admin Sentenced for Fraud

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – A former administrator with the Illinois Secretary of State’s office has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for defrauding the state out of nearly $350,000. Fifty-eight-year-old Candace Wanzo of Centralia was sentenced last week in federal court in Springfield to 18 months each on two counts of theft and one…Read more…

Benton High School Senior Win Illinois Sheriff’s Scholarship

Benton High School Senior Win Illinois Sheriff’s Scholarship

Pictured: Wyatt McClintock (right), presented the Illinois Sheriff’s Association Scholarship by Captain Kyle Bacon (left) BENTON – This year the Illinois Sheriff’s Association awarded over $58,000 in college scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education. The Franklin County recipient of the Illinois Sheriff’s Association Scholarship was Wyatt McClintock. Wyatt, a Benton High…Read more…

Health Depts. Report 49 New COVID-19 Cases in Southern Illinois

Health Depts. Report 49 New COVID-19 Cases in Southern Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Monday reported 1,424 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois, including 12 additional deaths. Throughout southern Illinois, 43 new cases of the coronavirus were reported among regional health departments. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,356,391 cases, including 22,235 deaths. Local case breakdown: Perry County: nine (since…Read more…

U.S. Opens Probe Into Honda Accord Steering Issues

U.S. Opens Probe Into Honda Accord Steering Issues

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government’s auto safety agency is investigating multiple complaints about steering failures that could affect more than 1.1 million Honda Accord sedans. In documents posted Monday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it received 31 complaints about the problem. Honda has 77 more. Owners complained about the cars veering from…Read more…