Category Archives: Local News

President Trump Rumored to be Making Campaign Visit to Carbondale

Carbondale – President Donald Trump may be making a trip to Southern Illinois. According to a report from the Daily Egyptian, the White House has put out feelers about a possible rally in Carbondale for next Saturday the 27th. However, no details can be confirmed at this time. It is speculated that a rally could…Read more…

Body Found at Old Mine Site in August Still Unidentified

BENTON, Ill. (AP) — Authorities are still trying to confirm the identity of a man whose body was found in August at an old coal mine in Franklin County. The body of what officials say was a middle-aged white man was found Aug. 11 in an advance state of decay at the Old Ben No.…Read more…

Two Injured in Carbondale Wreck

Carbondale – Two are recovering after a two vehicle accident in Carbondale yesterday afternoon. According to a release from the Illinois State Police, the accident happened on East Walnut Street at Cedarview Street when a vehicle being driven by Jane Ann Winther of Anita, Iowa was sideswiped while changing lanes by a vehicle in her…Read more…

Rep. Severin Gets Endorsement from Franklin Co. Circuit Clerk Jim Muir

Franklin Co. – Franklin County Circuit Clerk Jim Muir endorsed Dave Severin for another term as 117th District State Representative during a press conference at the Franklin County Courthouse Thursday afternoon. Severin says he and Muir have been friends for a long time and when they were both running for office two years ago, they weren’t…Read more…

Chester Police Asking for Help in Finding Missing Person

Chester – Chester police are asking for your help in finding a missing person. According to a report from the Chester Police Department, 25-year-old Bradley Eggemeyer was reported missing on Tuesday. The report states that he has a medical condition that requires medication, but is not believed to have it on him. Eggemeyer was last…Read more…

Bost Receives Endorsement from Teacher’s Union

Alton – The Illinois Education Association is formally endorsing U.S. Representative Mike Bost’s reelection campaign. IEA Vice President Mike Llorens was on hand as the announcment was made yesterday in Alton, stating that “Mike Bost has never hesitated to be a strong voice for our schools and students in the Metro East and Southern Illinois,”…Read more…

Jackson Co. Applying for Grant to Help Purchase New Ambulance, CPR Devices

Jackson Co. – Jackson County is applying for a grant that would help to purchase a new ambulance and multiple automated CPR devices for the county’s ambulance services. The county board approved the measure on Tuesday. The money would come from the Assistant Firefighter Grant funds, made available through FEMA. The new ambulance would cost…Read more…

New Phone Scam Hits Area

Benton – Ameren Illinois is warning about a new phone scam in the area. The scammer is calling both homes and businesses stating that a payment is needed for service to continue. Ameren wants to remind customers that they will never ask customers to give out personal information over the phone. If you think you…Read more…

Carbondale Participating in Drug Takeback Day with Two Locations

Carbondale – The City of Carbondale is participating in DEA Drug Takeback Day on October 27th. The event will be held at both the Carbdonale Police Department and at the Kroger grocery store, giving the public the opportunity prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription…Read more…

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