Two Injured in Tuesday Crash near Ewing

EWING – A two-vehicle crash happened around 4:40 Tuesday afternoon on Ewing Road at the intersection with Camp Hope Road in Franklin County. According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, 31-year-old Stacy K. Manning of Benton was driving south in her SUV on Camp Hope Road and failed to stop at the intersection with Ewing

Carbondale Encouraging Businesses to Make Improvements for Solar Eclipse

CARBONDALE – With less than four months until the solar eclipse, city leaders in Carbondale are encouraging all businesses to give their properties some extra attention as the community prepares to welcome thousands of visitors. Improvements include touching up paint, landscaping upgrades, repairing sidewalks and repainting parking lots.  Carbondale Mayor John “Mike” Henry says if

Benton to See Lower Electric Rates Starting This June

BENTON – Benton residents got an opportunity Monday night to learn more about the city’s electric aggregation program during a town hall meeting at City Hall. Reg Ankrom, president of Southern Illinois Municipal Electric Company which represents Benton and several other cities in the state, told those in attendance and on Facebook Live residential and

Two Injured in Franklin County ATV Accident

COELLO – Two people were injured in an accident involving ATVs Sunday afternoon in Franklin County. Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones says the accident happened around 4:20 on Izaac Walton Road just west of Coello. According to the sheriff’s report, 29-year-old Jeffrey L. Quilman of Pinckneyville was going west on an ATV and struck the

Inmate’s Death Under Investigation in Williamson County

MARION – The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office along with Illinois State Police is investigating the death of a Williamson County Jail inmate early Tuesday morning. The sheriff’s office says 51-year-old Ronnie Dale Wade of Marion was pronounced dead at Heartland Regional Medical Center. Wade was taken to the hospital by ambulance at 1 a.m. after

Mt. Vernon Man Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Vehicle

MT. VERNON – Mt. Vernon Police were called out to the 1000 block of South 24th Street around 11:50 Sunday morning after getting a report from a woman saying her vehicle was missing from her home. After further investigation, the vehicle was found near the corner of 4th and Casey and the suspect, 25-year-old Jonathan