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Ferrell Hospital to Hold Ribbon Cutting for New Facility Friday

ELDORADO – Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado will host a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the construction of their new facility tomorrow morning at 10:30. Officials say because of COVID-19 event restrictions, the event will be limited to 25 people. So the event will also be live on the Ferrell Hospital Facebook page.

IDPH Reports Over 6,100 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday reported 6,110 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 51 additional deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 389,095 cases, including 9,619 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test

West Frankfort Students Returning to All Remote Learning

WEST FRANKFORT – Students in the Frankfort Community Unit School District #168 will be returning to all remote learning starting today. District Superintendent Matt Donkin said in a statement that the district continued receiving reports Tuesday of some positive testing for COVID-19 from students and staff members. Donkin says in addition, the amount of people

Four Charged in Weekend Shooting in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – Four people have been charged in an alleged shooting that happened early Sunday morning in Carbondale. According to Carbondale Police, officers responded to a report of shots fired in the 300 block of East Walnut Street around 1:50 a.m. At this same time, a Jackson County Sheriff’s deputy was driving through the area

Veterans Day Ceremony Set for Nov. 11 in Christopher

CHRISTOPHER – The American Legion Post 528 Honor Guard will hold a Veterans Day ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at the Veterans Memorial on South Victor Street in Christopher. According to a post on the City of Christopher Facebook page, Post 528 invites all veterans, their families and the public to the