Off-Highway Vehicle Trail Coming to Sahara Woods

CARRIER MILLS – State Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) says the new off-highway vehicle trail coming to the Sahara Woods State Fish and Wildlife Area in Carrier Mills enhances the proactive tourism initiative being instilled in southern Illinois. Gov. Bruce Rauner says the trail project is going to generate a lot of jobs, tourism and investment

Ameren Scam Reported in Marion

MARION – Police in Marion say local businesses are getting calls from people pretending to be from Ameren Illinois and threatening to cut off services immediately unless they are paid over the phone. Police say this is a scam and ask that you don’t give your business or personal account information out over the phone.

Four Sentenced in Union County

JONESBORO – A Wolf Lake man was recently sentenced in Union County to concurrent four years in state prison with an impact incarceration recommendation after pleading guilty to one count of residential burglary – a Class 1 felony – and one count of aggravated possession of a stolen firearm – a Class 1 felony. Union

Former Williamson County State’s Attorney Passes Away

MARION – Former Williamson County State’s Attorney Chuck Garnati died early this morning. He was 65. According to WSIL-TV, Garnati had been receiving treatment at St. Louis University Hospital. Garnati, who stepped down in 2014 due to health reasons, served as State’s Attorney for 30 years. He was first elected in 1984. Funeral services have

Man Injured in Sunday Afternoon Crash in Rural Murphysboro

MURPHYSBORO – A crash in rural Murphysboro Sunday afternoon injured one person. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says 31-year-old William Wyatt was driving his SUV on Dallas Road north of Illinois Avenue when he ran off the road, overturned and struck a utility pole. His vehicle came to rest upright on the east side of