Benton City Council Meets Tonight

BENTON – The Benton City Council will meet for its first meeting of the month tonight at 6 at City Hall. According to the meeting agenda, the council will discuss and/or approve selling surplus real estate, research replacing Christmas lights/decorations, acknowledgement of a housing rehabilitation grant, a special use permit for a dog grooming home

Early Voting Begins Today for Illinois’ March Primary

BENTON – Early voting for the March 20th Primary begins today and runs through Monday, March 19. Franklin County voters can cast their ballots Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Election Office, located in the Franklin County Annex Building on the Benton Square. The office is closed on Sunday. Voters

Two Injured in Weather-related Crash in Saline County

HARRISBURG – Icy road conditions played a role in a two-car crash in Saline County Wednesday morning. Illinois State Police say just after 9, 20-year-old Carson N. Carter of Carmi was driving her car north on College Road, a mile south of Kaid Road, when she lost control of her car on the icy roadway.