McLeansboro City Council Set to Meet Tonight

MCLEANSBORO – The McLeansboro City Council will discuss and take possible action on an ordinance establishing an administrative procedure for assessing and determining claims under the Public Safety Employee Benefit Act when it meets tonight at 6 at City Hall. The council will also discuss and take possible action on several more items including a

Elkville Woman Injured in Jackson County Crash Sunday

DOWELL – Two Elkville residents were involved in a two-car crash on US 51 at Beech Road in Jackson County Sunday afternoon. Illinois State Police say just after 1:30, 19-year-old Keaton Tyner was driving southbound on US 51 at Beech Road when he swerved into the northbound lane. He collided with a van driven by

Veterans Day Ceremony Set for Saturday in Benton

BENTON – You’re invited to attend a Veterans Day ceremony – hosted by the Benton VFW and American Legion posts – Saturday morning at 11 at the Veterans Memorial, located at the Benton Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery in Benton. The cemetery is located just off South Main near City Hall. 

Missouri Woman Injured in Crash on I-57 in Benton

BENTON – A two-vehicle crash happened around 5:50 Thursday evening on I-57 in Benton. According to Illinois State Police, 31-year-old Brandii R. Turner of New London, Missouri, was driving her pickup truck in the driving lane pulling a horse trailer on southbound I-57 at milepost 72 when the driver’s side rear tire detached from the

Wanted Sex Offender Taken into Custody in Johnson County

GOREVILLE – Illinois State Police in Ullin say a wanted sex offender, who fled on foot following a traffic stop earlier this week on I-24 in Johnson County, was taken into custody by Johnson County Sheriff’s deputies just after 8 this morning. Thirty-year-old Michael A. Lafond was wanted for failure to register as a sex