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

Murphysboro Police Looking for Dog Thief

MURPHYSBORO – First Marion and Du Quoin, and now Murphysboro is dealing with a dog thief.  Murphysboro Police are looking for the driver of a white Chevy van with no markings that residents have spotted trying to steal dogs on the south side of town. In one case, a pet owner actually stopped the man

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