Korean War Soldier Missing 66 Years to Get Illinois Burial

HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) — The remains of a Harrisburg soldier missing in action 66 years are coming home for burial. Phyllis Walker tells the Southern Illinoisan that the U.S. Army identified the remains of her uncle. Reserve Cpl. Edward Lee Borders was reported missing in action in 1951. The army declared him dead in 1954.

Senator Duckworth Joins Push for Information from Cairo Utility

CAIRO – Illinois’ junior senator is the latest to ask Cairo’s public utility for financial information. But the Southern Illinoisan reported yesterday that officials with the Cairo Public Utility Company still refuse to release their financial information. In addition to Senator Tammy Duckworth, Illinois’ attorney general has also asked for the information. Folks in Cairo

Another Juvenile Arrested in West Frankfort Gun Store Burglary

BENTON – A 15-year-old boy has been arrested for the burglary at S.I. Shooter Supply in rural West Frankfort on May 16. Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones says the boy is being held in the Franklin County Juvenile Detention Center. He was arrested Wednesday. Jones says a 17-year-old boy has already been charged. At least

Man Arrested for July Burglary, Theft in Thompsonville

BENTON – A Thompsonville man has been arrested for a burglary and theft that had been reported on July 7 in rural Thompsonville. Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones says 32-year-old Jordan P. Crotser was arrested Thursday. Jones says the investigation continues and believes Crotser may have committed several other thefts. Some of the property has

Rollover Crash Kills One in Jackson County

CARBONDALE – One person died in rollover crash in Jackson County Sunday night. The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says shortly before 8, deputies responded to North Marion Street north of Carbondale regarding a crash with injuries and possible entrapment. When they and other emergency personnel arrived, they found a single SUV on its side on

Severin to Honor West Frankfort Public Servants, Citizens Tuesday

WEST FRANKFORT – State Rep. Dave Severin will be presenting certificates to several public servants during Tuesday night’s West Frankfort City Council meeting. On April 29, the following people saved a woman from a sinking car, during a week that saw unusual flooding – Detective Jeff Tharp, Officer James Trogolo, Officer Jason Yunker, Firefighter Gary

Man Injured in Motorcycle Crash on I-57 in Williamson County

JOHNSTON CITY – One person was involved in a motorcycle crash in Williamson County last night. Illinois State Police say around 7:40, a 46-year-old man was driving a three wheeled motorcycle on northbound I-57 near Johnston City when he lost control of the motorcycle and was ejected as the motorcycle overturned. The bike came to

Carbondale Announces Solar Eclipse Parking Locations

CARBONDALE – After months of strategic planning, the City of Carbondale has announced plans for parking during eclipse weekend. The following locations have been identified as shuttle parking: Carbondale Community High School (1301 E. Walnut Street) University Mall (1237 E. Main Street) Oakland Cemetery (Intersection of Oakland Avenue and Ready Mix Road) Shuttle service will