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State: Illinois Approaches 12,000 Deaths from COVID-19

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois is approaching 12,000 deaths from COVID-19 with the addition of 131 newly reported fatalities. The Illinois Department of Public Health says the 131 deaths reported Thursday bring the state to 11,963 deaths. The state also has 12,022 new confirmed and probable cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total number of known

No One Injured in Wednesday Night Train Crash in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – A train crash was reported in Carbondale Wednesday night. According to Carbondale Police, around 10:50 p.m. officers responded to the railroad crossing on Main Street. Officers learned a driver mistakenly drove a passenger vehicle onto the railroad tracks, turning north from Main Street and became stuck. Officers contacted the Canadian National Railroad of