Southeastern Illinois College Receives $2.5M Donation

HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) — Southeastern Illinois College has received a $2.5 million donation for a new art museum on its Harrisburg campus. SIC President Jonah Rice announced the contribution from Retired Air Force Colonel William Hise and the estate of his late twin brother Air Force Brigadier General James Hise on Thursday. The money will

Severin to Hold Office Hours in Herrin Wednesday

HERRIN – State Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) will be holding satellite office hours at the Herrin City Library, located at 120 N. 13th St., on Wednesday, June 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rep. Severin’s office staff will be available to take your opinions about what is going on in Springfield and help you

Suspect Wanted in Tuesday Night Burglary in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are currently investigating a robbery that reportedly happened just after 9:30 Tuesday night in the 800 block of West Main Street. When officers arrived, they were told that a suspect entered a business and demanded money. The suspect then fled the business on foot going east. The suspect was described as

LeQuatte Named ROE #21 Regional Superintendent

MARION – Zeigler native Lorie LeQuatte was named Tuesday to replace Matt Donkin as Regional Superintendent of Schools for ROE #21. That announcement was made following a meeting of the County Board Chairs of Franklin, Johnson, Massac and Williamson County – the counties that make up ROE #21 – Thursday afternoon in Marion. LeQuatte, who

Brookport Man Sentenced to Death Penalty in Girlfriend’s Ohio Slaying

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Illinois man convicted of abducting his estranged girlfriend from Kentucky and killing her along an Ohio interstate has been sentenced to receive the death penalty. A judge in southwest Ohio’s Warren County sentenced Brookport, Illinois, resident Terry Froman on Thursday. The judge followed the recommendation of jurors who this month

Carbondale Man Wanted in Shooting Investigation

CARBONDALE – An arrest warrant has been issued for a Carbondale man for allegedly shooting at another man around 6:30 Wednesday night in the 400 block of East Chestnut Street. Carbondale Police say 22-year-old Malik L. Wright was armed with a handgun and was arguing with another person who is believed to be an adult

Illinois Lawmakers Meeting Again to Try to Reach Budget Deal

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Legislature is holding another day of a special session with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner and Democratic leaders still at odds over an elusive budget deal. Lawmakers will meet Friday for the third straight day of a session that could continue through the end of the month. Rauner called the session

No July 4th Fireworks Display in Anna This Year

ANNA – The skies over Anna will be silent this Fourth of July. City leaders Tuesday canceled their annual fireworks display. Mayor Steve Hartline says the company they hired to put on the show failed to get a permit from the Illinois State Fire Marshal. Hartline says he hopes to have fireworks next year. There’s

Severin to Hold Office Hours Today in Zeigler

ZEIGLER – State Rep. Dave Severin will hold satellite office hours today from 10 to 1 at the Zeigler Public Library. Severin’s office will be available to take your opinions about what is going on in Springfield and help you with any related issues you may have.

Benton’s Toler Cinema Sold

BENTON – It looks like at some point in the future you’ll be able to see movies on the big screen again in Benton. The Toler Cinema was recently sold to new owners who plan to reopen the theater. That’s according to a post on the Talk Benton Facebook page by Maranda Rush, a former