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Fritchnitch ‘Calls It A Day’ As Superintendent of MVTHS

MT. VERNON – Jeff Fritchnitch has officially retired as Superintendent of Mt. Vernon Township High School. He knows district is in good hands with Melanie Andrews who was most recently the Assistant Superintendent at the Regional Office of Education #13. Fritchnitch says the whole thing is still bittersweet. Fritchnitch was the Superintendent at Altamont School

IDPH Wednesday Announced 828 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday announced 828 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 30 additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 144,013 cases, including 6,951 deaths, in 101 counties in Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 33,090 specimens for a

Carbondale Police Hear from LGBTQ Community about Possible Misidentification of Sunday Vandalism Suspect

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police say there has been concern expressed from the LGBTQ community and others regarding the misgendering and deadnaming of an individual from North Carolina who was arrested Sunday evening for criminal damage to property during a planned protest in Carbondale. Police say specifically, those concerns include information that the individual is, and/or

IDPH Tuesday Announced 724 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday announced 724 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 23 additional confirmed deaths. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 143,185 cases, including 6,923 deaths, in 101 counties in Illinois. Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 31,069 specimens for a

Cave-In-Rock Ferry to Remain Open

CAVE-IN-ROCK – The Cave-in-Rock Ferry will remain open with service continuing on the normal schedule starting today. The ferry provided noticed Monday that it would halt service indefinitely at 10 last night when the current two-year contract to fund the ferry operation expired. In a posting on the ferry’s Facebook page, ferry operator Lonnie Lewis indicated