Flag Retirement Ceremony Set for Oct. 19 in Murphysboro

MURPHYSBORO – Jackson County 4-H Shooting Sports will hold a flag retirement ceremony on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jackson County Extension Barn. It’s located behind the Jackson County Extension Office on 402 Ava Rd. in Murphysboro. Please bring your old worn out flags for a proper retirement. If you can’t attend

Prescription Drug Take Back Event Set for Oct. 28 in Marion

MARION – The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office will be taking your unused, expired or unwanted prescription medication during National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Williamson County Administrative Building, located at 407 N. Monroe St. in Marion. All collected

Carbondale Police Identify Fatal Shooting Victim

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police have released the identity of the man involved in a fatal shooting early Saturday morning in the 700 block of East College Street. When police arrived at the scene around 2:40 a.m., they found 35-year-old Tony Johnson of East St. Louis with a fatal gunshot wound. The suspect in this case

Nationwide Manhunt Underway for Registered Sexual Predator

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – A nationwide manhunt is underway for a 27-year-old registered sexual predator who failed to appear in Edwards County Court Friday. A judge sentenced Nathan Ellison in absentia to six years in prison for failing to register as a sex offender. Ellison was sentenced last year in Jefferson County Court to 24-months probation