ISP Reminding Drivers about Saturday’s River to River Relay

ULLIN – Illinois State Police say there will be increased pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic on the rural roads of several southern Illinois counties tomorrow for the annual River to River Relay. Rural roads and some state highways in Johnson, Pope and Union counties will become the racetrack for the event. It starts in rural

Coin Flip Decides New Colp Village President

MARION, Ill. (AP) — A coin flip has decided who will lead a tiny southern Illinois town after an election this month ended in a tie. Tammy O’Daniell-Howell is the new village president of Colp, home to about 250 residents, after the coin toss Thursday. Williamson County Clerk Amanda Barnes says opponent Bryan Riekena let

Cutler Man Sentenced for Meth Offense

BENTON – A Cutler man has been sentenced to federal prison for a methamphetamine offense. U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Donald Boyce says 28-year-old Bradley M.D. Miller, who had previously pled guilty to a one-count superseding indictment charging conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine, was sentenced Wednesday to 168 months in prison, three years

Crash on IL 37 South of West Frankfort Injures Marion Woman

WEST FRANKFORT – A Marion woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash in Franklin County Tuesday afternoon. Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones says just before 2 p.m., 24-year-old Amanda M. Kroese was driving her car south on Route 37  at the county line south of West Frankfort and struck the rear of another vehicle driven

HUD Working to Move Cairo Families

CAIRO –  Federal housing officials are trying to set appointments with families who’ll soon be leaving Cairo. HUD said Wednesday it has a relocation official in Cairo and ready to help nearly 200 families move out of a pair of decrepit public housing complexes. Many of the families are furious, but HUD said the homes

Prescription Drug Disposal Day Set for April 29 in McLeansboro

MCLEANSBORO – McLeansboro Police will conduct a prescription drug disposal collection event on Saturday, April 29 from 10 to 2 at the McLeansboro Fire Department, located at 108 South Marshall Street. Police say you should take advantage of this event to get old or outdated prescription drugs out of your home. You should not flush

Franklin County Board Chooses New County Treasurer

BENTON – The Franklin County Board Tuesday appointed Keith R. Jones as County Treasurer. Jones, the son of Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones, replaces John Gulley, who recently resigned from the office to become controller at Rend Lake College in Ina. Pam Smith served as interim treasurer until Gulley’s replacement could be chosen. Jones has