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Subject in Custody Following Weekend Incident in Cleburne

CLEBURNE – A person was taken into custody over the weekend after Zeigler firefighters responded to a reported house fire on Gannett Road in Cleburne. According to a post on the Zeigler Fire Department’s Facebook page, when firefighters arrived, police were requested, and units pulled back due to a person having lighter fluid and armed

Over 4,000 New Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Reported in Illinois Sunday

SPRINGFIELD – State health officials Sunday reported 4,062 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 24 additional deaths. Currently, A total of 374,256 cases, including 9,505 deaths, have been reported in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Oct. 18–24 is 6.1 percent. Franklin

Early Morning Fire Destroys Vacant Home in Benton

BENTON – The Illinois State Fire Marshal has been called in to investigate a house fire that happened early this morning at a vacant home on North Grand in Benton. According to the Benton Fire Department, the fire started just before 5 a.m. and endangered some homes near the fire. Firefighters were able to keep

New Drive-in Theater Opening at Marion Mall

MARION – A new drive-in theater is set to open on Friday, Oct. 30 in Marion. Construction has been completed for “The Oasis,” located in the parking lot of the Marion Mall. The Oasis will host a football tailgate event prior to the SIU and SEMO game and then show a double feature on Halloween

Overnight Shooting Reported at Carterville Apartment Complex

CARTERVILLE – Carterville Police and Illinois State Police are investigating an early morning shooting at Lake Logan Apartments near John A. Logan College. Police have not released any details about what led to the incident or if anyone was injured at this time. We hope to bring you more details when they become available to