Carbondale Man Sentenced for Delivery of Controlled Substance

MURPHYSBORO – A Carbondale man was sentenced Wednesday in Jackson County Court to eight years in state prison for delivering a combination of heroin and fentanyl to a confidential source working with the Carbondale Police Department. Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael Carr says 34-year-old Kenneth W. Neal allegedly committed the offense on Sept. 13 of

Two Injured in Crash on Old Route 13 in Jackson County

MURPHYSBORO – A two-vehicle crash happened in Jackson County Wednesday afternoon. Illinois State Police say just after 2:50, 39-year-old Delano Scott was driving a Jackson County Sheriff’s Office squad car east on Old Route 13 when he activated his lights and siren on the way to a domestic violence call. Scott momentarily turned the siren

Severin Appointed to Two Task Forces

BENTON – State Representative Dave Severin (R-Benton) has been appointed by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin to the Illinois Forestry Development Council and the Flue Gas Desulfurization Task Force. The Illinois Forestry Council was created from the Illinois Forestry Development Act in 1983. The council’s goal is to identify and evaluate the social, economic, scientific

Benton, Rend Lake to Benefit from DRA Investments

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Southern Illinois will benefit from $1.4 million in new investments by the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) that state Sen. Dale Fowler (R-Harrisburg) says will boost regional infrastructure, the local workforce and the economy. The investments by the DRA will go to support public and private partnerships, bringing to Illinois an estimated $22.7

Marion Airport Awarded DOT Grant for Improvements

MARION – U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin announced Monday that Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois in Marion will be getting a U.S. Department of Transportation grant worth over $1.2 million through its Airport Improvement Program. This program provides grants to public agencies, private owners and entities for the planning and development of public-use

Mt. Vernon Man Arrested for Breaking Windows at Federal Building

MT. VERNON – A 23-year-old Mt. Vernon man is in the Jefferson County Jail following his arrest early Tuesday morning for allegedly breaking out windows at the U.S. Federal Building in Mt. Vernon. According to Mt. Vernon Police, they arrested Demetruis A. Clark for alleged felony criminal damage to property with damage exceeding $10,000 in