HUD’s Carson to Visit Illinois Town Hit by Housing Crisis

CAIRO, Ill. (AP) — U.S. Housing Secretary Ben Carson is expected to visit a far southern Illinois community where two public housing complexes are being torn down, forcing hundreds of residents to find new homes. Carson told The Southern Illinoisan he wants to visit Cairo to see if anything can be done to “salvage the situation.” The U.S. Department of Housing

Jonesboro Man Sentenced to Prison for Domestic Battery

JONESBORO – A Jonesboro man will spend the next three years in a state prison on a domestic battery charge. Union County State’s Attorney Tyler R. Edmonds says 31-year-old James L. Smith was sentenced after admitting to a petition for revocation of conditional discharge for the original offense of domestic battery – a Class 4

Driver Fatigue Leads to One-car Crash on I-64 in Wayne County

MILL SHOALS – Fatigue is to blame for a single-vehicle accident on Interstate 64 in Wayne County early Sunday morning. Illinois State Police reports indicate that 38-year-old Angela M. Dunn of Goreville was traveling westbound in a minivan near milepost 112 when her vehicle left to the roadway to the right as a result of

Murphysboro Man Dead after Being Trapped Underneath Tractor

MURPHYSBORO – Jackson County authorities are investigating an incident late Saturday night that left a Murphysboro man dead after he became trapped under an antique tractor. Jackson County deputies responded shortly after 11 p.m. to a property outside of Murphysboro where a family member was found using a tractor with a loader attempting to lift the

Wednesday Night Crash Injures One in Franklin County

BENTON – One person was injured in a Thursday night crash in Franklin County. Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones says deputies responded to the crash on Illinois 14 at Rend City Road around 6:25 p.m. A pickup truck driven by 25-year-old Katherine L. Baseden of Pamonia was going east on Illinois 14 attempting to negotiate

Golf Cart Permits Available at McLeansboro Police Department

McLEANSBORO – The McLeansboro Police Department is currently accepting renewals and new applications for Alternative Transportation Permits – also known as Golf Cart Permits – for the August 2017 through July 2018 period. All golf carts or side-by-sides must be brought back to the police department for inspection and proof of insurance provided. The fee

New Dress Code in Place for Hamilton County Courtrooms

McLEANSBORO – Hamilton County is cracking down on how you should be dressed when you come to court. A new dress code for appearance in the county courtroom went into effect Tuesday according to the Hamilton County Sheriff Robert Crow. It says tank top type t-shirts (A shirts), any type of head covering (except for