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Senate Passes Bill That Would See Transfer of 94 Acres from SIUC to Carterville for Economic Development

Springfield – A bill headed to the Illinois House would see SIU Carbondale give 94 acres to the city of Carterville to use for economic development. Penned by Senator Dale Fowler, Senate Bill 168 passed through the Senate unanimously. The vacant property would be annexed by the city of Carterville and then donated to the Regional Economic Development Corporation for future business and industrial development. The bill now goes to the House.

 

 

Franklin County Board Begins Work on Courthouse, Campbell Building

Franklin County Board Begins Work on Courthouse, Campbell Building

The Franklin County Board met Tuesday night and got right to work on plans for the new courthouse and completing renovations to the Campbell Building. County Board member John Gulley says the board passed a resolution waiving the competition requirements of the Local Government Professionals Services Act for the specific purpose of the design of renovations to…Continue Reading

Marion Spring Clean-Up Scheduled to Begin Next Week

Marion Spring Clean-Up Scheduled to Begin Next Week

Spring Clean-up will be getting underway next week in Marion. Street crews will canvass the southeast section of Marion on April 22 and 23, the northeast section on April 24 and 25, recanvass the east section on April 26, canvass the northwest section on April 29 and 30, canvass the southwest section May 1 and 2 and recanvass the west section on May 3. Section…Continue Reading

I-57 Northbound Reduced to One Lane for Several Hours Following Semi-Rollover Accident

I-57 Northbound Reduced to One Lane for Several Hours Following Semi-Rollover Accident

Franklin Co. – No injuries are being reported following a wreck on Interstate 57 in Franklin County yesterday afternoon. According to a release from the Illinois State Police the accident occurred when a semi rolled over onto the median from the northbound lane near mile post 79 while trying to avoid a vehicle in front…Continue Reading

Police Asking for Vigilance as Counterfeit Hundreds Make Rounds Through Du Quoin

Police Asking for Vigilance as Counterfeit Hundreds Make Rounds Through Du Quoin

Du Quoin – The Du Quoin Police Department is warning citizens of a recent string of counterfeit $100 bills circulating the city. According to a release on the Police Department’s Facebook page, these bills are easily distinguishable by the red oriental writing on the back of the bill. There have been recent attempts to mark…Continue Reading

Mt. Vernon Police Release Identity of Suspect Being Sought in Connection to Saturday Shooting

Mt. Vernon Police Release Identity of Suspect Being Sought in Connection to Saturday Shooting

Mt. Vernon – Mt. Vernon Police have released the identity of a 45-year-old man wanted in connection with an early Saturday morning shooting that sent a woman to the hospital with a non-life threatening gunshot injury. Police say a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Smith W. Moore III, in connection with the shooting…Continue Reading

VA Healthcare Town-Hall Meeting to be Held in Carbondale

Carbondale (AP) – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will hold a town hall meeting in southern Illinois to familiarize the people it serves with its health care programs. The Wednesday evening event will be held on the campus of Southern Illinois University-Carbondale at the Student Recreation Center Alumni Lounge from 5-7pm. Spokesman Kevin Harris…Continue Reading

SIU-Carbondale Adding Recruiters in Chicago and St. Louis

SIU-Carbondale Adding Recruiters in Chicago and St. Louis

Carbondale (AP) – Southern Illinois University in Carbondale is making another move in its effort to reverse declining enrollment by stationing additional recruiters in Chicago and St. Louis. The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale reports university officials say they will add a recruiter in both cities and will hire another full-time recruiter to be stationed in…Continue Reading

Mincon Acquires Former Bombardier Facility in Benton

Mincon Acquires Former Bombardier Facility in Benton

Benton – A formal announcement regarding Mincon Group of Ireland’s acquisition of the former Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. manufacturing facility in the Benton Industrial Park will be held Tuesday morning at 10 at the former Bombardier building located at 451 E. Illinois Ave. and Industrial Park Road in Benton. The 400,000 square foot facility sits…Continue Reading

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