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Cardinals Caravan coming to Marion Sunday

Cardinals Caravan coming to Marion Sunday

Marion — The St. Louis Cardinals Caravan will make a stop in Marion Sunday afternoon as part of a four stop tour of the quad-state.

Cardinals Radio Affiliates US 97.7, WMIX, and WEBQ will host a group of Cardinals players, alumni, and media at noon at the Marion Cultural & Civic Center. Fans are encouraged to attend and bring their children for a chance to meet the Cardinals and get autographs. There will also be a question and answer session for all fans.

The first 400 children ages 15-and-under are guaranteed an autograph with a ticket that they will receive upon entry. The first 50 of those 400 children will receive a special mini US 97.7 bat from Dinger Bats. After the event, lucky fans will receive US 977 cookies on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Marion Cultural & Civic Center Concessions will be open and Gum Drops NFP will be selling raffle tickets for Cardinals merchandise.

Cardinals on the stop include current players: Tyler O’Neill, Ryan Helsley, Andrew Knizner, Seth Elledge as well as alumni Kerry Robinson and Rick Ankiel! The event master of ceremonies will be Spanish language broadcaster Polo Ascencio. Todd Bryant, host of the Wake Up Zone on WQRL-FM, will introduce Ascencio. Doors will open at 11:00 am on Sunday.

More information is available here.

Nashville Family Says Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Shot, Killed Family Dogs

Nashville Family Says Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy Shot, Killed Family Dogs

NASHVILLE — A Nashville, Illinois family is mourning their family pets they say were shot dead by a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy who is also their neighbor. Jennifer Akers says Bentley and Ella slipped their collars Sunday afternoon and a few hours later they were each shot twice by their neighbor and their bloody bodies…Continue Reading

Closings, Cancellations, & Delays for Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019

The following is a list of closings, cancellations, and delays for Tuesday, November 12, 2019. Last updated: Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 8:23 AM CT Schools: Agape Christian School – Closed Ashley Grade School – Closed Akin Grade School – Closed Anna CC District 37 – Closed Anna-Jonesboro High School – Closed Ashley Grade School…Continue Reading

David Overstreet Announces Candidacy for Illinois Supreme Court

David Overstreet Announces Candidacy for Illinois Supreme Court

Fifth District Appellate Court Justice David Overstreet, a Mt. Vernon native, has announced that he will seek election to the Illinois Supreme Court in 2020. He will seek the seat Lloyd Karmeier will vacate. Karmeier recently announced his retirement set for Dec. 6, 2020. Overstreet noted his variety and quantity of law experience makes him…Continue Reading

Carbondale Receiving $14 Million Grant for Multimodel Project

Carbondale Receiving $14 Million Grant for Multimodel Project

CARBONDALE – The City of Carbondale will receive a $14 million federal grant toward the Carbondale Station Multimodal Project through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) BUILD grant program. The grant was announced Wednesday by Senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin. “This federal investment will be a tremendous boost to Carbondale and Southern Illinois,” Durbin…Continue Reading

Two Local Fire Districts to Receive Funding for Emergency Vehicles

Two Local Fire Districts to Receive Funding for Emergency Vehicles

SPRINGFIELD – The Lake Egypt Fire Protection District and the Williamson County Fire Protection District will receive a portion of the $9.3 million in no interest/low interest loans Governor J.B. Pritzker’s administration released Wednesday for the purchase of emergency vehicles. According to a press release from the Governor’s office, Lake Egypt will receive $350,000 and Williamson County…Continue Reading

McCleansboro Man Arrested After Altercation, Disorderly Conduct

McCleansboro Man Arrested After Altercation, Disorderly Conduct

MCCLEANSBORO – A McLeansboro man was arrested Saturday night after McLeansboro Police and Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a fight in progress in the 300 block of E. Broadway. McLeansboro Police Chief Nathan Taylor said when officers arrived to the scene, they learned that 36-year-old Donald Green was in an altercation with a woman…Continue Reading

Massac Co. Man Arrested for Rape of Minor, Multiple Sex Charges

Massac Co. Man Arrested for Rape of Minor, Multiple Sex Charges

PADUCAH – A Massac County man is behind bars on multiple sex charges after his arrest in Paducah, KY. According to a release from the McCracken County Sheriff’s Office, 47-year-old Nathan Anderson was arrested on charges of rape, sodomy, sexual abuse, and unlawful transaction with a minor Monday following an investigation into the rape of a teenage…Continue Reading

Sparta Man Arrested for Thefts in Randolph Co., Charges to Come

Sparta Man Arrested for Thefts in Randolph Co., Charges to Come

RANDOLPH CO. – A Sparta man was arrested in connection to multiple thefts in Randolph County. According to a release from the Randolph Co. Sheriff’s Office, 41-year-old Jesse Sellers was arrested and will be charged with unlawful possession of stolen property. The items included a 2010 Polaris Razor, a 2017 Ferris lawnmower, and other lawn…Continue Reading

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