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Beef Products Recalled for Memorial Day Weekend

Beef Products Recalled for Memorial Day Weekend

USDA – With the Memorial Day weekend approaching the US Department of Agriculture is issuing a recall on beef at the worst possible time. Aurora Packing Company of North Aurora IL is recalling nearly 62,112 pounds of raw beef products that may be contaminated with E. Coli. The recall includes multiple beef products packaged on April 19th bearing the establishment number of EST 788. Here is a full listing of recalled products.

One Dead As a Result of Wreck at I-64/I-57 Interchange Near Mt. Vernon

Mt. Vernon – A 3-vehicle crash occurred around 9:30am Wednesday just south of the I-57/64 interchange north of Mt. Vernon. Early reports indicate a semi-tanker and two other vehicles were involved. As of now neither names nor vehicles have been reported, but there has been a fatality and two people were taken to the hospital for treatment.…Continue Reading

Murphysboro Man Fires Concealed Weapon Inside of Carbondale Police Department

Carbondale – A Murphysboro man is facing multiple charges after attempting to shoot an officer inside the Carbondale Police Department. According to a release from the Carbondale Police, officers arrested 36-year-old Eric Brown in connection to an incident at Rue 21 in the 2100 block of East Main on Saturday afternoon. When officers brought Brown…Continue Reading

Death Investigation Underway in Carbondale After Woman Found Dead in Mechanical Device

Carbondale – A death investigation in Carbondale is underway after a woman was found dead in a mechanical device at an apartment complex. According to a release from the Carbondale PD, officers with responded to the 800 block of West Mill Street early Friday morning in reference to a subject trapped in a mechanical device.…Continue Reading

Committee to Find Next Head of Southern Illinois University

Committee to Find Next Head of Southern Illinois University

Carbondale (AP) – A 27-person committee has been formed to find the next president of Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. SIU has been without a president since Randy Dunn resigned in July amid controversy over improper hires. Dunn also came under fire for a proposed shift of funding between the Carbondale and Edwardsville campuses. An executive search…Continue Reading

SIU Arena Renamed in $4M Corporate Naming Rights Deal

SIU Arena Renamed in $4M Corporate Naming Rights Deal

Carbondale (AP) – Southern Illinois University Arena has a new name, thanks to the largest corporate naming rights agreement in the history of the Carbondale campus. The Southern Illinoisan reports after 55 years, SIU Arena is now the Banterra Center. The basketball arena is now named for Banterra Bank, which has 40 branches across Illinois,…Continue Reading

Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office Receives Grant; Will Use on New Squad Car

Franklin Co. Sheriff’s Office Receives Grant; Will Use on New Squad Car

Franklin Co. – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says a $24,000 Community Facilities Grant was recently received by the sheriff’s office from the U.S. Department of Agriculture that will be used to replace a patrol vehicle within the aging fleet.  Sheriff David Bartoni says the receipt of this grant is also a great cost savings…Continue Reading

West Frankfort Man Jailed on Predatory Charges

Franklin Co. – A West Frankfort man is behind bars on predatory charges involving a minor. According to a release from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, 23-year-old John A. Fonte-Weston is currently being held in the Franklin County Jail pending formal charging by the Franklin County State’s Attorney’s office. Sheriff David Bartoni says the investigation…Continue Reading

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