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McLeansboro City Council Hosting Public Hearing on Marijuana Business

McLeansboro City Council Hosting Public Hearing on Marijuana Business

McLeansboro – The McLeansboro City Council will host a public hearing Tuesday night before the regularly scheduled meeting on the issue of adult-use cannabis businesses in the city. The hearing will be held at 109 West Market Street in McLeansboro. The public is welcome to attend to voice their opinion on whether adult-use cannabis businesses may be…Continue Reading

City of Carbondale Launching “Citizens Academy”

City of Carbondale Launching “Citizens Academy”

Carbondale – The City of Carbondale is launching a new Citizens Academy program beginning this Fall. The six-week program is designed to give residents an inside look at city government. “This program will allow residents a behind the scenes look at daily operations of the City and hopefully develop a greater understanding of how our…Continue Reading

Trump Says He’s Considering Commutation for Blagojevich

Trump Says He’s Considering Commutation for Blagojevich

Washington (AP) – President Donald Trump says he’s “very strongly” considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is serving a 14-year prison term on multiple federal corruption convictions. Trump suggested more than a year ago that he was considering a commutation for Blagojevich, who then filed paperwork requesting a commutation. The…Continue Reading

Williamson Co. Airport Authority Recommends Renewing Cape Air Contract

Williamson Co. Airport Authority Recommends Renewing Cape Air Contract

Marion – The Williamson County Airport Authority is looking to keep Cape Air in Marion after voting unanimously to recommend that the US Department of Transportation award them a new contract. After fielding several proposals, the group is taking Cape Air’s new proposal which will see them add Nashville as a destination as well as…Continue Reading

Operation Independence Day Leads to Federal Charges For Eight Men Attempting to Meet Minors For Sex

Operation Independence Day Leads to Federal Charges For Eight Men Attempting to Meet Minors For Sex

Williamson Co. – Eight men were federally indicted Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Benton after attempting to solicit children under the age of 18. U.S. Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft announced Tuesday that the cases are part of “Operation Independence Day,” a nationwide initiative to combat child sex trafficking. Each of the eight men were separately charged with attempting…Continue Reading

Resurfacing Work Underway on West Freeman St. in Carbondale

Resurfacing Work Underway on West Freeman St. in Carbondale

Carbondale – The City of Carbondale will begin working on a street resurfacing project along West Freeman Street on Friday, August 9. Due to this work, there will be sidewalk closures and lane restrictions at various locations from Glenview Drive to Oakland Avenue. For more information, contact the City of Carbondale Engineering Division at 457-3270.Continue Reading

Carbondale Police Asking for Help Identifying Suspects in Residential Burglary

Carbondale Police Asking for Help Identifying Suspects in Residential Burglary

Carbondale – Carbondale Police are asking for your help identifying two suspects in a residential burglary that happened in the 500 block of South Forest Street the night of July 27. According to a Carbondale Police press release, officers learned that the suspects forced their way into a home and stole property. One suspect is described as…Continue Reading

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