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Carbondale Police Need Help in Finding Missing Teen

Carbondale Police Need Help in Finding Missing Teen

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are asking for help in finding a missing teen.

According to a release from the Carbondale Police Department, 19-year-old Madison V. Heusmann was reported missing by family members. She was last seen Saturday afternoon in the 1100 block of E. Walnut St. in Carbondale.

Anyone with information related to Heusmann is asked to call the Carbondale Police Department at 457-3200.

Withers Broadcasting and Illinois broadcasters unite against hunger

Withers Broadcasting and Illinois broadcasters unite against hunger

ILLINOIS — Withers Broadcasting and fellow broadcasters in Illinois are uniting to help the many residents who are struggling to keep food on their tables. Radio and television stations throughout Illinois are uniting in a statewide fundraising drive to combat hunger and food bank shortages in the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Illinois broadcasters, in…Continue Reading

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…Continue Reading

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

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