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Household Chemical Collection in Carbondale Set for June 4

Household Chemical Collection in Carbondale Set for June 4

CARBONDALE – Illinois EPA is sponsoring a free, one-day household chemical collection will be held at the Banterra Center’s south parking lot at SIU Carbondale on Saturday, June 4.

Participants can safely drop-off waste at the site from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. To participate in the event residents are requite to register online here or call 618-684-3143 ext. 128 to schedule an appointment drop-off time, as well as present valid state ID or recent utility bill to enter.

For more information including what and won’t be accepted, go to recyclejacksoncounty.org

Pritzker Announces $20M Investment to Boost Equitable Workforce Recovery

Pritzker Announces $20M Investment to Boost Equitable Workforce Recovery

CHICAGO – Gov. J.B. Pritzker Wednesday joined the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO), local officials, and workforce partners to announce $20 million in investments for workforce training and wrap-around services that will bolster equitable workforce recovery for those struggling to gain meaningful employment. Through the Job Training and Economic Development Program (JTED) grants, 44…Continue Reading

U.S. Census Bureau: Illinois One of Six States With Undercount

U.S. Census Bureau: Illinois One of Six States With Undercount

For the 2020 census, all states were not counted equally well for population numbers used to allocate political representation and federal funding over the next decade, according to a U.S. Census Bureau report released Thursday. A follow-up survey the bureau conducted to measure the national tally’s accuracy found significant net undercount rates in six states: Arkansas…Continue Reading

Randolph County Courthouse Closed Thursday Due to Bomb Threat

Randolph County Courthouse Closed Thursday Due to Bomb Threat

CHESTER, Ill. – The Randolph County Courthouse in Chester closed Thursday after a bomb threat. The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office said a bomb threat was called in Thursday morning. There was no indication that there was actually a bomb in the building, but a bomb squad from the Illinois Secretary of State Police did a full sweep of the…Continue Reading

Mt. Vernon Man Arrested, Charged for Child Porn Possession

Mt. Vernon Man Arrested, Charged for Child Porn Possession

MT. VERNON – A 26-year-old Mt. Vernon man has been arrested a variety of charges including possession of child pornography. According to the Mt. Vernon Police Department (MVPD), officers responded the afternoon of May 5 to 208 S. 2nd Street in Mt. Vernon. to investigate a domestic violence complaint. The initial investigation determined the crime…Continue Reading

Police Pursuit Near New Baden Results in Crash, Four Injuries

Police Pursuit Near New Baden Results in Crash, Four Injuries

NEW BADEN – A police pursuit Monday near New Baden resulted in the suspect vehicle crashing on Illinois Route 161 and its four occupants being taken to the hospital for treatment. According to Illinois State Police, a car driven by 25-year-old Dashawn Crenshaw of St. Louis was being pursued by a Clinton County Sheriff’s deputy when he…Continue Reading

Chicago-Area Man Gets 3 Years for Threat at Biden Inaugural

Chicago-Area Man Gets 3 Years for Threat at Biden Inaugural

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago man has been sentenced to more than three years in prison for threatening members of Congress and to commit violence at the 2021 presidential inauguration. U.S. District Judge Ronald A. Guzman sentenced Louis Capriotti, 47, of Chicago Heights to 37 months in prison Tuesday. Capriotti pleaded guilty last fall…Continue Reading

Three Hospitalized After White County Crash Wednesday

Three Hospitalized After White County Crash Wednesday

WHITE COUNTY – Three people were injured and airlifted to a regional hospital following a two-vehicle crash in White County Wednesday evening. According to Illinois State Police (ISP), around 6:10 p.m. a car driven by 20-year-old Alexia Taborn of De Soto was driving west on Illinois 141 near the intersection of U.S. 45 as another car driven…Continue Reading

New Virginia Road to Close at Noon Thursday

New Virginia Road to Close at Noon Thursday

JOHNSTON CITY – The Williamson County Highway Department said New Virginia Road between Prosperity Road and Route 37 near Johnston City will be closed starting Thursday at noon through Saturday at noon due to an Ameren gas line installation. Local traffic can access New Virginia Road from Route 37 only. Drivers are encouraged to seek other routes while…Continue Reading

Early Primary Voting Begins Thursday in Illinois

Early Primary Voting Begins Thursday in Illinois

(IOCI RADIO) – Early voting for the June primary begins today. Voters can cast a ballot at their local County Clerk or Elections office, Illinois State Boards of Elections Spokesperson Matt Dietrich said. Additionally, local election authorities can start sending vote-by-mail ballots to those who have requested one. More voting information, including how to register…Continue Reading

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