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Sen. Bailey to Serve on Several Statewide Commissions

SPRINGFIELD-  State Senator Darren Bailey (R-Louisville) will be lending his knowledge, leadership, and work ethic to three statewide efforts focused on developing solutions for major issues. Bailey was recently appointed to serve on the Illinois Commission on the Elimination of Poverty, the Commission on... Read More.

Free Mobile Market at RLC on April 26

An opportunity to receive fresh food is coming to the Rend Lake College campus in Ina. A Mobile Market will be held on April 26 with distribution beginning at 2 p.m. The drive thru market will be located on the west side of campus. It... Read More.

Public Health Officials Announce 3,581 New Cases of Coronavirus Disease

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,581 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 40 additional deaths. - Adams County: 1 female 80s - Bureau County: 1 female 70s - Champaign County: 1 male 80s - Christian County: 1 male 80s - Clay County: 1... Read More.

Illinois Capital Development Board Releases Over $596,000 in Rebuild Illinois Funding to Southeastern Illinois College Towards Exterior Repairs

Funding to Repair Aging Facilities Made Possible by Governor Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan HARRISBURG – The Illinois Capital Development Board today announced over $596,000 has been released from the state towards exterior repairs at Southeastern Illinois College, with local matching funds supporting a total investment... Read More.

Illinois Capital Development Board Releases Over $4.3 Million in Rebuild Illinois Funding for Repairs at Southern Illinois University – Carbondale

Funding to Repair Aging Facilities Made Possible by Governor Pritzker’s Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan CARBONDALE – The Illinois Capital Development Board today announced over $4.3 million has been released for the replacement of sewer line, repairs to the campus streamline, and tunnel at Southern Illinois University... Read More.

Statewide Unemployment Rate Down, Jobs Up in March 2021

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate decreased -0.3 percentage point to 7.1 percent, while nonfarm payrolls were up +32,200 jobs in March, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and... Read More.

Carmi Rotary Club Talks Chili Thursday

Story provided by Randy Adams The Carmi Rotary club met for their weekly meeting at the Methodist Church in downtown Carmi on Thursday. With a chili theme fresh on the club’s minds, Lyn Stephens passed along some chili trivia to the Rotarians. The biggest surprise in... Read More.