The Wayne County Health Department reported its 23rd COVID-19 related death Thursday, and it also reported 17 new cases, bringing its total to 577; 107 were active, including six hospitalizations. Edwards County announced 12 new cases from October 29th through November 5th, bringing its... Read More.
Louisville, IL – State Rep. Darren Bailey is assisting the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) in getting the word out on a new opportunity to help small businesses impacted by the coronavirus related closures. Beginning June 20, businesses can apply for $10,000... Read More.
Only 11 counties remain ,of the 102 that make up Illinois, without a reported positive CoViD-19 case. Of those, 4 are right here (White, Hamilton, Wayne, Edwards, Clay) in our region. UPDATE as of 4:18pm: Wayne County Health Department was notified late this morning... Read More.
Health officials have recently have been attempting to link a couple dozen hospitalizations with breathing problems to vaping. There have been 12 cases in Wisconsin and at least 6 in Illinois. In some cases, the patients needed intensive care and assistance with their breathing. ... Read More.
Otha Don Watkins, III, 35, of Cairo, Illinois, was sentenced today in United States District Court in Benton to 23 years in prison for assisting James Nathanial Watts in the May 15, 2014, attempted armed robbery of the First National Bank in Cairo and for other... Read More.
The state is unveiling its plan to spend its share of a multi-billion dollar Volkswagen Settlement. Illinois has been allocated more than $108 million dollars after it was discovered Volkswagen installed emissions cheating software in certain diesel vehicles.Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) Director... Read More.
Ryan T. Harmon, 44, of Xenia, Illinois, was recently sentenced to federal prison on drug related charges, Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.On February 21, 2018, Harmon was sentenced to 120 months of imprisonment and three years of supervised... Read More.
Kelly W. Cessna, 47, of Bridgeport, IL, and Lorenzo M. Molina, 50, of Phoenix, Arizona, were recently sentenced to federal prison on methamphetamine related charges, Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today.On May 23, 2017, Cessna was... Read More.
Larry D. Mays, 63, of Mt. Vernon, IL, was recently sentenced to federal prison on gun and drug related charges,Donald S. Boyce, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today. On May 25, 2017, Mays was sentenced to 84 months of... Read More.
A weather related accident claimed the life of a McLeansboro man Wednesday afternoon. Hamilton County authorities stated that 55 year old Tim Thomas was driving on the Blairsville Blacktop near Thackeray at 3:30pm when strong winds blew seven power line poles down.One of those... Read More.