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The Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans’ and Caregivers’ COVID-19 Immunizations Now Expanded Act of 2021, or the VA VACCINE Act, has been introduced in Congress. The measure was introduced by U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Ill., who is the lead Republican on the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee. Bost...
Production of the second season of “The Dream Motel” is scheduled to begin March 8 in Southern Illinois.
Rossetti Productions and Questar Entertainmen announce that the second season of their hit series, “The Dream Motel,” is scheduled to begin production on March 8 in Southern Illinois.  Principal photography is scheduled to take place in Marion, Eldorado and Makanda. Season one of “The Dream Motel”...
Shawnee Community College Career Services is planning to host the college’s annual job fair virtually this year. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. on March 17.  “COVID-19 has made the past year difficult for the community we serve. Shawnee College wanted to make sure we did our part to...
The Poshard Foundation has continued its philanthropic efforts to help the children of Southern Illinois with the awarding of more than $100,000 in grants to 42 food pantries across the region.   The awarding of the grants comes in response to increased hardships and growing levels of food...
For many teens, deciding where they want to attend college and what they may want to study is challenging. Some may even be the first in their family to attend college. Illinois 4-H works to make college and career exploration easier for teens in the state by hosting a five-day conference with...
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, announced that point-of-sale license and permit systems and online license, permit, campground reservation and registration services would be offline starting Feb. 23 and continuing through Feb. 28.  The action was necessary as part of the...
The 34th running of the River to River Relay has been postponed for the second year in row due to the ongoing coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. An announcement about the popular event was made recently on social media by the relay’s race director. The River to River Relay traditionally is run during...
Robin Ridgley is the newest member of the University of Illinois Extension family life team. She is serving Franklin, Jackson, Perry, Randolph, and Williamson counties in Southern Illinois. “We’re excited to welcome Robin to the Illinois Extension team. As a family life educator, her work will...
Former House Speaker Michael Madigan speaks at an Illinois Democratic County Chairs Association brunch in 2019. He announced Thursday, Feb. 18, that he will step down as a member of the House of Representatives. Capitol News Illinois file photo by Jerry Nowicki.
By Sarah MansurCapitol News Illinoissmansur@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD — Former House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, 78, announced Thursday, Feb. 18, he will step down from the state House of Representatives after 50 years in office. “I leave office at peace with my decision and proud of the...
Justice David K. Overstreet and the Illinois Supreme Court recently announced the appointment of Timothy D. Denny as a Resident Circuit Judge for Union County in the First Judicial Circuit. Denny is being appointed to fill the vacancy created by the election of Judge Mark M. Boie to the Fifth...

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