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A school bus used by Shawnee School District No. 84 was rear-ended while loading students during a routine stop. The accident occurred at approximately 7:10 a.m. this morning, Tuesday, May 11, on Grapevine Trail in McClure. Shawnee school administrators and Illinois State Police officers responded...
Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is reminding the public that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, DHS, has extended the federal REAL ID deadline to May 3, 2023.  With the extended federal deadline of REAL ID, current Illinois driver’s licenses and ID cards will continue to be accepted...
The second annual Blessing of the Jeeps is planned Saturday, May 15, at the Cross of Peace on Bald Knob Mountain near Alto Pass. Blessing of the Jeeps is being presented in partnership with Jeep’N Shawnee.  The event provides an opportunity for Jeep enthusiasts to gather for a blessing at one of...
The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police, Illinois Tollway, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, industry partners and frontline construction workers joined forces to commemorate National Work Zone Awareness Week in late April, asking the public to “Drive safe. Work safe...
Summer camps for children are scheduled to return to Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Touch of Nature Environmental Center in 2021, with an expanded lineup for younger kids. The experiential learning center plans to offer a dozen summer camp opportunities for children ages 4 to 13. After a...
An oak ecosystem restoration project proposed by the Shawnee Resource Conservation and Development Area, SRCD, will receive $1.1 million in funding over the next five years.  The Southern Illinois Oak Ecosystem Restoration project will allow for the targeted implementation of forest conservation...
Southern Seven Health Department hosted mobile COVID-19 vaccine clinics on Thursday, April 29, in Alto Pass and in Cobden. The mobile clinic in Cobden was held at the community park, where the photograph was taken while people were waiting to receive their vaccine. The health department has been offering the mobile clinics in an effort to reach outlying areas in the Southern Illinois counties it serves. The health department serves Alexander, Pulaski, Massac, Union, Johnson, Pope and Hardin counties. The mo
By Tim KirsininkasCapitol News Illinoistkirsininkas@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker said Monday the state could enter the “bridge” phase to greater reopening as soon as next week, while the state’s vaccination rate continues to drop. Speaking at a news conference at...
Three persons sustained gunshot wounds during an incident early Sunday morning, May 2, in McClure. Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation Zone 7 shared the following report about the incident: On Sunday, May 2, at approximately 2:48 a.m. Illinois State Police, ISP, District 22...
The Flamm family of Flamm Orchards near Cobden are teaming up with University of Illinois Extension to host the first of four twilight meetings at their farm on Monday, May 17, starting at 6 p.m.   University of Illinois Extension educators Bronwyn Aly, Nathan Johanning and Katie Bell have been...
Local McDonald’s restaurants are celebrating the area’s teachers by offering a free beverage of choice in the drive thru. The promotion began May 3 and continues through May 14. Participating McDonald’s in the Southern Illinois area include those in Anna, Carbondale and Vienna.  National Teacher...

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