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More than $2.8 million in Community Development Block Grants from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity have been awarded to area communities as part of the department’s Community Development Block Grant program, CDBG.  State Rep. Patrick Windhorst said in a news release that...
Southern Seven Health Department announced June 6 that it is moving its Pope County public health clinic from 205 Main St. in Golconda to 118 N. Market St. in Golconda.  Doors are scheduled to open July 6. Southern Seven Health Department has provided health care services to residents of Pope...
Pulaski County State’s Attorney Lisa C. Casper reports that Jared Wade Hinman Sr., 39,  was found guilty Thursday, May 26, after a two-day jury trial, on two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child, both Class X felonies, and one count of criminal sexual assault, a Class 1 felony. ...
In the fall of 2021, the Alexander County Sheriff’s Department, with the assistance of the Cairo Police Department and the Illinois State Police, investigated a string of catalytic converter thefts in Alexander County. The Alexander County state’s attorney’s office reported in a news release that...
Weather during the spring season in Southern Illinois, Southeast Missouri and Western Kentucky was slightly warmer than normal.  Precipitation during the spring varied throughout the region. The National Weather Service office in Paducah reported that temperatures averaged around 1 degree above...
Tess D. Hazel-Ford and Archie Hazel have written a book titled “Ware Illinois and the Mississippi River Bottoms: A Ramble Through Time.” Photo provided.
“Ware Illinois and the Mississippi River Bottoms: A Ramble Through Time,” a book written by Tess D. Hazel-Ford and Archie Hazel, was just released for sale through Barnes and Noble Press.   The two authors are  a brother and sister and were raised in Ware.  Tess D. Hazel-Ford of De Soto attended...
CHAMPAIGN – Illinois 4-H volunteers empower and prepare youth for success as the program relies on its more than 6,000 volunteers to fill key leadership and mentoring roles.  Longtime volunteers and former staff members were recently honored by the Illinois 4-H Foundation for their selfless...
The Illinois Department of Public Health, IDPH, on Friday, June 3, reported 32,605 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 47 deaths since May 27. According to the CDC, 19 Illinois counties were rated at high community level for COVID-19, an area...
A Discover National Get Outdoors Day event is planned from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Giant City State Park near Makanda. Local nature enthusiasts and professionals will be on hand to share information about outdoor opportunities which are available in Southern Illinois. Informational...
Turkey hunters harvested a preliminary statewide total of 13,701 wild turkeys during the 2022 Illinois spring turkey season.  The Illinois Department of Natural Resources, IDNR, reported this year’s preliminary harvest total compared with the 2021 statewide turkey harvest of 13,613. In Union County...

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