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The Killers Announce New Album ‘Imploding the Mirage,’ 2020 Tour

The Killers Announce New Album ‘Imploding the Mirage,’ 2020 Tour

The Killers took to social media Friday the announce their first album since 2017, Imploding the Mirage, along with a selection of 2020 summer stadium tour dates in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The new LP is set for release Spring 2020 (with no formal date as of now). The band will be accompanied by…

Billie Eilish Releases Tribute to Brother, “Everything I Wanted”

Billie Eilish Releases Tribute to Brother, “Everything I Wanted”

Billie Eilish released a new song Wednesday, a tribute to her brother/producer Finneas O’Connell titled, “Everything I Wanted.” The song reflects a more somber version of Eilish, as she reflects on fame and the consistent support from her brother. In a statement, Eilish said of the song, “No matter what happens, we always have been…

Billie Joe Armstrong Video Surfaces of Him Responding to Fan in 1996

Billie Joe Armstrong Video Surfaces of Him Responding to Fan in 1996

In 1996, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong called a fan who routinely sent him letters to thank her, only to be hung up on twice because she didn’t believe it was him. A video then sent to that fan by Armstrong has now publicly surfaced 23 years later. Shared by the fan’s now-husband, James Mann,…

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Two Mt. Vernon Men Indicted Friday on Meth Charges in Southern District

Two Mt. Vernon Men Indicted Friday on Meth Charges in Southern District

MT. VERNON – Two Mt. Vernon residents were indicted Friday for methamphetamine-related offenses. Malcolm Brooks, 36, and Garry V. Gilliams, 40, were named in a seven-count indictment where the two men conspired to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine within the Southern District of Illinois between December 2018 and April 2019. The two men were also accused…

Carbondale Police Searching for Two Suspects from Wednesday Home Invasion

Carbondale Police Searching for Two Suspects from Wednesday Home Invasion

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are searching for two suspects allegedly involved in a home invasion in the 900 block of E. Park St. Wednesday night. According to police, two suspects entered the home around 5:30 p.m. with one suspect displaying a handgun and demanding money. The suspects stole property and fled on foot in an unknown direction.…

Benton City Council Passes Resolutions on Sewer Surcharge, Wastewater Treatment Funds

Benton City Council Passes Resolutions on Sewer Surcharge, Wastewater Treatment Funds

BENTON – The Benton City Council passed a resolution Tuesday involving the sewer surcharge and a resolution restricting funds for the wastewater treatment plant debt reduction and infrastructure. According to City Clerk Brook Craig, the surcharge was previously only covering debt reduction, now it’s exclusively for sewer infrastructure improvements. The resolution allows the revenue fund to continue…

Last Electronic Recycling Event in Carrier Mills Happening Saturday

Last Electronic Recycling Event in Carrier Mills Happening Saturday

CARRIER MILLS – The last monthly electronic recycling of the year in Carrier Mills is Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon (or until the trailer is full) at the Carrier Mills Municipal Building parking lot on N. Mill St. Any objects that can be plugged in are required to be recycled. Electronics can no longer be…

Arrest Made Related to Death of Carbondale Man

Arrest Made Related to Death of Carbondale Man

CAPE GIRARDEAU CO. – Another arrest was made in connection with the deadly shooting of 21-year-old Keon Cooper earlier this month, according to Carbondale police. 30-year-old Thomas Durell Evans Jr. was arrested by Cape Girardeau County, MO Sheriff’s deputies Tuesday on a Jackson County, Illinois warrant for charges of concealing/aiding a fugitive related to Cooper’s death. Evans…

Local Funds Approved by City Council for Marion Intersection Changes

Local Funds Approved by City Council for Marion Intersection Changes

MARION – The Marion City Council approved a resolution Tuesday night to commit local funds towards improvements needed at the intersection of Williamson County Pkwy. and 17th St. Cody Moake, Marion Mayor Mike Absher’s Chief of Staff, said those traveling north on Williamson County Pkwy. to turn West on 17th Street do not currently have a clear line…

Williamson Co. State’s Attorney Makes Donation to Sheriff’s K9 Program

Williamson Co. State’s Attorney Makes Donation to Sheriff’s K9 Program

MARION – Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti Monday made a $3,000 donation to Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick’s K9 program to assist with the purchase of their new K9, Bara, a two-year-old Belgium Malinois. Zanotti said a new K9 was needed due to the passing of the sheriff’s most recent one in the previous months. Deputy James…

Johnston City Man Sentenced to IDOC for Burglary, Retail Theft

Johnston City Man Sentenced to IDOC for Burglary, Retail Theft

WILLIAMSON CO. – A Johnston City man was sentenced in Williamson County to the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) for burglary and retail theft. Williamson Co. State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti said 33-year-old Douglas K. Hearn received 8 years in IDOC for burglary – a Class 3 felony – and 6 years for retail theft –…

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