McLeansboro City Council Hosting Public Hearing on Marijuana Business

McLeansboro City Council Hosting Public Hearing on Marijuana Business

McLeansboro – The McLeansboro City Council will host a public hearing Tuesday night before the regularly scheduled meeting on the issue of adult-use cannabis businesses in the city. The hearing will be held at 109 West Market Street in McLeansboro. The public is welcome to attend to voice their opinion on whether adult-use cannabis businesses may be…

City of Carbondale Launching “Citizens Academy”

City of Carbondale Launching “Citizens Academy”

Carbondale – The City of Carbondale is launching a new Citizens Academy program beginning this Fall. The six-week program is designed to give residents an inside look at city government. “This program will allow residents a behind the scenes look at daily operations of the City and hopefully develop a greater understanding of how our…

Trump Says He’s Considering Commutation for Blagojevich

Trump Says He’s Considering Commutation for Blagojevich

Washington (AP) – President Donald Trump says he’s “very strongly” considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is serving a 14-year prison term on multiple federal corruption convictions. Trump suggested more than a year ago that he was considering a commutation for Blagojevich, who then filed paperwork requesting a commutation. The…

Franklin Co. Animal Control Seeking Information on Dumped Dog

Franklin Co. Animal Control Seeking Information on Dumped Dog

Franklin Co. – The Franklin Co. Animal Control team is asking for your help after finding a female pit bull inside of a cage alongside of a road near Royalton on Tuesday. According to a post from the Animal Control’s Facebook, the found the dog on Walnut Road near Royalton and took her to safety.…

Illinois Spending $20M to Encourage Complete Census Count

Illinois Spending $20M to Encourage Complete Census Count

Springfield (AP) – Illinois is giving out $20 million in grants to community organizations and local governments to help ensure all residents are counted in the 2020 census. The count will determine how many congressional seats each state gets, how hundreds of billions of federal dollars are distributed and will be used in drawing new…

Pritzker Signs New Law Protecting Survivors of Domestic Violence

Pritzker Signs New Law Protecting Survivors of Domestic Violence

Springfield – Governor JB Pritzker signed a new to help ensure the safety of survivors of domestic violence and their children.  “For too long, survivors of domestic violence have feared retaliation from their abusers while seeking refuge, but this new law takes a step forward in protecting victims as they write a new chapter in…

Williamson Co. Airport Authority Recommends Renewing Cape Air Contract

Williamson Co. Airport Authority Recommends Renewing Cape Air Contract

Marion – The Williamson County Airport Authority is looking to keep Cape Air in Marion after voting unanimously to recommend that the US Department of Transportation award them a new contract. After fielding several proposals, the group is taking Cape Air’s new proposal which will see them add Nashville as a destination as well as…

Resurfacing Work Underway on West Freeman St. in Carbondale

Resurfacing Work Underway on West Freeman St. in Carbondale

Carbondale – The City of Carbondale will begin working on a street resurfacing project along West Freeman Street on Friday, August 9. Due to this work, there will be sidewalk closures and lane restrictions at various locations from Glenview Drive to Oakland Avenue. For more information, contact the City of Carbondale Engineering Division at 457-3270.

Carbondale Police Asking for Help Identifying Suspects in Residential Burglary

Carbondale Police Asking for Help Identifying Suspects in Residential Burglary

Carbondale – Carbondale Police are asking for your help identifying two suspects in a residential burglary that happened in the 500 block of South Forest Street the night of July 27. According to a Carbondale Police press release, officers learned that the suspects forced their way into a home and stole property. One suspect is described as…

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