Fire at Former Carbondale Church Under Investigation

Fire at Former Carbondale Church Under Investigation

CARBONDALE – A fire Monday morning at the former Walnut Street Baptist Church in Carbondale is under investigation. Carbondale firefighters were called to the scene to battle the blaze. Carbondale Police closed streets around the church area so firefighters could put out the blaze. The City of Carbondale bought the church a few years ago. The city…

$40M Grant Program to Help Develop Illinois Megasites

$40M Grant Program to Help Develop Illinois Megasites

(IOCI RADIO) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced a new $40 million grant program to develop megasites in Illinois. The grants of at least $250,000 will go towards developing large sites to be occupied by manufacturers, distribution centers, and more, the governor said. The sites must be at least 200 acres and the grant money can…

John A. Logan Student Arrested for Making Multiple Physical Threats

John A. Logan Student Arrested for Making Multiple Physical Threats

CARTERVILLE – A 24-year-old student at John A. Logan College in Carterville has been charged after the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Sunday received a number of complaints regarding a student making threats to harm other students by means of physical violence at the college. According to the sheriff’s office, the student, whose name was not released, was…

Jury Trial to Begin for Woman Accused of Murdering Marion Girl

Jury Trial to Begin for Woman Accused of Murdering Marion Girl

MARION – A jury trial for a Williamson County woman accused of stabbing 11-year-old Jade Beasley of Marion to death in December 2020 is set to get underway today. Julia Bevely is set to appear in Williamson County Court at 9 a.m. Bevely was charged with three counts of first degree murder in Jade’s death. During…

Jury Trial to Begin for Woman Accused of Murdering Marion Girl

Jury Trial to Begin for Woman Accused of Murdering Marion Girl

MARION – A jury trial for a Williamson County woman accused of stabbing 11-year-old Jade Beasley of Marion to death in December 2020 is set to get underway today. Julia Bevely is set to appear in Williamson County Court at 9 a.m. Bevely was charged with three counts of first degree murder in Jade’s death. During…

Murphysboro to Receive $75M for Water Infrastructure

Murphysboro to Receive $75M for Water Infrastructure

MURPHYSBORO – The City of Murphysboro is one of 11 communities across Illinois that will see part of over $75 million in water infrastructure loans for the second quarter of Fiscal Year 2023 (October-December 2023). The announcement was made Wednesday by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA). According to IEPA, Murphysboro will receive $1 million and will…

Tamms Man Arrested on Gun Charges After Shooting in Union County

Tamms Man Arrested on Gun Charges After Shooting in Union County

UNION COUNTY – A Tamms man is facing gun-related charges after he allegedly shot another man in Union County Wednesday. According to the Union County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a 911 call of a person who had been shot. When deputies arrived, they found 50-year-old Tony D. Miller with a gunshot wound to the head.…

Franklin County Authorities Searching for Missing Man

Franklin County Authorities Searching for Missing Man

FRANKLIN COUNTY – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information on the whereabouts of 30-year-old Michael S. Williams. The sheriff’s office sent out a public alert over the weekend regarding Williams being missing. Williams is a white male standing 6’3” weighing 160 pounds with brown hair and green eyes. Anyone with information on the…

Carbondale Crash Shuts Down Road Wednesday Morning

Carbondale Crash Shuts Down Road Wednesday Morning

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police said a vehicle crash in the 600 block of East Park Street shut down East Park Street in that area to Lewis Lane Wednesday morning. Details about the crash are not available at this time according to police, but drivers were asked to find other routes while the road was temporarily closed. East…

Salem Man Arrested for Zeigler Bank Robbery

Salem Man Arrested for Zeigler Bank Robbery

ZEIGLER – A Salem man has been arrested and charged with armed robbery in connection with Tuesday morning’s armed robbery at Southern Illinois Bank in Zeigler. Zeigler Police Chief Ben Burkhamer said Earl M. Morlan is in the Franklin County Jail after being arrested Wednesday by Du Quoin Police following a 911 call Morlan made to Du Quoin. Morlan…

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