Marion Police Seeking Information Regarding April 3 Home Invasion

Marion Police Seeking Information Regarding April 3 Home Invasion

MARION – Marion Police are investigating a home invasion that took place in the early morning hours of April 3 in the area of North Granite and West Stockton streets. When officers arrived they spoke to a female victim who described a male suspect she did not know who had entered her home via an open window.…

Sunday Morning Shooting Injures Three in Carbondale

Sunday Morning Shooting Injures Three in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – Carbondale police are investigating an early Sunday morning shooting that sent three people to the hospital. According to police press release, officers responded around 2:45 a.m. Sunday to a report of shots fired in the 300 block of West Cherry Street. When officers arrived, they reportedly found three gunshot victims near a party being held in vacant…

April Denotes Child Abuse Prevention Month

SPRINGFIELD – April and the color blue denote National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Statistics vary, but one stated that one in eight children will be sexually abused by their 18th birthday. Prevent Child Abuse Illinois Executive Director Denise McCaffrey said child sexual abuse is one of the most underreported abuses there is, but also the…

Inspection to Reduce Traffic on Brookport Bridge Monday

Inspection to Reduce Traffic on Brookport Bridge Monday

BROOKPORT – Traffic will be down to one lane on the U.S. 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge Monday to allow for a detailed inspection of the bridge structure. According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet office in Paducah, the work zone is expected to be in place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day for…

Hearing to Determine Fate of Dakota Access Pipeline Permit

Hearing to Determine Fate of Dakota Access Pipeline Permit

Pictured: Dakota Access Pipeline in Central Iowa. Photo by Carl Wycoff from Nevada, USA, CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons BISMARK, North Dakota (AP) – A federal court hearing will determine whether the Dakota Access oil pipeline should be allowed to continue operating without a key permit while the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers conducts an…

Judge Denies Pritzker Motion to Dismiss COVID-19 Orders Challenge

Judge Denies Pritzker Motion to Dismiss COVID-19 Orders Challenge

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s motion to dismiss a challenge from Geneva restaurant FoxFire to the governor’s executive orders has been denied. For more than a year, Pritzker has had executive orders leveling blanket restrictions and closures on restaurants across the state to slow the spread of COVID-19. FoxFire challenged the orders in October. Sangamon…

Biofuel Producers Push Back Against Biden, Auto Industry Drive for Electric Vehicles

Biofuel Producers Push Back Against Biden, Auto Industry Drive for Electric Vehicles

The president and the auto industry maintain the nation is on the cusp of a gigantic shift to electric vehicles and away from liquid-fueled cars, but biofuels producers and some of their supporters in Congress say they “aren’t buying it.” They argued the U.S. should increase sales of ethanol and biodiesel, not abandon them. President…

Mt. Vernon Man Charged With Felonies For Bar Incident

Mt. Vernon Man Charged With Felonies For Bar Incident

MT. VERNON – A 21-year-old Mt. Vernon man was charged Wednesday in Jefferson County Court with multiple felonies stemming from a weekend incident at a Mt. Vernon bar that resulted in another man being hospitalized in serious condition. Hunter Clover was charged with two Class 3 felonies for aggravated battery resulting in great bodily harm and aggravated…

Ferrell Hospital to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic With Two Vaccines

Ferrell Hospital to Host COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic With Two Vaccines

ELDORADO – Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado will hold a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic on April 16 and no appointment will be needed. According to a release, two different vaccines will be offered at different times at College Heights Baptist Church. From 9 a.m. to noon, 175 doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be given. From…

New COVID-19 Cases Total 43 in Region Wednesday, Four Deaths

New COVID-19 Cases Total 43 in Region Wednesday, Four Deaths

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Wednesday reported 3,790 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois, including 28 additional deaths. In southern Illinois, 43 new cases of coronavirus, including four deaths were reported among area health health departments. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,265,457 cases, including 21,423 deaths. The preliminary seven-day statewide test…

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