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…

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…

More Illinoisans Finding Healthcare Via ACA Marketplace

More Illinoisans Finding Healthcare Via ACA Marketplace

(IOCI RADIO) – There’s been a 6% increase in the number of Illinoisans finding healthcare coverage through the ACA marketplace. Nearly 343,000 Illinoisans are now covered under a plan offered on the marketplace. Got Covered Illinois Director Laura Pellikan said the range of affordable options has proven beneficial to those without healthcare through their employer.…

Carbondale Police Searching for Missing Harrisburg Man

Carbondale Police Searching for Missing Harrisburg Man

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are asking for public’s help in finding a missing Harrisburg man. Forty-four-year-old James W. Stanfield was last seen on Jan. 19 in the 700 block of South Marion Street in Carbondale.   Stanfield is described as 6’1” tall, weighing 135 pounds, with green eyes and black hair. His clothing and direction of…

Appellate Court Upholds Restraining Order Against Illinois Semiautomatic Weapon Ban

Appellate Court Upholds Restraining Order Against Illinois Semiautomatic Weapon Ban

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – An Illinois appellate court has upheld a temporary restraining order on enforcement of the state’s three-week-old law banning semiautomatic weapons. A three-judge panel for the 5th District Appellate Court [in Mt. Vernon] on Tuesday affirmed the restraining order issued Jan. 20 by an Effingham County circuit judge. The state’s attorney general plans appeal…

One Injured in Monday Morning House Fire in Marion

One Injured in Monday Morning House Fire in Marion

MARION – One person was hurt in an early morning house fire in Marion Monday. The rescued victim was taken to the hospital as was reported to be in critical condition with life-threatening injuries at the time the fire department released the information Monday. According to Marion Fire Chief Tim Barnett, firefighters were called to a structure…

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