Illinois Association Chiefs of Police Select ‘Public Officials of the Year’

Illinois Association Chiefs of Police Select ‘Public Officials of the Year’

METROPOLIS – The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police announced this week that State Representative Patrick Windhorst (R-Metropolis) has been named one of two “Public Officials of the Year.” Windhorst was recognized by the association for his efforts to promote and protect public safety and strong support of law enforcement during his first term as…

Southeastern Illinois College to Host Virtual Job Fair

Southeastern Illinois College to Host Virtual Job Fair

HARRISBURG – Southeastern Illinois College will host its first virtual job fair live April 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. The fair will be open and active for 30 days, closing May 20. Officials said students and job seekers are encouraged register in advance and upload resumes to share with the employers here. According to a…

Former State Sen. Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Tax Charges

Former State Sen. Pleads Not Guilty to Federal Tax Charges

CHICAGO (AP) – A former Illinois state senator has pleaded not guilty to federal charges of lying on personal income tax reports and failing to file tax returns for her lobbying and consulting firm. Annazette Collins entered the plea Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Chicago. The 58-year-old Collins allegedly filed false or failed to file corporate…

500M Facebook Users Information Found on Website

500M Facebook Users Information Found on Website

Details from more than 500 million Facebook users have been found available on a website for hackers. According to Business Insider, the information appears to be several years old, but it is another example of the vast amount of information collected by Facebook and other social media sites, and the limits to how secure that…

Vaccine Walk-ins Available to Ages 16 & Older in Jackson County

Vaccine Walk-ins Available to Ages 16 & Older in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY – The Jackson County Health Department said Wednesday all Illinois residents age 16 and older are eligible to walk-in at both COVID-19 mass vaccination sites in Jackson County without an appointment. The Banterra Center and Carbondale Civic Center will accept walk-ins, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to…

Traffic Stop Leads to Carbondale Woman’s Arrest on Gun Charge

Traffic Stop Leads to Carbondale Woman’s Arrest on Gun Charge

CARBONDALE – A Carbondale woman will face a gun charge after Carbondale Police conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle going the wrong way on a one-way street Monday night. Police said during their investigation, they found an illegal firearm belonging to 18-year-old Aaliyah Lewis-Graham of Carbondale in the vehicle. Lewis-Graham was arrested without incident. After consulting…

Pritzker’s Chief of Staff: ‘Hopeful’ for Phase 5 By Summer

Pritzker’s Chief of Staff: ‘Hopeful’ for Phase 5 By Summer

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. JB Pritzker’s office said Tuesday they are “hopeful” Illinois can can move to Phase 5 by the beginning of the summer. Despite the recent rise in cases, the governor’s Chief of Staff Ann Caprara said there “may be some good news in the next few months.”   Half of the state’s population…

Chad May Elected as New McLeansboro Mayor

Chad May Elected as New McLeansboro Mayor

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – Voters in McLeansboro chose Chad May as their new mayor in Tuesday’s Consolidated Election. May will replace long-time Mayor Dick Deitz, who did not seek another term. May currently serves on the Hamilton County Board. May got 370 votes followed by Samuel Bryant Wilson with 175 votes, Donald Cox got 63 votes and…

Illinois Board of Elections Votes to Place Executive Director on Leave

Illinois Board of Elections Votes to Place Executive Director on Leave

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois State Board of Elections has voted unanimously to place its executive director on paid administrative leave after he reported being the target of an online extortion attempt. The board said in a news release Monday its eight members took the action involving Steve Sandvoss “out of an abundance of caution,” adding there’s no reason…

FBI Warning of Post-COVID-19 Vaccine Survey Scam

FBI Warning of Post-COVID-19 Vaccine Survey Scam

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) – As the vaccine rollout continues, the FBI is warning communities of a new scam that targets people who have been vaccinated. The FBI Field Office in Omaha said an increasing number of people who’ve received the vaccine are being asked through email and/or text message to do a fraudulent post-vaccine survey.…

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