Illinois Total COVID-19 Cases Crosses 150K Thursday

Illinois Total COVID-19 Cases Crosses 150K Thursday

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Thursday announced 1,018 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 20 additional confirmed deaths. Locally, five cases were reported in Williamson County Thursday. Four new positive cases each were reported Thursday in Saline and Union counties. Three cases each were reported in Jackson, Franklin, Jefferson and…

Carbondale Police Investigating Wall Street Shooting

Carbondale Police Investigating Wall Street Shooting

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are investigating a report of shots fired in the 800 block of N. Wall St. around 8:15 p.m. Monday. According to a release, officers learned during an investigation a victim arrived at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale with non-life threatening gunshot wounds. One of the suspects from the incident was described as…

ISP Searching for Missing Carterville Man, Last Known Location in Pana

ISP Searching for Missing Carterville Man, Last Known Location in Pana

CARTERVILLE – The Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation needs help in a missing person investigation involving Carterville resident Daniel “Danny” Crosby. Crosby’s last known location was near the Tri-County Fairgrounds in Pana, during the early morning hours of February 27. Family and friends of Daniel Crosby have not had any contact with…

IDPH: 980 COVID-19 Cases, Highest One-Day Total Since Early June

IDPH: 980 COVID-19 Cases, Highest One-Day Total Since Early June

SPRINGFIELD – Illinois reported 980 newly confirmed cases of the coronavirus Wednesday, the highest one-day total since early June. Meanwhile, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said the state is rolling out 12 mobile testing teams, which will be prepared to visit meat factories, nursing homes and homeless shelters. The public health department additionally reported 36 deaths, raising the…

McLeansboro Woman Charged With Attempted Murder, Battery

McLeansboro Woman Charged With Attempted Murder, Battery

HAMILTON COUNTY – A McLeansboro woman has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery, and aggravated discharge of a firearm after an incident early Sunday morning. 78-year-old Lynda K. Johnson made her first court appearance in Hamilton County Court Tuesday. In a release, Hamilton County Sheriff Tracy Lakin said one of his deputies took Johnson into custody after…

Expiration Dates for Illinois Licenses, IDs, Stickers Extended Until Nov. 1

Expiration Dates for Illinois Licenses, IDs, Stickers Extended Until Nov. 1

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Secretary of State’s Office announced Wednesday extending the expiration dates for drivers’ licenses, ID cards, and license plates stickers another month past the last extension date. All licenses, IDs and stickers are now valid until November 1st. Henry Haupt, Deputy Press Secretary with the Illinois Secretary of State’s Office, said with social…

Semi Driver Injured in Williamson County After Overturning on I-57

Semi Driver Injured in Williamson County After Overturning on I-57

WILLIAMSON CO. – A semi driver is recovering after involvement in a single-vehicle crash around 6:45 a.m. on northbound I-57 in Williamson County. According to Illinois State Police, 48-year-old David D. Hahn of Mt. Olive was traveling north in his semi on I-57 at milepost 53 in Marion when, for an unknown reason, he left…

Williamson County Sheriff Warning of Catalytic Converter Thefts

Williamson County Sheriff Warning of Catalytic Converter Thefts

WILLIAMSON CO. – Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick is warning Williamson County residents about a series catalytic converter thefts in the county. According to a release, the sheriff’s office has taken reports of catalytic converter thefts from four vehicles in the past week. One was in the Marion area, while others were south of Marion near…

Fairview Heights Man Found Dead Following Rend Lake Search

Fairview Heights Man Found Dead Following Rend Lake Search

FRANKLIN CO. – Franklin County Coroner Marty said 37-year-old Fairview Heights man was found dead around 12:40 p.m. Tuesday at Rend Lake. Leffler pronounced Bryan W. Petty dead at 1:20 p.m. Emergency crews were dispatched to Rend Lake shortly after 5 p.m. Monday for a report of a man who had entered the water from a boat…

IDPH Reports 587 COVID-19 Cases Tuesday, Various Cases Locally

IDPH Reports 587 COVID-19 Cases Tuesday, Various Cases Locally

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) Tuesday announced 587 new confirmed cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 37 additional confirmed deaths. Locally, Gallatin, Hamilton, Jackson, Johnson, Pulaski and Saline counties each reported one new case of COVID-19. Two cases were reported in Williamson and Franklin counties. All cases are in isolation.…

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