Illinois

1,562 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Ill.

The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily in Illinois is 83,887 doses.

  Southern Ill. teen, coach win 1st place at national bass fishing tournament

  Illinois to enter ‘Bridge Phase,’ Gov. Pritzker plans to fully reopen state by June 11

JALC to hold in-person graduation May 13 at Du Quoin State Fair Grandstand

1,424 new cases of COVID-19 in Illinois

  WANTED man believed to be in Saline County, Ill. area

Perry Co., Ill. Health Dept. reports 9 new cases of COVID-19

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Endangered Missing Person Alert canceled, missing Ill. teen found

2 children, 1 adult injured in 3-vehicle crash

Violations of ICE detention standards found at Illinois jail

3,321 new cases of COVID-19 in Ill.

  Heartland community participates in National Day of Prayer

  Southern Ill. non-profits short-staffed

  Ill. to return to normal business operations as soon as June 11

Governor JB Pritzker announced the state could return to normal business operations as soon as Friday, June 11.

Marion, Ill. man facing child porn charges

Bloodworth is accused of sexually exploiting multiple female juvenile victims from California, South Dakota and Illinois.

  State of Illinois experiencing major CCL, FOID card backlog

According to the FBI, nearly 4.3 million gun background checks have been completed since January in the state of Illinois.

Old King Coal Festival kicks off May 13

The Old King Coal Festival will kick off on Thursday, May 13 at 5 p.m. in downtown West Frankfort.

Ill. Dept. of Public Health: 60% of adults, 80% of seniors have received at least 1 vaccine dose

Egyptian Health reports three new COVID-19 cases

  Metropolis novelty store celebrates Star Wars Day

Southern Seven Health Dept. holds COVID-19 Remembrance Day ceremony

  Southern Seven Health Dept. to begin annual testing for West Nile virus

2,211 new cases of COVID-19 in Ill.

  SEMI truck hauling lumber crashes on I-64 above I-57

A SEMI truck driver was seriously injured in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 64 in Jefferson County, Illinois on Monday, May 3.

7 new COVID-19 cases reported in Williamson, Franklin Counties

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported seven new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, May 4.

1 new COVID-19 case reported in Perry Co., Ill.

The Perry County, Illinois Health Department announced one new COVID-19 case on Tuesday, May 4.

9 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Egyptian Health Dept. region

The Egyptian Health Department reported nine new cases of COVID-19, as of Monday, May 3.

2,049 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Ill.

The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily in Illinois is 78,440 doses.

8 new COVID-19 cases, 2 additional deaths reported in Williamson, Franklin Counties

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported eight new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths on Monday, May 3.

5 new COVID-19 cases reported in Perry Co., Ill.

The Perry County, Illinois Health Department announced a total of five new COVID-19 cases from Friday, April 30 to Monday, May 3.

  Carbondale couple accused of assaulting son’s high school football coach

A couple is accused of assaulting their son’s high school football coach.

12 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Franklin-Williamson Co. region

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported 12 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, April 30.

Ill. Dept. of Public Health reports 3,207 new cases of COVID-19

On Thursday, 103,717 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

Report: LaSalle virus crisis response ‘reactive and chaotic’

An investigative report by an Illinois inspector general found a chain of miscommunication, lax policy and missed opportunities leading up to and during a COVID-19 outbreak last fall at the LaSalle Veterans’ Home.

Ransomware attack compromises Ill. Attorney General’s Office network

Ransomware is malware which is designed to deny access to user or organization computer files until a ransom is paid.

City picks company to design transportation center in Carbondale

In 2019, the city was awarded $13.9 million by the US Department of Transportation as part of their Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development program (BUILD).

Ill. Dept. of Public Health reports 3,394 cases of COVID-19

On Wednesday, 107,689 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

Carbondale man arrested in connection to residential burglary

A man was arrested in connection to a residential burglary.

22 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Franklin, Williamson Counties

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported 22 new cases of COVID-19 as of Thursday, April 29.

$1.1 million awarded for Southern Illinois Ecosystem Restoration project

The project’s implementation is planned for 2022 as coordination takes place over the next several months.

9 new COVID-19 cases reported in Perry Co., Ill.

The Perry County, Illinois Health Department announced a total of nine new COVID-19 cases over a 14 day period.

  S7HD goes mobile with COVID-19 vaccinations

The Southern Seven Health Department is helping people get their COVID-19 vaccinations across southern Illinois.

  Stan Reno named new Carbondale police chief

The City of Carbondale named Interim Police Chief Stan Reno as their new leader of the Carbondale Police Department.

7 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Franklin, Williamson Counties

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported seven new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, April 27.

Carbondale to celebrate Arbor Day with tree-planting ceremony

For Arbor Day, the City of Carbondale will host a tree-planting ceremony at Turley Park on Friday, April 30 at 11 a.m.

Former Carbondale mayor passes away

Neil Dillard served as mayor of Carbondale from 1987 to 2003.

Ill. Dept. of Public Health reports 2,556 new cases of COVID-19

On Monday, 81,152 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

SSM Health in Ill. to observe moment of silence for heroes of pandemic, those lost to virus

SSM Health will hold a moment of silence on Monday morning, May 10.

  Construction of new Cairo port to bring jobs to southern Illinois

The new port is located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers.

  Southern Ill. community calls for justice after comments made by high school track coach

Members of that crowd say they’ll be back outside the school again on Tuesday calling on the district to do something.

  Census population figures cost Illinois a congressional seat

Illinois will lose another seat in Congress as a result of the 2020 Census.

  Ill. Dept. of Public Health reports 2,137 new cases of COVID-19

On Sunday, 50,512 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were reported administered in Illinois.

10 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Franklin-Williamson Counties

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported 10 new cases of COVID-19 as of Monday, April 26.

Railroad crossing repairs canceled in Ware, Ill.

Scheduled repairs to the railroad crossing on Illinois Route 146 in Ware have been canceled.

  Sunset Concert Series at SIUC canceled for 2021

The series is a summer tradition in Carbondale dating back more than 40 years.

Upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics in southern Ill.

Some upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics are scheduled in May in southern Illinois.

Ill. Dept. of Public Health reported 3,369 cases of COVID-19

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 16-22 was 4.3 percent.

Ill. Dept. of Public Health reported 3,170 new cases of COVID-19

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 15-21 was 4.4 percent.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Dept. reports 10 new COVID-19 cases

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported 10 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, April 22.

Interim Executive Director named for Carbondale Park District

Carbondale Park District Board of Commissioners has named Trey Anderson as the Interim Executive Director of Carbondale Park District.

  Southern Ill. winery feeling effects of colder temperatures

Walker’s Bluff was proactive by spraying their crops.

Ill. ARES to participate in Earthquake drill May 1

Amateur radio operators across Illinois will be participating in a simulated earthquake training exercise on Saturday, May 1 that’s designed to hone their communication skills in the event of a major earthquake.

Walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic to be held in Mt. Vernon, Ill.

It will be from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. or while doses are available.

  Clean Up Day in Anna rescheduled due to weather

A Clean Up Day is being held on Saturday, April 24.

  Chester Bridge reopened following 3-vehicle crash due to ice

The Chester Bridge, across the Mississippi River, is now open in both directions following a three-vehicle crash.

  Heartland orchard taking precautions to protect crops

To protect their crop, they blanket the plants with cloth covers, but that’s not all.

  Victim identified in deadly stabbing in rural West Frankfort

A man was charged with murder in a deadly stabbing in rural West Frankfort.

Southern Seven Health Dept. launches mobile pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic tour

The Southern Seven Health Department launched a new mobile COVID-19 vaccine tour throughout the region.

SSM Health announces same day appointments available for COVID-19 vaccines

Vaccines are given at the Primary Care office located at 4103 S. Water Tower Place in Mt. Vernon.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Dept. reports 9 new COVID-19 cases

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported nine new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, April 20.

  Wanted Franklin Co. man arrested

According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, Jacob R. Minton, 37, was taken into custody in Okawville by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Bill would make Cahokia Mounds a national park

The park would be jointly managed between the park service and local stakeholders.

  Southern Ill. community college reacts to First Lady Biden’s ‘college promise’

In the Heartland, one community college president believed free community college would benefit their region.

  Vienna, Ill. head start temporarily closed due to COVID-19 case

Classes will resume in person on April 26.

Ill. Dept. of Public Health reports nearly 2K new cases of COVID-19

The preliminary seven-day statewide tests positivity from April 12-18 is 4.7 percent.

Woman arrested for leaving toddler in hotel room in order to go gamble

A Nashville, Tennessee mother was arrested on Saturday for leaving her toddler alone in a hotel room in Metropolis, Illinois.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Dept. reports 6 new COVID-19 cases

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported six new COVID-19 cases on Monday, April 19.

Three new Saline County coronavirus cases announced

So far, Saline County has had 2,644 lab confirmed positives, with 53 deaths.

Heartland attorneys general join coalition urging U.S. Supreme Court to allow Tenn. to enforce abortion waiting-period law

Attorneys general from Missouri, Illinois and Kentucky joined a coalition urging the U.S. Supreme Court to allow Tennessee to enforce its abortion waiting-period law.

  Carbondale Chief of Police finalists announced, interviews scheduled

The City of Carbondale announced they have selected two finalists for the Chief of Police position.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Dept. reports 7 new COVID-19 cases

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported seven new COVID-19 cases on Friday, April 16.