Illinois

  Carbondale Chief of Police finalists announced, interviews scheduled

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

  Grand American World Trapshooting Championships returning to Sparta, Ill.

  S7HD holds COVID-19 Remembrance Day ceremonies

  Southern Illinois college, university receive funding for repairs

Ill. Dept. of Public Health reports 3,581 new cases of COVID-19

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  Carbondale police investigating after people in 2 vehicles shot at each other

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Dept. reports 18 new COVID-19 cases

  Massac Co. holds virtual child abuse prevention event

Ill. Dept. of Public Health reports 3,536 new cases of COVID-19

Driver seriously injured in single-vehicle crash in Saline Co., Ill.

Rte. 146 scheduled to be closed for railroad crossing repairs in Ware, Ill.

Walk-in COVID-19 to be held in Marion, Ill. on Wednesday, weekend clinics at Walmart

No appointment is needed for the walk-in clinic on Wednesday, April 15, but appointments are required for the weekend clinics.

Southern Ill. man charged with making violent threats against U.S. judge

Joshua Farner of Marion is facing two counts of mailing threats and one count of threatening to assault and murder a judge.

Graves County Health Department announces 15 new COVID-19 cases

Fifteen new cases have been announced by the Graves County Health Department.

  IDPH, southern Illinois health departments pause use of J&J COVID-19 vaccine at clinics

Health departments across southern Illinois announced they will not be administering the use of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccine at clinics.

Egyptian Health Dept. reports 3 new cases of COVID-19

Carbondale man accused of shooting at home, fleeing on bicycle

Ill. Dept. of Public Health reports 3,193 new cases of COVID-19

Network compromised at Ill. attorney general’s office, investigation underway

Illinois first state to extend full Medicaid benefits to mothers 12 months postpartum

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

Sheriff of Perry County, Ill. will not seek re-election as he deploys with National Guard

Perry County’s Sheriff will not seek re-election, as he will be deploying to Africa with his National Guard Unit.

More than 2,400 new COVID-19 cases, 18 deaths reported in Ill.

Currently, 21,225,122 COVID-19 tests have been conducted in the state.

Biden signs Ill. waiver to extend health care coverage for new moms

U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and other U.S. representatives applauded the Biden Administration for approving and signing Illinois’ 1115 waiver on Monday.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Dept. reports 15 new COVID-19 cases

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported 15 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, April 12.

Walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic to be held in Marion, Ill. on Monday

Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion will be holding a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Monday, April 12.

  COVID-19 vaccines available to all Illinoisans 16 and older on Monday

All Illinoisans age 16 and older will be eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine beginning Monday, April 12.

‘Child Find’ events scheduled in Southern 7 region

Southern Seven Head Start and Pre-K programs have scheduled six “Child Find” screening events in April through May.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Dept. reports 13 new COVID-19 cases

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported 13 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, April 9.

Gov. Pritzker announces vaccines available to all Illinoisans 16 and older on Monday

Every Illinoisan age 16 or older will be eligible for a vaccine beginning Monday, April 12.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Dept. reports 17 new COVID-19 cases

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported 17 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, April 8.

FBI arrest 2 truckers for kidnapping, looking for potential victims

The FBI is asking for help in finding potential victims and information about two truck drivers who are accused of kidnapping women and demanding ransom for their release.

  County, school district impacted by closing power plant

The Joppa plant first opened in 1952 and currently employs more than a hundred people.

SIU’s Camp Little Giant to resume on limited basis

It’s the first university-affiliated camp for children and adults with differing abilities.

Ill. Dept. of Public Health reports nearly 4K new cases of COVID-19

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 31-April 6 was 4.6 percent.

Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination clinics available in Jackson County, Ill.

The Jackson County Health Department announced that both mass COVID-19 vaccination sites in Carbondale will accept walk-ins.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-county Health Dept. reports 11 new COVID-19 cases

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported 11 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, April 7.

  RESULTS: Municipal elections in Mo., Ill.

Polls opened at 6 a.m. and closed at 7 p.m.

  City of Marion receives $3K for revitalization project

The City of Marion received $3,000 in grant money for safety and community development.

SIU football game canceled after Western Illinois opts out

SIU Director of Athletics Liz Jarnigan said she is looking to find a potential replacement game that could take place before the playoff announcement.

Free STD/STI testing day to be held in Carbondale

Rainbow Café LGBTQ Center in Carbondale plans to host a free STD/STI testing day on Saturday April 10.

Heartland states to receive millions from HUD for affordable housing

In total, HDU awarded nearly $700 million nationwide.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-county Health Dept. reports 11 new COVID-19 cases

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported 11 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, April 6.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Illinois to add Marion Unit

The Marion Unit will be the fifth Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Illinois location.

  Heartland police departments struggle to remain fully staffed

Some departments are looking at increasing salaries to attract more candidates.

  Mounds, Ill. residents see high water bills

The Mounds, Illinois mayor recommended residents pay their bill in full, to keep the fees down, and if a resident does have trouble paying their bills, they can ask the city for help and be set up on a payment arrangement.

Temporary COVID-19 vaccination site established in Marion, Ill.

It will be open starting at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 12.

Ill. Dept. of Public Health reports 2,102 new cases of COVID-19

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 29-April 4 was 4.5 percent.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-county Health Dept. reports 14 new COVID-19 cases

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported 14 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, April 5.

Electronics recycling event to be held at Anna-Jonesboro High School

The Southern Seven Health Department will be holding an Electronics Recycling day on April 10.

In fireworks-wary Illinois, ‘fountain’ sparklers are debated

Fireworks enthusiasts want Illinois lawmakers to loosen some of the nation’s strictest laws by legalizing backyard ground-based sparklers called “fountains.”

  85th annual Easter Sunday service to be held at Bald Knob Cross

This Sunday marks the 85th consecutive year Easter service will be held on top of Bald Knob in southern Illinois.

  Jackson Co. Health Dept. opens up COVID-19 vaccinations to general public

In southern Illinois, the Jackson County Health Department is opening up COVID-19 vaccinations to anyone 16 and older.

  SEMI-truck hauling gravel overturns on Rte. 51, Pleasant Hill Rd. in Carbondale

A SEMI-truck hauling gravel overturned at the corner of Route 51/South Illinois Avenue and West Pleasant Hill Road on Friday afternoon, April 2.

Ill. Dept. of Public Health reports 3,235 new cases of COVID-19

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 26-April 1 is 4.1 percent.

Egyptian Health Dept. reports 5 new cases of COVID-19

The Egyptian Health Department reported five new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, April 2.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-county Health Dept. reports 17 new COVID-19 cases

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported 17 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, April 2.

Illinois unemployment rates increase in metro areas

In the Carbondale-Marion Area, the February 2021 unemployment rate was 5.9 percent, an increase of 2.7 since last year.

Carbondale police investigating shooting; say it’s part of ‘ongoing dispute’

No injuries were reported.

More than 3K new cases of COVID-19 reported in Ill. on 4/1

A total of 20,409,227 tests for the virus have been conducted in the state.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-county Health Dept. reports 5 new COVID-19 cases

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported five new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, April 1.

Southern Ill. health centers on list to receive $270M in American Rescue Plan funding

Forty-five community health centers across the state will receive the federal funding to support COVID-19 vaccination and health services.

Walk-in COVID-19 to be held in West Frankfort on Thursday

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department is holding a walk-in COVID-19 vaccine clinic at VF Factory Outlet Store in West Frankfort on Thursday, April 1.

Walk-in COVID-19 to be held in Marion, Ill. on Wednesday

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department is holding a COVID-19 vaccine clinic at The Pavilion in Marion on Wednesday, March 31.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-county Health Dept. reports 15 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported 15 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death on Tuesday, March 30.

  West Frankfort homicide victim identified, investigation continues

The victim of a deadly shooting in West Frankfort has been identified.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-county Health Dept. reports 8 new COVID-19 cases

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported eight new COVID-19 cases Monday, March 29.

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

The Perry County, Illinois Health Department announced 13 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, March 29.

Gas prices fall slightly, still higher than last month

According to GasBuddy, the average price of fuel at the pump fell 2.7 cents from the last week.

Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois to receive more than $1M

The Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois will receive more than $1 million in federal funding.

Ill. awarded more than $71M in grants for COVID-19 response

The State of Illinois was awarded more than $71.9 million in federal grant funding for costs related to COVID-19 testing and response.

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

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported seven new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, March 25.

More than 2K new COVID-19 cases reported in Ill. on Thurs.

The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from March 18-24 was 3.2 percent.

2 children, 2 adults injured in early morning crash on I-57

The crash happened at 4:39 a.m. on Interstate 57 near milepost 77, which is right before the Whittington/Route 154 exit in Franklin County, Ill.

Egyptian Health Dept. reports 2 new cases of COVID-19

The Egyptian Health Department reported two new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, March 24.

Carbondale police looking for shooting suspect

Police say they responded to the 1400 block of East Main Street around 5:26 p.m. for a report of shots fired.

Large prescribed burns planned at Giant City State Park, Shawnee National Forest on Wed.

Fire crews with the U.S. Forest Service and Illinois Department of Natural Resources will be conducting a prescribed fire on forest and private lands on Wednesday, March 24.

  Gov. Pritzker receives first dose of vaccine, holds COVID-19 briefing

Governor JB Pritzker received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and held a COVID-19 briefing on Wednesday, March 24.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-county Health Dept. reports 10 new COVID-19 cases, 1 additional death

The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department reported 10 new COVID-19 cases and one additional death on Wednesday, March 24.