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Williamson County Sheriff's Office searching for teen runaway

MARION, IL — The Willimason County Sheriff's Office announced that they are searching for 15-year-old Jenessa Fonseca, who is reported as a missing person runaway juvenile. Fonseca is described as 5 feet two inches tall, weighing 130 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. The department stated that she...
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Vergennes Man Behind Bars for Vehicle Burglary in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – A Vergennes man is facing charges after Carbondale Police officers responded to the 300 block of West Walnut Street regarding a report of a vehicle burglary in progress Tuesday evening. According to Carbondale Police, officers found the suspect still inside the vehicle and in possession of property...
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Vergennes man arrested for Carbondale vehicle break-in

CARBONDALE, Ill. (WJPF) – A Vergennes man was caught by Carbondale Police breaking into a vehicle. Carbondale Police say they were called to the 300 block of West Walnut at about 6:10 p.m. Tuesday. When officers arrived, they found Gerald Stroud, 37, inside of the vehicle and in possession of property that belonged to the vehicle’s owner.

Carbondale Council approves $2.1M in ARPA funding for 12 organizations

CARBONDALE, IL – Twelve local organizations in Carbondale, Illinois, have been approved to receive funding totaling $2,098,464 from the American Rescue Plan Act. The Carbondale City Council approved the funding Tuesday following the recommendations of a consultant and city staff. The city says each application was ranked and scored...

Carbondale city council approves $2.1M in ARPA funding for recommended applicants

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - The city council approved 12 American Rescue Plan Act funding applications on Tuesday, June 28, totaling $2,098,464. Following an extensive review, the following applications were approved for funding:. Southern Illinois Collaborative Kitchen - $84,400: This applicant addresses food insecurity by partnering with local restaurants and producers...

Carbondale police: Man accused of breaking into vehicle found still inside

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - A man was arrested in connection with a vehicle burglary on Tuesday, June 28. Gerald D. Stroud, 37, of Vergennes, was arrested for burglary to motor vehicle, obstructing identification and possession of a hypodermic syringe/needle. According to Carbondale police, they responded to the 300 block of...

Carbondale to add five murals throughout the city

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) -Leaders in Carbondale are wanting to make their downtown area more vibrant. The city is adding five public murals downtown and the images will look very familiar. Mural sights will include the Julia Building, Horstman’s Cleaners, Varsity Center for the Arts, The Wallace Building and SI Pawn....

City of Carbondale awards America Rescue Plan money to 12 organizations

CARBONDALE, Ill. (WJPF) – Twelve Carbondale organizations will split nearly $2.1 million of federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) money. Each organization had to submit an application. Those were scored on a variety of factors like cost effectiveness, diversity, equity and inclusion, community support, and long term benefits. The...

Carbondale murals on display

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Southern Illinois Collaborative Kitchen, several others receive ARPA funding

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KBSI) – Tuesday, the Carbondale City Council approved 12 American Rescue Plan Act funding applications totaling $2,098,464. The Southern Illinois Collaborative Kitchen was approved for $84,400 in funding that will provide support through 2023. Board President William Lo said the goal of the kitchen is two-fold. “The...

Heartland Regional Hospital opens orthopedic plaza

Marion, Ill.-based Heartland Regional Hospital on June 28 opened a 15,000-square-foot facility that will house orthopedics, family practice and imaging services, according to The Southern Illinoisan. The imaging department will include a CT scanner, fluoro X-ray and ultrasound imaging, and is looking to add an MRI, CEO Ed Cunningham told...

Marion council affirms four zoning issues

MARION -- The Marion City Council on Monday night affirmed the zoning board of appeals' approval of four cases, including a zoning change to allow for the development of small, single-family homes and a special use permit for a home-based therapeutic and medical massage practice. Commissioner Doug Patton said he...

Two hurt in Saturday motorcycle crash

ZEIGLER -- A Marion man and his passenger were airlifted to a hospital following a motorcycle crash on Saturday. Franklin County deputies responded to a motorcycle crash on State highway 148 and Prairie Creek Lane at around 10:15 p.m. on June 25. A preliminary investigation showed that Michael Stone, 48,...