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Bailey Team Makes Stop in Carmi Thursday

After trips to Carmi, Mt. Carmel, McLeansboro and more yesterday (Thursday), the Darren Bailey for Governor team remains in the region on the candidate’s 102 counties in 14 days tour. While Bailey himself remained in the Chicago area to prepare for a final debate, running mate Stephanie Trussell is speaking to crowds to help shore up support ahead of Tuesday’s primary.
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Pavelonis opens up first round of US Senior Open with +4

It was an up and down day for Britt Pavelonis as the Harrisburg native turned in a +4 in the opening round of the US Senior Open Thursday and sits tied for 64th. Pavelonis, who started his day on the back nine at at Saucon Valley Country Club, opened his round with a par 4 on No. 10. That followed back-to-back bogeys to put him at +2 on his round, but Pavelonis birdied the par-3 17th and turned in a 36.

Man accused of filming UF students in the bathroom arrested

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - The University of Florida is confirming the man accused of secretly filming students in the shower was arrested and brought back to Alachua County. Deontre Mason, 25, was arrested on June 6 in Marion, Ill. on numerous charges of video voyeurism filed by the University of Florida Police Department. He was extradited back to Alachua County and arrived on Tuesday.

Crown Brew Coffee Co. offers craft coffee, housemade lemonade and more in Marion, Illinois

One of the most popular coffee shops in southern Illinois, Crown Brew Coffee Co. has been bringing premium coffee and teas to Marion since 2017. Although owners Jared Gravatt and Joshua Benitone didn’t have a background in owning a coffee shop or even formal barista training before starting out on their own, the business partners knew they wanted to bring a craft coffee spot to southern Illinois. They began as an e-commerce business and sold coffee online while they traveled across the country to learn first-hand from other craft coffee shops. Throughout their time learning the ropes, Gravatt had an image of what he dreamed the business could be.
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Larry Dale Oxford, formerly of Eldorado and Cave-in-Rock

Larry Dale Oxford passed away at his home in The Villages, Florida on Friday, June 3, 2022 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was surrounded by his wife Susan and daughters Kimberly and Kari Jane. Larry was born on April 4, 1951, the second child of Galen and...

Pedestrian dies after being hit by car in Marion, Ill.

MARION, Ill. (KFVS) - A pedestrian died after being hit by a car on Tuesday night, June 21. According to Marion police, they were dispatched to a reported crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian around 10:58 p.m. at the intersection of W. DeYoung Street and Old Bainbridge Trail. When...

Ferrell Hospital Achieves Accreditation with ACHC

ELDORADO – Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado proudly announces it has achieved accreditation through Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC). Accreditation is a process through which healthcare organizations demonstrate compliance with national standards. Accreditation by ACHC reflects an organization’s dedication and commitment to meeting standards that facilitate a higher level of performance and patient care.

IDOT proposes roundabout at IL-148 / Old 13 intersection in Marion

WILLIAMSON COUNTY - The Illinois Department of Transportation is inviting the public to learn more and comment about a new proposed roundabout at the intersection of Illinois 148 and Old Illinois 13 west of Marion. The proposed roundabout will include impacts to Crab Orchard National Wildlife Refuge located in both...
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Pedestrian killed Tuesday on Route 13 near Marion

MARION, Ill. (WJPF) — A Marion man was killed Tuesday when he was hit by a car. At about 11:00 p.m., Marion Police say Louis Hayes, 40, was struck near the intersection of Route 13 and Old Bainbridge Trail. Hayes was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of...

Lights out All-Star Softball Game

MARION — 36 of the area’s top softball players, regardless of class, took to the field at Rent One Park for the SI Select Lloyd Nelson Memorial All-Star Game, at least for a while anyway. The game was called after five innings due to darkness as the stadium lights were not working.

Marion man hit and killed by vehicle

WILLIAMSON COUNTY - A Marion man has been pronounced dead after being hit and killed by a vehicle on Illinois Route 13. The accident happened around 11:00 p.m. Tuesday night at the intersection of DeYoung Street and Old Bainbridge Trail. Police say Louis Ryan Hayes, 40, of Marion, was found...

100 Years Later: The Herrin Massacre

HERRIN, ILLINOIS (WFCN) - One hundred years ago today, just outside the small town of Herrin, Illinois, 24 people were killed in a union mine violence standoff. The tension first began when William Lester, owner of the Southern Illinois Coal Company, paid 50 men from Chicago to work for him while his UMWA miners participated in a nationwide strike.