Eldorado, IL

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.

Car Stolen in Enfield

On Thursday morning Reporting Officer George Spencer responded to Enfield Rehabilitation and Health Care Center after receiving report of an employee’s vehicle having been stolen from the parking lot. Ruth Barger was the one making the report, stating that her silver 2004 Toyota RAV4 had been stolen from the parking lot sometime between 5AM and 8:30AM. She reported that she did not give anyone permission to remove the vehicle, and that she did not know who may have taken it. Barger signed a probable cause complaint for Theft Over $500, and an incident report was placed on file at the White County Sheriff’s Department.

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.

COVID-19 test kits being offered in Western Ky.

KENTUCKY (WFIE) - Friday is your chance to get a free at-home COVID-19 test kit in Western Kentucky. Health First Community Health Center will be offering them while supplies last. That’s happening from 9 to 2 p.m. You can pick them up at the health center on Morgan Street...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Carmi League of Arts Presents The Addams Family Musical Friday and Saturday

When you think of hidden gems in Carmi, it’s typical to focus on geographical locations such as Burrells Woods or the Robinson-Stewart House. Best kept secrets also come in the form of organizations however and you can consider the Carmi League of Arts among them. The talented performers preparing for opening night of The Addams Family Musical are among the finest in the region.
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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.

Johnson Arrested for Aggravated Domestic Battery and Assault

A Springerton man is being held in the White County Jail on charges of Aggravated Domestic Battery and Assault. 53 year old Brian Johnson was arrested Tuesday morning after an altercation with 52 year old Tawana Palmiter. Palmiter stated that after a verbal argument began between she and Johnson, a physical altercation took place. After reporting the incident to the White County Sheriff’s Department, Reporting Officer George Spencer went to the residence to locate Johnson. Reporting Officer Spencer found Johnson and put him under arrest, transporting him to the White County Jail. Johnson is currently being held at the White County Jail on $10,000 bond.