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Two Monday Arrests for the Carmi Police Department

A New Haven woman is scheduled to appear in court on theft charges. On Monday, August 8th, 21 year old Shayla Grove of 1051 Vine Street in New Haven was arrested in the lobby of the Carmi Police Department on a White County warrant for Theft under $300. Grove was booked in the White County Jail where bond was set at $250. She paid bond and was released. A court date for Grove has been set for September 6th at 9:00 AM.
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Construction on pace at newest southern IL casino, resort

Construction on southern Illinois' latest casino is making steady progress at Walker's Bluff between Herrin and Carbondale. Ground was broken last December for the casino, 116-room hotel, restaurants and events center. This week, crews began nearing completion on the framing for the new hotel, began work on the parking lot and hope to complete construction on the new water tower.

Marion officer awarded for saving life of 7 year-old girl

WILLIAMSON COUNTY - A Marion Police officer was presented with an award at Monday night's city council meeting in Marion for his heroic actions in saving the life of a child. Officer Sam Ward was awarded the lifesaving award from the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police for his actions in saving the life of a 7 year-old girl earlier this year with CPR.

WANTED: Thief steals gold coins, currency, jewelry from Benton Antique Mall

BENTON - An investigation is ongoing after a thief stole thousands of dollars worth of antique items from the County Seat Antique Mall in Benton. The situation occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, July 17, 2022. According to owner Joe Sprague, some of the items stolen were gold and silver coins/graded coins along with currency and jewelry.

Scooter’s Coffee Continues Growing in Illinois with Nine More Locations in the Southern Part of the State

August 10, 2022 // // OMAHA, Neb. - Scooter’s Coffee, LLC, the Midwest-based drive-thru coffee franchise that is experiencing record-breaking growth, is continuing its effort to grow its presence throughout the United States by bringing its world-class drive-thru coffee locations to Benton, Mount Carmel, Salem, Mount Vernon, West Frankfort, Harrisburg, Olney, Vandalia, and Centralia, Illinois.

Fire at Creal Springs municipal building under investigation

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2022 08/12 – Carl Lindell Anderson

Carl Lindell Anderson, 81, of Johnston City, formerly of Salem, went home to be with his Lord and Savior at 7:18 a.m., Saturday, August 6, 2022, at his home. Lindell was born on August 14, 1940, in Marion to Carl “Preach” and Sylvia (Harris) Anderson. He was united in marriage to Merilee Anne Saxe on November 29, 1958, in Benton. They shared 63 years of marriage together.

Spelunkers help family to reunite with dog after 2 months

Missouri voters to decide on recreational marijuana. Clean up is underway at the Creal Springs City Hall after fire tore through that building Monday night. Missourians to vote on recreational marijuana in November. Updated: 2 hours ago. |. Missourians will vote on recreational marijuana in November. Fire at Creal Springs...

Charles Marion Griswold

Charles was born on July 30, 1933 in McLeansboro, IL. He was the son of Jewel. and Mary (Cantrell) Griswold. Charles married Esther (Essary) Griswold on December 31, 1952. He is survived by his wife of nearly 70 years, a daughter, MaDonna Joan. Griswold of Temple, TX and a son,...

Creal Springs municipal building damaged by Monday fire

CREAL SPRINGS, Ill. (WJPF) – No injuries were reported after a fire Monday at the Creal Springs municipal building, which houses the town’s police department, city hall, and offices. The building is also used for storage space. Multiple fire departments were called to the pole-barn style building at...

McLeansboro City Council Set to Meet Tuesday

The McLeansboro City Council is set to gather Tuesday night on 102 West Main Street at City Hall and they have a full agenda planned for the evening. Along with the swearing in of the newly appointed Alderman for Ward #3, they will also be discussing granting approval to allow a double wide trailer at 201 South Douglas. They’ll be discussing approving a location for the Historical Society’s Jail as well as updating swimming pool regulations and potentially authorizing a handful of Resolutions. They’ll discuss approving a TIF reimbursement for McLeansboro Space Center and for MC Sales, LLC. The council will also discuss approving changes to the City of McLeansboro Code Book. The meeting is set to begin at 6PM.