Johnston City,

Missing Johnston City children located

JOHNSTON CITY, Ill. (WJPF) — Three missing Johnston City boys have been found safe. Their kidnapper is now in custody. Johnston City Police say Cassandra Carter currently sits in a Texas Jail. Police alerted the public Friday about the missing children. All three are now in protective custody.
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West Frankfort,

Locals believe West Frankfort home creates bad image of city

WEST FRANKFORT - A Franklin County home sitting in disrepair has gotten the attention of numerous local residents, who want the property torn down immediately. One of those residents is Amanda Owens. She says the home, located at 1401 West Main Street, has been in disrepair for months. "It is...
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Saline County, ILKFVS12

Egyptian Health Department reports 18 new COVID-19 cases

HARRISBURG, Ill. (KFVS) - Eighteen residents of the Egyptian Health Department’s coverage area have tested positive for COVID-19. In Saline County, two females in their 20s, four in their 30s and one in their 40s have tested positive. There is one male in the county under the age of 10...

Carbondale government requiring masks inside city buildings

CARBONDALE, IL — The city of Carbondale, Illinois, released updated mask guidance Wednesday, including a requirement for all city employees and visitors to wear masks inside city buildings. The city announced the requirement after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated its guidance, recommending vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals wear...

Carbondale Police investigate report of shots fired

CARBONDALE, Ill. (WJPF) — Carbondale Police say an ongoing dispute between known acquaintances led to shots fired. It happened at about 4:30 p.m. Monday in the 300 block of East Walnut Street. Police say a pair of suspects fired the shots, damaging a vehicle parked in the area. No injuries...

Benton, Illinois, closes city hall lobby due to COVID-19 outbreak

BENTON, IL — The city of Benton, Illinois, says the lobby of Benton City Hall is closed effective Thursday because of COVID-19. "Due to the COVID outbreak we are closing the City Hall Lobby for the protection of our customers," the city said in a notice shared to its official Facebook page.

JALC recommending, not mandating, face masks

CARTERVILLE, Ill. (WJPF) — John A Logan College won’t mandate face masks for the upcoming fall semester, but they are recommending them. The college announced Wednesday that they’ll be following recent recommendations from the C-D-C and I-D-P-H and will be sanitizing all public areas each day.
Carbondale, ILThe Southern

Valley Football | Second season a new training camp twist

CARBONDALE — Nick Hill took a harder look at his players' reps during the 2020-21 season than usual after it finished May 2. SIU's sixth-year coach, a former quarterback here in the late 2000s, took a more cautious approach to this fall's training camp than most in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. The Salukis played 10 games last season, opening against Southeast Missouri State in October of 2020 and reaching the FCS quarterfinals at South Dakota State in May. When SIU opens camp Wednesday, it'll be preparing for an 11-game regular season that will begin four months after the last one ended.
Carterville, ILKFVS12

Mask are recommended on campus by John A. Logan college officials

CARTERVILLE, Ill. (KFVS) - School leaders at John A. Logan College suggest masks be worn on campus. On Wednesday, July 28, the college said they will keep a combination of face-to-face and hybrid classes during the fall semester. “We are determined to maintain our plan for the fall semester,” said...
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Johnston City police searching for 3 missing juveniles

JOHNSTON CITY -- The Johnston City Police Department is asking the public for help in locating three juvenile males. The children, a 15-year-old and a set of twin boys, were last known to be with a woman known to police as Cassandra Carter. Carter was formerly the custodial parent of...