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Daily COVID update includes death in Jefferson County    

Daily COVID update includes death in Jefferson County    

The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting a COVID-19 related death in Jefferson County.  The death of a female in her 90s was one of 21 additional deaths being reported statewide for Friday.  There was also a death in Madison County, with most of the other deaths in the Chicago area. There were also…Read More »

Centralia’s Interim City Manager sees qualified labor force city’s top need

Centralia’s Interim City Manager sees qualified labor force city’s top need

Centralia Interim City Manager Forrest Langenfeld (at the head of the table) answers questions during an afternoon coffee get-together at the Centralia Chamber of Commerce office.  Photo by Tyler Perkins.   Centralia Interim City Manager Forrest Langenfeld told a Thursday afternoon Coffee at the Greater Centralia Chamber of Commerce developing a qualified workforce is at the…Read More »

Franklin Park School to have “parade style” graduation; Salem Grade school calendar set for next year

Franklin Park School to have “parade style” graduation; Salem Grade school calendar set for next year

Franklin Park eighth-graders will receive their diplomas in a “parade-style” graduation similar to the one held last year. The promotional ceremony has been set for Thursday night, May 27th. Principal Tyler Lux said last year’s event that had each student presented their diploma as their parents or guardians drove in front of the school was…Read More »

Food distribution to be held in Salem on Saturday

Food distribution to be held in Salem on Saturday

There will be a free food distribution in Salem on Saturday. Saved with Amazing Grace and the Salem Church of Christ will have the drive-through distribution from ten to noon in the parking lot of the church off East Main Street near the Union Pacific overpass. There will be 15 boxes and 100 bags of…Read More »

Local Sports

Wildcats Travel To Freeburg

Wildcats Travel To Freeburg

 (Photo Credit – Greg Maxey) The Salem Wildcats take their 2-2 record on the road for the final time this football season as they play at Freeburg this evening.  Salem is coming off a big 13-12 home win over previously unbeaten Breese Central last weekend. Also in the Cahokia tonight, Central is at home with…