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Burglary under investigation at Albion cannabis cultivation plant

Burglary under investigation at Albion cannabis cultivation plant

An investigation is underway into an early morning burglary to the Ataraxia Cultivation Plant in Albion. Illinois State Police Division of Criminal Investigation reports cannabis plants were taken after the suspect entered through an exterior door during the early morning hours of August 2nd. The case is an open and on-going cooperative investigation being conducted…Read More »

Governor warns about surge of COVID-19 cases in Southern Illinois

Governor warns about surge of COVID-19 cases in Southern Illinois

Governor JB Pritzker visited Southern Illinois on Tuesday where coronavirus cases have been on an upward trek.  Eight out of the 11 counties in Illinois that are at the warning level for COVID-19 are located in Southern Illinois.  That includes Jackson County, where the Governor met with local officials in Carbondale. “It’s worse than in…Read More »

Wamac eligible for grant for new tornado siren

Wamac eligible for grant for new tornado siren

The Wamac Board of Alderman was told at Monday night’s meeting that they are eligible for a Rural Development Grant for up to $25,000 to help pay the cost of a new tornado siren for the west side of the city. The grant would pay for 75% of the cost of a new tornado warning…Read More »

Odin woman charged with three vehicle burglaries

Odin woman charged with three vehicle burglaries

A 34-year-old Odin woman has been formally charged in Marion County Court with three counts of burglary. Laura Spitler of O’Fallon Street was arrested over the weekend by Odin Police on four vehicle burglaries in Odin. Spitler is charged with entering two vehicles on North Merritt Street and one on North DePew on July 29th.…Read More »

Local Sports

Franklin Park Will Host Baseball, Softball & Cross Country Tryouts Today

Now that the SIJHSAA has made their decision to allow fall sports, Franklin Park baseball and softball will hold tryouts today and tomorrow from 4-6.  Also today is the opening day of practice for the Bobcats Cross Country team.  The meets will look different this year with no open races, just JV and Varsity boys…

IESA Now Will Allow Fall Sports

JULY 31, 2020 — During their meeting on July 23, the IESA Board made the decision to cancel the fall activities of golf, softball, baseball, and cross-country. That decision was based on the information the Association had at the time of the meeting. The All Sports Guidance document that was recently released from the Governor’s Office…

Illinois star Ayo Dosunmu to return for junior season

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois basketball star Ayo Dosunmu plans to return for his junior season rather than turn pro. The first-team, all-Big Ten guard said in a video posted Friday on Twitter playing in the NBA is his dream. “But first, I need that national championship. Year three,” he added. Dosunmu declared for the…