Benton Evening News - Benton, IL

Updated at 12:34 AM

Everyone's known a bully. I'm talking about the kid who walks up and pops you in the schoolyard. Such fisticuffs may be playground politics, but grown-ups usually agree that tossing punches is no way to navigate life. So the news last week that Albert Smith allegedly popped Mayor Fred Kondritz comes as the sort of childish spectacle most of us have left behind. Make no mistake: Popping a guy...

Updated at 12:25 AM

Couple chooses Benton for nuptials because of lower cost

Updated Feb 19, 2017 at 10:44 AM

The following incidents were obtained from the Benton Police Department. Note that arrests/charges are allegations only, not findings of guilt.

Updated Feb 17, 2017 at 3:40 AM

Student is the district's first national Patriot Pen contender

Updated Feb 17, 2017 at 3:02 AM
Updated Feb 17, 2017 at 2:55 AM

Donation will be used to support athletic programs

Updated Feb 17, 2017 at 2:48 AM

Goreville made hay behind the arc and punctuated their offensive charge with precise shooting from the charity stripe in taking the Class A Woodlawn Sectional title with a 55-45 victory over Christopher.

Updated Feb 17, 2017 at 2:43 AM

Third time was the charm for the Murphysboro Red Devils who suffered two regular season losses at the hands of the Benton Rangerettes.

Updated Feb 15, 2017 at 10:40 AM

Franklin County Treasurer John Gulley will formally tender his resignation to the Franklin County Board on Tuesday.

Updated Feb 15, 2017 at 7:46 AM

The first round of the IHSA Class 3A Herrin Regional saw the Benton Rangerettes (17-13) against the host team, Herrin Tigers.

Updated Feb 15, 2017 at 7:42 AM

Benton’s city council will continue conducting meetings in the evening.

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