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The following incidents were obtained from the Benton Police Department. Note that arrests, charges and citations are allegations only, not findings of guilt.
Apr 18, 2018 1:42 PM
Historic southern Illinois fort among state's top 10 buildings in poll
The powder magazine building at Fort de Chartres in Randolph County, has been voted into the top 10 of Illinois buildings, in an online poll driven by Illinois' bicentennial.
Submitted by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum
Apr 18, 2018 11:55 AM
Legislative deadline passes with no action on Walker's Bluff project
Both the gaming subcommittee meeting and House session opened and closed Friday without passing HB 5146 in order to meet the legislature's deadline for substantive bills.
Submitted by Emily Burke
Apr 17, 2018 2:59 PM
Two dead after semi crashes into Little Wabash River
Two Mississippi men died on Saturday when the semitrailer they were driving crashed into the Little Wabash River and became submerged.
Harrisburg Register staff report
Apr 16, 2018 10:26 AM
SIU trustees reject reallocating money to SIUE
A proposal to shift $5.1 million from SIU Carbondale to its sister campus in Edwardsville failed to pass muster with the board of trustees Thursday, although the question of equitable funding will remain front and center.
By Geoffrey Ritter
Apr 12, 2018 3:02 PM
Bercha Nell Skelton of Marion
Bercha Nell Skelton, 85, of Marion, passed away at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at Shawnee Christian Nursing Home in Herrin.
Apr 11, 2018 5:28 PM
Rauner appoints Britton to SIU Board of Trustees
Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday appointed Tom Britton, a retired vice chancellor at SIUC, to the university's board of trustees.
Apr 11, 2018 1:23 PM
Saline County Board gets squarely behind fired clerk employees
Saline County Board members on Tuesday agreed to support two fired county employees as they go through their union grievance procedure seeking reinstatement.
By Travis DeNeal
Apr 11, 2018 1:15 PM
Benton Grade School recognizes volunteer 'Grandmas'
Benton Grade School honored "Grandmas" for their commitment to helping students and teachers.
Submitted by Debra Blakey
Apr 11, 2018 8:57 AM
Levanti named Old King Coal for 2018
Bill Levanti, 74, of West Frankfort has been named 2018 Old King Coal and will reign over the Old King Coal Festival May 10 to 13 in downtown West Frankfort.
Submitted Marcia Raubach
Apr 11, 2018 8:56 AM
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