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Benton farmers market sees positive changes for 2018
As local growers and vendors gear up for the start of the farmers market season, local changes to Benton's venue could be a boon for its customers.
BY HOLLY KEE
Apr 27, 2018 10:49 AM
We have a winner! Sparta resident takes home $1.5 million Queen of Hearts jackpot
Brian and Debbie Parks of Sparta are Randolph County's newest millionaires. Brian Parks was the lucky winner of the $1.5 million jackpot in the Queen of Hearts drawing hosted by the Steeleville American Legion.
By Jim Beers
Apr 25, 2018 11:31 AM
Gallatin County High School's David Matthews going to FBLA nationals
Gallatin County High School student David Matthews will represent GCHS and the state of Illinois at the Future Business Leaders of America national conference in Baltimore this June.
Gallatin Democrat/Ridgway News staff report
Apr 25, 2018 1:00 AM
Mackenzie Trader of Scheller seated as new Rend Lake College student trustee
Rend Lake College freshman Mackenzie Trader was seated as the 2018-19 student trustee last week during the board's monthly meeting, replacing outgoing student trustee Grace Pytlinski of Waltonville.
Submitted by Rend Lake College Public Information
Apr 18, 2018 2:15 PM
Two charged after meth bust in rural Benton
Two Franklin County residents face charges related to methamphetamine after deputies initially responded to a domestic dispute.
Benton News staff report
Apr 18, 2018 1:58 PM
Franklin County Sheriff's blotter
The following incidents were obtained from Franklin County Sheriff Don Jones. Note that arrests, charges and citations are allegations only, not findings of guilt.
Apr 18, 2018 1:52 PM
Benton police blotter
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
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