Benton Evening News - Benton, IL
Updated at 7:42 AM

From now through Election Day on Nov. 4, anyone wishing to vote may do so Monday through Friday at the elections office in Benton from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will also be off-site voting at the Christopher Civic Center on Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Updated at 7:40 AM

The Nov. 5 jury trial for William J. McKinney, 61, of Buckner, accused in the involuntary manslaughter death of Roy D. Barnhart, 62, of Buckner in July 2013 was confirmed during Thursday morning's court proceedings.

Updated at 7:39 AM

Rend Lake College men’s basketball alumni are invited to take the floor again this year for the Second Annual Men’s Basketball Alumni Reunion, set for Dec. 6 before the last home games of 2014 for the RLC basketball teams.

Updated at 7:33 AM

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Updated at 7:20 AM

The coveted 12th Congressional District seat in Illinois has stirred expected heated rhetoric among its three candidates vying for the two-year job.

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