DOW – Jersey County Sheriff's Office officials Sunday night report the arrest of Roger Pace Jr., 34, of Otterville, for for two counts of aggravated arson from a fire on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at a house at 106 E. Main St. in Otterville. "The residence was occupied during the time of the... read more
NUTWOOD - The Jersey County Sheriff's Office released information Sunday that a Jersey County man Trenton Harden, 30, died in a one-unit fatal crash on a field road, nine-tenths of a mile south of Powers Road in Jersey County at 4:17 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. Harden was driving a a 1997 Dodge... read more
BUNKER HILL - A massive fire broke out Sunday evening in a large hay barn in Bunker Hill at Jarden Farm and Trucking at 799 Illinois Route 159 about 2.5 miles south of Bunker Hill. The fire call came in at about 8 p.m. Sunday. The barn burned to the ground, but was controlled from spreading... read more
RED BUD - The Illinois State Police Unit District 13 and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the National Transportation Safety Board are all probing a fatal helicopter crash that occurred at 2:20 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at West Market and Violet Drive in Red Bud. Red Bud is i... read more
At the City Council Meeting on Tuesday Night, September 8, the City Council passed a resolution on the Roundhouse stating, “The City has no current plans to demolish the Community Building, commonly known as the “Roundhouse” as long as said building is structurally sound and provides... read more
EDWARDSVILLE - The Southern Illinois University Board of Trustees today approved an alternate tuition program for Department of Defense (DoD) civilian personnel, who are SIUE undergraduate or graduate students and are eligible for the DoD Tuition Assistance program. During spring 2019, the board... read more
The safety and security of our region’s public transit system has taken another significant step forward with the implementation of a new Ride and Abide policy. Developed in collaboration with regional leaders and law enforcement partners, our new Metro Transit policy is an important tool that... read more
Amare NFP and the Metro-East Recovery Council (MERC) are partnering on a new Family Support Network to assist family members and friends in need of support or resources due to a loved one’s alcohol or drug use. The network, launched on September 15th, will provide a phone line manned by volunteers... read more
COLLINSVILLE — The 30th annual Jobs Plus Regional Job Fair is set to take place for two-days next week. “Due to regional restrictions in place because of COVID-19, the fair will look very different this year,” Director of Employment and Training Tony Fuhrmann said. The free event,... read more
SPRINGFIELD – The COVID-19 positivity rates in Madison County remain extremely high with the latest three-day average posted on Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020, standing at 13.08 percent. The seven-day average is 12.25 percent; 10-day average is 13.49 percent and Thursday's rate was 14.6 percent.... read more

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