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Neil Hargis, of Christopher, was first in line to file petitions Monday morning at the newly-renovated Franklin County Election Office, located
More storms on the way
by Steve Dunford

There is a line of Thunderstorms that are crossing the Mississippi as we speak.  They are slow moving in front of an advancing cold front toward the area.  Small hail and wind

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Rangers fall to Murphysboro in overtime for their first SIRR-Ohio loss

BENTON – The Red Devils squandered a five-point lead in the final 47 seconds of regulation. Murphysboro limped into overtime, then outlasted the Rangers to take a 52-47 win. Gehrig Wynn played a huge role for Benton throughout the game. He not only led all scorers with 21 points.

Trojan Horse virus disguised to update Adobe Flash

I just wanted to make you aware. Make sure your anti-virus is updated. If you receive a message to update a program make sure it is coming from the manufacturer, not a proxy.

Senior night for Christopher, Sesser-Valier, and Thompsonville

In high school basketball action across the county tonight, Christopher hosts Z-R, Benton and S-V are playing for undefeated conference records as the Rangers host Murphy, and the Devils host Chester. T’ville hosts NCOE, and WF travels to Massac Co.

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Senator Fowler comments on Gov. Rauner’s budget address

The second major milestone in Illinois state government for the year was hit this week, with lawmakers coming together from both the Senate and the House of Representatives to listen to the annual Budget Address on Feb. 14.

2018 Governor’s Export Awards Nominations Now Open

CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity’s Office of Trade and Investment announced today that nominations are open for the 2018 Governor’s Export Awards.

Bost Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Improve Soil Quality

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) and Representative Darren Soto (D-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation, the Nutrient Management Technical Service Provider Certification Act, to expand options for agriculture producers to access nutrient management technical assistance.

Albert Adams – Benton

Albert Adams, 83, of Benton passed away Friday morning, February 16, 2018 in Benton. He was born in Benton, IL on September 26, 1934, the son of Thomas & Minnie (Ahls) Adams. He married Mary Ellyn Tasky on January 29, 1966. Mr. Adams was a retired Carpenter. He was an Army Veteran and he attended […]

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Saluki Men’s Basketball downs Indiana State to win second-straight OT game

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Southern Illinois erased a six-point deficit in the final four minutes of regulation, then won its second-straight overtime game, dropping Indiana State, 76-72, on Saturday at the Hulman Center.

Cardinals, former closer Motte set for a reunion

JUPITER, Fla. – The last closer to throw a World Series-clinching pitch for the Cardinals will rejoin team as soon as Monday with a chance to retrofit a rebooted bullpen.

Saluki Men’s Basketball plays at Indiana State at 1:00 p.m.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Southern Illinois continues its conference season on Saturday when it travels to Indiana State for a 1 p.m. game televised live on ESPN3. The Salukis have a five-game winning streak against Indiana State.

Senior night for Christopher, Sesser-Valier, and Thompsonville

In high school basketball action across the county tonight, Christopher hosts Z-R, Benton and S-V are playing for undefeated conference records as the Rangers host Murphy, and the Devils host Chester. T’ville hosts NCOE, and WF travels to Massac Co.

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Senator Fowler comments on Gov. Rauner’s budget address

The second major milestone in Illinois state government for the year was hit this week, with lawmakers coming together from both the Senate and the House of Representatives to listen to the annual Budget Address on Feb. 14.

Enjoy today…..a wet work week ahead….chances of mixed precip out of the forecast

Sunny today with a high around 53. Showers likely after midnight with a temperature rising to near 60 by daybreak. Chance of rain 70%. Tomorrow, showers likely before noon with a high of 69. Chance of rain 60%.

Tuesday last day to register to vote in Illinois primary

Illinois residents looking to vote in the March 20 primary election need to be registered by Feb. 20, which is the end of the regular registration period. This deadline also applies to those people who need to change their names or addresses.

Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler Confirms Traffic Crash Fatality

BENTON – Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler has confirmed that a 21-year-old male died in a single car accident Saturday morning just after 3:00 a.m. The accident occurred West of Sam Pyle Bridge Road on State Route 14.

Christopher Unit District #99 addresses an issue of an incident with student

CHRISTOPHER – CUSD #99 would like to address an issue that occurred at CES. Recently, a non-functional AirSoft gun was brought to the school by a student. Students made the staff aware of the presence of the non-functional AirSoft gun.

Trojan Horse virus disguised to update Adobe Flash

I just wanted to make you aware. Make sure your anti-virus is updated. If you receive a message to update a program make sure it is coming from the manufacturer, not a proxy.