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Butter sculpture at Springfield

Butter Cow makes appearance at Illinois State Fair.

“Chalk Benton” at Benton Community Park on Saturday, July 31

Award-winning musical coming to Benton Civic Center this week

Do you have your T-I-C-K-E-T-S?
Pyramid Players are proud to present the Tony Award-winning musical “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” July 15-18 at the Benton Civic Center.
This sweet, charming, outrageously funny, family-friendly show follows a group of socially-awkward adolescents as they find hope, acceptance, purpose, and love at their local spelling bee.
Tickets are on sale now! Click here to reserve your seat (and get early access to tickets for Irving Berlin’s White Christmas): https://bentonciviccenter.ticketleap.com/putnam-co…/dates

Construction work continues at RLC


Problems persist for Illinois residents signing up for unemployment

Problems continue for Illinois residents signing up for unemployment

Old King Coal – May 7-9, 2020 – West Frankfort

Old King Coal – May 7-9, 2020

Sandoval pleads guilty, will cooperate with feds

Federal agents are pictured carrying boxes from Sen. Martin Sandoval’s office during a raid last summer.

New cannabis law in Illinois becomes effective on January 1

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