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Benton, Illinois is located in Franklin County. Zip codes in Benton, IL include 62812. The median home price in Benton is $70,000. More Benton information.

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Friday Apr 18 | Evansville Courier & Press

Small quake recorded near Benton, Ill.

Officials with the U.S. Geological Survey recorded a small earthquake Thursday night near Benton, Ill., in rural Franklin County.


Wed Apr 16, 2014

KSDK-TV Saint Louis

Mt. Vernon woman convicted on federal drug chargesMt. Vernon woman...

A 52-year-old Jefferson County, Illinois woman was convicted Tuesday on federal methamphetamine charges, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Stephen Wigginton said.


Thu Apr 10, 2014

WAND-TV Decatur

Man admits claims of Election Day threat was bogus

A southern Illinois man faces up to 13 years in prison after admitting he falsely told an FBI agent he knew of a plot to disrupt the 2012 general election with explosives.


Mon Apr 07, 2014

Evansville Courier & Press

'Polka dot' bank robber sentenced to 52 months

A St. Louis man who wore a polka dot dress, a wig and sunglasses when he held up a Southern Illinois bank in September has been sentenced to 52 months in federal prison.


Thu Apr 03, 2014

Belleville News Democrat

Yandle moves forward in bid to be judge

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved O'Fallon attorney Staci Yandle for a federal judgeship in the Southern District of Illinois.


Thu Mar 27, 2014


9 sentenced to Illinois Department of Corrections

Shawn M. Worley, 23, of 704 North Frisco, Benton, Illinois has been sentenced to three years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after pleading guilty to Burglary, a Class 2 Felony.


Tue Mar 25, 2014

WJPF-AM Carterville

Two Charged With Battery After Fight

In Franklin County, two men are charged with aggravated Battery. The Sheriff's Office says 27-year-old Joshua Connors of Thompsonville and 20-year-old Dillion Estep of Valier were taken into custody around 1:43 a.m. Monday after they got into a fight in Benton.



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