Friday May 10
Crews Investigate Johnston City House Fire
Officials are investigating the cause of a fire in Johnston City. Firefighters were called to 1013 Barham Avenue shortly after 4:00 a.m. Friday.
Truck Fire Closes Down Interstate 57
A truck on fire shut down both northbound lanes of Interstate 57 Sunday afternoon.
Margie M. Satterlee
Margie M. Satterlee, 91, of Taylorville, passed away May 4, 2013, at 9:15 a.m. at Hickory Estates in Taylorville.
Parents Take Action to Counter Art Programs Cuts
Parents in West Frankfort are teaming up to teach kids more about the arts. On Wednesday a new group held its first meeting after the school district cut art, music and band classes for elementary and middle school students.
Officials are investigating a fire Wednesday morning in Benton. The Benton Fire Department was called to the Webster Street Apartments at 418 W. Webster at 5:24 a.m. Fire departments from West Frankfort, Ewing-Northern, West City and Buckner also helped.
Local Law Enforcers Say Investing in Preschool Cuts Crime
Police and prosecutors in Franklin County are calling on lawmakers to restore state funding for preschool.
Local Businesses to Save Money with Electric Aggregation
Local chambers of commerce are partnering with a Mt. Vernon-based group to help area businesses save money on their electric bills.
City Can't Deal with Problems at West Frankfort Rental House
Tenants of a problem house in West Frankfort are stripping it bare, piling up trash, and stirring up lots of complaints from neighbors.
Illinois considers allowing minors to vote
In Karoski's government class at West Frankfort High School, it's 18 and 17-year-olds who fill the seats.