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  1. Fed approves I-57 exit project at West FrankfortRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Oct 19 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    A big road project in the works in West Frankfort has taken a big step forward as the city received word that the National Highway Administration has approved it. West Frankfort Mayor Tom Jordan tells Newsradio WJPF a planned split diamond interchange on I-57 is needed because of a high number of accidents at the West Frankfort exit - nearly 450 in four years.


  2. West Frankfort announces two new eateriesRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 28 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    West Frankfort city leaders approved two new eateries that will be coming to the West Frankfort Outlet Mall property the city bought last October. Commissioners approved a lease for the makers of Little Egypt Beer, who plan to open a brew pub inside the mall and add a beer garden area outside.


  3. West Frankfort man struck by carRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 15, 2016 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    Police say that McCabe's daughter called emergency dispatchers around 6:00 PM, reporting that her father had been struck by a vehicle while he was working in his yard.


  4. West Frankfort changes liquor license rulesRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 24, 2016 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    West Frankfort is changing a part of its liquor license code to allow liquor licenses to be granted for city-owned or leased buildings. No, City Hall doesn't intend to be serving alcohol anytime soon - Mayor Tom Jordan said the change is necessary as the city tries to lease property in and around the West Frankfort Outlet Mall to restaurants and retail businesses. 3 comments

  5. West Frankfort gets new Asst. PrincipalRead the original story w/Photo

    Aug 16, 2016 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    West Frankfort high school has a new assistant principal as school opens today. The school board named Nate Wilburn - formerly a teacher and coach in the district - as the new assistant principal at its meeting last night.


  6. Work progresses on West Frankfort sewer plantRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 30, 2016 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    The city received a $6.4 million FEMA grant to jump start the new sewer plant, after the current plant has flooded a couple of times in the past 20 years. The new plant is being built on higher ground.


  7. Two new construction projects could affect your commuteRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 21, 2016 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    IDOT officials say Route 13 from the Pinckneyville Wye west will be closed at midnight Monday and remain closed until midnight Wednesday. In Franklin County, the northbound lanes of Interstate 57 will be reduced between mile markers 68 and 79 - that starts north of West Frankfort.


  8. Authorities investigate two Franklin County firesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 18, 2016 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    A home in the 800 block of North Victor Street in Christopher is being considered a total loss after a fire late Saturday night.


  9. Fire fighters called to second West Frankfort house in one dayRead the original story

    Jul 16, 2016 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    West Frankfort fire fighters called in assistance from neighboring departments to battle a house fire Friday evening on South Locust Street. There's no word yet on injuries in that fire.


  10. Authorities fight overnight house fire in West FrankfortRead the original story

    Jul 15, 2016 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    West Frankfort fire fighters and those from neighboring departments were on the scene on of a house fire in the 200 block of south Douglas Street early this morning.


  11. Wanted man apprehended in West FrankfortRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2016 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    West Frankfort Police Chief Shawn Talluto confirms that Robert E. Hartley, 39, of Buckner was arrested without incident at 2:10 this afternoon in West Frankfort. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office assisted in the arrest.


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    Jun 20, 2016 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    Police Chief Shawn Talluto said police were called to a West Frankfort apartment Saturday afternoon, with reports that a man there had assaulted two family members and then threatened to harm himself with a shotgun. State Police were called in to send a robot and then a canine into the apartment before officers entered to find the apartment empty.


  13. Flight instructor who survived the single-engine plane crash still in critical conditionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2016 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    The flight instructor who survived the single-engine plane crash at the Williamson County Airport on Friday afternoon is still in critical condition at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis as of Wednesday afternoon.


  14. Woman airlifted after Franklin County crashRead the original story

    Jun 13, 2016 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    State Police say 47 year old Gaye Dabe was headed south near Milepost 63 in Franklin County when she says her foot became wedged between the pedals. She lost control of her Nissan pickup and hit a tree.


  15. 9ff803cc-19ab-43df-ac59-19b9464ced76Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    Morthland College Health Services President Dr. Tim Morthland has announced his intention to build a new hospital to serve the residents of Franklin County, Illinois. The hospital will be built in Benton.


  16. 8 Face Theft and Narcotics ChargesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 6, 2016 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    West Frankfort police have arrested seven individuals and are searching for an eighth during their narcotics investigation as well as responses to reports of theft and burglary. The 8 Franklin County residents face a combination total of 43 charges by the Franklin County State's Attorney's Office.


  17. Tom Jordan 04-04-2016Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 4, 2016 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    Leigh Caldwell of WJPF sat down with West Frankfort Mayor Tom Jordan to discuss the beautification of the city along with other improvements to the city. To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.


  18. West Frankfort Man Sentenced in Relation to Heroin OverdoseRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 16, 2016 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    On Tuesday in federal court, a West Frankfort man is given a prison sentence following charges in relation to a heroin overdose death. Erik Scott Brown, 27, pleaded guilty to one count of heroin distribution leading to death and one count of intent to distribute heroin.


  19. Space Heater Causes House Fire in W. FrankfortRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2016 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    A space heater is said to be the cause of a fire which damaged a home in West Frankfort yesterday.


  20. Continue ReadingRead the original story

    Jan 28, 2016 | WJPF-AM Carterville

    A museum in southern Illinois bearing the name of the late former U.S. Rep. Kenneth J. Gray has closed, and its contents are going to a college in his hometown. Reports state the Ken Gray Presidential Museum located at the Illinois Star Center Mall closed on Saturday; it had originally opened in 2010.


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