Sunday , April 18 2021

Jeffrey Oestreich

MULTI-VEHICLE CRASH REPORTED TUESDAY ON I-57 NORTH OF MT. VERNON

Interstate 57

MT. VERNON – Illinois State Police responded around 9:30 Tuesday morning to a multiple-vehicle crash on Interstate 57 in a single-lane construction zone north of Mt. Vernon. According to ISP, a vehicle spun out in the roadway and a semi stopped to avoid hitting it. While stopped, the semi was …

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IDPH REPORTED 1,348 NEW COVID-19 CASES IN ILLINOIS TUESDAY

CDC Coronavirus

SPRINGFIELD – 1,348 new COVID-19 cases including 32 additional deaths were reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health Tuesday. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,164,922 cases, including 20,034 deaths, in Illinois. The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from Feb. 9–15 is 2.8%. …

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AMEREN ILLINOIS WITH TIPS ON HOW TO REDUCE ELECTRICITY USAGE

COLLINSVILLE, IL — As Ameren Illinois monitors the extreme cold temperatures and the impact on utility systems throughout the Midwest and in southern portions of the country, the company is asking its customers to take steps to reduce electricity usage until further notice. “Our grid is performing well,” said George …

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MARION CITY EMPLOYEE FOUND DEAD AT WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT IDENTIFIED

MARION – The City of Marion Monday afternoon released the name of the employee who was found dead in one of the treated water storage clarifiers Sunday morning at the City’s Wastewater Treatment Facility on South Van Buren Street. According to City Spokesperson Cody Moake, a co-worker became aware of …

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BI-COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT WILL HOLD COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINICS THIS WEEK

MARION – The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department will continue with its mass vaccination clinics as scheduled this week. Clinics will be held today from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and again Wednesday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Pavilion in Marion. Another clinic will be held Thursday from …

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MECHANICAL FAILURE ON TRANSMISSION LINE LEAVES THOUSANDS OF SO. ILLINOIS AMEREN CUSTOMERS WITHOUT POWER

COLLINSVILLE, IL (February 16, 2021) – A major transmission line experienced a mechanical failure this morning which is impacting the electric distribution system in the south central part of the state. Customers in Marion, Jefferson, Perry, and Washington counties and in some communities south of I-64 in Southern Illinois are …

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ISP TROOPER INVOLVED IN TUESDAY MORNING CRASH ON I-57 IN JEFFERSON COUNTY

INA – A two-vehicle crash involving an ISP trooper happened Tuesday morning on southbound I-57 in Jefferson County. According to Illinois State Police, around 8:30, an ISP trooper responded to help a motorist whose vehicle had slid off the median due to weather conditions near milepost 87 on southbound I-57. …

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