Saturday , December 3 2022

Jeffrey Oestreich

CITY OF CARBONDALE TO HOST FOOD BOX GIVEAWAY

CARBONDALE – To support those in need this holiday season, The Carbondale City Council recently allocated $20,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funding to purchase and distribute holiday food boxes to the community. On Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon, the City of Carbondale will host a drive-thru giveaway at …

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REPURPOSE YOUR CHRISTMAS TREE FOR ANOTHER LIFE OF SERVICE AT REND LAKE

BENTON – Repurpose your live Christmas tree by donating it to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake. All donated trees will be bundled together, weighted, and placed in the lake to create underwater fish structures. The tree bundles serve as feeding areas for fish of all sizes, …

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HEAVEN’S KITCHEN SET TO HOST CHRISTMAS DINNER

HARRISBURG – With the Christmas holiday just around the corner, the Fowler Bonan Foundation is gearing up to host their Saline County Community Christmas Dinner in Harrisburg on Dec. 21. From 3 to 6 p.m., members of the Heaven’s Kitchen charity will be serving a full Christmas meal to those …

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MAN JAILED FOR STEALING VEHICLE, LEADING CARBONDALE POLICE ON CHASE MONDAY

CARBONDALE – A Carbondale man has been arrested and charged after allegedly stealing a vehicle and leading Carbondale Police on a chase Monday afternoon. According to Carbondale Police, officers responded to the 900 block of West Main Street around 2:30 p.m. regarding a stolen vehicle occupied by a suspect.   …

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MARION STADIUM, LLC TO PURCHASE RENT ONE PARK

MARION – It looks like there’s a future for Marion’s Rent One Park. The ballpark, located in The Hill area of Marion, was home to the Southern Illinois Miners baseball team from 2007 until its ownership, Jayne and John Simmons of the Southern Illinois Baseball Group, retired and folded the …

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HAMILTON COUNTY PRESCHOOL ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR TORNADO VICTIMS

MCLEANSBORO – Hamilton County Preschool in McLeansboro is accepting donations for those affected by the recent tornadoes. Items needed include non-perishable food items, disposable dinnerware like plates, bowls, plastic forks/spoons and paper towels, first aid items, infant/toddler supplies and animal supplies. You can drop off your donations at the Hamilton …

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Gov. Pritzker Advances I-57 Widening in Southern Illinois, Cornerstone Project Of Historic Rebuild Illinois Capital Plan

BENTON – Gov. JB Pritzker and IDOT Secretary Omar Osman made a stop in Benton Wednesday where they were joined by Benton Mayor Fred Kondritz, State Sen. Dale Fowler and State Representative Dave Severin to announce the next phase of the Interstate 57 widening through Southern Illinois, another cornerstone project of the …

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