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Man wanted for failure to appear in three counties, two of them downstate

A man who last year was determined to be unfit to stand trial in Union County is now being sought by authorities in three Illinois counties, two of them in downstate.

Drug task force makes significant drug roundup in Franklin County

On April 20, 2018, the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force (SIDTF), in cooperation with member agencies conducted a criminal enforcement detail in Franklin County, Illinois.

Herrin Police involved in high-speed chase, nab man wanted on warrant in Franklin County…and in Colorado

Herrin Police Saturday brought into custody a man from West Frankfort wanted on not only a Franklin County warrant, but also one out of Colorado.

Franklin County man sentenced for federal meth offense

Kevin W. Shuman, 41, of Benton, was sentenced to federal prison for a methamphetamine offense on March 14.

After one false start, treasurer of City of Zeigler pleads guilty to fraud, embezzlement charges

The former treasurer for the city of Zeigler has finally entered a plea in his fraud and embezzlement case, this after a “false start” a few weeks ago after he withdrew a plea of guilty, having stated he “didn’t understand the charges” as filed against him.

Former Ziegler treasurer enters guilty plea in federal court case

Misappropriation of city, state and federal funds for personal use got a Ziegler public official in hot water last summer, and now, he’s entered a guilty plea in his federal case.


The Marching Morons just keep on marching…and now they’re affecting us in southern Illinois.

Franklin County man sentenced to 20 years on federal meth charges

Kyle D. Osburn, 35, received the sentence after a sentencing hearing conducted earlier today.

High-speed chase out of Ziegler ends in Carmi; other arrests made

Multiple counties were involved in a high-speed chase out of Franklin County that ended in Carmi early this morning, according to Carmi police reports.


The entire readership area is under a winter storm warning, according to Illinois State Police, who have submitted a winter weather advisory.

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