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Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb has extended his stay-at-home order for two more weeks. He made the announcement on Friday. It had been set to expire Tuesday. Indiana state health officials now have reported 24 more […]


The Illinois Department of Public Health announced there were 1,209 new cases of the coronavirus in the state Friday. There were 53 reported deaths. That adds up to a total of 8,904 cases and 210 […]


Multiple law enforcement agencies in south central and southeastern Illinois were a part of the pursuit of a stolen vehicle over 220 miles. The vehicle was stolen in Peoria and traveled east to Interstate 57. […]

Area Obituaries

Alice Rose Detty

Alice Rose Detty, age 49, passed away on Friday, March 13, 2020. She was born on April 11, 1970, the daughter of Robert and Carrie (Parker) Laslie. She is survived by two brothers, Craig F. […]

Donna Rose Weir

Donna Rose Weir, a loving mother and grandmother, died unexpectedly in her sleep at her home on Monday, March 30, 2020 at the age of 44. She was born in Evansville on October 6, 1975. […]

Thomas Joe “Buzz” Conley

Thomas Joe “Buzz” Conley, age 66 of Lawrenceville, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 29, 2020 at Lawrence County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Lawrenceville to Roscoe Fields Conley and his wife Wilma Glow […]

Steven Lee Sheley

Steven Lee Sheley, age 67, of Lawrenceville, Illinois passed away on Monday, March 30, 2020 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana, after a three-year battle with Leukemia. He was born on October 20, […]

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