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Reports out of Clay County Illinois indicate some good economic news for the area. North American Lighting has announced it will open a new production facility in Mattoon in the fall of 2021. The move […]


The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that Illinois Route 1 at Gordon Junction east of Robinson will be closed Monday and Tuesday of this week. The closure will allow for the upgrade work on […]


The Illinois Department of Public Health reported 11,882 new and confirmed cases of coronavirus across the state last week with 39 more deaths. Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise by 46% over the previous week […]

Area Obituaries

Timmy Lee Senger

Timmy Lee Senger, age 40 of Calvert City, KY and formerly of Sumner, died unexpectedly from injuries sustained in an accident on Friday, July 30, 2021. He was born in Olney on September 8, 1980 […]

Glen R. Abell

Glen R. Abell, 73, of Sumner, passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana after a brief hospitalization. Glen was born November 2, 1947 in Lukin Township to William Gerald […]

George Wade

George Wade, 77, of Flat Rock, IL, died unexpectedly on July 27, 2021. He was born July 10, 1944, in Rogersville, MO, the son of Benjamin Franklin Wade & Mary Edna (McKinnon) Wade, both of […]

Gary K. Tussey

Gary K. Tussey, age 80, of St. Francisville, Illinois passed away on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana. He was born on September 22, 1940 in St. Francisville, Illinois, […]

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  • New classifications for thunderstorms unveiled August 2, 2021
    (The Center Square) – As all Illinoisans know, not all thunderstorms are equal. Now the National Weather Service is adding new damage threat categories to severe thunderstorm warnings.
    By Kevin Bessler | The Center Square
  • Pritzker signs FOID update while others call for law to be scrapped August 2, 2021
    (The Center Square) – A new state law brings about a variety of changes to Illinois’ Firearm Owner’s Identification card law, including making fingerprints optional, requiring background checks for private transfers, and combining the FOID with the Concealed Carry License.
    By Greg Bishop | The Center Square
  • Governor urges Illinoisans to wear masks August 2, 2021
    (The Center Square) – With rising COVID-19 case numbers around the state, Governor J.B. Pritzker is urging Illinoisans to wear a mask whether they are vaccinated or not.
    By Kevin Bessler | The Center Square