The Illinois attorney general has put the responsibility for answering Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for the Benton Municipal Airport squarely on the City of Benton, according to the Edgar County Watchdogs (ECW) website.
Illinois’ average personal income growth since the Great Recession is tied with Nevada for the worst in the country, according to data from Pew Charitable Trusts recently published on the Illinois Policy Institute website.
Rep. Dave Severin (R-Benton) celebrated the recent agreement between the Illinois Department of Corrections (IODC) and the Illinois Nurses Association (INA) that will prevent the layoff of 124 nurses working in correctional facilities.
From now through Feb. 10, area residents can clean out their closets, sparing landfills an extra burden while contributing to someone’s wardrobe by donating unwanted clothing to Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Career Closet.
The United States is considered one of the top destination points for child trafficking with cases reported in all 50 states, including 143 investigated calls to the hotline for allegations of human trafficking in 2016 by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).