Eddie W. Knight
Eddie W. Knight, 81, of Cobden, IL, formerly of Benton, died 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Cobden Rehab and Care Center. Mr. Knight was born on August 31, 1933 in Benton, IL the son of Troy and Vevia (Threwitt) Knight.
Wayne Edward Gunter
Wayne Edward Gunter, 89, of Benton passed away Tuesday morning, December 16, 2014 at the Veterans Affairs Medical Ceneter in Marion. He was born in Thompsonville, IL on July 29, 1925, the son of Willard & Bessie (Carlile) Gunter.
2 arrested in connection with Benton, IL armed robbery
Two men were arrested in connection with an armed robbery in Benton, Illinois on Monday, Dec. 1.
Mary L. Link
Mary L. Link, 99, a former Franklin County resident passed away at 7:45 A.M. Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at the Auburn Nursing & Rehab Center. She was born in Macedonia, IL on October 20, 1915, the daughter of Robert & Eva (Braden) Flannigan.
Police investigate suspicious death of Benton, IL man
Authorities are investigating the suspicious death of a 27-year-old Benton man.
Booster Club holding Christmas meat sale
BENTON -- Benton Booster Club member Keith Ing is accepting orders for the annual Christmas meat sale. Local residents can buy a ham or pork loin for their holiday table, and support BCHS athletics at the same time.
Benton-West City Ministerial Alliance announces distribution dates
BENTON -- Benton-West City Ministerial Alliance secretary Pastor John Neace announces the annual food distribution will be held Saturday, Dec. 13 at St. Joseph Parish Hall, 506 W. Main Street in Benton.
Leonard "Spike" Burnett
Leonard Albert "Spike" Burnett, age 80, of Benton, passed away at 11:10 p.m. Monday, December 1, 2014 at the Franklin Hospital in Benton. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 5, 2014 at the Leffler - Poulson Funeral Home with Rev. Harold Whitlock officiating.
Chicago man facing multiple charges after traffic stop in Energy
A Chicago, Illinois man is facing multiple charges after he was pulled over on Wednesday morning, Dec. 17.
Heartland road projects for 12/18
Here is a list of road projects around the Heartland scheduled for Thursday, December 18.