West Frankfort puts new deadline on an old regulation for landlords
City officials in West Frankfort are taking action against landlords who do not comply with a housing code that was put in place two years ago.
Man sentenced to 30 years for setting ex-girlfriend on fire
A West Frankfort, Illinois man was sentenced to 30 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections on Tuesday morning in a Franklin County court.
Couple accused of restaurant burglary in West Frankfort
Police say two people are facing restaurant-related burglary charges in West Frankfort, Illinois.
Multiple crews respond to Union Co. mobile home fire
Multiple crews responded to a mobile home fire in rural Union County on Tuesday, Nov. 18.
Heartland road projects for 10/29
Here is a list of road projects around the Heartland scheduled for Wednesday, October 29.
Of Note Nov. 15
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Franklin Co., IL schools canceled due to threat against schools
All Franklin County schools will be closed on Tuesday, Oct. 28 and will resume on Wednesday, Oct. 29 due to a threat against the school.
Marion police looking for suspect in Walmart theft
The Marion Police Department is investigating a retail theft at Walmart.
Patricia Clark, 53, of Dix passed away at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 at her home in Dix. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon. In honor of her wishes, she will be cremated following the public visitation.