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Secretary of State Jesse White is warning Illinois residents to be on alert for a pair of scams which are seeking to defraud people. “I have zero tolerance for fraudsters who prey on people in desperate times,” White said in a news release. “My office is working with the Illinois attorney general’s...
Southern Seven Head Start reports that it has temporarily closed its Jonesboro Head Start Early Learning Center following one confirmed case of COVID-19 in the building. The center closed for remote learning beginning April 28. At this time, classes are scheduled to remain closed through the rest...
The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, DCEO, has announced the recipients of the 2020 Community Development Block Grant, CDBG, for Housing Rehabilitation.   Through the program, DCEO will award $6.8 million in assistance for communities to invest in over 135 housing...
Southern Seven Health Department is planning to launch a new mobile COVID-19 vaccine tour in the region it serves. The health department serves Alexander, Pulaski, Massac, Union, Johnson, Pope and Hardin counties in Southern Illinois. The pop-up vaccination events are aimed to reach some of the...
As the nation continues to battle COVID-19, Southern Seven Health Department is reflecting on the past year and the pandemic’s impact on the more than 60,000 residents who live in the lower seven counties of Illinois. In honor of all lives affected by the pandemic, Southern Seven Health Department...
The family of an apparent homicide victim and the Illinois State Police are seeking information regarding a homicide investigation. Illinois State Police District 22 posted the following information about the investigation on social media: On September 11th, 2019, Illinois State Police, Zone 7...
By Peter HancockCapitol News Illinoisphancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – The statewide unemployment rate in Illinois fell three-tenths of a percentage point in March, to 7.1 percent, as the daily count of new COVID-19 cases and the case positivity rate appeared to be leveling late last...
Southern Seven Health Department has announced two new COVID-19 vaccination clinics aimed at parents who would like to get vaccinations for teenagers aged 16 to 17. Two different locations will offer the Pfizer vaccine to teens accompanied by their parent or guardian on Saturday, April 24. One...
Parents with children under age 5 years of age who are diagnosed with a developmental delay or disability can often find it difficult to get the services their child needs prior to kindergarten.  During April and May, Southern Seven Head Start and area pre-kindergarten programs are planning to...
SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ attorney general and a Southern Illinois state representative have been named Public Officials of the Year by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police.  Those receiving the honor were Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul, a Democrat from Chicago; and State Rep. Patrick...

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