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Headlines for Wednesday, February 20th

Yesterday morning, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law that will set the state’s minimum wage at $15 per hour in 2025. Some local school districts estimate they will have upwards of $100,000 in […]

Headlines for Tuesday, February 19th

Beall Woods State Park in Mt. Carmel is holding a Trail Camera Contest this year. Winners will be announced during the park’s Sportsman’s Event in September, and entries must be submitted by June 1st. Photos […]

Headlines for Monday, February 18th

Springfield attorney Dan Schuering, who last week gave the City of Fairfield five pages of TIF recommendations, reacted today to an Internet post from Edgar County, which alleges he billed several municipalities as a dissolved […]

Headlines for Sunday, February 17th

The Edwards County Scholastic Bowl team won the Class 1A Sectional Masonic Scholastic Bowl Tournament on Saturday in Altamont.  The Lions went undefeated on the day, defeating teams from Dieterich, Lawrenceville, South Central, and Palestine-Hutsonville […]

Headlines for Saturday, February 16th

Most of the predicted snowfall Friday afternoon and evening went just to the south of Wayne County.  Here at the studios of WFIW/WOKZ, about a half-inch of snow was measured.  Area roads had a few […]

Headlines for Friday, February 15th

Tonight’s potential winter weather has impacted several high school basketball games in the area. The FCHS Mules have cancelled their freshmen contest at Carmi tonight, moving the JV tip-off to 5:15 and varsity tip-off to […]


Robert E. Crawford, Sr. – Fairfield

Robert E. Crawford Sr., 83, of Fairfield passed away at 9:17 AM, Monday, February 19, 2019 at Enfield Rehab and Healthcare Center.  Services are pending at Johnson and Vaughn Funeral Home.

Lowanda Bachstein – Cisne

LOWANDA BACHSTEIN, 92, of Cisne, Illinois passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019 at her residence. Lowanda was born May 12, 1926 at Jacksonville, Illinois to Dorothy Mary (Evans) Hazelwood.  She married Bernard LeRoy Bachstein February […]

Eileen F. Krutsinger – Flora

EILEEN FAYE KRUTSINGER, 90, of Flora, Illinois passed away Saturday, February 16, 2019 at the Flora Rehab and Health Care Center. Eileen was born April 26, 1928 at Cisne, Illinois to Roy C. and Callie […]

Gene Baker – West Salem

Gene Baker, age 88 of West Salem, IL passed from this life to the next on February 15, 2019 at Carle Richland Memorial Hospital, Olney, IL. Gene was born on September 8, 1930 in Hammond, […]

Joyce Vaughan – Fairfield

81-year-old Fairfield resident Joyce Vaughan passed away Friday, February 15, 2019 at Aperion Care in Fairfield. Joyce was born September 26, 1937 in Fairfield.  She was the daughter of Dawsey & Audry (Vaughn) Musgrave.  Joyce […]