Talk Isn’t Always Cheap

Talk Isnt Always Cheap

Commentary by former GM of WFIW/WOKZ Mike Dreith

Local News

Headlines for Friday, December 3rd

The Wayne County Health Department announced 41 new cases of COVID-19 from Monday through Thursday, bringing its total to 3,295; 114 people were in isolation. Hamilton County added six cases yesterday and sat at 1,390; […]

Headlines for Thursday, December 2nd

The Edwards County Health Office announced 30 new cases of COVID-19 in the past week, bringing its total to 1,173; 21 cases were in unvaccinated individuals. Wabash County announced 24 cases in the past week […]

Headlines for Wednesday, December 1st

Fairfield Community High School Superintendent Jill Fulkerson has announced five students from the Class of 2022 have been designated Illinois State Scholars. State Scholars include Hunter Biggs, son of Jeff and Roberta Biggs; Konnor Dagg, […]

Headlines for Tuesday, November 30th

Pastor Troy Shook of Mt. Zion Baptist Church has announced a change for sign-up for the Wayne County Christmas for Kids Program. He says they have had a problem getting traditional mail and are not […]

Headlines for Monday, November 29th

Wayne County deputies arrested 49-year-old Fairfield resident Tony D. Xanders last night after a traffic stop. Deputies found two bags containing a crystal substance, a glass smoking device, five hypodermic syringes, small plastic bags, and […]

Headlines for Sunday, November 28th

A burglary was reported to have occurred at the Fairfield Walmart on Friday. The suspect was reported as a male who fled the scene in a Black Ford 500 with temporary plates. It is reported […]

Headlines for Saturday, November 27th

The Mt. Carmel Police Department is searching for a black male, dreadlock style hair, wearing yellow pants and a yellow shirt. The male was last seen on foot headed northeast from CVS towards Jumpin’ Jimmy’s. […]


Charles E. Talbert – Fairfield

Charles E. Talbert, 93, of Fairfield, died at 9:00pm on Thursday, December 2, 2021, at Cisne Rehabilitation and Healthcare in Cisne, IL. He had been Chief of the Auxillary Police in Fairfield for over 30 […]

Ronald Lee Tolliver – Flora

Ronald Lee Tolliver, age 74, of Flora, Illinois, formerly of Louisville, passed away Thursday evening, December 2, 2021, at St. Louis University Hospital. He was born June 30, 1947, at home in rural Louisville, Illinois, […]

Adelia Pearl Burroughs – Johnsonville

Adelia Pearl Burroughs, 98, of Johnsonville, Illinois passed away Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at Flora Rehab and Health Care Center in Flora, Illinois. Pearl was born April 27, 1923, to Herbert and Laura (Leathers) Lowe. […]

Jerry Leon Scott – Norris City

Jerry Leon Scott, 81, of Norris City, passed away on Tuesday, November 30, 2021.  He was born on September 9, 1940, the son of Alexander and Goldie (Roland) Scott. Jerry graduated from Murray State University […]