Jackson County

Sen. Duckworth to host town hall

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth is holding a town hall meeting on Friday in Carbondale.

The Democratic senator plans to discuss current events in Congress and take questions from the audience.

Paul Simon Public Policy Institute Director John Shaw will moderate.

The event is scheduled to run from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the Southern Illinois University Carbondale campus, in Ballroom D of the Student Center at 1255 Lincoln Dr.

A spokesman for Duckworth stressed that people who want to attend should RSVP to the senator’s office at bit.ly/siutownhall given limited space. Entry cannot be guaranteed without a ticket.

— The Southern

Jackson/Randolph counties

Illinois 3 reopens at Cora Levee

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After being closed more than two months, a portion of Illinois 3 in Randolph and Jackson counties is now open.

Illinois Department of Transportation on May 2 closed Illinois 3 at the Jackson-Randolph county line near the Cora Levee, from Illinois 151 to Chester, because of flooding on the Mississippi River. The water has receded enough to allow that portion of Illinois 3 to reopen as of noon Tuesday, according to a news release from IDOT.

— The Southern


Museum Society offers trips to explore history

The Illinois State Museum Society is offering day trips for people to explore the state’s history and culture this summer by coach bus.

The first trip is scheduled Aug. 10. It will feature a visit to the Illinois State Museum Lockport Gallery and a 90-minute walking tour of the Old Joliet Prison. The facility was Illinois’ second state prison, and operated from 1858 to 2002. It was famously featured in the movie “The Blues Brothers.”

The second trip is Sept. 14 and will focus on African American history. The first stop will be in New Philadelphia, the site of the first town platted and registered by an African American. The group will then visit the Huck Finn Freedom Center in Hannibal, Missouri.

Trips range in cost from $114 to $149.

— Associated Press

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