The Franklin County State’s Attorney’s Office will be closed to the public effective November 9, 2020 until November 18, 2020 due to a COVID 19 exposure.  Felony, Misdemeanor, and Traffic cases will still occur as scheduled during that time by zoom unti

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Franklin County Court Postponed 10/19/2020 through 10/23/2020:

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The County of Franklin, Illinois is accepting bids for the General Construction of the new Franklin County Courthouse, located at 100 Public Square, Benton, IL 62812.  Bids are due

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(Benton, Illinois) Franklin County Coroner Marty P. Leffler has confirmed that Bryan W. Petty, 37 of Fairview Heights, Illinois was located deceased this afternoon at approximately 12:37 PM at Rend Lake. Coroner Leffler pronounced Mr. Petty deceased at 1:19 PM. 

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