(BENTON, ILLINOIS) — Following “National Preparedness Month” in September, individuals and communities throughout Franklin County will participate in the Great Central US ShakeOut earthquake drill. 

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Early voting in Franklin County has been rescheduled to October 3, 2018. Office hours are 8 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

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(BENTON-ILLINOIS) An autopsy was conducted 8-13-18 on the badly decomposed body discovered at the Old Ben #9 Mine Site just east of West Frankfort on Saturday, August 11th, 2018.  A cause of death has not yet been determined and is considered suspicious.  The body is that of a middle aged white male.  Investigators are working to identify the body and to develop leads.  The case i

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Franklin County Deputies responded to a hit and run crash this morning (8/4/2018) on State Highway 37 in Franklin County.

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Franklin County Coroner Marty Leffler Is confirming the report of the body of a male subject retrieved from Rend Lake that went missing while on a fishing trip on Wednesday near the Gun Creek area of Route 37 North of Whittington.

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