LAWRENCEVILLE — Unemployment rates in all 102 Illinois counties fell in August, and the .7% improvement in Lawrence County was about average.
According to statistics released recently by the Illinois Department of Employment Security, the Lawrence County rate dropped to 7.9% in August, down from 8.6% in July.
LAWRENCEVILLE — The light pole in front of Lawrence County Memorial Hospital will again be lit up in pink next month, in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness month.
SPRINGFIELD — For the first time since Sept. 4, Lawrence County is not on the list of counties to be considered at a warning level for COVID-19, issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Lawrence County was first put on the list on Sept. 4, when it was one of 29 Counties named. On Sept. 11, it was one of 30 counties, and on Sept. 18 it was one of 24.
LAWRENCEVILLE – Carmi-based First Bank (First National Bank of Carmi) and Heritage State Bank, headquartered in Lawrenceville, have jointly announced a partnership under which First Bank will acquire Heritage State Bank.
LAWRENCEVILLE — The Community Unit School District No. 20 Board of Education met on Sept. 23 at Lawrenceville High School for its regular monthly meeting where the board unanimously approved the budget for the 2020-21 school year.
LAWRENCEVILLE — Bridgeport police arrested two Sumner residents on drug charges on the evening of Tuesday, Sept. 22.
VINCENNES — Vincennes University has been awarded a $2.5 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. to fund programs that strengthen workforce development, dual credit career and technical education, and that help diversify the pipeline of students headed into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) careers.
VINCENNES — While most people their age were probably sleeping in on a recent Saturday morning, 71 high school students from 10 schools were hard at work at 8 a.m. getting their hands dirty in holes dug into the ground.
CARBONDALE, Ill. — The complex-looking machinery in Arash Komaee’s engineering laboratory at Southern Illinois University Carbondale may someday lead to, among other things, equipment that uses natural magnets to manipulate medical devices inside a patient’s body in a non-invasive manner.