Williamson County

Two Cases of COVID-19 in Williamson County

Apr 30, 2020
Franklin-Williamson County Health Department

Two new COVID-19 Cases Reported in Williamson County. 

Franklin-Williamson County Health Department

Two new COVID-19 cases are reported in Williamson County. 

One New Case of COVID-19 in Williamson County

Apr 27, 2020
Franklin-Williamson County Health Department

One new COVID-19 case was reported in Williamson County.

Herrin House of Hope

The Herrin House of Hope says the demand for meals has seen a 300-400 increase for the fourth straight week. 

Fatal Crash in Williamson County

Apr 15, 2020

UPDATE: April 16th 10:45 am

A Johnson County couple was killed in a head-on crash in Williamson County Wednesday morning.

Franklin-Williamson County Health Department

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department has three new positive cases of COVID-19 in Franklin and Williamson County.

New Case of COVID-19 Reported in Williamson County

Apr 8, 2020
Franklin-Williamson County Health Department

A new COVID-19 case has been reported in Williamson County.

Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Officials says a female in her 30's who likely acquired the virus through community spread is at home in isolation.

Officials say to date there have been a total of 9 lab confirmed positive cases in Williamson County.

Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick says another phone scam is using what appears to be a legitimate number from his department.

A Marion man has been killed in a single car accident Wednesday night.

Williamson County Coroner Junior Burke says he pronounced 30-year-old Aaron Thomas Biggs dead at the scene just after midnight.

Williamson County Sheriff's Department

Williamson County authorities are looking for suspects after a series of thefts over the last several weeks.

Williamson County Sheriff's Department

A Hurst woman is accused of manslaughter in the death of her mother earlier this year.

Williamson County Sheriff's Department

Williamson County State's Attorney Brandon Zanotti has filed formal charges against a man accused of shooting two people, killing one of them.

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A Marion man faces murder charges in connection to the death of another Marion resident.

Williamson County State's Attorney Brandon Zanotti has charged 43-year old Demetrius Crittendon with three counts of first-degree murder in the death of 31-year old Cedric Marshall.

A potential referendum on gun control in Williamson County won’t end up on the ballot this fall, after Commissioners there failed to bring it to a vote.


In response to storm damage from Tuesday's severe weather, officials in Williamson County have issued a disaster declaration.

This action activates the county's emergency operations plan.

The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is investigating a reported armed robbery near Johnston City.

The Cambria Village Board will vote Thursday on a proposed residential Tax Increment Financing District.

Village President Steve Gottschalk says this will help Cambria improve its infrastructure, streets, water and sewer lines.

WSIU/Kevin Boucher

Two retired judges and dozens of family members and supporters were on hand Monday in Marion for the formal announcement by Attorney David Lawler, that he is a candidate for Williamson County Circuit Judge.

Franklin County Emergency Management Agency

Two southern Illinois courthouses re-opened Wednesday after a bomb threat.

Williamson County is turning to a third party to help it collect 15 million dollars in debt from the past 20 years.

An employee of the Williamson County State's Attorney's office is accused of breaking the law.

A news release from the state's attorney's office says Darien Daniel of Marion was arrested Tuesday night by the Southern Illinois Enforcement Group for delivery of marijuana.

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Williamson County authorities say a plane crash Friday afternoon killed one person and seriously injured another.

Williamson County authorities are investigating a man's death that they're calling a homicide.

Jackson County is the latest local government to sue the state over unpaid bills caused by the lack of a state spending plan.

Jennifer Fuller, WSIU

Williamson County is suing the state Comptroller, and the Department of Revenue.

Williamson County Sheriff's Office

Williamson County authorities say their investigation into a missing woman is now a death investigation.

The state's budget crisis is creating similar problems in other governments.

Williamson County's Board of Commissioners says the state budget standoff will soon have disastrous consequences for their bottom line.

Brent Gentry
Jennifer Fuller, WSIU

A Carterville Democrat says he won't run for a state office, but instead would like another shot as County Commissioner.

Williamson County Sheriff's Department

A Williamson County woman faces several charges after more than 60 live animals and several dead ones were found in her residence.