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Illinois Winter Fourth Coldest on Record

The average statewide temperature for the three core winter months of December, January, and February was 20.8 degrees. It was 8.2 degrees below average and the fourth coldest December through February period on record, accordi...


Alexander County Treasurer Jerry Smith posts election results outside County Clerk's office in the Alexander County Courthouse Tuesday evening. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

Votes Trickle in for 2014 Illinois Primary Election

Primary elections were held across the state of Illinois on Tuesday, March 18.  The election gave voters the chance to influence who will represent them at the state and local levels. Early  and absentee voting began in late-...



Cairo City Council Meeting: March 13, 2014

The Cairo City Council met for a regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday. After approving the agenda Mayor Tyrone Coleman commended the street department, Cairo Police and Fire Department, and other personnel on the honoring of ...


Alicia Rames and Erica McDowell enjoy playing in the snow in Cairo on Thursday. Severe weather in the area has prompted districts to apply for pardons from the state of Illinois. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

Area Districts Cope With Missed School Days

Harsh winter conditions have forced schools in Alexander and Pulaski Counties to close for multiple days this year.  While snow days are generally allotted to each school, persistent extreme weather has caused many districts t...



Cairo City Hall Closure: March 7, 2014

Cairo City Hall will be closed on Friday, March 7 in rememberance of city council member Miss Linda Jackson. Jackson was a council member for 14 years and also served the Alexander-Cairo Port District for 3 years. George Lambol...


Deb Oldham, with Election Management Associates, conducts accuracy testing on Alexander County ballot tabulating systems. The public test was held at Alexander County  Clerk’s office on Thursday afternoon. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

County Clerk Kicks Off Alexander Co. Primary

On February 27th County Clerk Frances Lee held the public testing of automatic tabulating equipment in her office at Alexander County Courthouse. The testing of equipment was run by Deb Oldham of Election Management Associates ...



Severe Weather Strikes Alexander County

On March 2 National Severe Weather Week kicked off throughout the country. The last week brought heavy precipitation to the lower half of Illinois which coincides with America’s acknowledgement of the forces of nature. The we...


Alexander County Sheriff and Cairo resident Tim Brown debates the issue of animal control with Mayor Tyrone Coleman at a community breakfast held at Cairo High School in October 2013 -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

Cairo Looks to Humane Society for Help With Strays

Members of the community met on Thursday at City Hall in Cairo to discuss possible avenues of dealing with the prevalent stray dog problem in the city.  The issue has been a source of debate for several months on exactly how t...



Cairo City Council Meeting: February 25, 2014

The Cairo City Council met at City Hall on Tuesday evening. Council members Linda Jackson and Bo Purchase were absent. During mayor’s remarks Tyrone Coleman informed those present that an employee from the Illinois Department...


Alexander County Board Meeting: February 25, 2014

The Alexander County Board of commisioners met at the Alexander County Courthouse on Tuesday afternoon fo a regularly scheduled meeting. The Board approved the minutes from the February 11 meeting. County Clerk Frances Lee remi...