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Catfish Days Festival Set in Olmsted

Olmsted plans to host its 8th Annual Olmsted Catfish Days Festival on Saturday, Sept. 13. This event will begin on Front Street Saturday morning with a flea market and yard sale. The festival will also include food vendors, mus...


Mistrial in Hughes murder trial

In a bizarre day at the Alexander County Courthouse on Friday, the murder trial against Chauncey Hughes, Jr. ended in a mistrial. Hughes is accused of killing his wife, Heather Davis, in November of last year at their home in C...



Chief of Police John Bosecker

Bosecker returns as Cairo Police Chief

John Bosecker was appointed as Chief of Police for the city of Cairo last week. Bosecker returns to the post he held for 16 months about six years ago. “I’ve learned a lot since I was here last,” said Bosecker. “My main...


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...