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U.S. Water Infrastructure Challenges are Real

Submitted by: Karla Olson Teasley, President, Illinois American Water Water issues have been a frequent topic in the news lately, from large main breaks like the one that affected UCLA’s historic Pauley Pavilion to the algae ...


Shawnee College Presents Fall Theatre Production

Shawnee Community College’s 26th Annual Fall Theatre Production is coming soon.  This year’s production is “A Christmas Carol, The Musical”. We are looking for talented individuals to audition for this year’s musical...



Parade entries and vendors sought for Cairo Blues Fest

Entries for the parade and vendors are still being accepted for the Cairo Blues Festival scheduled for Friday, September 12 and Saturday, September 13 in downtown Cairo. Area blues performers will provide entertainment on Frida...


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...


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-...



The Congregation at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Cairo gathered last week to begin the season of Lent on Ash Wednesday. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

Ash Wednesday Ushers in Lent

The beginning of Lent was marked by Ash Wednesday this week.  People throughout the country attended extra church services and received blessings as well as the ceremonious application of ashes to the forehead. The ashes serve...


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...



Players fight for possession of the ball during game 4 of the Century Boys Regional Basketball Tournament on Thursday in Ullin.  Cairo lost to Century with a score of 55 - 47. -- George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen

The Week in Photos: March 6, 2014

The Visual Report for the week of March 6, 2014: Bryce Gardener makes a play at the 1A Regional Championship held at Century High School in Ullin on Friday. — George Lamboley | The Cairo Citizen      


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 ...