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1 day ago
Expect Northbound Interstate/Highway Delays from Franklin County Emergency Management Agency : Nixle

As Eclipse visitors leave Southern Illinois and travel north, Franklin County will see increased traffic flow on I-57 NB and State Highways that feed into the interstate system heading north. Expect ... See more

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1 day ago
Photos from City of Benton - City Hall's post

It was wonderful to see the crowds gathered for the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse on the Square, random lawns across town and at Capitol Park. Here's the view from City Hall, where we were able to capture ... See more

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1 day ago

Traffic continues to increase in the south bound lanes of I-57 and along State Highways in the City of Benton. City streets North Main, Petroff and Du Quoin seem to have highest count as of now. ... See more

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1 day ago
Traffic Update: Increasing Traffic Expected from Franklin County Emergency Management Agency : Nixle

FCEMA Headquarters has been monitoring traffic flow from upstate into Franklin County. We expect increasing traffic and congestion over the next several hours on I-57 (SB) and State Highways. Please ... See more

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Traffic Alert: I-57 SB and State Highways from Franklin County Emergency Management Agency : Nixle

Heavy traffic has been observed on I-57 SB in Franklin County. Additionally, traffic is starting to increase on the State Highways connected to the interstate in some areas. Local residents should ...

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3 days ago

FYI: Republic Trash service will not be operating on Monday, August 21st in observance of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. This means residents who receive this service should put their trash out one ... See more

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4 days ago
Eclipse2017 | Total Solar Eclipse 2017

If you want more information on the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse, check out NASA's link dedicated to the event. If you're really interested in learning more, watch the 30 minute program they produced ... See more

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4 days ago

Here's a little checklist for locals on the cusp of the 2017 Total Solar Eclipse:
If visitor estimates are accurate . . .
Eclipse Preparations for Local Residents
On or before Friday, August 18, ... See more

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5 days ago

Friendly Reminder: The Fall Festival Committee will meet tonight at 6 p.m. in the conference room of City Hall. We've a lot of developments and updates to cover tonight! Everyone and their new and ... See more

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1 week ago
Photos from City of Benton - City Hall's post

A sneak peek at the construction of Benton's new George Harrison mural, an awesome donation by the larger than life mural artist from California, John Cerney... Stay tuned!!

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