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Two Injured in Downtown Centralia crash early Sunday night

Two Centralia residents were taken to the hospital for treatment following a three vehicle crash at McCord and Elm Street in downtown Centralia early Sunday night. Centralia Police say 33-year-old Tiffany Winn of Anna was westbound on McCord Street when she looked up at a sign and ran the red light


Another winter weather advisory takes effect in Central Illinois Wednesday night

BLOOMINGTON — Another quick overnight weather system is expected to bring a wintry mix to Central Illinois. The National Weather Service in Lincoln has issued a winter weather advisory, running from 9 p.m. Wednesday through 9 a.m. Thursday. NWS forecasters say a brief period of freezing rain will le


Lady Bobcats Fall To Centralia In Wesclin Regional Championship

The Franklin Park Lady Bobcats fell in their Class L regional championship at Wesclin falling to Centralia 47-15. Maya Susmena and Molly Smith had 4 points each for Salem. Centralia advances once again to the state tournament at Rend Lake.


Man exonerated posthumously for 1981 stabbing in Mount Vernon

The Illinois Innocence Project at the University of Illinois Springfield has announced that Grover Thompson, who was wrongfully convicted in 1981 and died in prison in 1996, has received executive clemency based on actual innocence by former Gov. Bruce Rauner. This is the first posthumous exoneratio


Wildcat Bowlers Heading To Sectionals Along With Centralia & Mt Vernon

The Salem Wildcats move on to the Sectional Bowling Tournament after finishing 2nd at Salem Bowl in regional play yesterday. Collinsville won the event rolling a 6013 followed by Salem’s 5840 followed by Mt Vernon with 5793 and Centralia 5732 that all will advance. Just missing out was Mater Dei, Va


Lady Hearts Win 16th to Start Round Robin

The Effingham Lady Hearts led by just three after the first quarter, but won by 28 in downing the Bloomington Lady Raiders Monday night 59-31. The opening night of the Effingham Round Robin Tournament also saw Centralia beat Vandalia 39-29. The Lady Hearts game was heard on KJ Country 102.3 and www.


Illinois Lottery Ticket Mess-Up on Tuesday

Lottery officials admitted that there was a major was a goof up today for some people who tried to purchase lottery tickets on Tuesday. If you play the Illinois Lottery Pick 3 or Pick 4 games, you may have missed out on your chance to win, if you tried to purchase tickets for Tuesday's midday drawin


Lessons From the Governor Who Instituted Illinois’ First Income Tax

In his inauguration address on Monday, Gov. J.B. Pritzker called Illinois’ current tax system regressive and unsustainable. “Others have lied to you about that fact. I won’t,” Pritzker said in vowing to move to a graduated income tax.


Early dismissals Friday in Du Quoin, Pinckneyville schools; no school Monday

PERRY COUNTY -- There will be a one-hour early dismissal Friday, Jan. 18 for all Du Quoin Community Unit School District #300 students due to a School Improvement Day. Pinckneyville schools, including Tamaroa, will dismiss even earlier for the same reason at 12:30.


Police Beat for Friday, January 11th, 2019

A 33-year-old Salem man has been arrested on several drug charges following a traffic stop by Centralia Police at Hickory and Fifth Street. Wade Featherstone of Oakwood Drive is being held for possession of under five grams of meth, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug equipm


Bed Bug Infestations: Illinois City Ranks Third | PatchPM

Share-worthy stories from the Illinois Patch network to talk about tonight:. This Is The 3rd-Most Bed Bug Infested City In The Country. This Illinois city had more treatments for bed bugs than Los Angeles or New York, according to pest control company Orkin.


Centralia man sentenced to prison for 3 years

A 55-year-old Centralia man has been sentenced to three years in prison on two petitions to revoke his probation. Judge Mark Stedelin handed down the sentences to George Barnes of North Maple Street on 2012 and 2014 charges of violation of an order of protection. When getting out of jail, Barnes wil


Marissa Man Killed in Car Crash Monday Near Okawville

A rural Marissa man was killed and a man from Sparta suffered major injuries as the result of a two-vehicle crash on County Highway 13 just south of Okawville Monday afternoon.


Government Shutdown Felt in Washington County

Residents of Washington County could feel some pain as a result of the shutdown of the federal government. The Farm Services Agency office in Nashville, part of the United States Department of Agriculture, is shut down pending a resolution to the gridlock in the nation’s capital.


Three Face New Criminal Charges Following Weekend Arrests

Three people face new criminal charges following weekend arrests. 21-year-old Wade Wilbur of East Texas of Sandoval was charged with both unlawful delivery of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance. He is accused of having 10 Alprazolam pills in his possession at the time he


Lady Cats Head To Freeburg Tonight On WJBD

The Salem Lady Cats return to action tonight when they head to Freeburg to take on the Lady Midgets in Cahokia Conference play. Salem is coming off a loss at Central on Monday night. The Lady Cats will then open up Highland Tournament play Saturday morning at 10am. Listen tonight starting at 7:45 on


Illinois parents to be sentenced in death of boy, 6, who weighed 17 pounds when he died

JERSEYVILLE, Ill. -- An Illinois father and stepmother will spend decades in prison in the starvation death of their 6-year-old son, who authorities say weighed just 17 pounds when he died.


Garbage truck driver dies after other driver fails to stop at stop sign

A Sparta woman has died following a Washington County crash involving the garbage truck she was driving and a truck driven by Marissa man. Willie E. Willis, 52, was killed on Monday afternoon when Randall J. Koeller, 51, who was driving a 2011 Chevorlet Avalanche failed to stop at a stop sign and st


Mt. Vernon police investigate bank robbery

MT. VERNON, Ill. – The Mt. Vernon Police Department is investigating a robbery at a local Fifth Third Bank branch. According to police, the robbery took place January 14 just after 4:50 p.m. in the 2700 block of Broadway.


Illinois: Food Stamp Benefits Early, Not Extra

(Springfield, IL) — The people who manage food stamps in Illinois are warning folks across the state not to spend too much this weekend. The Illinois Department of Human Services says the nearly two-million people who are on food stamps in the state should get their benefits for February by Sunday.