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Army sergeant killed while serving in Kuwait returns to Illinois Monday

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — A wife, mother and Army sergeant will make her final trip home Monday. Sgt. Holli R. Bolinski was killed in a car crash on March 5 while serving in Kuwait.


The Demise of Community Institutions | Mark’s Remarks

In my hometown of Fairfield, Illinois, we always had the constant presence and importance of two community institutions: the local newspaper and local radio station. The Wayne County Press is still going strong, and I think it’s well over 150 years old, give or take. It’s been around the area for a


Hillsboro man identified as carjacking suspect killed in trooper-involved shooting in Illinois

MACOUPIN COUNTY, Ill. (KMOV.com) -- A suspect was killed and an Illinois State Trooper was wounded after a chase led to an officer-involved shooting in Macoupin County Saturday afternoon.


Illinois Committee for Real Prosperity owes $350 in fines

The campaign committee Illinois Committee for Real Prosperity owes a $250 fine imposed on March 24, 2017, according to Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE). A detailed look reveals the committee owes additional outstanding fines totaling $100 with Mike Richards listed as the responsible officer.


Diogenes of Illinois PAC owes $950 in fines

The campaign committee Diogenes of Illinois PAC owes a $450 fine imposed on May 20, 2016, according to Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE). A detailed look reveals the committee owes additional outstanding fines totaling $500 with Robert Neff listed as the responsible officer.


Will new governor end Illinois’ inertia over Asian carp solution?

Advocate: Getting “great signals” from the Pritzker administration. New Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker recently took the first step to deal with the decade-old invasive carp issue he inherited.


Meth delivery charged after Sunday afternoon traffic stop in Carmi

CARMI, Ill. - A Sunday afternoon traffic stop got a rural Carmi woman hemmed up on a number of meth charges, foremost among them being delivery after considerably more than user amounts were allegedly located.


Nevada wild to Illinois home: Boy training mustang rescued from drought

BEARDSTOWN — When the little dark bay mustang worked up the courage to hop out of a trailer at a farm outside of Rushville this January, it was into deep snow. He was a long way from the Nevada desert.


Clay County Sheriff’s Report

LOUISVILLE, IL-(Effingham Radio)- The following has been released by the Clay County Sheriff’s Office. Clay County Sheriff’s Deputy arrested Eric Reid, 43, Louisville, on outstanding Clay County warrant for Failure to Appear on the original charge of Violation of Order of Protection and Unlawful Pos


St. Anthony Picks Up Two, Softball Roundup

Effingham St. Anthony High School hosted North Clay/Clay City and Palestine/Hutsonville in softball competition Saturday and sent both teams home with big losses. The Bulldogs downed N.C./Clay City, 21-2 in four innings. St. Anthony banged out 16 hits in the contest while NC/CC had five errors.


WSIU Almanac: March 18th, 2019.

Carterville is hosting Glo Bingo on March 22nd, 2019 to support Carterville High School Bands. To learn more, browse to:https://www.facebook.com/events/carterville-community-center/chs-bands-glo-bingo-fundraiser/555297704947477/


Outdoors: Timing right for Rend Lake trap team

Dennis “Doc” Lynch, former trapshooting coach at Hamilton County High School, observed the interest in the sport growing regionally. He also noted the proximity of Rend Lake College to the Rend Lake Shooting Complex.


Carmi man turns himself in on warrant

CARMI, Ill. - A Carmi guy made short work of a traffic citation warrant yesterday, turning himself in and posting bond in short order. Carmi police reports show that at 7:48 p.m. last night (Thursday, March 14), Tyler M. Schnicker, 21 of the 400 block of North First Street in Carmi, went to the Carm


Local players helping OCC softball to fast start

OLNEY, Ill. -- The Olney Central softball team has plenty of local flavor this season as three former Gibson County players are in uniform for the Lady Blue Knights this season.


Traveling Smithsonian Exhibit Highlights Changing Landscape in America

A traveling Smithsonian exhibit is making its way to the Tri-State. The exhibition is called Crossroads: Change in Rural America and examines the evolving landscape of rural America.


Helicopter trip saves grateful heart attack patient's life

When Grant Brewer didn’t believe he was having a heart attack, Charles Yonaka was pushy in all the right ways. An emergency medical technician (EMT) with Carle Richland Memorial Hospital Ambulance Service, Yonaka knew Brewer’s super-low blood pressure after passing out at work was serious. Serious e


Zumbahlen Expands Horizons through OCC Music Program

Olney Central College music student Sydney Zumbahlen is elated to be expanding her musical horizons at OCC. Zumbahlen is a college freshman from Newton, Ill., who plays piano and flute in in the OCC Concert Band, Pep Band, Commercial Band, Contemporary Band, Jazz Band.


Rep. Bailey Opposed Mandating LGBT History for K-12 Schools: No Parental ‘Opt Out’ Allowed

State Representative Darren Bailey (R-Louisville), voted no today on House Bill 246 that will mandate school books must include the teaching of the sexual identity of historical figures and that the sexual identities of lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender (LGBT) must be identified.


ISP District 19 announced February activity and enforcement

CARMI, Ill. - Illinois State Police District 19 Commander, Captain Cory Ristvedt, has announced activity and enforcement figures for the month of February. Troopers in District 19, which includes Wabash, Edwards, Wayne, White, Hamilton, Saline, and Gallatin counties, recorded 947 incidents during th


Visitation, funeral services set for Brooke Naylor

CARMI, IL. (WJPF) – Visitation service for Brooke Naylor will be held tonight in Carmi. The 20-year-old went missing last week. Her body was found by a search team in rural Gallatin County. The coroner there saying that she died from exposure to the elements.

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