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Harrisburg Police Department activity report
HARRISBURG, Ill. - A woman still under probation for felony Theft in Saline County leads this week's Harrisburg City Police activity report. That'd be Elizabeth A. Hirsch, who has been picked up by city police on a Saline County warrant for Failure to Appear, Possession of Methamphetamine, Obstructi
Illinois Judge says he's never seen a criminal as old this 82-year-old man
BENTON, Ill. (AP) - An 82-year-old man who says he was desperate when he robbed an Illinois bank has been sentenced to 10 weekends in jail. Federal Judge Phil Gilbert told Arthur Bays that he's never seen a criminal as old as him. He says he struggled with a sentence Thursday.
Harrisburg City Council met February 21
Harrisburg City Council met February 21. The Harrisburg City Council met on February 21, 2019 at 6:00 pm in the Council Room, City Hall, Harrisburg, Illinois. Mayor John McPeek presided over the meeting with Commissioners Natalie Miller, Richard Harper and Mike Weirauch answering roll call. Commissi
Hundreds of thousands of Illinois residents could lose food stamps under proposed Trump rule change
CHICAGO (WLS/ABC) -- The Trump administration has been trying to change the eligibility for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, the national food assistance program. The changes have the potential to affect hundreds of thousands of people, especially those already living in pover
2 charged in child abuse death of 2-year-old Illinois boy
CHICAGO (AP) -- A woman and a young man from Chicago have been charged in the child abuse death of the woman's 2-year-old son, who had sores and bruises on his body. Police responded Monday to an EMS call at a South Side home and Ja'hir Gibbons was pronounced dead at a hospital.
Three men running for mayor in Harrisburg
HARRISBURG, Ill. -- John McPeek, Robert Wilson and John Okerson are all running for mayor in Harrisburg. McPeek is the current mayor, appointed in late 2016. He's been on the city council since 2003.
Illinois trooper struck by semi, squad car demolished
COLLINSVILLE, Illinois — An Illinois State Police officer was hit by a semi-truck on I-55 on Wednesday, March 20, according to a press release from the ISP. This is the fourteenth ISP squad car to be struck in Illinois in 2019 alone, the report states. The accidents are the results of Scott’s Law vi
Kirkland Helps Minors Shake Adult Time Over Jail Scuffles
Jaylan Banks and Sylvester Williams were nearing the end of their juvenile sentences at a youth facility in Harrisburg, Illinois in the spring of 2017 when they found themselves flung directly into multiyear sentences in the adult corrections system following altercations with guards.
CVS to start selling cannabis-based products in eight states, Illinois included
(NBC) — CVS has started selling cannabis-based products in eight states. The drugstore chain has partnered with cannabis manufacturers to carry a line of topical products infused with CBD.
Illinois Gun Owners owes $225 in fines
The campaign committee Illinois Gun Owners owes a $50 fine imposed on Nov. 14, 2014, according to Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE). A detailed look reveals the committee owes additional outstanding fines totaling $175 with Nick Provenzano listed as the responsible officer.
Five arrested on meth charges
Five Franklin County residents were arrested last week on methamphetamine-related charges. On March 13, the Southern Illinois Drug Task Force, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office, the West City Police Department, the Benton Police Department, the West Frankfort Police Department, the Christopher Po
Teen nearly paralyzed in accident returns home
ELDORADO, Ill. -- An Eldorado teen badly injured in a crash in January is spending his first night at home since the accident tonight (Wednesday, March 20, 2019). Joey Etienne was so severely injured in that crash that doctors told him he may never walk again. Despite that, Joey has persevered, and
Jury hands down $8.5 million verdict against Heartland Regional Medical Center
WSIL -- A Williamson County jury today handed down a record $8.5 million verdict this afternoon (Wednesday, March 20, 2019) against Heartland Regional Medical Center for the death of a 60-year-old Marion man who died following elective shoulder surgery.
Marion man joins U.S. Air Force
WSIL -- A young man from Marion, Illinois has graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. U.S. Air Force Airman Brandon Crawford is the son of Heather Crawford of Marion, Illinois, and he is a 2012 graduate of Marion High School.
Judge to decide fate of man accused of making school shooting threats
MARION, Ill. -- A Williamson County man goes on trial for charges accusing him of posting threats online to shoot up Lincoln Elementary School in Marion. Treston Miller faces three felony counts, one for each of the threats he's accused of posting to the now-defunct website Topix.
Softball 3-0 with win over Marion
Massac County’s softball team ran its record to 3-0 on the young year Tuesday afternoon with an exciting 5-3 win over Marion’s Lady Wildcats. The hard fought win followed another tough one on Monday night. The girls were locked in a “good ole good one” with Ballard Memorial Monday until the last two
Rock band Hinder to play in Marion
Rock band Hinder is set to play a show in Marion in May. According to a Facebook announcement from Cody Dunbar, whose entertainment production company is putting on the show, the performance is set for Thursday, May 30, at the Midwest Event Center in Marion, at 11580 Illinois 37 North.
SPRING HAS SPRUNG: Residents take advantage of free yard waste dump
MARION -- Spring is here, and if you're a Marion resident who has been busy lately raking up dead leaves and other yard debris in preparation of the greening of your lawns, remember that the city offers a free yard waste dump on the south side.
Quick-thinking ferry crew jumps into action
HARDIN CO., Ill. -- Crews with the Cave-In-Rock Ferry worked quickly Tuesday to free a car that ran off the side of the ramp. The car was exiting the ferry at Cave-in-Rock when it ran off the right side. Employees used a second boat to stabilize the ferry and heavy equipment to push the car back on
Prep Softball | Hamilton County gets 16 hits in rout of Pinckneyville
PINCKNEYVILLE — Hamilton County softball coach Terry Drone came into this season with a lot of optimism. Wednesday did nothing but enhance those feelings. Pounding out 16 hits and taking full advantage of a bad defensive game by Pinckneyville, the Foxes routed the Panthers 14-4 at the Perry County F