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Illinois residents feeling the pinch on property tax bills

For the first time, every metropolitan area in the state of Illinois is reporting a loss in population. Although it may be too soon to tell, with the 2020 census right around the corner, officials estimate Adams County could see a loss of almost 400 people.


Luck Retires After Long Driving Career

On Friday, March 1, 2019, Donna Luck of rural Hillsboro retired as a Hillsboro School District bus driver. Although she still subs from time to time, she has gathered years of memories that will always stay with her.


Grand Jury Indicts Illinois Man in Theft of Over 130 Weapons

A Madison County man has been charged with stealing 135 firearms from a sporting goods store in southwestern Illinois. Federal prosecutors said Bradley Boswell of Wood River was indicted by a grand jury on Thursday. Boswell, 30, is accused of stealing shotguns, a grenade launcher and more in Februar


Man accused of killing 5 people in 2016 found dead in Montgomery County jail

MONTGOMERY CO., Mo. – The man accused of killing five people in 2016 has been found dead in the Montgomery County jail. Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino was found dead, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.


Illinois girl gets new heart at St. Louis Children’s Hospital

ST. LOUIS – While many Christians will observe Easter this Sunday, the Rovey family of Litchfield, Illinois will spend Easter St. Louis Children's Hospital. But it’s a day they will never forget, as they celebrate new life and new hope for their 10-year-old daughter, who needed a new heart.


WATCH: Illinois police rescue donkey in middle of interstate

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (KMOX/AP) - A Cook County Sheriff's police sergeant made a different sort of rescue on the Jane Addams Tollway Wednesday morning. Sgt. Bonnie Busching came upon a donkey needing assistance on eastbound I-90, just east of Arlington Heights Road. Her body camera recorded her ne


Two in Illinois state attorney's office resign, state claims no relation to Jussie Smollett case

Two top officials have resigned from the office of Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx and a third is "no longer" with the office. The resignations come from special prosecutor Mark Rotert and chief ethics officer April Perry, and are not related to the Jussie Smollett case, according to the Cook


TX man sells semi-automatic guns to Illinois ATF agents

JOLIET, IL (KFVS) - A Texas man was jailed after selling semi-automatic guns and ammunition to ATF agents in Joliet, Illinois. On March 24, the Joliet Metropolitan Area Narcotics Squad and ATF agents from Chicago negotiated the purchase of four guns and one semi-automatic rifle from Allen Estrada, 2


Illinois bill enhances penalties for assaults committed in places of worship

ILLINOIS (WEHT) - Before the General Assembly recessed for the spring break, the Illinois House unanimously passed HB 38, legislation that would make it a Class 1 felony to cause great bodily harm to people praying or engaged in religious activities in places of worship.


U.S. Post Office is hiring for Illinois, Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WTVO) - The U.S. Postal Service is hosting a two week hiring event for most of Wisconsin and northern Illinois. The Milwaukee Post Office is hosting a two-week job fair Monday through Friday, April 22-May 3, 9am-3pm.


Unemployment rate in Illinois increases in March

Illinois saw an increase in the unemployment rate in March, according to the Illinois Department of Employment Security, which announced Thursday the rate increased to 4.4%. According to preliminary data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, non-farm payrolls were down 2,800 jobs.


Lockdown in effect at federal prison in Greenville, Ill., after K2 overdoses

ST. LOUIS • Officials at the federal prison in Greenville, Ill., confirmed Wednesday that the medium-security facility was on lockdown, but wouldn’t answer questions about why.


Husband Wants Answers in Hedden Case

It's been nearly a year-and-a-half since a Royal Lakes woman went missing, and her husband is putting out a renewed call for answers. Denita Hedden was last seen on January 25, 2018 after returning home to Royal Lakes from a trip to the Ameristar Casino. She left again that night, and hasn't been se


Madison County population down in latest U.S. Census

EDWARDSVILLE — New United States Census Bureau estimates released Thursday show population in Madison County has declined in the past year in line with a statewide trend. The 2018 estimate, 264,461, is also 1,010 fewer, or -0.38 percent, than the 2017 census estimate. The county lost 4,821 residents


Two from Brighton arrested in Bethalto on meth-related charges

BETHALTO — Two face meth-related charges following an investigation into possible drug activity in Brighton. According to a press release issued Wednesday by the Bethalto Police Department, early that morning the agency acted upon information from intelligence gathering, ongoing investigations and i


College softball: William Woods 5-5, Greenville (Ill.) 8-1

GREENVILLE, Ill. — Senior first baseman Emily Robinett drove in three runs and junior starter Madison Ausfahl tossed a five-hitter in the second game as the Lady Owls split a nonconference doubleheader against the Lady Panthers on Wednesday night.


Madison County registers slight loss in newest census data

EDWARDSVILLE — New United States Census Bureau estimates released Thursday show population in Madison County has declined in the past year in line with a statewide trend. The 2018 estimate, 264,461, is also 1,010 fewer, or -0.38 percent, than the 2017 census estimate. The county lost 4,821 residents


One of Madison County’s all-time top cops, Capt. Mike Dixon, has retired.

Capt. T. Mike Dixon, head of investigations for the Madison County Sheriffs Department, retires Friday, April 19 after 29 years in law enforcement. He will start a new job in the private sector as an investigator for a St. Louis law firm. — EDWARDSVILLE — Growing up in Alton, Madison Count Sheriff’s


Pro-Shot Launches New Defense Website Featuring Custom Kit Builder

Taylorville, IL: Pro-Shot Products is excited to announce the launch of its new defense website, www.proshotdefense.com. Pro-Shot Defense will feature its latest defense cleaning.


Madison County police news, April 17

GLEN CARBON — Aaron A. Wanagat, 44, of Collinsville, was charged Friday with aggravated battery. He allegedly grabbed a 60-year-old woman by the hair, hit her head against a steering wheel and punched her on Thursday.