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Indiana man arrested on I-72 for cannabis trafficking

An Indiana man remains behind bars after yet another cannabis trafficking arrest by Morgan County Deputies earlier this week. According to report from the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office, 32-year old Bradley Mott, of Goshen, Indiana, was booked at the county jail at approximately 2:30 p.m. Wednesday


2018 home sales: Jacksonville price history

Historical home sales data show whether price appreciation has outpaced inflation and tax rates. BlockShopper.com has calculated cities' median sales prices for the past 10 years, adjusting for inflation.


Illinois rescinded 10,000 gun licenses last year. More than 75 percent of holders ignored the notice.

Illinois State Police rescinded more than 10,000 gun licenses last year — and more than 75 percent of the revocation recipients ignored it, according to newly released data. The state agency provided the staggering figures late Thursday, as part of a trove of law-enforcement documents involving Gary


Free Fishing Days For Indiana, Kentucky, and Illinois For 2019

While it may still be February and chilly outside, it's never too early to think about fishing. There are many areas around the Tri-State to put your fishing skills to the test, but if you are 17 and older, you must purchase your fishing license first. However, there are a few days this year when a


EPA detects highest level of carcinogens at Illinois plant

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says air monitors near a suburban Chicago plant recently detected the highest level of a cancer-causing chemical at the facility since the federal government began testing.


Truck theft at beginning of the year apparently solved

The arrest of a Springfield man Tuesday evening reportedly marks the end of an area investigation into the theft of a truck last month. 33 year old Joshua Baker was booked at the Morgan County Detention Facility just before midnight on Tuesday.


Village Board of Trustees nearing end of codification reviews

A process undertaken by the South Jacksonville Board of Trustees and Mayor Harry Jennings is nearing completion. The Board of Trustees will meet this evening in a committee of the whole session.


Illinois Hepatitis A Outbreak: 44 Cases Reported

ILLINOIS — The Illinois Department of Public Health is reporting a hepatitis Aoutbreak with 44 confirmed cases across the state. The majority of cases are among individuals at high risk for infection–including men who have sex with men, homeless individuals and/or those who use drugs.


Illinois lawmaker speaks out against Governor Pritzker's state budget

An Illinois lawmaker is speaking out against Governor JB Pritzker’s state budget for 2020. State Representative Darren Bailey says Pritzker’s budget proposes more taxes, expanding gambling to include sports betting and promoting the use of marijuana.


New State Data Paints Shocking Picture of Illinois Firearm Laws

Responding to growing questions in the aftermath of last week’s mass shooting at a factory in Aurora, the Illinois State Police released data Thursday evening which paints a shocking picture of the system for firearm regulation in Illinois.


District 117 to consider new football scoreboard, discuss impact of $15 minimum wage

District 117 board members will discuss the impact of Illinois’ recent $15 dollars an hour minimum wage legislation, as well as the possible purchase of a new football scoreboard at tonight’s meeting.


House Executive Committee passes bill to make Illinois a sanctuary state

A bill that grants full sanctuary for illegal immigrants has passed the Illinois House Executive Committee. House Bill 1687 also creates the Keep Families Together Act, which would require the state attorney general to offer up new rules within 90 days of the bill’s enactment outlining the limitatio


Gas Tax: How Much More Illinois Residents Pay To Fill Up

ILLINOIS — Crossing state lines could increase or decrease how much you pay for gas. A new report from 24/7 Wall Street looked at which states have the highest and lowest gas taxes and found that drivers in some states end up paying 50-75 percent more than others.


CDC Reports Chronic Wasting Disease In Central Illinois

The CDC is confirming CWD in central Illinois. Federal regulators yesterday released a list of counties with confirmed cases of Chronic Wasting Disease. The list comes with a warning that people should not eat any meat from a deer with CWD.


Are Illinois Public Retirement Systems Pension Funds Or Pyramid Schemes?

The evidence continues to mount: Illinois’s new elected officials and their advisors simply don’t believe that it matters that public pensions are pre-funded. They view pension funds as something that exists on paper, and pension reporting as a nuisance to be avoided where possible, and ignored othe


Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants a 5-cent bag tax across Illinois. Shoppers aren't buying it.

For more than two years, Chicagoans have struggled with a nagging decision at grocery stores and other retailers – pay 7 cents for a disposable bag, or somehow do without. Now, if Gov. J.B. Pritzker has his way, shoppers across the state will face a similar choice.


R. Kelly charged with criminal sexual abuse in Illinois

Chicago — Illinois prosecutors have filed charges against singer R. Kelly. Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx will announce the charges against the 52-year-old Grammy winner Friday afternoon, the office said in a media release.


Illinois State Police Reveal How Aurora Gunman’s Mississippi Conviction Slipped Through The Cracks

CHICAGO (CBS) — Illinois State Police have said they now know how the gunman in the deadly mass shooting at an Aurora factory was able to pass a background check for a Firearm Owner’s Identification card, despite a felony conviction in Mississippi.


9 Illinois State Troopers hit when handling roadside incidents

ILLINOIS (WICS/WRSP) -- Scott’s Law, otherwise known as the ‘Move Over’ Law, mandates when approaching a vehicle on the side of the road with flashing lights, you must slow down and move over.


Illinois Supreme Court Justice Faces Complaint Over Preckwinkle Political Event

Days before the Chicago election, a complaint was filed Friday against Illinois Supreme Court Justice Anne Burke over a fundraiser at her home for mayoral contender Toni Preckwinkle.