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Hospice of Southern Illinois Red Carpet Gala returning

MARION, Ill. -- The new year is almost here and a tradition in January is the Hospice of Southern Illinois Red Carpet Gala. 2019 marks the nine year anniversary of the fundraiser.

WSIL TV - 2018-12-18 14:02:00

White House pulls back from shutdown threat over wall funds

WASHINGTON • The White House on Tuesday appeared to inch away from forcing a partial government shutdown over funding for a southern border wall, with Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders saying there are "other ways" to secure the $5 billion in funding that President Donald Trump wants.

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-12-18 16:42:00

Effingham man arrested for Farina bank robbery

An Effingham man has been arrested following an armed robbery at Midland States Bank in Farina on Friday afternoon, according to authorities. Kenneth W. Rose, 61, of Effingham, is being held in the Fayette County jail after federal authorities arrested him on Monday.

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-17 22:45:38

Shortage in medical lab techs, SSM Health program accepting applicaitons

MT. VERNON, IL (KFVS) - SSM Health is now accepting applications for its MLT program at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital-Mt. Vernon and SSM Health St. Mary’s Hospital-Centralia.

KFVS12 - 2018-12-18 20:21:00

2 injured in separate crashes Monday

Effingham County Sheriff's Department responded to a single vehicle crash on U.S. Route 45, in Union Township at 2:45 p.m. Friday. Driver Elizabeth M. Riddle, 16, of Louisville, was in a gray 2008 Chevy Impala southbound on U.S. Route 45 when she lost control of the vehicle. The car ran off the east

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-17 22:51:30

New Illinois law will allow law enforcement to take your pets

ILLINOIS (KFVS) - With harsh winter weather months drawing closer, it’s important to make sure that your pets are nice and warm. Illinois should be double sure the are, because starting Jan. 1, 2019, if you’re not, law enforcement will legally be allowed to temporarily take them.

KFVS12 - 2018-12-19 00:44:00

Louisville Teen Injured in Crash Over Weekend

A Louisville teen was injured in a crash Friday afternoon. Effingham County Sheriff's Department reports a car driven by 16-year-old Elizabeth Riddle was southbound on US Route 45 when Riddle lost control of the vehicle. The car traveled off the road into a ditch and then struck a tree.

THEXRADIO.COM - 2018-12-17 16:14:00

Toys donated after theft at child welfare agency

MT. VERNON, Ill. -- Toy donations pour in after thieves stole Christmas presents collected for foster children. Toys overflowing from cubicles and piled up in the hallways, all ready to be delivered to children across southern Illinois.

WSIL TV - 2018-12-17 23:07:00

Steve McQueen’s missing 1979 Pontiac Trans Am pulled from Illinois barn

Although nobody could envision that 1980’s _The Hunter_ would prove to be Steve McQueen’s final motion picture, the fictionalised account of real-life bounty hunter Ralph ‘Papa’ Thorson boasted Hollywood’s usual McQueen-sponsored automotive carnage – albeit it with one major difference.

MSN.COM - 2018-12-17 22:31:58

Why you need to keep the Christmas tree watered

MT. VERNON, IL (KFVS) - Every year around the Holidays, millions of dollars in property damage are reported because a Christmas Tree catches fire in the living room. To prevent that, and of course the potential loss of life from a house fire, fire departments around the nation urge people to water t

KFVS12 - 2018-12-18 03:38:00

12-16-18: Effingham County Grand Jury indictments

An Effingham County Grand Jury recently indicted the following people:. • Jay L. Clasper, 42, of Kinmundy, was indicted on a charge of driving while license revoked, a Class 4 felony, in that he knowingly operated a motor vehicle on a public highway in Effingham and driving while license revoked or

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2018-12-16 17:52:20

Vatterott College campuses closed suddenly, with no notice to students, employees

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) today released the following statement after Vatterott College, a for-profit college, announced its immediate closure:

WSIL TV - 2018-12-18 03:09:00

Effingham Man in Custody After Farina Bank Robbery (UPDATE)

An Effingham man is in custody in connection with the armed robbery of the Midland States Bank location in Farina Friday afternoon. 61-year-old Kenneth W. Rose is being held in Fayette County Jail for pickup by Federal authorities today.

THEXRADIO.COM - 2018-12-16 13:31:00

Illinois hunter kills possible record-breaking buck

Illinois hunter Keith Szableswki’s massive buck may break the record for the most countable points in the country. Check out the full story from WSIL TV 3 here.

LOUISIANASPORTSMAN.COM - 2018-12-17 18:00:27

EHS Falls In Apollo Conference, Area Boys Friday Roundup

Charleston High School came to town Friday evening and handed Effingham a 73-67 Apollo Conference boys basketball loss. The two squads were tied at 15-15 in the opening quarter. Effingham moved ahead 30-28 at halftime as Cole Marxman hit four baskets and a free throw for nine points.

THEXRADIO.COM - 2018-12-17 14:19:00

Gorgeous sunrise in Central Illinois

We had a fantastic sunrise in Central Illinois this Monday morning. Here are just a few of the photos you sent to us.

WEEK.COM - 2018-12-17 19:26:44

2 boil orders lifted in West Frankfort

WEST FRANKFORT — Two separate boil orders have been lifted. One applied to Poplar Street north to Seventh Street between Taft and Douglas. The other was for East Main Street from Locust to Jefferson.

THE SOUTHERN - 2018-12-17 19:30:00

Tonight on TV: A man on fire and the stars we lost in 2018

Tonight on TV, a St. Louisan competes in "The Voice" finals, Dan Rather takes a look at college and more. Here are your best bets for the night. Candace Cameron Bure hosts this look at the many different ways Christmas is celebrated around the United States. Bure shares a taste of the country’s uniq

ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH - 2018-12-17 19:18:00

White House closer to partial shutdown with wall demand

WASHINGTON — Pushing the government to the brink of a partial shutdown, the White House is insisting that Congress provide $5 billion to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border despite lawmaker resistance from both parties.

KSDK - 2018-12-17 08:46:00

After judge's ruling against Obamacare, what happens now?

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge's ruling would, if upheld, wipe away the entire Affordable Care Act, the health care overhaul championed by President Barack Obama and twice sustained by the Supreme Court.

KMOV - 2018-12-17 19:36:48