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Fearday helps Effingham rally past Mater Dei at Salem Sectional
SALEM — Effingham senior guard Carsyn Fearday couldn’t buy a basket in the first half of the Flaming Hearts’ girls basketball sectional title game matchup Thursday with the Mater Dei Knights.
Illinois State Police seizes over 110lbs of suspected cocaine
MCLEAN COUNTY, Ill. (KWQC) - Officials say a traffic stop made in Mclean County, IL resulted in two arrests and the seizure of suspected cocaine weighing more than 110lbs. On February 21st, 2019 an Illinois State Trooper from the Statewide Criminal Patrol Team stopped a truck tractor-semitrailer com
Lady Hearts to Elite Eight
Down nine at halftime after scoring just one point in the second quarter, the Effingham Lady Hearts came back in the second half to post a 42-40 victory in the championship game of the Salem Class 3A Girls Sectional Tournament. With the win, Effingham advances to the Elite Eight for the second strai
Illinois rescinded 10,000 gun licenses last year.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Illinois State Police rescinded more than 10,000 gun licenses last year — and more than 75 percent of the revocation recipients ignored it, according to newly released data.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
Bomb Cyclone to Bring Strong Winds to Central Illinois This Weekend
Peoria, IL - Alright, I admit the headline is a little "Clickbait-y", but a rare weather phenomenon known as a "Bomb Cyclone" is about to bring Central Illinois some very strong winds this weekend.
Two Injured in Marion County Accident
Two people were injured in an accident that occurred in Marion County on Friday afternoon. According to a report from the Illinois State Police, the accident occurred on Route 51, south of Red Stripe Road, at 3:39pm.
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.
Basketball Postseason Central--Tuesday, February 19
WSIL -- Tuesday night saw the final area girls team alive in postseason open sectional play at Salem. Carterville lost to Breese Mater Dei 55-46. The Lady Lions finished 28-4, a school record for wins.
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.
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
R. Kelly charged with criminal sexual abuse in Illinois
Chicago — R. Kelly turned himself into Chicago police late Friday, hours after Illinois prosecutors announced he had been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse. Kelly is accused of abusing four victims, at least three of whom were allegedly underage, in incidents that date back
Lady Shoes Reach Final Four
(THE TEUTOPOLIS LADY SHOES ARE HEADED TO THE CLASS 2A FINAL FOUR AFTER A 37-27 WIN OVER THE NASHVILLE HORNETTES AT THE SALEM SUPER-SECTIONAL MONDAY NIGHT...photo courtesy of Repking Media)
Reward offered for information on murder in Mt. Vernon, IL
MT. VERNON, IL (KFVS) - Police in Mt. Vernon, Illinois are said a reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest after a murder occurred in January. According to police, the reward is offered from Jefferson County Crime Stoppers.
5 motorcycles swiped from O’Fallon, Illinois dealership
O'FALLON, Ill. - Thieves swiped five motorcycles from a local business early Friday morning. At the Metro East Motorsports in O'Fallon, a rock or large piece of concrete was thrown through a window. Five thieves wearing black clothing and motorcycle helmets ran into the showroom, grabbed five new Ka
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
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.
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.
Illinois state and local governments spend most in nation on pensions
According to recent data, Illinois spends nearly double the national average on pensions, measured as a percentage of all state and local government spending. Unfunded pensions for state and local government employees are a growing crisis nationwide. According to the Pew Charitable Trusts, the 50 st
How Illinois bet on video gambling and lost
Editor’s note: This story is a collaboration between ProPublica Illinois and WBEZ Chicago, co-published with the Chicago Sun-Times. It was originally published by ProPublica.
Rural Centralia man receives minor injuries in fire that destroyed his home
A rural Centralia man is homeless after his mobile home burned in a fire Tuesday afternoon. Centralia Fire Protection District Chief Greg Earle says Monte Kuhn was home at the time but was able to get out of his home on Kuhn Road southwest of Centralia with just minor injuries. However, he left his