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Winter storm dumps snow across much of Illinois

Winter storm dumps snow across much of Illinois

Springfield (AP) – Illinois state troopers responded to close to 300 traffic crashes — one of which as fatal — and nearly 800 calls for assistance from motorists during the winter snow storm that rolled through the Midwest. The Illinois State Police say 73-year-old Allen Reinacher of Troy was killed Friday night in Madison County…Read more…

Winter Storm Gia Approaching Southern Illinois

Winter Storm Gia Approaching Southern Illinois

Marion – Southern Illinois is bracing for a winter storm Friday night into Saturday. Some areas could see six inches or more of snow as the storm comes through the area. Trooper Byron Farthing with Illinois State Police District 13 says residents should stay home if possible, and if you have to travel anywhere, allow…Read more…

Herrin Police Asking for Help Identifying Burglary Suspects

Herrin – The Herrin Police Department is asking for your help in finding the suspects in a recent burglary. According to a release from the department the incident took place Tuesday on Rushing Drive not far from Logan Park, in the area of the Orthopedic Institute and the Central Hospital for Animals. Two vehicles were…Read more…

Metropolis Man Arrested on Theft Charges

Metropolis – A Metropolis man is behind bars in connection to a theft in Massac Co. According to a release from the Massac Co. Sheriff’s Office, officers were called on Sunday night to a home on the 600 block of May Avenue after it was reported that someone was on the property and that items…Read more…

Saline Co. Swears in New County Clerk to Finish Term

Saline Co. – A new County Clerk is set to begin work this morning in Saline Co. as Jimi Williams-Cox was sworn in last night to finish the term vacated by the death of Roger Craig. Craig passed shortly after his election in November. Williams-Cox, who was recommended by the county’s republican leaders, will serve…Read more…

Bost Says Funding Trump Wants for Wall is More Than Just a Wall

WASHINGTON, D.C. (RFD) — With no resolution of the standoff over border security funding, the partial federal government shutdown rolls on. President Donald Trump is considering declaring a national emergency on the southern border in order to get work going on his so-called “border wall,” but one Southern Illinois Congressman says calling it a wall…Read more…

Madigan thanks House for work in ‘epic struggle’ over budget

Madigan thanks House for work in ‘epic struggle’ over budget

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has concluded the legislative session by thanking lawmakers for persevering through an “epic struggle” over the budget with Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner. The House finished its two-year term Tuesday. The 101st General Assembly is inaugurated Wednesday. Rauner is replaced Monday by Democratic Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker. Democrat…Read more…

Preliminary Design Architects Chosen for Possible Franklin Co. Courthouse

Preliminary Design Architects Chosen for Possible Franklin Co. Courthouse

Benton – The Franklin County Board held a special meeting Monday afternoon and hired White and Borgognoni Architects of Carbondale to do preliminary design work for the construction of a new Franklin County Courthouse in Benton. County Board Administrative Assistant Gayla Prather says the cost of the preliminary design is not known at this time, but the…Read more…

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