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Illinois

Man accused of threats against Chicago police

Man accused of threats against Chicago policePolice in Chicago say a man who made threats against police officers and children has been arrested and charged.
  • Illinois
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Motorsports

Southern Ill. racetrack to reopen in 2015

Southern Ill. racetrack to reopen in 2015A Southern Illinois racetrack will reopen in 2015 after signing a multi-year agreement with a race promoter.
  • Motorsports
  • 1 day, 4 hours ago
Illinois

Ill. catsup bottle still unsold 5 months later

Ill. catsup bottle still unsold 5 months laterThe towering catsup bottle that's a landmark in southwestern Illinois has been up for sale for five months, and apparently no one relishes buying the emblem of roadside Americana.
  • Illinois
  • 1 day, 5 hours ago
Local

Local officers going to NYC funeral

Local officers going to NYC funeralThis weekend, tens of thousands of people will say goodbye to a New York Police officer who was gunned down along with his partner in their squad car.
  • Local
  • 1 day, 22 hours ago
Politics

Ill. cyber bullying law takes effect Jan. 1

Ill. cyber bullying law takes effect Jan. 1Illinois school districts will soon be allowed to punish students for cyber bullying, even if the online threats are posted on social media outside of school hours.
  • Politics
  • 1 day, 23 hours ago
Crime

Edwardsville officer linked to several burglaries

Edwardsville officer linked to several burglariesAn Edwardsville police officer is facing multiple felony charges after being linked to several burglaries over the span of more than two years.
  • Crime
  • 2 days, 1 hour ago
Illinois

Ill. expands medical marijuana to kids

Ill. expands medical marijuana to kidsThe state of Illinois will expand its medical marijuana program to children starting January 1st.
  • Illinois
  • 4 days, 21 hours ago
Local

Man gets 37 months for tax evasion, weapons charges

Man gets 37 months for tax evasion, weapons chargesA western Illinois man has been ordered to spend three years and a month in federal prison and pay nearly $1.3 million in restitution in a tax-evasion and weapons case.
  • Local
  • 5 days, 7 hours ago
Crime

Alton police captain suspended in evidence probe

Alton police captain suspended in evidence probeAn Alton police captain has become the department's second officer suspended over allegations that evidence in various criminal cases was wrongly destroyed.
  • Crime
  • 5 days, 8 hours ago
Local

St. Clair Co. to pay $300K to deputies union

St. Clair Co. to pay $300K to deputies unionSt. Clair County is set to pay $300,000 to a union that represents county sheriff's road deputies after a state labor board found the county had engaged in an unfair labor practice.
  • Local
  • 6 days, 6 hours ago
Crime

Man charged for home invasion shooting

Man charged for home invasion shootingA Belleville man is charged for the shooting of a man during a home invasion last week.
  • Crime
  • 6 days, 8 hours ago
Local

St. Elizabeth's Hospital public commenting open

St. Elizabeth's Hospital public commenting openThe Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board is deferring a vote and opening public comment for the St. Elizabeth replacement hospital and ambulatory care center planned along Interstate 64 near Green Mount Road in St. Clair County.
  • Local
  • 6 days, 9 hours ago
Crime

Autopsies set for 4 people murdered in Ill.

Autopsies set for 4 people murdered in Ill.A coroner says autopsies are planned for four people, including two young children, fatally shot in the northern Illinois community of Rockford.
  • Crime
  • 6 days, 9 hours ago
Local

Belleville to enact new housing law on Jan. 1

Belleville to enact new housing law on Jan. 1Belleville has made a change in its city ordinance regarding temporary housing.
  • Local
  • 6 days, 10 hours ago
Illinois

4 found dead in Rockford, Ill.

4 found dead in Rockford, Ill.Police in Rockford say four people, including two children, have been found dead of apparent gunshot wounds.
  • Illinois
  • 6 days, 15 hours ago
Local

Dupo police host annual 'Shop With a Cop'

Dupo police host annual 'Shop With a Cop'The Dupo Police Department held its ninth annual "Shop With a Cop" event Sunday.
  • Local
  • 6 days, 15 hours ago
Illinois

Ill. student joining researchers in Antarctica

Ill. student joining researchers in AntarcticaAn Illinois doctoral student is spending the holidays in West Antarctica for a research trip.
  • Illinois
  • 1 week ago
Illinois

2nd Illinois prison with possible chickenpox

2nd Illinois prison with possible chickenpoxA prison in southern Illinois is on partial lockdown while awaiting test results for two inmates who may have chickenpox.
  • Illinois
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Basketball

Rice's 3-pointer gives Ill. 62-59 win over Mo.

Rice's 3-pointer gives Ill. 62-59 win over Mo.Rayvonte Rice hit a 3-pointer at the buzzer for the last of his 19 points, giving Illinois a 62-59 victory over Missouri in the annual Braggin' Rights game on Saturday.
  • Basketball
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Politics

Gov. Quinn names comptroller to replace Topinka

Gov. Quinn names comptroller to replace TopinkaIllinois Gov. Pat Quinn has named his budget chief as a short-term replacement for late Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Local

SIUE sending plants to space for research project

SIUE sending plants to space for research projectA research project conducted by members of a university in southwestern Illinois will be on board an upcoming NASA rocket launch.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Illinois

Alton man sentenced for sexually attacking girl

Alton man sentenced for sexually attacking girlAn Alton man has been ordered to spend more than three decades in prison for sexually assaulting a girl.
  • Illinois
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Illinois

Body found in abandoned Alton home ID'd

Body found in abandoned Alton home ID'dInvestigators with the Alton Police Department have identified the body found Tuesday morning in an abandoned home as 66-year-old Larry D. Arnold.
  • Illinois
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Illinois

Chickenpox forces southern Ill. prison lockdown

Chickenpox forces southern Ill. prison lockdownA southern Illinois maximum-security state prison is in lockdown because five inmates in one housing unit have developed chickenpox.
  • Illinois
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Crime

Godfrey man accused of receiving child porn

Godfrey man accused of receiving child pornA Godfrey, Illinois man has been indicted on charges of receiving child pornography.
  • Crime
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Crime

Teacher arrested for sexual abuse

Teacher arrested for sexual abuseA teacher at a school for the visually impaired has been arrested and accused of aggravated sexual abuse.
  • Crime
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Local

Fire damages Cahokia apartment

Fire damages Cahokia apartmentA Cahokia apartment building was damaged overnight.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Illinois

Homeless man arrested for Metro East fires

Homeless man arrested for Metro East firesBelleville police arrested a 26-year-old homeless man in connection with a trio of suspicious fires last week.
  • Illinois
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Illinois

Man sentenced for 2012 Granite City hammer attack

Man sentenced for 2012 Granite City hammer attackA Madison County Circuit Court judge sentenced a 35-year-old man to 20 years in prison for his role in a home invasion and hammer attack in Granite City back in 2012.
  • Illinois
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Crime

Man pleads guilty to firearms offenses

Man pleads guilty to firearms offensesA 26-year-old Madison, Illinois man pleaded guilty Monday to illegally transferring a firearm and unlawful possession of a firearm by a previously convicted felon.
  • Crime
  • 1 week, 5 days ago