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Illini Basketball

Minnesota push past Illinois 79-71

Minnesota push past Illinois 79-71Andre Hollins helped Minnesota pull away with 17 of his 28 points in the second half, fueling a 79-71 victory Saturday over Illinois.
  • Illini Basketball
  • 2 days ago
Local

Brussels Ferry re-opens

Brussels Ferry re-opensThe Brussels Ferry has re-opened, the Illinois Department of Transportation announced Friday morning.
  • Local
  • 3 days, 11 hours ago
Politics

Kay aims to eliminate East STL election board

Kay aims to eliminate East STL election boardRep. Dwight Kay (R-Glen Carbon) has introduced legislation to eliminate the East St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners because he feels tax dollars could be better used.
  • Politics
  • 3 days, 14 hours ago
Show Me St. Louis

Preview: SMSL’s great escape to Springfield, Ill.

Preview: SMSL’s great escape to Springfield, Ill.Show Me St. Louis’s great escape to Springfield, Illinois.
  • Show Me St. Louis
  • 4 days, 1 hour ago
Illinois

Scott AFB loses bid for new command center

Scott AFB loses bid for new command centerScott Air Force base has lost its bid to host a new support center that would have brought hundreds of new jobs to the region.
  • Illinois
  • 4 days, 2 hours ago
Illinois

U.S. Steel closing Granite City plant, laying off 176

U.S. Steel closing Granite City plant, laying off 176The United States Steel Corporation is closing their coke plant in Granite City, Illinois, laying off 176 workers.
  • Illinois
  • 5 days, 4 hours ago
Crime

Handguns taken during Rural King burglary

Handguns taken during Rural King burglaryTwo masked suspects stole more than a dozen guns from a Swansea home and farm supply store Monday night.
  • Crime
  • 6 days, 6 hours ago
Crime

McDonald's to help fund team's tournament trip

McDonald's to help fund team's tournament tripThe owner and operator of a Metro East McDonald's restaurant is donating a percentage of sales Tuesday to help a wrestling team recover from a theft.
  • Crime
  • 6 days, 13 hours ago
Politics

Rauner to sign executive order Monday

Rauner to sign executive order MondayIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is expected to sign an executive order his office says is intended to empower veterans and minorities.
  • Politics
  • 1 week ago
Traffic

1 killed in Dupo accident

1 killed in Dupo accidentOne person is dead after an accident along Interstate 255 in Dupo.
  • Traffic
  • 1 week ago
Illinois

$270 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Ill.

$270 million Mega Millions ticket sold in Ill.Illinois Lottery players might want to check their tickets. Someone out there won an estimated $270 million in a Mega Millions drawing this week, but has yet to come forward to claim the prize
  • Illinois
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Illinois

250-year-old violin to be star of Ill. State recital

250-year-old violin to be star of Ill. State recitalA violin made 250 years ago by members of a famed Italian family will be the star of a weekend recital at Illinois State University.
  • Illinois
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Illinois

91K concealed-carry permits issued in Ill.

91K concealed-carry permits issued in Ill.Concealed-carry has been legal now in Illinois for a year, and in that time the state has issued nearly 100,000 permits.
  • Illinois
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Illinois

Rauner reverses Quinn's orders on taxes, minimum wage

Rauner reverses Quinn's orders on taxes, minimum wageIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has rescinded seven executive orders former Gov. Pat Quinn issued in his final week in office.
  • Illinois
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Crime

Business robbed at gunpoint SIU

Business robbed at gunpoint SIUCarbondale police are asking for help solving an armed robbery investigation that happened not far from the Southern Illinois University-Carbondale campus.
  • Crime
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Illinois

Deputies: St. Clair Co. man shoots home invader

Deputies: St. Clair Co. man shoots home invaderSt. Clair County deputies are investigating a deadly home invasion in the town of Lenzburg.
  • Illinois
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Illinois

Mascoutah may cut back on school bus service

Mascoutah may cut back on school bus serviceA metro east school district may cut 30 bus routes and lay off bus drivers to save money next year.
  • Illinois
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Local

Alton man found guilty of killing cousin

Alton man found guilty of killing cousinAn Alton man has been found guilty of killing his cousin in July 2011.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Local

Order makes names of political hires public

Order makes names of political hires publicIllinois Governor Bruce Rauner is requiring all of the state's political hires to be posted online.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Crime

Trial postponed for Cairo bank robbery suspect

Trial postponed for Cairo bank robbery suspectA jury trial has been postponed for a 30-year-old man accused of fatally stabbing two southern Illinois bank employees and critically wounding a third during an attempted robbery.
  • Crime
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
News

Ill. family creates 45-foot-tall icicle in front yard

Ill. family creates 45-foot-tall icicle in front yardOne family in south-central Illinois has created a 45-foot-tall icicle in their front yard.
  • News
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Local

New store offers free groceries

New store offers free groceriesDozens of people lined up Wednesday morning for a chance to get free groceries.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Traffic

I-70 closed between Smithboro & Fayette Co. line

I-70 closed between Smithboro & Fayette Co. lineThe Illinois Department of Transportation has closed one lane in each direction along Interstate 70 between Smithboro to the Fayette County Line, east of Mulberry Grove.
  • Traffic
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Local

2 Ill. inmates facing snags before releases

2 Ill. inmates facing snags before releasesTwo Illinois inmates whose murder sentences were commuted by Pat Quinn in his parting moments as governor are trying to overcome administrative hurdles before being set free.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Illinois

Medical marijuana patients left hanging

Medical marijuana patients left hangingThere's been a big delay for patients hoping to get medical marijuana in Illinois.
  • Illinois
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Politics

Rauner says he needs to "assess" medical marijuana program

Rauner says he needs to "assess" medical marijuana programIllinois Gov. Bruce Rauner says he wants to better understand how the state's medical marijuana program is being run.
  • Politics
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Local

Tornado siren maintenance Tuesday in St. Clair Co.

Tornado siren maintenance Tuesday in St. Clair Co.The St. Clair County Emergency Management Agency says it is testing tornado sirens throughout the county Tuesday morning.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Local

Swansea home damaged by fire

Swansea home damaged by fireA Swansea home was heavily damaged overnight during a fire.
  • Local
  • 1 week, 6 days ago
Crime

Alorton home invasion suspect arrested

Alorton home invasion suspect arrestedA man wanted in connection with a December home invasion and shooting has been arrested.
  • Crime
  • 2 weeks ago
Politics

Bruce Rauner sworn into office as Illinois' 42nd governor

Bruce Rauner sworn into office as Illinois' 42nd governorBruce Rauner has been sworn in as Illinois' 42nd governor.
  • Politics
  • 2 weeks ago