IL State News

  • Construction Zone Safety

    Updated: Thu Apr 10, 2014 6:45 AM

    As the Mercury rises, so does the amount of road construction projects in your community, and

  • What's Going Around - Week of Apr. 9th

    Updated: Wed Apr 9, 2014 10:32 PM

    If you're having throat issues this week, you're not alone.

  • Car dealers debate whether or not to sell on Sundays

    Updated: Wed Apr 9, 2014 5:10 PM

    Since 1982, you have had to wait until Mondays to purchase a car in Illinois, but there is a piece of legislation out to change that.

  • New cable options and upgrades for select customers

    Updated: Wed Apr 9, 2014 5:43 PM

    Choosing what to watch goes beyond channels these days.

  • City of Herrin releases apology to H Group for denied group home

    Updated: Wed Apr 9, 2014 3:49 PM

    The City of Herrin, Illinois has issued an apology letter to the H Group and four residents as part of a settlement of housing discrimination complaints.

  • 13 year-old Massac County teen dies after house fire

    Updated: Wed Apr 9, 2014 1:55 PM

    The visitation and funeral have been scheduled for a 13-year old boy killed in a house fire in Massac County. The family is thankful for emergency personnel, and taking one day at a time.

  • SIU campus police, students prepare for “Tour de Carbondale”

    Updated: Tue Apr 8, 2014 8:51 PM

    For years SIU students have celebrated “Unofficial Halloween” and a party called “Polar Bear”, and now they’re gearing up for the “Tour de Carbondale”.

  • Microsoft is stopping support for Windows XP

    Updated: Tue Apr 8, 2014 10:04 PM

    Microsoft has stopped supporting Windows XP, that means they are not keeping up with maintenance or security patches to the program.

  • Dakota Wall pleads guilty to home invasion in Sidnee Stephens' death

    Updated: Tue Apr 8, 2014 5:32 PM

    The woman charged in connection to the death of her half sister in 2012 has accepted in a plea deal in the case.

  • Suspect sought for concealing stolen items in tool box

    Updated: Tue Apr 8, 2014 4:23 PM

    The Marion Police Department is asking for your help in tracking down a suspect who stole merchandise from a local Wal-Mart by concealing it inside of a tool box.

  • School funding overhaul advances in Ill. Senate

    Updated: Tue Apr 8, 2014 3:05 PM

    Legislation that would dramatically change the way schools are funded in Illinois for the first time since 1997 is advancing in the Illinois Legislature.

  • Anna teacher challenges students, teachers to pay it forward

    Updated: Mon Apr 7, 2014 5:35 PM

    Reading, writing, and arithmetic are three things every parent expects their child to learn in school. Now a fourth grade teacher in Anna, Illinois, is adding life lessons to her class’s curriculum.

  • Southern Illinois school districts get $1.5M in maintenance grants

    Updated: Mon Apr 7, 2014 3:16 PM

    Baysinger Architects of Marion, Illinois assisted 14 schools in Southern Illinois receive maintenance and energy grants totalling more than $1.5 million. The grants will be used to keep buildings up to code for safety and energy efficiency.

  • A local library struggles to stay open

    Updated: Sun Apr 6, 2014 10:23 PM

    The Brookport library has received enough funding to stay open for one year. However, former Brookport Mayor Judy Askew said that is not enough and more funding is needed to keep the lights on.

  • State's next pension issue: Police and fire funds

    Updated: Sun Apr 6, 2014 2:20 PM

    Mayors across Illinois are demanding that state lawmakers address serious shortfalls in local police and fire pension funds.

  • Vandals nabbed after writing names in new concrete

    Updated: Sun Apr 6, 2014 2:13 PM

    Police who were eager to find who vandalized wet concrete in a southern Illinois community didn't need to do any super sleuthing to crack the case.

  • Prison on lockdown after weapons, alcohol found

    Updated: Sun Apr 6, 2014 2:10 PM

    Illinois' biggest maximum-security prison is on lockdown after corrections officers uncovered more than a dozen crude weapons, gallons of homemade alcohol and a hoard of juice used to make the intoxicants.

  • Air Force: Illinois air base to lose 99 jobs

    Updated: Sat Apr 5, 2014 1:41 PM

    The Air Force says roughly 100 jobs are being phased out in a unit that provides technical services at a southwestern Illinois air base.

  • Community members seeking peace of mind after strong storms

    Updated: Fri Apr 4, 2014 6:28 PM

    Strong winds and pouring rains scoured Union County, Illinois on Thursday night.

  • Homeowners cleaning up and drying out after late night storms

    Updated: Fri Apr 4, 2014 6:25 PM

    Storms rumbled across much of the Local 6 viewing area, leaving some roads underwater and homeowners scrambling to dry out and clean-up.