IL State News

  • 100 salmonella cases due to Mexican-style cheese

    Updated: Thu Mar 27, 2014 3:03 PM

    Illinois public health officials say about 100 cases of salmonella have been tied to illegally made Mexican-style cheese.

  • Quinn's proposes repurposing southern Ill. lockup

    Updated: Thu Mar 27, 2014 11:40 AM

    A southern Illinois juvenile prison closed for cost-cutting reasons may be reopened as an adult lockup for drunk driving offenders if Gov. Pat Quinn has his way.

  • Du Quoin State Fair prepares for 91st year

    Updated: Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:45 AM

    Organizers say the theme of this summer's Du Quoin State Fair will be all about embracing history.

  • What's Going Around - Week of Mar. 26

    Updated: Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:25 PM

    The change in temperatures is causing some sniffling and sneezing across the region. Here's what local doctors are treating.

  • Illinois students, educators prepare to cross over to Common Core

    Updated: Wed Mar 26, 2014 5:59 PM

    A new method of education called "Common Core" is being adopted all across the country, and it's controversial changes to the curriculum are gaining national attention.

  • Quinn predicts radical budget cuts without revenue

    Updated: Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:58 PM

    Gov. Pat Quinn says there could be tough budget cuts ahead without addressing ways Illinois generates revenue.

  • Several injured in crash involving work camp van in Pope County

    Updated: Wed Mar 26, 2014 3:08 PM

    The Pope County Sheriff's Department reports that two vehicles were involved in a crash on Tuesday, one of them being a work camp van from Hardin County.

  • Superman Celebration special guests

    Updated: Wed Mar 26, 2014 11:16 AM

    It's a bird, it's a plane, it's the 36th annual Superman Celebration!

  • Bill would allow early release for older inmates

    Updated: Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:06 AM

    Legislation working its way through the Illinois House would allow some prison inmates over the age of 50 to be released early.

  • Ex-trooper tied to fatal crash seeks license again

    Updated: Wed Mar 26, 2014 6:27 AM

    A former Illinois state trooper who lost his driving privileges after causing a southwestern Illinois freeway crash that killed two sisters is asking for a fifth time to get his license reinstated.

  • Southern Illinois man wanted on Wyoming warrant, other charges

    Updated: Tue Mar 25, 2014 8:18 PM

    The Illinois State Police are asking for your help in tracking down a man from Stonefort, Illinois.

  • Selfless 6th graders raise money to help an animal shelter in need

    Updated: Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:06 PM

    Some very generous sixth graders set out to change the lives of animals in need of homes.

  • Carbondale women charged with meth manufacturing conspiracy

    Updated: Tue Mar 25, 2014 3:25 PM

    Two people from Carbondale, Illinois have been charged with conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, according to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.

  • Gov. relief for flood insurance policy holders facing rising rates

    Updated: Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:42 PM

    A government agency in major debt is passing the buck to policy holders by raising rates, though now, not all at once.

  • Illinois lawmaker proposes increase in gun penalties

    Updated: Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:19 PM

    An Illinois lawmaker wants to increase penalties for gun owners who illegally carry firearms into schools.

  • Community gathers to remember Molly Young's life

    Updated: Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:45 PM

    One family in Southern Illinois spent the last two years grieving for the loss of their daughter. Now they are gathering with the community to honor her memory.

  • Jefferson County man sentenced to federal prison for meth distribution

    Updated: Mon Mar 24, 2014 4:12 PM

    A Jefferson County man was sentenced to federal prison on methamphetamine related charges.

  • $10K in electronic tablets stolen from Marion Wal-Mart

    Updated: Mon Mar 24, 2014 3:38 PM

    The Marion Police Department is asking for your help in tracking down two suspects in relation to the theft of several electronic tablets from a local Wal-Mart.

  • Reform group wants to change remapping process

    Updated: Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:28 PM

    A reform group wants to put the issue of how Illinois draws political boundaries on November's ballot.

  • U. of Illinois trying to attract rural students

    Updated: Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:20 PM

    University of Illinois administrators say the number of students from rural counties is shrinking - a trend they're hoping to reverse.