IL State News

  • FEMA buy-outs mean big changes for a small town

    Updated: Fri Mar 28, 2014 8:06 PM

    Crews will soon demolish 167 flood-prone homes and businesses in a local county.

  • Funeral arrangements set for Chrissy Williams

    Updated: Sun Mar 23, 2014 7:56 PM

    The family of Chrissy Williams has finalized funeral arrangements.

  • Family surprises WWII veteran with some new, old wheels

    Updated: Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:02 PM

    A former World War II veteran got a heroes thank you from his family and friends for his service to our country.

  • Illinois gun ranges busy, trying to meet demand

    Updated: Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:37 PM

    Gun range owners around Illinois say they're struggling to keep up with demand as thousands of residents try to meet guidelines to get new concealed carry permits.

  • $60M Corrections overtime payout raises questions

    Updated: Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:34 PM

    The $60 million price tag for 2013 overtime filed for employees of Illinois' prison system is drawing scrutiny.

  • Ill. lawmakers investigate drop in deer numbers

    Updated: Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:23 PM

    Illinois state lawmakers are getting involved in an effort to find out why the latest deer-hunting season saw such a decline in harvested animals and whether action is needed to increase the deer population.

  • Illinois hospitals shift to consumer convenience

    Updated: Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:46 PM

    Illinois hospitals are extending services beyond their walls in a twin bid to improve health and capture more business.

  • Feds look for child porn on lawmaker's computers

    Updated: Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:41 PM

    Federal agents were searching for child pornography when they seized computers from former state Rep. Keith Farnham's home and offices this month.

  • Stage is set for Dancing With Our Stars major milestone

    Updated: Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:41 PM

    The stage is set and the dancers are ready for the 7th Dancing With Our Stars Event at the Riverfront Event Center at Harrah's Metropolis.

  • Recovery workshop helps Brookport leaders build new disaster plan

    Updated: Fri Mar 21, 2014 6:08 PM

    The weather is improving for the people of Massac County, and the city of Brookport is continuing their recovery and rebuilding. Four months ago the city was in shambles, but now there is a renewed hope to get it cleaned up.

  • Illinois budget cuts could mean 13,400 teacher layoffs

    Updated: Fri Mar 21, 2014 2:43 PM

    Illinois education officials say districts could be forced to lay off thousands of teachers and borrow money to stay afloat if proposed budget cuts take effect next year.

  • Final four WKMS 'Battle' bands selected

    Updated: Fri Mar 21, 2014 10:45 AM

    The four finalists for the first ever 2014 WKMS Battle of the Bands Competition have been selected from online voting.

  • Prescribed burning for 400 acres of Trail of Tears State Forest

    Updated: Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:40 AM

    There will be prescribed burning for 400 acres of the 925-acre Trail of Tears State Forest within the Illinois Ozarks beginning today.

  • Ill. man convicted of girlfriend's shooting death

    Updated: Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:44 AM

    A southern Illinois man faces a possible sentence of natural life in prison after being convicted of killing his girlfriend.

  • Man ejected, killed in car crash- another injured

    Updated: Fri Mar 21, 2014 7:52 AM

    One man is dead and another transported to a hospital with injuries after a car wreck on Interstate 57.

  • Herrin man to pay $80K for bank fraud

    Updated: Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:53 PM

    A man from Herrin, Illinois was sentenced on Thursday for bank fraud.

  • Madigan: Tax Illinois millionaires for education

    Updated: Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:40 PM

    Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan wants millionaires to pay a 3 percent surcharge for education.

  • Chester school prepares for new gym, water damage repairs

    Updated: Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:13 PM

    A local elementary school is about to see some major improvements.

  • Bittersweet discovery: missing woman's body found, search for answers continues

    Updated: Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:05 PM

    While it was not the way Chrisandra Williams' family wanted the search to end, they are relieved that the 39 year-old's body has been found and they can lay her to rest.

  • Police seek public's help in unsolved 1984 killing

    Updated: Thu Mar 20, 2014 7:26 AM

    The Illinois State Police is counting on publicity of the 30th anniversary of an unsolved southern Illinois killing to draw the public's help in solving the case.