IL State News

  • 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.

  • Johnson County voters reject fracking measure

    Updated: Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:56 PM

    Voters in southern Illinois' Johnson County have rejected a ballot referendum that could have prompted the county's governing board to restrict a form of oil drilling.

  • Low voter turnout in Massac County

    Updated: Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:20 PM

    This decision day, voters in Illinois will shape the Republican and Democratic tickets for the fall.

  • Johnson County residents confused by controversial ballot item

    Updated: Mon Mar 17, 2014 6:20 PM

    Many Johnson County residents say the language on a ballot item concerning hydraulic fracturing is too confusing.

  • ICC reminds Illinois residents of natural gas leak procedures

    Updated: Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:08 PM

    In the wake of a recent tragic explosion in New York City, the Illinois Commerce Commission is reminding Illinois residents that if you smell natural gas, get out the building and then call the utility that provides your gas service.

  • Candidates out on last campaign day before primary

    Updated: Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:36 AM

    Candidates for Illinois governor are furiously make the rounds statewide a day ahead of the primary.

  • Two car crash kills one person in Pope County

    Updated: Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:39 PM

    Pope County Sheriff Jerry Suits says one person is dead after two cars collided on Highway 145.

  • Search for Chrissy Williams continues

    Updated: Sun Mar 16, 2014 10:41 PM

    Family and friends will not rest until a local woman is found. The search continues in Southern Illinois for 40-year old Chrissy Williams. Williams was last seen in Rosiclare on December 2nd.

  • Hearing delayed in deadly Percy fire trial

    Updated: Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:52 PM

    A pre-trial hearing has been delayed for a man accused of setting a southern Illinois house fire that killed four children last year.

  • Field fires keep fire department busy

    Updated: Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:21 PM

    Firefighters with the Herrin, Illinois fire department responded to six separate field fires Saturday.

  • Attorney General's office to monitor Illinois primary

    Updated: Sat Mar 15, 2014 2:27 PM

    Attorney General Lisa Madigan says staff from her office will monitor Illinois' primary election to ensure voting rights are protected and polls are accessible.

  • Paducah car lot owner arrested for forging signatures on titles, other charges

    Updated: Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:26 PM

    The owner of a Paducah car lot has been arrested on warrants charging him with forging names on a vehicle title, failing to pay off a customer's loan as agreed and selling vehicles and not paying the vehicles' owners the proceeds he received from the sales.

  • Leads in missing persons case offer hope for family and friends

    Updated: Fri Mar 14, 2014 5:05 PM

    A search for a missing Hardin County woman is showing progress after searchers found acrylic nails and a piece of white fabric near Little Grand Pierre Creek.

  • Illinois House passes measure to change GED testing

    Updated: Fri Mar 14, 2014 2:22 PM

    A measure allowing high school testing companies other than GED Testing Services to operate in the state is advancing in the Illinois Legislature.

  • "Dancing With Our Stars" Sneak Peek

    Updated: Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:25 PM

    The Lourdes/Relay for Life "Dancing With Our Stars" event at Harrah's Casino in Metropolis, Illinois is just about a week away.

  • Community member threatened by logger at peaceful protest

    Updated: Fri Mar 14, 2014 10:12 AM

    It's community versus coal in the Cottage Grove Township in Saline County, Illinois.

  • New phone scam targets Brookport tornado victims

    Updated: Thu Mar 13, 2014 6:07 PM

    Four months after losing her Brookport home to the EF3 tornado, Nancy Burton is facing another setback - a phone scam that almost wiped out her bank account.

  • Gov. Quinn announces $19.5M for construction projects in Southern Illinois

    Updated: Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:42 PM

    Governor Pat Quinn announced capital investments of more than $19.5 million for construction projects in many Southern Illinois counties as part of his Illinois Jobs Now! capital construction program.

  • What's Going Around - Week of Mar. 12th

    Updated: Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:22 PM

    Think flu season is over? Not yet, but cases are beginning to trail off.