IL State News

  • Early voting begins today for Illinois primary

    Updated: Mon Mar 3, 2014 7:17 AM

    With two gubernatorial primaries at the top of the ticket, early voting begins today for the March 18 primary begins across Illinois.

  • Murphysboro police requesting vehicle removal from snow routes

    Updated: Sun Mar 2, 2014 9:43 PM

    The Murphysboro Police Department is reminding people with vehicles parked on designated snow routes to move them so road crews can clear them.

  • IDOT crews working hard to keep roads clear

    Updated: Sun Mar 2, 2014 6:49 PM

    Ice and snow fell on Sunday morning in Southern Illinois, but crews felt they made good progress on improving road conditions.

  • Kentucky Public Service Commission urging residents to use caution if power goes out

    Updated: Sun Mar 2, 2014 12:40 PM

    the Kentucky Public Service Commission (PSC) is urging residents who lose power to exercise caution when using portable generators or clearing storm debris.

  • Herrin police: 9-year-old boy found, safe

    Updated: Sun Mar 2, 2014 12:12 PM

    The Herrin Police Department is searching for 9-year-old David J. Melvin Jr. He was last seen in the area of Grove Place in Herrin at approximately 11:00 a.m. on March 1.

  • Illinois State Police warn of dangerous driving conditions

    Updated: Sat Mar 1, 2014 9:16 PM

    With the prediction of winter weather beginning late Saturday night and continuing through Monday, Illinois State Police District 19 is urging motorists to prepare and take the appropriate steps before getting behind the wheel.

  • Snow and ice in the forecast leaves schools, businesses hoping for the best

    Updated: Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:14 PM

    Local school administrators and business owners are facing a familiar scenario: weather that threatens to close their doors.

  • State police mail first concealed carry permits

    Updated: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:07 PM

    Illinois State Police officials say the first concealed carry licenses are being mailed.

  • Marion police searching for credit card numbers thief

    Updated: Fri Feb 28, 2014 7:07 PM

    The Marion Police Department is searching for a suspect that has been using stolen credit card information to make purchases at local grocery stores.

  • Semi truck crashes at I-24 work zone, traffic flowing normally

    Updated: Fri Feb 28, 2014 5:27 PM

    A semi truck has crashed in the work zone on the Interstate 24 Ohio River Bridge between Paducah and Metropolis, Illinois.

  • Illinois lawmaker wants to expand speed camera use

    Updated: Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:16 PM

    A southwestern Illinois lawmaker wants communities around the state to be able install speed cameras, which are only allowed in Chicago.

  • SIU: Most of 250 once-missing computers found

    Updated: Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:11 AM

    Southern Illinois University in Carbondale says it has accounted for most of the more than 250 computers that an audit noted were missing last summer.

  • Congressmen continue talks to funnel money to S.IL tornado-ravaged area

    Updated: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:54 AM

    Thursday, congressmen shared their concerns with FEMA about the unfair funding formulas which put Southern Illinois communities at a disadvantage after the November tornadoes.

  • Illinois GOP governor candidates debate guns

    Updated: Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:46 PM

    The four Republicans bidding for Illinois governor are debating whether assault-style guns should be legal.

  • Harrah's Metropolis Casino abandoning ship for a new facility

    Updated: Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:11 PM

    Big changes are coming to an area casino and the city where it sits are hoping to cash in.

  • Local shooting range, Illinois safety regulations under fire

    Updated: Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:15 PM

    A shooting range under fire for a stray bullet that hit a woman while she was working half a mile away.

  • Metropolis gaming floor moving to convention center

    Updated: Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:49 PM

    The Illinois Gaming Board has approved Harrah's Metropolis to move its gaming floor from the riverboat to the convention center.

  • What's Going Around - Week of Feb. 26th

    Updated: Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:32 PM

    Old Man Winter doesn't want to leave us anytime soon, nor do many winter illnesses.

  • Illinois Senate panel passes sexual assault proposal

    Updated: Wed Feb 26, 2014 9:18 PM

    Legislation altering the time limit for when prosecutors can press charges in sexual assault cases is advancing in the Illinois Legislature.

  • Controlled burns planned for Trail of Tears State Forest

    Updated: Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:34 PM

    A series of controlled burns will be end in portions of the Trail of Tears State Forest this Spring. These burns will be conducted by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.