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Illinois Sheriff Warns of Phone Scam

Illinois Sheriff Warns of Phone Scam

Chiacgo (AP) – A sheriff in Illinois is warning people about a sophisticated phone scam. In a news release, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says residents statewide are reporting that they are receiving an unsolicited call from someone claiming to be a representative of Apple Inc. warning them that their device or iCloud account has…Read more…

Missing Harrisburg Teen Found Dead

Missing Harrisburg Teen Found Dead

Illinois State Police have located the body for a missing Harrisburg teen last seen on Sunday. ISP announced late Friday night that a member of a search team located the body of 19-year-old Brooke S. Naylor deceased south of Pot Hole Lane in rural Gallatin County. Naylor was last seen on Sunday with her dog, and her abandoned vehicle was…Read more…

Pinckneyville Soldier Dies in Non-Combat Related Accident in Kuwait

Pinckneyville Soldier Dies in Non-Combat Related Accident in Kuwait

DOD – A Pinckneyville native is dead as the result of a “non-combat related incident” in Kuwait earlier this week. According to the release from the DOD, 37-year-old Sgt. Holli Bolinski was one of  two soldiers killed in a traffic crash while on a mission, along with Specialist  Jackson Johnson of Hillsboro, MO. Both were…Read more…

Regardless of Income, Illinoisans Have Among the Highest Tax Burden

Regardless of Income, Illinoisans Have Among the Highest Tax Burden

ILLINOIS (IRN) — No matter how much you get paid, Illinois has among the highest taxes in the nation, according to a new report. Consumer finance website WalletHub ranked Illinois No. 50 for low-income earners and No. 49 for middle- and high-income earners for taxes out of 50 states and Washington D.C. WalletHub Analyst Jill Gonzales…Read more…

State Police Looking for Information on Missing Harrisburg Teen

State Police Looking for Information on Missing Harrisburg Teen

Carmi – The Illinois State Police are looking for information in locating a missing teenager from Harrisburg. 19-year-old Brooke Naylor was last seen in Harrisburg on Sunday with her dog. Her abandoned Chevy Malibu was found on the Eldorado-Ridgeway Blacktop about halfway between Route 142 and Route 1. Naylor is described as being 5-foot-3 inches…Read more…

Ava Man Found Dead From Likely Exposure to Cold

Ava Man Found Dead From Likely Exposure to Cold

Jackson Co. – An Ava man is dead after spending a night in sub-zero windchills. According to a release from the Jackson Co. Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a home on Roserne Rd. Monday morning where 41-year-old Ryan Jones was found dead by a family member outside of the home. A preliminary investigation found that…Read more…

Man Wanted in Connection to Marion Robbery Arrested in St. Louis

Man Wanted in Connection to Marion Robbery Arrested in St. Louis

Marion – A Carbondale man wanted on robbery charges in Marion is behind bars in St. Louis. According to a release from the Marion Police Department, Quovadis Meyers was taken into custody in St. Louis yesterday. He is wanted in connection to an armed robbery in Marion and faces charges of aggravated robbery with a…Read more…