Category Archives: Local News

Two-Vehicle Washington Co. Crash Kills One

Two-Vehicle Washington Co. Crash Kills One

Washington Co. – One is dead and another injured after a wreck in rural Washington Co. yesterday evening. According to a release from Illinois State Police, the accident happened at the intersection of county highways 6 and 13 when a vehicle being driven by 51-year-old Randall Koeller of Marissa failed to stop at a stop…Read more…

Search Continues for Shawn Murphy; Missing from Johnston City

Search Continues for Shawn Murphy; Missing from Johnston City

Johnston City – The search continues for 42-year-old Shawn Murphy of Johnston City, who was reported missing in December. According to a Facebook page made by Murphy’s family, Murphy was last seen on December 12th at a campsite near Arrowhead lake that he had been camping at with a friend. When the friend arrived back…Read more…

Homicide Investigation Underway in Alexander Co.

Homicide Investigation Underway in Alexander Co.

Tamms – A homicide investigation is underway after a Tamms woman was found dead in her home on Friday. According to a release from the Illinois State Police deputies with the Alexander Co. Sheriff’s Office received a call to a home in Tamms stating that there was a subject suffering from gunshot wounds. When officers…Read more…

Pritzker Prepares to Take Oath as 43rd Illinois Governor

Pritzker Prepares to Take Oath as 43rd Illinois Governor

Springfield (AP) — Illinois welcomes its 43rd governor as Democrat J.B. Pritzker is inaugurated in Springfield.Pritzker takes the reins from Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday. Pritzker defeated the first-term Republican in November. First Presbyterian Church hosts an interfaith service. Abraham Lincoln’s family belonged to the congregation. The current church is home to the pew the Lincolns bought…Read more…

Winter storm dumps snow across much of Illinois

Winter storm dumps snow across much of Illinois

Springfield (AP) – Illinois state troopers responded to close to 300 traffic crashes — one of which as fatal — and nearly 800 calls for assistance from motorists during the winter snow storm that rolled through the Midwest. The Illinois State Police say 73-year-old Allen Reinacher of Troy was killed Friday night in Madison County…Read more…

Carbondale to Open Emergency Warming Center Sometime Next Week

Carbondale to Open Emergency Warming Center Sometime Next Week

Carbondale – An emergency warming center will open its doors in Carbondale next week. The center will be located at 705 E. College Street and will operate from 8 p.m.-8 a.m. through April 1. The center will provide warm sleeping space for people who are homeless in Carbondale. The center will be professionally staffed by…Read more…

Winter Storm Gia Approaching Southern Illinois

Winter Storm Gia Approaching Southern Illinois

Marion – Southern Illinois is bracing for a winter storm Friday night into Saturday. Some areas could see six inches or more of snow as the storm comes through the area. Trooper Byron Farthing with Illinois State Police District 13 says residents should stay home if possible, and if you have to travel anywhere, allow…Read more…