More Out-of-state Women Coming to Illinois for Abortions

More Out-of-state Women Coming to Illinois for Abortions

CHICAGO (AP) – The number of women from out-of-state who have come to Illinois to have an abortion is climbing. The Chicago Tribune reported that the most recent state health department data shows that nearly 9,700 out-of-state women terminated a pregnancy in Illinois in 2020, compared to about 7,500 who did the same in 2019.…Read more…

Ex-Northwestern Prof Gets 53 Years for Killing Boyfriend

Ex-Northwestern Prof Gets 53 Years for Killing Boyfriend

CHICAGO (AP) – A judge sentenced a former Northwestern University professor to 53 years in prison Tuesday for the 2017 stabbing death of his boyfriend. Cook County Judge Charles Burns called the killing of Trenton Cornell-Duranleau “cold-blooded” and an “execution” as he sentenced 47-year-old Wyndham Lathem. A jury found Lathem guilty of first-degree murder in October. Cornell-Duranleau…Read more…

Indiana Man Pleads Guilty in Shooting at Chicago VA Hospital

Indiana Man Pleads Guilty in Shooting at Chicago VA Hospital

CHICAGO (AP) — An Indianapolis man accused of opening fire at a Chicago veterans hospital in 2019 has pleaded guilty to a federal gun charge. The Chicago Sun-Times reported that 43-year-old Bernard Harvey Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday to illegal possession of an assault rifle. Lawyers in the case said he now faces a likely prison sentence of three…Read more…

Donald Trump Jr. to Speak in Marion at Reagan Tribute Gala

Donald Trump Jr. to Speak in Marion at Reagan Tribute Gala

Photo: Donald Trump, Jr. speaking with supporters of President of the United States Donald Trump at a “Keep America Great” rally at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Ari. (by Gage Skidmore/Flickr CC BY-SA 2.0) MARION – The chairman of the Williamson County Republican Party, Jeff Diederich, announced on Facebook earlier this week that Donald…Read more…

Benton City Council Votes to Not Pay Further COVID Benefit Days

Benton City Council Votes to Not Pay Further COVID Benefit Days

BENTON – The Benton City Council Monday night unanimously voted not to pay any further COVID benefit days retroactive to Jan. 1. According to City Clerk Brook Craig, the City paid 10 COVID benefit days for either the illness or if an employee was in quarantine. It was decided the City gives ample vacation, personal and sick…Read more…

Monday Marked Two-Years Since First Illinois COVID-19 Case

Monday Marked Two-Years Since First Illinois COVID-19 Case

(IOCI RADIO) – Monday marked the two-year anniversary of the first case of COVID-19 reported in Illinois. The initial case in Jan. 2020 was a Chicago woman who had returned from a trip to Wuhan, China. Since then, more than 2.8 million people have tested positive for the virus and over 30,000 have died. Cases…Read more…

Firewood Available Starting Feb. 1 at Giant City State Park

Firewood Available Starting Feb. 1 at Giant City State Park

Photo by Tripp, CC BY 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons MAKANDA – Residents of Jackson and Union counties in southern Illinois can collect firewood for personal use from designated areas within Giant City State Park beginning Feb. 1. According to a press release, site staff recently removed hazard and ash trees impacted by the emerald ash…Read more…

Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos Returning to Harrisburg

Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos Returning to Harrisburg

Pictured: HOWL at the Moon played for about 300 people at the February 2020 Concert for a Cause held at SIC. HARRISBURG – Howl at the Moon Dueling Pianos will return to Harrisburg Saturday, Feb. 19 with Concert for a Cause, a fundraising event between Ferrell Hospital and Southeastern Illinois College (SIC). Concert for a Cause will be held…Read more…