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Multi-County Pursuit Leads to Arrest of Three Metro-East Women in Jefferson Co.

Multi-County Pursuit Leads to Arrest of Three Metro-East Women in Jefferson Co.

Jefferson Co. – Three metro-East women are behind bars following a high-speed chase that stretched over four southern Illinois counties last night. According to a release from the Jefferson Co. Sheriff’s Office, 21-year-old Crystal Davis, 28-year-old Taneshia Winfield and 18-year-old Marshalia Orange are all facing charges of aggravated fleeing police and others after a chase…Read more…

Ina Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges Following Investigation

Ina Man Arrested on Child Pornography Charges Following Investigation

Jefferson Co. – An Ina man is behind bars as the result of a child pornography investigation. According to a release from the Jefferson Co. Sheriff’s Office, deputies, along with the Ina PD and the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force served a warrant on the home of 31-year-old Paul Grider in Ina. Evidence found…Read more…

Carmi Police Investigating Vandalism at Burrell Park

Carmi Police Investigating Vandalism at Burrell Park

Carmi – Carmi Police are asking for your help in finding who’s responsible for vandalizing a shelter at Burrell Park early Friday morning. According to a release from the Carmi Police Department, a criminal damage complaint was made in reference to someone spray painting picnic tables, the shelter, the concrete pad for the shelter and…Read more…

Lane Closures on IL 13 in Carbondale

Lane Closures on IL 13 in Carbondale

IDOT – The Illinois Department of Transportation would like to alert motorists traveling on Illinois 13 through Carbondale in Jackson County of upcoming lane closures. Beginning at 7 p.m. August 5th, traffic will be reduced to one lane to facilitate pavement patching operations along Illinois 13 eastbound from Washington Street to McKinney Avenue. At least two…Read more…

Several Injured in Two-Vehicle Williamson Co. Crash

Several Injured in Two-Vehicle Williamson Co. Crash

Williamson Co. – Several are recovering following a wreck on Rte. 148 in Williamson Co. Friday afternoon. According to a release from the Illinois State Police, the accident happened about a half mile south of Grassy Rd. on 148 when a southbound vehicle being driven by 45-year-old John Herring of Murphysboro crossed into the northbound…Read more…

Bill Bars Employers From Asking Applicants’ Wage History

Bill Bars Employers From Asking Applicants’ Wage History

Chicago (AP) – Illinois workers will no longer have to disclose their salary history to employers under a new state law. Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday signed a law barring employers from asking job applicants how much they made in previous jobs. Illinois lawmakers passed two previous versions of the legislation, but Republican Gov. Bruce…Read more…

State Police Trooper Involved in Two-Vehicle Crash in Williamson Co.

State Police Trooper Involved in Two-Vehicle Crash in Williamson Co.

Williamson Co. – An Illinois State Trooper is recovering following a two-vehicle accident on Route 148 in Williamson County yesterday evening. According to a report from the Illinois State Police, the accident happened just north of Gunners Lane just after 5:00 when the trooper’s vehicle was rear-ended by a vehicle being driven by 49-year-old Jacqueline…Read more…

Union Co. Sheriff’s Office Investigating Stolen Deer Trophy

Union Co. Sheriff’s Office Investigating Stolen Deer Trophy

Ware – The Union Co. Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a mounted buck was stolen from a hunting club  in Ware. According to a release from the Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened at around 3 the morning of July 26th when the suspect entered into Davis Hunting Club, removed the trophy and left the scene.…Read more…