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State Police say three dead and eight injured in head-on crash involving limousine in deep Southern Illinois  

State Police say three dead and eight injured in head-on crash involving limousine in deep Southern Illinois  

Illinois State Police say three people are dead and eight others injured when a car and a limousine collided head-on in a crash on Illinois Route 34 in Pope County in deep Southern Illinois. Initial information indicates the driver of a Dodge Charger crossed the centerline into the path of the limousine.  Both drivers were…Read More »

Two former Choate Mental Health employees arrested for alleged abuse of mental health patients   

Two former Choate Mental Health employees arrested for alleged abuse of mental health patients   

Two former employees of the Choate Mental Health and Development Center in Anna have been arrested by Illinois State Police Internal Investigation agents for official misconduct and other charges. The Illinois State Police arrived at Choate Mental Health and Development Center on March 22, 2018, to investigate allegations of the abuse of mental health patients. …Read More »

Illinois approves coal company’s mine water pumping proposal

Illinois approves coal company’s mine water pumping proposal

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources approved the first of three permits for a coal company’s plan to discharge wastewater from a mine into the Big Muddy River. The Southern Illinoisan in Carbondale reports that Williamson Energy LLC’s Pond Creek Mine pipeline would dump millions of gallons of mine wastewater into…Read More »

Wind Chill values overnight expected to drop below zero

Wind Chill values overnight expected to drop below zero

Bitter cold temperatures and gust winds will move in Saturday night and stick around until Tuesday when the temperature will once again get above freezing. Here’s the forecast: Tonight Partly cloudy, with a low around 14. Breezy, with a west wind 18 to 22 mph, with gusts as high as 34 mph. Sunday Mostly sunny,…Read More »

Local Sports

No. 24 Illinois hangs on to beat Northwestern 75-71

No. 24 Illinois hangs on to beat Northwestern 75-71

Trent Frazier scored 16 points, including hitting four 3-pointers, to lead No. 24 Illinois to a 75-71 win over Northwestern. Illinois (13-4, 5-2 Big Ten) had five players in double figures on Saturday. Ayo Dosunmu scored 14 points, Giorgi Bezhanishvili had 13, Kofi Cockburn 12 and Andres Feliz added 10. Robbie Beran led Northwestern (6-11,…

Orphans Fall To Carbondale, Salem Resumes 2nd Half With Tribe Today

Orphans Fall To Carbondale, Salem Resumes 2nd Half With Tribe Today

The Salem Wildcats had their game with Breese postponed last night due to the weather forecast.  Salem will be back in action today when they complete the 2nd half of their game with Carlyle.  Game time will resume at 1pm just beginning the 2nd half with Salem leading 22-10. Centralia v Carbondale Last night, Centralia…

Salem Opens Up Highland Tournament Today, Pink Out Announced

Salem Opens Up Highland Tournament Today, Pink Out Announced

The Salem Lady Cats open up the Scott Credit Union Highland Girls Basketball Tournament today when they take on Belleville West at 1pm.  The day at Highland starts at 10am with Civic Memorial and Althoff followed by Collinsville and Breese Central at 11:30.  Following Salem and West today will be TTown and Triad at 2:30. …