Quantcast

Local News

Illinois issues 300,000 REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses

Illinois issues 300,000 REAL ID-compliant driver’s licenses

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has issued about 300,000 state driver’s licenses that are compliant with a 2005 law aimed at strengthening rules for identification at airports and federal facilities. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports that after long delays, the Illinois Secretary of State is now processing thousands of the documents daily. The licenses that are compliant…Read More »

Illinois lawmakers to consider flavored vaping ban

Illinois lawmakers to consider flavored vaping ban

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois lawmakers this fall will consider banning most flavored vaping products, following recent restrictions that some other states have enacted amid concerns about the safety of vaping and its allure to young people. The legislation sponsored by Democratic state Rep. Deb Conroy, a Villa Park Democrat, would bar all vaping flavors except…Read More »

Homeowner receives minor injury when breaking up a burglary at his rural Sandoval home; suspect in custody

Homeowner receives minor injury when breaking up a burglary at his rural Sandoval home; suspect in custody

The Marion County Sheriff’s Department says a rural Sandoval homeowner received what appeared to be a minor superficial head injury late Sunday morning when breaking up a burglary in progress when returning home. The man believed to be responsible was arrested about an hour later after sheriff’s deputies received a report of a man attempting…Read More »

Ava woman killed in Perry County motorcycle crash  

Ava woman killed in Perry County motorcycle crash  

A 69-year-old Ava woman was killed in a head-on crash with a pickup truck in Perry County. State Police say Terese Baird was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by 67-year-old Byrlie Baird of Ava.  The cycle was traveling southbound on Route 127 at Matthews Road when it collided with a pickup driven by 41-year-old…Read More »

Police Beat for Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

Police Beat for Sunday, September 22nd, 2019

A 27-year-old Centralia man has been arrested by Marion County Sheriff’s Deputies for alleged domestic battery.   Stanley Hunt of Webster Creek Road was taken to the Marion County Jail where he remained on Sunday. 49-year-old Kelly Clayton of Spruce Street in Odin was arrested by Odin Police for driving on a revoked license.   Clayton was…Read More »

Local Sports

Goldschmidt, Cards clinch playoff spot, rally past Cubs 3-2

Goldschmidt, Cards clinch playoff spot, rally past Cubs 3-2

By JAY COHEN AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals celebrated the franchise’s first postseason berth in four years with a champagne toast in the visitor’s clubhouse. It was another sweet finish. Goldschmidt hit a tiebreaking double in the ninth inning and the Cardinals clinched a playoff spot by…

Nebraska slips past Illinois 42-38 in conference opener

Nebraska slips past Illinois 42-38 in conference opener

By TERRY TOWERY Associated Press CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Nebraska quarterback Adrian Martinez took the blame for his team’s poor first-half performance against Illinois on Saturday night. “I didn’t play as well tonight as I should have,” he said. “I’ll take the blame for that.” He was serious, too. In reality, Martinez passed for 327…

Javon Williams rushes for 103 yards on 17 carries in SIU-C loss to Arkansas State

Javon Williams rushes for 103 yards on 17 carries in SIU-C loss to Arkansas State

JONESBORO, Ark. (AP) — Logan Bonner passed for 320 yards and four touchdowns and Arkansas State defeated FCS-member Southern Illinois 41-28 on Saturday. Kirk Merritt added 131 yards receiving with two touchdowns for the Red Wolves (2-2). Bonner threw three touchdown passes in the first half when, after a 14-14 tie through the first quarter,…

 
 

Blogs