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State Police plan extra patrols over long holiday weekend

State Police plan extra patrols over long holiday weekend

The Illinois State Police are boosting patrols for the holiday weekend. While the State Police encourages folks to stay home this Thanksgiving, saturated patrols will be out there says trooper Mindy Carroll. “Looking for distracted drivers, impaired drivers, those that are speeding, those that are not wearing a safety seatbelt.” Thanksgiving is typically one of…Read More »

Digi-Tickets go live after two years of planning

Digi-Tickets go live after two years of planning

Traffic tickets in Marion County can now be delivered to the Circuit Clerk’s office digitally directly from the squad car. Circuit Clerk Ronda Yates says Central City became the first police department to use the program this week. “As you well know this office trys to keep up on technology.  We’ve been working on this…Read More »

Salem man arrested on outstanding felony warrant

A 31-year-old Salem man has been arrested by Salem Police on an outstanding Marion County felony warrant.   Jerrad Middleton of England Road is wanted for failure to appear on a criminal trespass to an occupied home.  He was taken to the Marion County Jail where he is being held in lieu of $10,000 bond.Read More »

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Illini open this afternoon on WJBD-FM  100.1  

Illini open this afternoon on WJBD-FM  100.1  

The Illini open their 116th season of men’s basketball this afternoon.  They will take on North Carolina A@T at the State Farm Center in Champaign. The Illini enter the season ranked number eight n the country and are 36-2 all-time against North Carolina A@T. The game is part of a round-robin format that also features…

KC Signs Another Talented Soccer Athlete

KC Signs Another Talented Soccer Athlete

Kaskaskia College has announced the signing of Gracie Kimmle to the KC Soccer program. Gracie is a forward from Mascoutah H.S. where she also plays golf and has also played club soccer for Kixx United FC!

Northwestern Wildcats continue undefeated, beating Wisconsin 17-7

Northwestern Wildcats continue undefeated, beating Wisconsin 17-7

Saturday provided for a tremendous game allowing for the undefeated No.19 Northwestern Wildcats to take control of the Big Ten West after taking down No. 10 Wisconsin, 17-7. Northwestern forced five turnovers overall, four of which occurred in the first half, and sacked Graham Mertz three times in its first win over a top-10 team…