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  • Law allows firearm permit grace period during renewal

    Law allows firearm permit grace period during renewal

    Monday, August 20 2018 8:20 AM EDT2018-08-20 12:20:00 GMT
    Firearm Owners Identification cards may stay active if they are not renewed (Source: Raycom Media)Firearm Owners Identification cards may stay active if they are not renewed (Source: Raycom Media)

    Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law that allows Firearm Owners Identification cards to stay active even if Illinois State Police renewal isn't completed by their expiration date.

    Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law that allows Firearm Owners Identification cards to stay active even if Illinois State Police renewal isn't completed by their expiration date.

  • Driver killed, vehicle goes airborne and crashes through field in Jackson Co., IL

    Driver killed, vehicle goes airborne and crashes through field in Jackson Co., IL

    Monday, August 20 2018 5:51 AM EDT2018-08-20 09:51:08 GMT
    One person is dead after a crash on Highway 4 (Source: KFVS)One person is dead after a crash on Highway 4 (Source: KFVS)
    One person is dead after a crash on Highway 4 (Source: KFVS)One person is dead after a crash on Highway 4 (Source: KFVS)

    The vehicle became airborne for a short distance before traveling through an agricultural field and came to rest in a ditch.

    The vehicle became airborne for a short distance before traveling through an agricultural field and came to rest in a ditch.

  • No threat to public safety after train derailment in Franklin County, IL

    No threat to public safety after train derailment in Franklin County, IL

    Sunday, August 19 2018 10:36 PM EDT2018-08-20 02:36:56 GMT
    The cause of the derailment is not known at this time and is under investigation (Source: Franklin County Emergency Management Agency)The cause of the derailment is not known at this time and is under investigation (Source: Franklin County Emergency Management Agency)

    According to Franklin County Emergency Management, a Union Pacific train hauling flatbed cars derailed south of Webster Street.

    According to Franklin County Emergency Management, a Union Pacific train hauling flatbed cars derailed south of Webster Street.

  • Jackson County deputies to increase patrols during holidays

    Jackson County deputies to increase patrols during holidays

    Sunday, August 19 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-08-19 23:58:16 GMT
    Safety Patrol will be in force through Labor Day Holiday. (Source: KFVS)Safety Patrol will be in force through Labor Day Holiday. (Source: KFVS)
    One person is dead after a crash on Highway 4 (Source: KFVS)One person is dead after a crash on Highway 4 (Source: KFVS)
    The Jackson County, Ill. Sheriff's Office will begin its Traffic Safety campaign. According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, in the upcoming weeks, deputies will be conducting patrols aimed at encouraging safe driving through the Labor Day Holiday. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android These patrols are meant to increase enforcement of Driving Under the Influence, occupant protection, speed and distracted driving laws. This was made possible by a ...
    The Jackson County, Ill. Sheriff's Office will begin its Traffic Safety campaign. According to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, in the upcoming weeks, deputies will be conducting patrols aimed at encouraging safe driving through the Labor Day Holiday. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android These patrols are meant to increase enforcement of Driving Under the Influence, occupant protection, speed and distracted driving laws. This was made possible by a ...
  • Festivals, parades to mark Illinois' 200th Constitution Day

    Festivals, parades to mark Illinois' 200th Constitution Day

    Sunday, August 19 2018 11:02 AM EDT2018-08-19 15:02:37 GMT
    Among the celebrations planned for Aug. 26 is the dedication of a new Bicentennial Plaza  (Source: Office of the Governor Bruce Rauner)Among the celebrations planned for Aug. 26 is the dedication of a new Bicentennial Plaza (Source: Office of the Governor Bruce Rauner)

    A series of festivals, parades and other events will mark the 200th anniversary of Illinois adopting its state constitution.

    A series of festivals, parades and other events will mark the 200th anniversary of Illinois adopting its state constitution.

  • 1 in custody after shooting investigation in Mt. Vernon, IL

    1 in custody after shooting investigation in Mt. Vernon, IL

    Sunday, August 19 2018 10:27 AM EDT2018-08-19 14:27:25 GMT
    Carlos R. Lewis, 37, was taken into custody after a traffic stop at 17th and Veterans Memorial Drive. (Source: Mt. Vernon Police Department, Facebook)Carlos R. Lewis, 37, was taken into custody after a traffic stop at 17th and Veterans Memorial Drive. (Source: Mt. Vernon Police Department, Facebook)

    One person is in custody after a shooting left one person injured in Mt. Vernon, Illinois on Saturday, August 18.

    One person is in custody after a shooting left one person injured in Mt. Vernon, Illinois on Saturday, August 18.

  • 2 injured in two-vehicle crash on I-24 in Massac County, IL

    2 injured in two-vehicle crash on I-24 in Massac County, IL

    Saturday, August 18 2018 10:54 PM EDT2018-08-19 02:54:05 GMT
    Two injured in a crash on I-24. (Source: Raycom Media)Two injured in a crash on I-24. (Source: Raycom Media)
    One man is dead following a single-vehicle crash on Highway 32. (Source: Raycom Media)One man is dead following a single-vehicle crash on Highway 32. (Source: Raycom Media)
    A two-vehicle crash sent two to the hospital on Aug. 18. According to ISP, Paul Price, 46, was driving on I-24 when he lost control of his vehicle and crossed the median eventually hitting a semi truck driven by Courtney Baxter, 43. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android Price and his passenger Thomas Griffey, 38, were taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. Baxter refuse treatment at the scene. Price was charged with Too Fast For Condi...
    A two-vehicle crash sent two to the hospital on Aug. 18. According to ISP, Paul Price, 46, was driving on I-24 when he lost control of his vehicle and crossed the median eventually hitting a semi truck driven by Courtney Baxter, 43. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android Price and his passenger Thomas Griffey, 38, were taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment. Baxter refuse treatment at the scene. Price was charged with Too Fast For Condi...
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  • IL Gov. signs bill allowing hunters to wear blaze pink, increase poaching penalty

    IL Gov. signs bill allowing hunters to wear blaze pink, increase poaching penalty

    Saturday, August 18 2018 11:40 AM EDT2018-08-18 15:40:30 GMT
    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation legalizing blaze pink hunting gear in addition to orange and increasing penalties for wildlife poaching. (Source: KFVS)Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation legalizing blaze pink hunting gear in addition to orange and increasing penalties for wildlife poaching. (Source: KFVS)
    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation legalizing blaze pink hunting gear in addition to orange and increasing penalties for wildlife poaching. (Source: KFVS)Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation legalizing blaze pink hunting gear in addition to orange and increasing penalties for wildlife poaching. (Source: KFVS)

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation legalizing blaze pink hunting gear in addition to orange and increasing penalties for wildlife poaching.

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation legalizing blaze pink hunting gear in addition to orange and increasing penalties for wildlife poaching.

  • New 5-day bike ride to feature Illinois farms, vineyards

    New 5-day bike ride to feature Illinois farms, vineyards

    Saturday, August 18 2018 11:31 AM EDT2018-08-18 15:31:32 GMT
    Bicyclists will get to tour central Illinois farms, vineyards and breweries during a new, five-day ride (Source: Pixabay)Bicyclists will get to tour central Illinois farms, vineyards and breweries during a new, five-day ride (Source: Pixabay)

    Bicyclists will get to tour central Illinois farms, vineyards and breweries during a new, five-day ride scheduled as part of Illinois' Bicentennial celebration.

    Bicyclists will get to tour central Illinois farms, vineyards and breweries during a new, five-day ride scheduled as part of Illinois' Bicentennial celebration.

  • Study: Most Illinois kindergarteners weren't ready in 2017

    Study: Most Illinois kindergarteners weren't ready in 2017

    Saturday, August 18 2018 10:42 AM EDT2018-08-18 14:42:32 GMT
    A new study by the Illinois Board of Education shows that less than a quarter of the state's children were fully prepared to enter kindergarten last year. (Source: KFVS)A new study by the Illinois Board of Education shows that less than a quarter of the state's children were fully prepared to enter kindergarten last year. (Source: KFVS)

    A new study by the Illinois Board of Education shows that less than a quarter of the state's children were fully prepared to enter kindergarten last year.

    A new study by the Illinois Board of Education shows that less than a quarter of the state's children were fully prepared to enter kindergarten last year.

  • Evangelicals confront sex abuse problems in #MeToo era

    Evangelicals confront sex abuse problems in #MeToo era

    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:40 AM EDT2018-08-18 13:40:09 GMT
    The phenomenon at evangelical denominations is an offshoot of the #MeToo movement (Source: Pixabay.com)The phenomenon at evangelical denominations is an offshoot of the #MeToo movement (Source: Pixabay.com)

    The developments are happening as the Roman Catholic church struggles with a new wave of clergy sex abuse cases.

    The developments are happening as the Roman Catholic church struggles with a new wave of clergy sex abuse cases.

  • IL man arrested for reckless driving; PD urge safe driving in school zone

    IL man arrested for reckless driving; PD urge safe driving in school zone

    Friday, August 17 2018 7:33 PM EDT2018-08-17 23:33:22 GMT
    A man is in custody after being caught driving erratically near schools in Elkville on multiple occasions.  (Source: KFVS, Brittany Jacob)A man is in custody after being caught driving erratically near schools in Elkville on multiple occasions.  (Source: KFVS, Brittany Jacob)

    A man is in custody after being caught driving erratically near schools in Elkville on multiple occasions.  

    A man is in custody after being caught driving erratically near schools in Elkville on multiple occasions.  

  • Williamson Co. IL passes gun control resolution

    Williamson Co. IL passes gun control resolution

    Friday, August 17 2018 5:51 PM EDT2018-08-17 21:51:46 GMT
    Williamson County is now the 38th county in the state of Illinois to pass this kind of resolution (Source: KFVS. Taylor Clark)Williamson County is now the 38th county in the state of Illinois to pass this kind of resolution (Source: KFVS. Taylor Clark)
    Williamson County is now the 38th county in the state of Illinois to pass this kind of resolution (Source: KFVS. Taylor Clark)Williamson County is now the 38th county in the state of Illinois to pass this kind of resolution (Source: KFVS. Taylor Clark)

    Williamson County is the latest addition to the list of counties to pass a gun control resolution. 

    Williamson County is the latest addition to the list of counties to pass a gun control resolution. 

  • Carbondale, IL man facing meth charges

    Carbondale, IL man facing meth charges

    Friday, August 17 2018 4:45 PM EDT2018-08-17 20:45:35 GMT
    A Carbondale, Illinois man was in court on meth-related charges. (Source: Raycom Media)A Carbondale, Illinois man was in court on meth-related charges. (Source: Raycom Media)
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    A Carbondale, Illinois man was in court on meth-related federal charges.

    A Carbondale, Illinois man was in court on meth-related federal charges.

  • Shots fired leads to arrest of Carbondale, IL man after argument

    Shots fired leads to arrest of Carbondale, IL man after argument

    Friday, August 17 2018 3:54 PM EDT2018-08-17 19:54:00 GMT
    During the course of the investigation, officers identified the suspect as Traeshonne D. Blythe, 25, of Carbondale, Ill. (Source: Carbondale PD)During the course of the investigation, officers identified the suspect as Traeshonne D. Blythe, 25, of Carbondale, Ill. (Source: Carbondale PD)
    During the course of the investigation, officers identified the suspect as Traeshonne D. Blythe, 25, of Carbondale, Ill. (Source: Carbondale PD)During the course of the investigation, officers identified the suspect as Traeshonne D. Blythe, 25, of Carbondale, Ill. (Source: Carbondale PD)

    During the course of the investigation, officers identified the suspect as Traeshonne D. Blythe, 25, of Carbondale, Ill.

    During the course of the investigation, officers identified the suspect as Traeshonne D. Blythe, 25, of Carbondale, Ill.

  • West Frankfort, IL man accused of threatening a judge

    West Frankfort, IL man accused of threatening a judge

    Friday, August 17 2018 3:44 PM EDT2018-08-17 19:44:38 GMT
    Bobby Joe Owen, 40, of West Frankfort, IL is accused of posting a threat on social media against a judge in Franklin Co., IL. (Source: Franklin Co. Sheriff Office)Bobby Joe Owen, 40, of West Frankfort, IL is accused of posting a threat on social media against a judge in Franklin Co., IL. (Source: Franklin Co. Sheriff Office)
    Bobby Joe Owen, 40, of West Frankfort, IL is accused of posting a threat on social media against a judge in Franklin Co., IL. (Source: Franklin Co. Sheriff Office)Bobby Joe Owen, 40, of West Frankfort, IL is accused of posting a threat on social media against a judge in Franklin Co., IL. (Source: Franklin Co. Sheriff Office)

    A social media threat against a Circuit Court Judge is under investigation in Franklin County, Illinois. 

    A social media threat against a Circuit Court Judge is under investigation in Franklin County, Illinois. 

  • Teen dies in shooting outside Chicago basketball game

    Teen dies in shooting outside Chicago basketball game

    Friday, August 17 2018 3:36 PM EDT2018-08-17 19:36:19 GMT
    Police say the 14-year-old is in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. (Source: Raycom Media)Police say the 14-year-old is in serious condition with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Authorities say a 15-year-old boy has died and a 14-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting following a large fight at a basketball game in Chicago.

    Authorities say a 15-year-old boy has died and a 14-year-old boy was wounded in a shooting following a large fight at a basketball game in Chicago.

  • Heartland road projects for 8/17

    Heartland road projects for 8/17

    Sunday, May 11 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-05-11 20:08:01 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 3:24 PM EDT2018-08-17 19:24:47 GMT

    Here is a list of some road projects from around the Heartland.

    Here is a list of some road projects from around the Heartland.

  • Three arrested in Franklin Co., IL burglary investigations

    Three arrested in Franklin Co., IL burglary investigations

    Friday, August 17 2018 3:21 PM EDT2018-08-17 19:21:43 GMT
    Two burglary investigations lead to three arrests in Franklin County, Il. (Source: Franklin County Sheriff's Office)Two burglary investigations lead to three arrests in Franklin County, Il. (Source: Franklin County Sheriff's Office)
    Two burglary investigations lead to three arrests in Franklin County, Il. (Source: Franklin County Sheriff's Office)Two burglary investigations lead to three arrests in Franklin County, Il. (Source: Franklin County Sheriff's Office)

    Three adults were arrested in Franklin County, Illinois on burglary charges in separate investigations. 

    Three adults were arrested in Franklin County, Illinois on burglary charges in separate investigations. 

  • Current boil water orders in the Heartland

    Current boil water orders in the Heartland

    Wednesday, May 28 2014 4:08 PM EDT2014-05-28 20:08:19 GMT
    Friday, August 17 2018 3:08 PM EDT2018-08-17 19:08:34 GMT

    This is a current list of boil water orders in the Heartland.

    This is a current list of boil water orders in the Heartland.

  • Sparta, IL based National Guard firefighting team returns from Iraq and Syria

    Sparta, IL based National Guard firefighting team returns from Iraq and Syria

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:50 PM EDT2018-08-17 18:50:24 GMT
    Family and friends met at the Army National Guard Armory in Sparta, Illinois, Aug. 16, for an emotional reunion (Source: IL National Guard)Family and friends met at the Army National Guard Armory in Sparta, Illinois, Aug. 16, for an emotional reunion (Source: IL National Guard)
    Family and friends met at the Army National Guard Armory in Sparta, Illinois, Aug. 16, for an emotional reunion (Source: IL National Guard)Family and friends met at the Army National Guard Armory in Sparta, Illinois, Aug. 16, for an emotional reunion (Source: IL National Guard)

    Family and friends met at the Army National Guard Armory in Sparta, Illinois, Aug. 16, for an emotional reunion.

    Family and friends met at the Army National Guard Armory in Sparta, Illinois, Aug. 16, for an emotional reunion.

  • Man accused of child sex abuse arrested in Franklin Co., IL

    Man accused of child sex abuse arrested in Franklin Co., IL

    Friday, August 17 2018 2:42 PM EDT2018-08-17 18:42:54 GMT
    Logan C. Busby, 19, of Ewing, IL is facing battery, exploitation, and aggravated criminal sexual abuse charges. (Source: Franklin County Sheriff's Office)Logan C. Busby, 19, of Ewing, IL is facing battery, exploitation, and aggravated criminal sexual abuse charges. (Source: Franklin County Sheriff's Office)

    A 19-year-old Ewing, Illinois man was arrested Friday, Aug. 10 after a months-long child sexual abuse investigation in Franklin County. 

    A 19-year-old Ewing, Illinois man was arrested Friday, Aug. 10 after a months-long child sexual abuse investigation in Franklin County. 

  • Sen. Duckworth wants investigation into possible ethics violation at VA

    Sen. Duckworth wants investigation into possible ethics violation at VA

    Friday, August 17 2018 10:46 AM EDT2018-08-17 14:46:42 GMT
    Sen. Duckworth is asking the VA Inspector General to investigate whether the VA leadership violated any federal law, policy, or their ethical obligation to Veterans. (Source: Department of Veterans Affair)Sen. Duckworth is asking the VA Inspector General to investigate whether the VA leadership violated any federal law, policy, or their ethical obligation to Veterans. (Source: Department of Veterans Affair)
    Sen. Duckworth is asking the VA Inspector General to investigate whether the VA leadership violated any federal law, policy, or their ethical obligation to Veterans. (Source: Department of Veterans Affair)Sen. Duckworth is asking the VA Inspector General to investigate whether the VA leadership violated any federal law, policy, or their ethical obligation to Veterans. (Source: Department of Veterans Affair)

    Illinois U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, along with New Hampshire U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, is asking the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of the Inspector General (IG) to investigate whether the VA leadership violated any federal law, policy, or their ethical obligation to Veterans. 

    Illinois U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, along with New Hampshire U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, is asking the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of the Inspector General (IG) to investigate whether the VA leadership violated any federal law, policy, or their ethical obligation to Veterans. 

  • No one injured in Anna, IL pickup truck fire

    No one injured in Anna, IL pickup truck fire

    Wednesday, August 15 2018 2:46 PM EDT2018-08-15 18:46:07 GMT
    Anna Fire responded to a vehicle fire on Wednesday (Source: Viewer Submitted)Anna Fire responded to a vehicle fire on Wednesday (Source: Viewer Submitted)
    Anna Fire responded to a vehicle fire on Wednesday (Source: Viewer Submitted)Anna Fire responded to a vehicle fire on Wednesday (Source: Viewer Submitted)

    Anna Fire Department responded to a vehicle on fire on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

    Anna Fire Department responded to a vehicle on fire on Wednesday, Aug. 15.

  • Gov. Rauner signs law requiring state jobs be in capital

    Gov. Rauner signs law requiring state jobs be in capital

    Friday, August 10 2018 9:39 AM EDT2018-08-10 13:39:04 GMT
    Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation stating state jobs to be located in the capital city (Source: KFVS)Gov. Bruce Rauner signed legislation stating state jobs to be located in the capital city (Source: KFVS)

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law requiring state jobs to be located in the capital city unless there's good reason to put them elsewhere.

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law requiring state jobs to be located in the capital city unless there's good reason to put them elsewhere.

  • Chicago initiative will return lost animals to owners faster

    Chicago initiative will return lost animals to owners faster

    Friday, August 10 2018 9:39 AM EDT2018-08-10 13:39:09 GMT
    Lost pets will be found faster now in Chicago (Source: KFVS)Lost pets will be found faster now in Chicago (Source: KFVS)

    Chicago has a new strategy to return lost animals to their owners more quickly and keep them out of the city's animal shelter.

    Chicago has a new strategy to return lost animals to their owners more quickly and keep them out of the city's animal shelter.

  • Public meeting held in Chester, IL to discuss heroin, opioid epidemic

    Public meeting held in Chester, IL to discuss heroin, opioid epidemic

    Thursday, August 9 2018 8:56 PM EDT2018-08-10 00:56:24 GMT
    The Chester, Illinois Police department held a public meeting to educate the public on the opiod and heroin epidemic going on in southern Illinois and around the U.S.  (Source: KFVS)The Chester, Illinois Police department held a public meeting to educate the public on the opiod and heroin epidemic going on in southern Illinois and around the U.S.  (Source: KFVS)
    The Chester, Illinois Police department held a public meeting to educate the public on the opiod and heroin epidemic going on in southern Illinois and around the U.S.  (Source: KFVS)The Chester, Illinois Police department held a public meeting to educate the public on the opiod and heroin epidemic going on in southern Illinois and around the U.S.  (Source: KFVS)

    The Chester, Illinois Police department held a public meeting to educate the public on the opioid and heroin epidemic going on in southern Illinois and around the U.S. 

    The Chester, Illinois Police department held a public meeting to educate the public on the opioid and heroin epidemic going on in southern Illinois and around the U.S. 

  • Exxon asked to pay $1.8M for Arkansas oil spill damage

    Exxon asked to pay $1.8M for Arkansas oil spill damage

    Thursday, August 9 2018 11:19 AM EDT2018-08-09 15:19:59 GMT
    Officials are asking for more than $1M after the 2013 oil spill (Source: Pixabay)Officials are asking for more than $1M after the 2013 oil spill (Source: Pixabay)

    State and federal officials are asking Exxon Mobil to pay more than $1.8 million in compensation for a 2013 oil spill in Arkansas.

    State and federal officials are asking Exxon Mobil to pay more than $1.8 million in compensation for a 2013 oil spill in Arkansas.

  • Man, woman arrested on several drug charges in Johnston City, IL

    Man, woman arrested on several drug charges in Johnston City, IL

    Thursday, August 9 2018 10:36 AM EDT2018-08-09 14:36:42 GMT
    Police arrested two people on drug charges in Johnston City, IL. (Source: Raycom Media)Police arrested two people on drug charges in Johnston City, IL. (Source: Raycom Media)
    According to Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Clark Parrott, Troop E officers are at the scene of a three-vehicle deadly crash in southern Cape Girardeau County. (Source: Raycom Media)According to Missouri Highway Patrol Sgt. Clark Parrott, Troop E officers are at the scene of a three-vehicle deadly crash in southern Cape Girardeau County. (Source: Raycom Media)

    In Johnston City, Illinois a man and woman were arrested on several drug charges on August 9.

    In Johnston City, Illinois a man and woman were arrested on several drug charges on August 9.

  • Labor Department monitoring Illinois State Fair ride safety

    Labor Department monitoring Illinois State Fair ride safety

    Thursday, August 9 2018 10:25 AM EDT2018-08-09 14:25:57 GMT
    Illinois officials will make routine inspections of all amusement rides at the Illinois State Fair. (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)Illinois officials will make routine inspections of all amusement rides at the Illinois State Fair. (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)

    Illinois officials will make routine inspections of all amusement rides at the Illinois State Fair .

    Illinois officials will make routine inspections of all amusement rides at the Illinois State Fair .

  • Speakers reject church summit after claims against founder

    Speakers reject church summit after claims against founder

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 9:30 PM EDT2018-08-09 01:30:05 GMT
    According to Shawnee Community College President Peggy Bradford, the college Board of Trustees has voted to move forward accepting plans to renovate the new location of the Cairo Center.   (Source: Pixabay)According to Shawnee Community College President Peggy Bradford, the college Board of Trustees has voted to move forward accepting plans to renovate the new location of the Cairo Center.   (Source: Pixabay)

    Several speakers have backed out of a suburban Chicago summit after allegations of sexual misconduct against the founder of the megachurch hosting the event.

    Several speakers have backed out of a suburban Chicago summit after allegations of sexual misconduct against the founder of the megachurch hosting the event.

  • Shawnee Community College to renovate building for Cairo Center

    Shawnee Community College to renovate building for Cairo Center

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 9:20 PM EDT2018-08-09 01:20:42 GMT
    According to Shawnee Community College President Peggy Bradford, the college Board of Trustees has voted to move forward accepting plans to renovate the new location of the Cairo Center.   (Source: KFVS)According to Shawnee Community College President Peggy Bradford, the college Board of Trustees has voted to move forward accepting plans to renovate the new location of the Cairo Center.   (Source: KFVS)
    According to Shawnee Community College President Peggy Bradford, the college Board of Trustees has voted to move forward accepting plans to renovate the new location of the Cairo Center.   (Source: KFVS)According to Shawnee Community College President Peggy Bradford, the college Board of Trustees has voted to move forward accepting plans to renovate the new location of the Cairo Center.   (Source: KFVS)

    According to Shawnee Community College President Peggy Bradford, the college Board of Trustees has voted to move forward accepting plans to renovate the new location of the Cairo Center.  

    According to Shawnee Community College President Peggy Bradford, the college Board of Trustees has voted to move forward accepting plans to renovate the new location of the Cairo Center.  

  • I-57 ramp back open after serious crash in Union Co., IL

    I-57 ramp back open after serious crash in Union Co., IL

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 6:52 PM EDT2018-08-08 22:52:47 GMT
    A crash involving a semi-truck and a car in Union County, Illinois shut down the northbound ramp of Interstate 57 to Route 146 Wednesday, Aug. 8.  (Source: Don Frazier, KFVS)A crash involving a semi-truck and a car in Union County, Illinois shut down the northbound ramp of Interstate 57 to Route 146 Wednesday, Aug. 8. (Source: Don Frazier, KFVS)

    A crash involving a semi-truck and a car in Union County, Illinois shut down the northbound ramp of Interstate 57 to Route 146 Wednesday, Aug. 8.

    A crash involving a semi-truck and a car in Union County, Illinois shut down the northbound ramp of Interstate 57 to Route 146 Wednesday, Aug. 8.

  • Nonprofit receives $500K grant to treat Opioid use disorders

    Nonprofit receives $500K grant to treat Opioid use disorders

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 6:45 PM EDT2018-08-08 22:45:25 GMT
    Centerstone behavioral health care has announced it was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (DHS/SUPR).  (Source: Pixabay.com)Centerstone behavioral health care has announced it was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (DHS/SUPR).  (Source: Pixabay.com)
    Egyptian Health Department and Shawnee Health Service held a class on August 15 to help give the community the tools to help prevent overdose deaths.   (Source: Pixabay.com)Egyptian Health Department and Shawnee Health Service held a class on August 15 to help give the community the tools to help prevent overdose deaths.  (Source: Pixabay.com)

    Centerstone behavioral health care has announced it was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (DHS/SUPR). 

    Centerstone behavioral health care has announced it was awarded a $500,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services/Division of Substance Use Prevention and Recovery (DHS/SUPR). 

  • IL woman charged with reckless homicide months after deadly crash

    IL woman charged with reckless homicide months after deadly crash

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 4:08 PM EDT2018-08-08 20:08:06 GMT
    Caitlin R. Happach has three felony charges after a deadly crash (Source: ISP)Caitlin R. Happach has three felony charges after a deadly crash (Source: ISP)

    A deadly crash led to the arrest of a Woodlawn, Illinois woman on August 7. 

    A deadly crash led to the arrest of a Woodlawn, Illinois woman on August 7. 

  • Sen. Dick Durbin meets with HUD Regional Administrator about housing crisis in Cairo, IL

    Sen. Dick Durbin meets with HUD Regional Administrator about housing crisis in Cairo, IL

    Wednesday, August 8 2018 2:56 PM EDT2018-08-08 18:56:45 GMT
    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin met in Cario, Illinois with the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator of HUD's Midwest Regional Office on Tuesday, August 7.  (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)U.S. Senator Dick Durbin met in Cario, Illinois with the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator of HUD's Midwest Regional Office on Tuesday, August 7.  (Source: Taylor Clark, KFVS)

    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin met in Cario, Illinois with the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator of HUD's Midwest Regional Office on Tuesday, August 7.

    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin met in Cario, Illinois with the U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator of HUD's Midwest Regional Office on Tuesday, August 7.

  • Ivanka Trump to promote workforce development in Illinois

    Ivanka Trump to promote workforce development in Illinois

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 3:56 PM EDT2018-08-07 19:56:53 GMT
    Ivanka Trump plans to promote worker training in Illinois this week. (Source: Raycom Media)Ivanka Trump plans to promote worker training in Illinois this week. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Ivanka Trump plans to promote worker training in Illinois this week.

    Ivanka Trump plans to promote worker training in Illinois this week.

  • Eastbound lanes of PSB to be closed this weekend

    Eastbound lanes of PSB to be closed this weekend

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 9:54 AM EDT2018-08-07 13:54:54 GMT
    Credit: KMOVCredit: KMOV

    All eastbound lanes of the Poplar Street Bridge will be closed this weekend.

    All eastbound lanes of the Poplar Street Bridge will be closed this weekend.

  • Southern Illinois gets $15M rural electrification grant

    Southern Illinois gets $15M rural electrification grant

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 8:06 AM EDT2018-08-07 12:06:30 GMT
    Illinois will receive more than $15 million (Source: Raycom Media)Illinois will receive more than $15 million (Source: Raycom Media)

    Illinois will receive more than $15 million in federal money to construct an electric transmission line in southern Illinois.

    Illinois will receive more than $15 million in federal money to construct an electric transmission line in southern Illinois.

  • Free admission to Bicentennial exhibit at state museum

    Free admission to Bicentennial exhibit at state museum

    Tuesday, August 7 2018 8:03 AM EDT2018-08-07 12:03:22 GMT
    Illinois Bicentennial will be on display for free (Source: Office of the Governor Bruce Rauner)Illinois Bicentennial will be on display for free (Source: Office of the Governor Bruce Rauner)

    The Illinois Bicentennial will be on full display this weekend - for free.

    The Illinois Bicentennial will be on full display this weekend - for free.

  • 2 injured in semi crash in White Co., IL

    2 injured in semi crash in White Co., IL

    Monday, August 6 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-08-07 02:51:06 GMT
    A Kentucky man and Illinois woman were injured in a crash in White County, Illinois at 3:17 p.m. on Monday, August 6.  (Source: Raycom Media)A Kentucky man and Illinois woman were injured in a crash in White County, Illinois at 3:17 p.m. on Monday, August 6.  (Source: Raycom Media)
    One man is dead following a single-vehicle crash on Highway 32. (Source: Raycom Media)One man is dead following a single-vehicle crash on Highway 32. (Source: Raycom Media)

    A Kentucky man and Illinois woman were injured in a crash in White County, Illinois at 3:17 p.m. on Monday, August 6. 

    A Kentucky man and Illinois woman were injured in a crash in White County, Illinois at 3:17 p.m. on Monday, August 6. 

  • Missing teen lured away by video game chat resurfaces

    Missing teen lured away by video game chat resurfaces

    Monday, August 6 2018 5:05 PM EDT2018-08-06 21:05:23 GMT
    A northwest Mississippi teenager has resurfaced in Illinois four days after he went missing. (Source: KFVS)A northwest Mississippi teenager has resurfaced in Illinois four days after he went missing. (Source: KFVS)

    A northwest Mississippi teenager has resurfaced in Illinois, four days after he went missing.

    A northwest Mississippi teenager has resurfaced in Illinois four days after he went missing.

  • Deadly hit-and-run investigation underway in Franklin County, IL

    Deadly hit-and-run investigation underway in Franklin County, IL

    Monday, August 6 2018 1:30 PM EDT2018-08-06 17:30:17 GMT
    Deadly hit-and-run investigation underway in West Frankfort, IL. (Source: KFVS)Deadly hit-and-run investigation underway in West Frankfort, IL. (Source: KFVS)

    The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly hit-and-run on Aug. 4.

    The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is investigating a deadly hit-and-run on Aug. 4.

  • Rear-facing restraint now required for Illinois infants

    Rear-facing restraint now required for Illinois infants

    Friday, August 3 2018 6:23 PM EDT2018-08-03 22:23:00 GMT
    Illinois children must ride in rear-facing child-restraint seats in automobiles until age 2 under a law Gov. Bruce Rauner signed. (Source: Pixabay)Illinois children must ride in rear-facing child-restraint seats in automobiles until age 2 under a law Gov. Bruce Rauner signed. (Source: Pixabay)

    Illinois children must ride in rear-facing child-restraint seats in automobiles until age 2 under a law Gov. Bruce Rauner signed.

    Illinois children must ride in rear-facing child-restraint seats in automobiles until age 2 under a law Gov. Bruce Rauner signed.

  • More states sue to stop online plans for 3D-printed guns

    More states sue to stop online plans for 3D-printed guns

    Friday, August 3 2018 5:20 PM EDT2018-08-03 21:20:53 GMT
    The states say the downloadable files threaten public safety and their ability to enforce gun laws. (Source: Raycom Media)The states say the downloadable files threaten public safety and their ability to enforce gun laws. (Source: Raycom Media)

    More states are suing the Trump administration to dissolve a settlement it reached with a company that wants to post instructions online for making 3D-printed firearms that are hard to trace and detect.

    More states are suing the Trump administration to dissolve a settlement it reached with a company that wants to post instructions online for making 3D-printed firearms that are hard to trace and detect.

  • Man taken into custody in White Co. IL after stolen gun investigation in Paducah

    Man taken into custody in White Co. IL after stolen gun investigation in Paducah

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 7:06 PM EDT2018-07-31 23:06:01 GMT
    Wiseman was in the home and in possession of several stolen guns. Wiseman also had a warrant in Paducah, Ky.(Source: Paducah Police Department)Wiseman was in the home and in possession of several stolen guns. Wiseman also had a warrant in Paducah, Ky.(Source: Paducah Police Department)

    Wiseman was in the home and in possession of several stolen guns. Wiseman also had a warrant in Paducah, Ky.

    Wiseman was in the home and in possession of several stolen guns. Wiseman also had a warrant in Paducah, Ky.

  • Injured Chicago Cubs fan feels 'lucky to be alive'

    Injured Chicago Cubs fan feels 'lucky to be alive'

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 1:48 PM EDT2018-07-31 17:48:09 GMT
    A man, who was wearing a plastic bucket on his head when a large metal pin fell from Wrigley Field's centerfield scoreboard during a Chicago Cubs game, says he feels lucky to be alive. (Source: KFVS)A man, who was wearing a plastic bucket on his head when a large metal pin fell from Wrigley Field's centerfield scoreboard during a Chicago Cubs game, says he feels lucky to be alive. (Source: KFVS)

    A man, who was wearing a plastic bucket on his head when a large metal pin fell from Wrigley Field's centerfield scoreboard during a Chicago Cubs game, says he feels lucky to be alive.

    A man, who was wearing a plastic bucket on his head when a large metal pin fell from Wrigley Field's centerfield scoreboard during a Chicago Cubs game, says he feels lucky to be alive.

  • The Latest: Indiana family files 2nd lawsuit in boat sinking

    The Latest: Indiana family files 2nd lawsuit in boat sinking

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 11:58 AM EDT2018-07-31 15:58:26 GMT
    Members of an Indiana family who lost nine loved when a tourist boat sank in Missouri are speaking out about the tragedy.  (Source: KFVS)Members of an Indiana family who lost nine loved when a tourist boat sank in Missouri are speaking out about the tragedy. (Source: KFVS)

    The Latest on the sinking of tourist boat in Branson(all times local):

    The Latest on the sinking of tourist boat in Branson(all times local):

  • Indiana family to discuss boat sinking that killed relatives

    Indiana family to discuss boat sinking that killed relatives

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 11:36 AM EDT2018-07-31 15:36:53 GMT
    Members of an Indiana family who lost nine loved when a tourist boat sank in Missouri are speaking out about the tragedy.  (Source: KFVS)Members of an Indiana family who lost nine loved when a tourist boat sank in Missouri are speaking out about the tragedy. (Source: KFVS)

    Members of an Indiana family who lost nine loved ones when a tourist boat sank in Missouri plan to speak at a news conference about their lives after "our family tree has been broken."

    Members of an Indiana family who lost nine loved ones when a tourist boat sank in Missouri plan to speak at a news conference about their lives after "our family tree has been broken."

  • Illinois lottery game to help families of fallen officers

    Illinois lottery game to help families of fallen officers

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 8:53 AM EDT2018-07-31 12:53:29 GMT
    A new Illinois lottery game will generate money to help the families of police officers killed or severely hurt in the line of duty. (Source: Raycom Media)A new Illinois lottery game will generate money to help the families of police officers killed or severely hurt in the line of duty. (Source: Raycom Media)

    A new Illinois lottery game will generate money to help the families of police officers killed or severely hurt in the line of duty.

    A new Illinois lottery game will generate money to help the families of police officers killed or severely hurt in the line of duty.

  • Southern Illinois man gets 19 years for bank robberies

    Southern Illinois man gets 19 years for bank robberies

    Tuesday, July 31 2018 7:16 AM EDT2018-07-31 11:16:45 GMT
    A federal judge has handed a 38-year-old man a 19-year prison sentence for two bank robberies in southern Illinois.  (Source: Raycom Media)A federal judge has handed a 38-year-old man a 19-year prison sentence for two bank robberies in southern Illinois. (Source: Raycom Media)

    A federal judge has handed a 38-year-old man a 19-year prison sentence for two bank robberies in southern Illinois.

    A federal judge has handed a 38-year-old man a 19-year prison sentence for two bank robberies in southern Illinois.

  • How Heartland firefighters get sent out west for wildfires

    How Heartland firefighters get sent out west for wildfires

    Monday, July 30 2018 9:31 PM EDT2018-07-31 01:31:55 GMT

    Fire fighters are getting sent west to help with wildfires. But from where?

    Fire fighters are getting sent west to help with wildfires. But from where?

  • Employees recovering after attack at southern IL animal shelter

    Employees recovering after attack at southern IL animal shelter

    Monday, July 30 2018 5:56 PM EDT2018-07-30 21:56:23 GMT
    Sade Dagon Brown, 24, of Harrisburg was arrested for aggravated battery (Source: Jackson Co. Jail)Sade Dagon Brown, 24, of Harrisburg was arrested for aggravated battery (Source: Jackson Co. Jail)

    According to the sheriff's office, a Harrisburg, Illinois woman is facing charges after allegedly hitting employees at a southern Illinois animal shelter.

    According to the sheriff's office, a Harrisburg, Illinois woman is facing charges after allegedly hitting employees at a southern Illinois animal shelter.

  • Illinois fairgrounds foundation falling short in fundraising

    Illinois fairgrounds foundation falling short in fundraising

    Monday, July 30 2018 2:54 PM EDT2018-07-30 18:54:59 GMT
    A foundation formed by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner two years ago to fundraise for repairing the state fairgrounds is falling short of its $2 million to $3 million annual target.  (Source: KFVS)A foundation formed by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner two years ago to fundraise for repairing the state fairgrounds is falling short of its $2 million to $3 million annual target. (Source: KFVS)

    A foundation formed by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner two years ago to fundraise for repairing the state fairgrounds is falling short of its $2 million to $3 million annual target.

    A foundation formed by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner two years ago to fundraise for repairing the state fairgrounds is falling short of its $2 million to $3 million annual target.

  • The Latest: Children sue over parents' death in boat sinking

    The Latest: Children sue over parents' death in boat sinking

    Monday, July 30 2018 2:47 PM EDT2018-07-30 18:47:28 GMT
    Three daughters of a couple who died when a tourist boat sank on a Missouri lake have filed a lawsuit against the companies involved in its operation and two crew members.(Source: KFVS)Three daughters of a couple who died when a tourist boat sank on a Missouri lake have filed a lawsuit against the companies involved in its operation and two crew members.(Source: KFVS)

    The Latest on a $100 million lawsuit filed over sinking of tourist boat in Branson (all times local):

    The Latest on lawsuits filed over the sinking of tourist boat in Branson (all times local):

  • Southern Illinois Made Expo highlights area businesses; help Veteran Honor Flights

    Southern Illinois Made Expo highlights area businesses; help Veteran Honor Flights

    Saturday, July 28 2018 7:01 PM EDT2018-07-28 23:01:50 GMT
    A vendor sells some popcorn at the Southern Illinois Made Expo. (Source: Mike Mohundro KFVS)A vendor sells some popcorn at the Southern Illinois Made Expo. (Source: Mike Mohundro KFVS)
    A vendor sells some popcorn at the Southern Illinois Made Expo. Picture courtesy: Mike Mohundro KFVSA vendor sells some popcorn at the Southern Illinois Made Expo. Picture courtesy: Mike Mohundro KFVS

    A weekend event in Marion is highlighting over a hundred area businesses from Southern Illinois.

    A weekend event in Marion is highlighting over a hundred area businesses from Southern Illinois.

  • 1 dead in single-vehicle crash in Pope County, IL

    1 dead in single-vehicle crash in Pope County, IL

    Saturday, July 28 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-07-28 22:54:12 GMT
    A person is dead following a single-vehicle crash in Pope County, Ill. (Source: Raycom Media)A person is dead following a single-vehicle crash in Pope County, Ill. (Source: Raycom Media)

    A person is dead following a single-vehicle crash in Pope County, Ill. 

    A person is dead following a single-vehicle crash in Pope County, Ill. 

  • US loses bid to have sanctuary city lawsuit tossed out

    US loses bid to have sanctuary city lawsuit tossed out

    Friday, July 27 2018 10:04 PM EDT2018-07-28 02:04:37 GMT
    A federal judge ruled Friday that the U.S. Justice Department does not have the authority to withhold grants from the city of Chicago because of its policies that provide sanctuary to immigrants. (Source: Raycom Media)A federal judge ruled Friday that the U.S. Justice Department does not have the authority to withhold grants from the city of Chicago because of its policies that provide sanctuary to immigrants. (Source: Raycom Media)

    A federal judge has denied a motion by the U.S. Justice Department to dismiss key counts of Chicago's lawsuit challenging efforts to link federal grant funds to immigration enforcement requirements.

    A federal judge ruled Friday that the U.S. Justice Department does not have the authority to withhold grants from the city of Chicago because of its policies that provide sanctuary to immigrants.

  • Epilepsy Walk at Rent One Ballpark in Marion, IL

    Epilepsy Walk at Rent One Ballpark in Marion, IL

    Friday, July 27 2018 7:54 PM EDT2018-07-27 23:54:35 GMT
    The Epilepsy Foundation Greater Southern Illinois is having a walk to raise awareness and money to help those in the area that may suffer from epilepsy at Rent One Ball Park in Marion Illinois this Sunday, July 29. (Source: Stock image/KFVS)The Epilepsy Foundation Greater Southern Illinois is having a walk to raise awareness and money to help those in the area that may suffer from epilepsy at Rent One Ball Park in Marion Illinois this Sunday, July 29. (Source: Stock image/KFVS)
    The Epilepsy Foundation Greater Southern Illinois is having a walk to raise awareness and money to help those in the area that may suffer from epilepsy at Rent One Ball Park in Marion Illinois this Sunday, July 29. (Source: Stock image/KFVS)The Epilepsy Foundation Greater Southern Illinois is having a walk to raise awareness and money to help those in the area that may suffer from epilepsy at Rent One Ball Park in Marion Illinois this Sunday, July 29. (Source: Stock image/KFVS)

    The Epilepsy Foundation Greater Southern Illinois is having a walk to raise awareness and money to help those in the area that may suffer from epilepsy at Rent One Ball Park in Marion Illinois this Sunday, July 29.

    The Epilepsy Foundation Greater Southern Illinois is having a walk to raise awareness and money to help those in the area that may suffer from epilepsy at Rent One Ball Park in Marion Illinois this Sunday, July 29.

  • Judge denies motion on new trial for Bethune

    Judge denies motion on new trial for Bethune

    Friday, July 27 2018 6:44 PM EDT2018-07-27 22:44:08 GMT
    Gaege Bethune is set to be sentenced in August in the murder of Pravin Varughese. (Source: Carbondale Police Department)Gaege Bethune is set to be sentenced in August in the murder of Pravin Varughese. (Source: Carbondale Police Department)

    The man found guilty of murder in a Southern Illinois University Carbondale student's death will be sentenced in August.

    The man found guilty of murder in a Southern Illinois University Carbondale student's death will be sentenced in August.

  • Murray State students participate in Rural Community Health Scholars program

    Murray State students participate in Rural Community Health Scholars program

    Wednesday, July 25 2018 11:56 AM EDT2018-07-25 15:56:37 GMT
    source:  Murray State Universitysource: Murray State University
    source:  Murray State Universitysource: Murray State University

    Five Murray State University students participated in the Rural Community Health Scholars program this summer

    Five Murray State University students participated in the Rural Community Health Scholars program this summer

  • Williamson Co. Sheriff's Office holding Women's Self-Defense class

    Williamson Co. Sheriff's Office holding Women's Self-Defense class

    Wednesday, July 25 2018 11:35 AM EDT2018-07-25 15:35:21 GMT
    The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is holding its third Women's Self-Defense class on two days in August.  (Source: Williamson County Sheriff's Office)The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is holding its third Women's Self-Defense class on two days in August.  (Source: Williamson County Sheriff's Office)
    The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is holding its third Women's Self-Defense class on two days in August.  (Source: Williamson County Sheriff's Office)The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is holding its third Women's Self-Defense class on two days in August.  (Source: Williamson County Sheriff's Office)
    The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is holding a two-day Women's Self-Defense Class in August. This is the third time the Sheriff's Office has offered the course. The class will be held at the Williamson County Sheriff's Office in Marion, Illinois on Monday, Aug. 6 and on Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android The class is free, but it is limited to 20 people. For more information and to register contact Lt. D...
    The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is holding a two-day Women's Self-Defense Class in August. This is the third time the Sheriff's Office has offered the course. The class will be held at the Williamson County Sheriff's Office in Marion, Illinois on Monday, Aug. 6 and on Tuesday, Aug. 7 from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android The class is free, but it is limited to 20 people. For more information and to register contact Lt. D...
  • ISP reminded drivers to slow down on Speed Awareness Day

    ISP reminded drivers to slow down on Speed Awareness Day

    Tuesday, July 24 2018 11:46 PM EDT2018-07-25 03:46:38 GMT
    July 25 is Illinois Speed Awareness Day. (Source: KFVS)July 25 is Illinois Speed Awareness Day. (Source: KFVS)
    The driver of a concrete truck was injured after a crash on IL Route 154 at Crocus Road. It happened at 3:35 p.m. on August 16. (Source: KFVS)The driver of a concrete truck was injured after a crash on IL Route 154 at Crocus Road. It happened at 3:35 p.m. on August 16. (Source: KFVS)

    July 25 is Speed Awareness Day in Illinois.

    July 25 is Speed Awareness Day in Illinois.

  • $200K grant to improve children mental healthcare in southern IL

    $200K grant to improve children mental healthcare in southern IL

    Tuesday, July 24 2018 6:54 PM EDT2018-07-24 22:54:16 GMT
    The Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation recently gave Centerstone of Illinois a $200,000 grant to improve mental healthcare for children in the southern Illinois area.  (Source: KFVS)The Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation recently gave Centerstone of Illinois a $200,000 grant to improve mental healthcare for children in the southern Illinois area. (Source: KFVS)
    A foundation formed by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner two years ago to fundraise for repairing the state fairgrounds is falling short of its $2 million to $3 million annual target.  (Source: KFVS)A foundation formed by Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner two years ago to fundraise for repairing the state fairgrounds is falling short of its $2 million to $3 million annual target. (Source: KFVS)

    The Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation recently gave Centerstone of Illinois a $200,000 grant to improve mental healthcare for children in the southern Illinois area.

    The Illinois Children's Healthcare Foundation recently gave Centerstone of Illinois a $200,000 grant to improve mental healthcare for children in the southern Illinois area.

  • 5th suspect in Pinckneyville teen's 2010 murder sentenced

    5th suspect in Pinckneyville teen's 2010 murder sentenced

    Tuesday, July 24 2018 1:31 PM EDT2018-07-24 17:31:51 GMT
    Previous mugshot of Chad Bennett, who pleaded guilty to a home invasion charge in connection with Sidnee Stephens' murder.Previous mugshot of Chad Bennett, who pleaded guilty to a home invasion charge in connection with Sidnee Stephens' murder.

    The fifth suspect accused in the murder of Sidnee Stephens back in 2010 in rural Pinckneyville has been sentenced to prison. According to the Perry County State's Attorney's Office, Chad Bennett pleaded guilty March 13, 2018 to a home invasion charge in part of a plea agreement where the first degree murder and concealment of a homicidal death charges were dropped.  On Friday, July 20 Bennett was sentenced to 20 years in the Department of Corrections. Download the KFVS Ne...

    The fifth suspect accused in the murder of Sidnee Stephens back in 2010 in rural Pinckneyville has been sentenced to prison. According to the Perry County State's Attorney's Office, Chad Bennett pleaded guilty March 13, 2018 to a home invasion charge in part of a plea agreement where the first degree murder and concealment of a homicidal death charges were dropped.  On Friday, July 20 Bennett was sentenced to 20 years in the Department of Corrections. Download the KFVS Ne...

  • Illinois siblings rescued from lake after kayaks sank

    Illinois siblings rescued from lake after kayaks sank

    Tuesday, July 24 2018 7:33 AM EDT2018-07-24 11:33:53 GMT
    Illinois siblings vacationing in western Michigan were rescued from Lake Michigan after their kayaks sank. (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)Illinois siblings vacationing in western Michigan were rescued from Lake Michigan after their kayaks sank. (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)

    Illinois siblings vacationing in western Michigan have been rescued from Lake Michigan after their kayaks sank.

    Illinois siblings vacationing in western Michigan have been rescued from Lake Michigan after their kayaks sank.

  • Chicago expected to pay $4 million in motorcyclist's death

    Chicago expected to pay $4 million in motorcyclist's death

    Tuesday, July 24 2018 7:27 AM EDT2018-07-24 11:27:26 GMT
    The Chicago City Council is expected to approve a $4 million settlement to the family of man who was killed when he hit a pothole and was thrown from his motorcycle. (Source: Pixabay)The Chicago City Council is expected to approve a $4 million settlement to the family of man who was killed when he hit a pothole and was thrown from his motorcycle. (Source: Pixabay)

    The Chicago City Council is expected to approve a $4 million settlement to the family of a man who was killed when he hit a pothole and was thrown from his motorcycle.

    The Chicago City Council is expected to approve a $4 million settlement to the family of a man who was killed when he hit a pothole and was thrown from his motorcycle.

  • Mars is the closest to Earth as it's been in 15 years

    Mars is as close to Earth as it's been in years

    Monday, July 23 2018 10:54 PM EDT2018-07-24 02:54:15 GMT
    If you're looking at the night sky lately you might notice something a little less twinkly, and a lot more orange. (Source: SIUC)If you're looking at the night sky lately you might notice something a little less twinkly, and a lot more orange. (Source: SIUC)

    If you're looking at the night sky lately you might notice something a little less twinkly, and a lot more orange

    If you're looking at the night sky lately you might notice something a little less twinkly, and a lot more orange

  • Harrisburg, IL mayor: "Enough is enough" to water line breaks

    Monday, July 23 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-07-23 22:21:58 GMT
    The city estimates the project will cost a total of $6 million dollars, but the mayor says he does not plan to raise the water rates. (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)The city estimates the project will cost a total of $6 million dollars, but the mayor says he does not plan to raise the water rates. (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)
    The city estimates the project will cost a total of $6 million dollars, but the mayor says he does not plan to raise the water rates. (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)The city estimates the project will cost a total of $6 million dollars, but the mayor says he does not plan to raise the water rates. (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)

    The city estimates the project will cost a total of $6 million dollars, but the mayor says he does not plan to raise the water rates. (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)

    The city estimates the project will cost a total of $6 million dollars, but the mayor says he does not plan to raise the water rates. (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)

  • Man tries to abduct young female in Miner, MO, still at large

    Man tries to abduct young female in Miner, MO, still at large

    Monday, July 23 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-07-23 20:57:37 GMT
    There is now new video from a business security camera of the suspect. (Source: Miner PD)There is now new video from a business security camera of the suspect. (Source: Miner PD)

    There is now new video from a business security camera of the suspect.

    There is now new video from a business security camera of the suspect.

  • Donations to SIU Carbondale increase by 25 percent

    Donations to SIU Carbondale increase by 25 percent

    Monday, July 23 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-07-23 20:11:19 GMT
    SIU donations have increased by 25 percent.  (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)SIU donations have increased by 25 percent.  (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)
    SIU donations have increased by 25 percent.  (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)SIU donations have increased by 25 percent.  (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)

    Last year, donors contributed more than $25.2 million to support Southern Illinois University students and programs, a 25 percent increase over the previous year according to SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno.

    Last year, donors contributed more than $25.2 million to support Southern Illinois University students and programs, a 25 percent increase over the previous year according to SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno.

  • Gas line breach forces evacuation in Anna, IL

    Gas line breach forces evacuation in Anna, IL

    Monday, July 23 2018 3:22 PM EDT2018-07-23 19:22:47 GMT
    Gas line breach forces evacuations in Anna, Illinois. (Source: KFVS)Gas line breach forces evacuations in Anna, Illinois. (Source: KFVS)

    According to a Facebook post from the Anna, Illinois Police Department, a gas line has been breached on East Vienna Street near Hardee's. The City of Anna is mandating an evacuation of approximately 2,500 feet from the breach. 

    According to a Facebook post from the Anna, Illinois Police Department, a gas line has been breached on East Vienna Street near Hardee's. The City of Anna is mandating an evacuation of approximately 2,500 feet from the breach. 

  • Trial to begin for man facing drug charges in Jackson County, IL

    Trial to begin for man facing drug charges in Jackson County, IL

    Monday, July 23 2018 2:40 PM EDT2018-07-23 18:40:53 GMT
    The first of five men charged in connection with a large-scale drug operation in Jackson County, Illinois goes on trial Tuesday, July 23. (Source: Raycom Media)The first of five men charged in connection with a large-scale drug operation in Jackson County, Illinois goes on trial Tuesday, July 23. (Source: Raycom Media)

    The first of five men charged in connection with a large-scale drug operation in Jackson County, Illinois goes on trial Tuesday, July 23.

    The first of five men charged in connection with a large-scale drug operation in Jackson County, Illinois goes on trial Tuesday, July 23.

  • Empty train cars derailed in Mound City, IL

    Empty train cars derailed in Mound City, IL

    Monday, July 23 2018 11:33 AM EDT2018-07-23 15:33:52 GMT
    Train cars went off the tracks in Mound City (Source: Jennifer Jerimey Jones)Train cars went off the tracks in Mound City (Source: Jennifer Jerimey Jones)

    Madison said the cars were empty and no one was hurt.

    Madison said the cars were empty and no one was hurt.

  • 6 Illinois students earn fellowships to fight gun violence

    6 Illinois students earn fellowships to fight gun violence

    Monday, July 23 2018 7:54 AM EDT2018-07-23 11:54:07 GMT
    Six students from Chicago and its suburbs are among more than two dozen whose anti-violence activism has earned them Giffords Courage Fellowships. (Source: Raycom Media)Six students from Chicago and its suburbs are among more than two dozen whose anti-violence activism has earned them Giffords Courage Fellowships. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Six students from Chicago and its suburbs are among more than two dozen whose anti-violence activism has earned them Giffords Courage Fellowships to aid them in organizing anti-violence prevention.

    Six students from Chicago and its suburbs are among more than two dozen whose anti-violence activism has earned them Giffords Courage Fellowships to aid them in organizing anti-violence prevention.

  • Opening Minds through Art program for those with neurocognitive disorders

    Opening Minds through Art program for those with neurocognitive disorders

    Sunday, July 22 2018 10:40 PM EDT2018-07-23 02:40:20 GMT
    (Source: SSM Health)(Source: SSM Health)
    (Source: SSM Health)(Source: SSM Health)

    SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon is collaborating with Cedarhurst Center for Arts to conduct the "Opening Minds through Art" program for those living with neurocognitive disorders. The program will meet Wednesday mornings 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Aug. 8 to Sept. 26 at the Shrode Art Center at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android The eight-week program is accepting volunteers, which do...

    SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon is collaborating with Cedarhurst Center for Arts to conduct the "Opening Minds through Art" program for those living with neurocognitive disorders. The program will meet Wednesday mornings 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Aug. 8 to Sept. 26 at the Shrode Art Center at Cedarhurst Center for the Arts in Mt. Vernon. Download the KFVS News app: iPhone | Android The eight-week program is accepting volunteers, which do...

  • Combat Veteran Motorcycle Association to host memorial ride

    Combat Veteran Motorcycle Association to host memorial ride

    Sunday, July 22 2018 7:19 PM EDT2018-07-22 23:19:16 GMT
    (Source: Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association)(Source: Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association)
    (Source: Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association)(Source: Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association)

    The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, Chapter 24-5 is sponsoring the SSG Shawn Holbrook Memorial PTSD Awareness ride on July 28th.

    The Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association, Chapter 24-5 is sponsoring the SSG Shawn Holbrook Memorial PTSD Awareness ride on July 28th.

  • 81-year-old woman found after reported missing out of Mt. Vernon

    81-year-old woman found after reported missing out of Mt. Vernon

    Sunday, July 22 2018 12:42 PM EDT2018-07-22 16:42:29 GMT
    81-year-old Eva Russell is missing from the Summersville area, according to the Mount Vernon Police Department. (Source: Mt. Vernon Police Department)81-year-old Eva Russell is missing from the Summersville area, according to the Mount Vernon Police Department. (Source: Mt. Vernon Police Department)

    An elderly woman who was reported missing out of Mount Vernon has been found safe. 81-year-old Eva Russell was missing from the Summersville area, according to the Mount Vernon Police Department.

    An elderly woman who was reported missing out of Mount Vernon has been found safe. 81-year-old Eva Russell was missing from the Summersville area, according to the Mount Vernon Police Department.

  • Legislation signed requiring protection for state workers

    Legislation signed requiring protection for state workers

    Saturday, July 21 2018 2:50 PM EDT2018-07-21 18:50:07 GMT
    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to better protect state workers in vulnerable positions. (Source: Pixabay)Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to better protect state workers in vulnerable positions. (Source: Pixabay)

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to better protect state workers in vulnerable positions.

    Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation to better protect state workers in vulnerable positions.

  • Fishermen studying Asian carp at Horseshoe Lake in Alexander Co.

    Fishermen studying Asian carp at Horseshoe Lake in Alexander Co.

    Saturday, July 21 2018 2:41 PM EDT2018-07-21 18:41:24 GMT
    Matt O'Hara with IDNR holds up a 20 pound black carp that was caught at Horseshoe Lake in Alexander County Wednesday. O'Hara is leading an effort at the lake to catch hundreds of asian carp and study the rare black carp.Matt O'Hara with IDNR holds up a 20 pound black carp that was caught at Horseshoe Lake in Alexander County Wednesday. O'Hara is leading an effort at the lake to catch hundreds of asian carp and study the rare black carp.
    Matt O'Hara with IDNR holds up a 20 pound black carp that was caught at Horseshoe Lake in Alexander County Wednesday. O'Hara is leading an effort at the lake to catch hundreds of asian carp and study the rare black carp.Matt O'Hara with IDNR holds up a 20 pound black carp that was caught at Horseshoe Lake in Alexander County Wednesday. O'Hara is leading an effort at the lake to catch hundreds of asian carp and study the rare black carp.

    Dozens of fisherman are casting nets around Horseshoe Lake in Alexander County this week to catch and invasive fish species and study the rare black carp.

    Dozens of fisherman are casting nets around Horseshoe Lake in Alexander County this week to catch and invasive fish species and study the rare black carp.

  • Harrisburg man found guilty of leading officers on chase

    Harrisburg man found guilty of leading officers on chase

    Thursday, July 19 2018 3:25 PM EDT2018-07-19 19:25:59 GMT
    47-year-old Jerry D. Leach was found guilty of a Class 4 felony charge of Aggravated Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer and a Class A misdemeanor charge of Driving While Driver's License is Suspended. (Source: Raycom Media)47-year-old Jerry D. Leach was found guilty of a Class 4 felony charge of Aggravated Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer and a Class A misdemeanor charge of Driving While Driver's License is Suspended. (Source: Raycom Media)
    Perry Co. Illinois Sheriff Steve Bareis warns resident to not leave their vehicles unlocked with keys in them. (Source: Raycom Media)Perry Co. Illinois Sheriff Steve Bareis warns resident to not leave their vehicles unlocked with keys in them. (Source: Raycom Media)

    A Harrisburg man was found guilty of multiple charges on Thursday, July 19. 47-year-old Jerry D. Leach was found guilty of a Class 4 felony charge of Aggravated Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer and a Class A misdemeanor charge of Driving While Driver's License is Suspended.

    A Harrisburg man was found guilty of multiple charges on Thursday, July 19. 47-year-old Jerry D. Leach was found guilty of a Class 4 felony charge of Aggravated Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Police Officer and a Class A misdemeanor charge of Driving While Driver's License is Suspended.

  • Rend Lake Environmental Science Series: "Incredible Bats" and "Night Owls"

    Rend Lake Environmental Science Series: "Incredible Bats" and "Night Owls"

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 1:18 PM EDT2018-07-18 17:18:41 GMT
    The program will be on July 21 (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)The program will be on July 21 (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)
    The program will be on July 21 (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)The program will be on July 21 (Source: Stock image/Pixabay)

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake will host Bat Naturalist Dan Peterson and his live bats.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake will host Bat Naturalist Dan Peterson and his live bats.

  • BBB issues warning about a non-profit seeking new members

    BBB issues warning about a non-profit seeking new members

    Wednesday, July 18 2018 11:47 AM EDT2018-07-18 15:47:10 GMT
    BBB is urging consumers to use extreme caution when considering membership with Vinelanders Community Land Trust Inc. (Source: Raycom Media)BBB is urging consumers to use extreme caution when considering membership with Vinelanders Community Land Trust Inc. (Source: Raycom Media)
    BBB is urging consumers to use extreme caution when considering membership with Vinelanders Community Land Trust Inc. (Source: Raycom Media)BBB is urging consumers to use extreme caution when considering membership with Vinelanders Community Land Trust Inc. (Source: Raycom Media)

    The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is urging consumers to use extreme caution when considering membership with Vinelanders Community Land Trust Inc. 

    The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is urging consumers to use extreme caution when considering membership with Vinelanders Community Land Trust Inc. 

  • Southern IL businesses highlighted for state's tourism growth

    Southern IL businesses highlighted for state's tourism growth

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 7:04 PM EDT2018-07-17 23:04:19 GMT
    Local businesses throughout southern Illinois are being recognized for their contributions to the state's growth in the tourism industry. (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)Local businesses throughout southern Illinois are being recognized for their contributions to the state's growth in the tourism industry. (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)
    Local businesses throughout southern Illinois are being recognized for their contributions to the state's growth in the tourism industry. (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)Local businesses throughout southern Illinois are being recognized for their contributions to the state's growth in the tourism industry. (Source: Brittany Jacob, KFVS)

    Local businesses throughout Southern Illinois are being recognized for their contributions to the state's growth in the tourism industry. 

    Local businesses throughout Southern Illinois are being recognized for their contributions to the state's growth in the tourism industry. 

  • IL Senators announce more than $1M awarded to fire departments

    IL Senators announce more than $1M awarded to fire departments

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 12:51 PM EDT2018-07-17 16:51:46 GMT
    Firefighters are getting funding for much needed improvements (Source: Pixabay)Firefighters are getting funding for much needed improvements (Source: Pixabay)
    Firefighters are getting funding for much needed improvements (Source: Pixabay)Firefighters are getting funding for much needed improvements (Source: Pixabay)

    Illinois Senators gave praise to an amount of funding coming into the state for firefighters. 

    Illinois Senators gave praise to an amount of funding coming into the state for firefighters. 

  • K-9 officers get cooling vests from Carbondale, IL animal hospital

    K-9 officers get cooling vests from Carbondale, IL animal hospital

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 12:13 PM EDT2018-07-17 16:13:53 GMT
    The vests will be helpful for the K-9 officers in the summer heat (Source: Carbondale Police Department)The vests will be helpful for the K-9 officers in the summer heat (Source: Carbondale Police Department)
    The vests will be helpful for the K-9 officers in the summer heat (Source: Carbondale Police Department)The vests will be helpful for the K-9 officers in the summer heat (Source: Carbondale Police Department)

    The Carbondale Police Department is giving a big thank you to the staff at Strigel Animal Hospital for a special donation.

    The Carbondale Police Department is giving a big thank you to the staff at Strigel Animal Hospital for a special donation.

  • Graffiti damage under investigation in Chester, IL

    Graffiti damage under investigation in Chester, IL

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 11:36 AM EDT2018-07-17 15:36:13 GMT
    Chester Police are trying to track down a vandal or vandals who spray painted graffiti along a street. (Source: Chester Police Department Facebook page)Chester Police are trying to track down a vandal or vandals who spray painted graffiti along a street. (Source: Chester Police Department Facebook page)
    Chester Police are trying to track down a vandal or vandals who spray painted graffiti along a street. (Source: Chester Police Department Facebook page)Chester Police are trying to track down a vandal or vandals who spray painted graffiti along a street. (Source: Chester Police Department Facebook page)

    Chester Police say someone spray painted graffiti along Valley St. in the city.

    Chester Police say someone spray painted graffiti along Valley St. in the city.

  • Police: Suspect caught after vehicle stolen in Vienna, IL

    Police: Suspect caught after vehicle stolen in Vienna, IL

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:20 AM EDT2018-07-17 10:20:18 GMT
    Vehicle theft in Vienna Ill. (Source: KFVS)Vehicle theft in Vienna Ill. (Source: KFVS)

    A vehicle reported stolen in Vienna, Ill. on Wednesday, July 11 has been found along with the reported thief as of Monday, July 16.

    A vehicle reported stolen in Vienna, Ill. on Wednesday, July 11 has been found along with the reported thief as of Monday, July 16.

  • Semi travels down embankment after crash on I-57 in Union Co., IL

    Semi travels down embankment after crash on I-57 in Union Co., IL

    Monday, July 16 2018 3:38 PM EDT2018-07-16 19:38:06 GMT
    According to Illinois State Police, a semi driver was taken to an area hospital after a crash on Interstate 57 in Union County, Illinois. (Source: Raycom Media)According to Illinois State Police, a semi driver was taken to an area hospital after a crash on Interstate 57 in Union County, Illinois. (Source: Raycom Media)
    One man is dead following a single-vehicle crash on Highway 32. (Source: Raycom Media)One man is dead following a single-vehicle crash on Highway 32. (Source: Raycom Media)

    According to Illinois State Police, a semi driver was taken to an area hospital after a crash on Interstate 57 in Union County, Illinois.

    According to Illinois State Police, a semi driver was taken to an area hospital after a crash on Interstate 57 in Union County, Illinois.

  • Forgery, identity theft suspect wanted by Carbondale, IL police

    Forgery, identity theft suspect wanted by Carbondale, IL police

    Monday, July 16 2018 2:21 PM EDT2018-07-16 18:21:01 GMT
    Carbondale Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with a theft and identity theft investigation. (Source: Carbondale Police Department)Carbondale Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with a theft and identity theft investigation. (Source: Carbondale Police Department)

    According to Carbondale police, a man wearing a light colored polo shirt and blue jeans used the personal information of an out-of-state victim to make purchases at Best Buy.

    According to Carbondale police, a man wearing a light colored polo shirt and blue jeans used the personal information of an out-of-state victim to make purchases at Best Buy.

  • Suspects wanted in Carbondale, IL liquor store theft

    Suspects wanted in Carbondale, IL liquor store theft

    Monday, July 16 2018 12:57 PM EDT2018-07-16 16:57:05 GMT
    Carbondale Police are trying to identify a man and woman wanted in connection with a theft investigation. (Source: Carbondale Police Dept.)Carbondale Police are trying to identify a man and woman wanted in connection with a theft investigation. (Source: Carbondale Police Dept.)
    Carbondale Police are trying to identify a man and woman wanted in connection with a theft investigation. (Source: Carbondale Police Dept.)Carbondale Police are trying to identify a man and woman wanted in connection with a theft investigation. (Source: Carbondale Police Dept.)

    Carbondale, Illinois police are asking for help in identifying a man and woman wanted in connection with a theft at a liquor store. 

    Carbondale, Illinois police are asking for help in identifying a man and woman wanted in connection with a theft at a liquor store. 

  • Marion, IL PD investigating after man shot in chest

    Marion, IL PD investigating after man shot in chest

    Monday, July 16 2018 12:53 PM EDT2018-07-16 16:53:28 GMT
    Marion police are investigating after a man was shot in the chest. (Source: KFVS)Marion police are investigating after a man was shot in the chest. (Source: KFVS)
    A Marion man was convicted by a jury August 16 (Source: KFVS)A Marion man was convicted by a jury August 16 (Source: KFVS)

    Police in Marion, Illinois are investigating after a man was shot in the chest.

    Police in Marion, Illinois are investigating after a man was shot in the chest.

  • Cairo gets $2M more for critical access hospital initiative

    Cairo gets $2M more for critical access hospital initiative

    Monday, July 16 2018 12:50 PM EDT2018-07-16 16:50:46 GMT
    The $2M will go to a new emergency medical center (Source: Pixabay)The $2M will go to a new emergency medical center (Source: Pixabay)
    The $2M will go to a new emergency medical center (Source: Pixabay)The $2M will go to a new emergency medical center (Source: Pixabay)

    The funds were allocated through state funds and grants that go towards the development of the proposed hospital in Cairo.

    The funds were allocated through state funds and grants that go towards the development of the proposed hospital in Cairo.

  • Benton police: Woman arrested for domestic battery

    Benton police: Woman arrested for domestic battery

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:36 AM EDT2018-07-16 15:36:17 GMT
    Woman arrested for battery in Benton, IL (Source: Raycom Media)Woman arrested for battery in Benton, IL (Source: Raycom Media)
    Perry Co. Illinois Sheriff Steve Bareis warns resident to not leave their vehicles unlocked with keys in them. (Source: Raycom Media)Perry Co. Illinois Sheriff Steve Bareis warns resident to not leave their vehicles unlocked with keys in them. (Source: Raycom Media)

    Benton, Illinois police were called out on Sunday, July 15, in reference to a domestic disturbance. 

    Benton, Illinois police were called out on Sunday, July 15, in reference to a domestic disturbance. 

  • Awareness walk planned for chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder

    Awareness walk planned for chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:40 AM EDT2018-07-16 13:40:59 GMT
    Myasthenia Gravis walk planned to raise awareness about the disease and to raise funds for a cure. (Source: Myathenia Gravis Foundation of America)Myasthenia Gravis walk planned to raise awareness about the disease and to raise funds for a cure. (Source: Myathenia Gravis Foundation of America)
    Myasthenia Gravis walk planned to raise awareness about the disease and to raise funds for a cure. (Source: Myathenia Gravis Foundation of America)Myasthenia Gravis walk planned to raise awareness about the disease and to raise funds for a cure. (Source: Myathenia Gravis Foundation of America)

    A walk to raise awareness about Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is set for Saturday, October 13 in Metropolis, Illinois at Washington Park. 

    A walk to raise awareness about Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is set for Saturday, October 13 in Metropolis, Illinois at Washington Park. 

  • Parasite found in McDonald's salads

    Parasite found in McDonald's salads

    Friday, July 13 2018 9:21 PM EDT2018-07-14 01:21:04 GMT
    The Illinois Department of Public Health has received confirmation of approximately 90 cases of cyclosporiasis, an intestinal illness caused by the microscopic Cyclospora parasite. (Source: Pixabay)The Illinois Department of Public Health has received confirmation of approximately 90 cases of cyclosporiasis, an intestinal illness caused by the microscopic Cyclospora parasite. (Source: Pixabay)

    The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has received confirmation of approximately 90 cases of cyclosporiasis, an intestinal illness caused by the microscopic Cyclospora parasite.

    The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has received confirmation of approximately 90 cases of cyclosporiasis, an intestinal illness caused by the microscopic Cyclospora parasite.

  • School bus drivers needed in Marion, IL

    School bus drivers needed in Marion, IL

    Thursday, July 12 2018 9:42 PM EDT2018-07-13 01:42:14 GMT
    One bus company is trying to get some extra drivers to make sure they get there. (Source: KFVS)One bus company is trying to get some extra drivers to make sure they get there. (Source: KFVS)

    A bus company in Marion is looking for more drivers to get your kids to school safely.

    A bus company in Marion is looking for more drivers to get your kids to school safely.

  • City of Harrisburg, IL removing rundown homes

    City of Harrisburg, IL removing rundown homes

    Thursday, July 12 2018 7:51 PM EDT2018-07-12 23:51:30 GMT
    The City of Harrisburg, Illinois is attempting to remove run down and dilapidated homes in the area. (Source: Raycom Media)The City of Harrisburg, Illinois is attempting to remove run down and dilapidated homes in the area. (Source: Raycom Media)
    The City of Harrisburg, Illinois is attempting to remove run down and dilapidated homes in the area. (Source: Raycom Media)The City of Harrisburg, Illinois is attempting to remove run down and dilapidated homes in the area. (Source: Raycom Media)

    The City of Harrisburg, Illinois is attempting to remove run down and dilapidated homes in the area.

    The City of Harrisburg, Illinois is attempting to remove run down and dilapidated homes in the area.

  • Sen. Durbin meets with HUD Inspector General about housing crisis

    Sen. Durbin meets with HUD Inspector General about housing crisis

    Thursday, July 12 2018 5:59 PM EDT2018-07-12 21:59:23 GMT
    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) met Thursday, July 12 with Rae Oliver Davis, a southern Illinois native, who’s been nominated to be the next Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  (Source: durbin.senate.gov)U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) met Thursday, July 12 with Rae Oliver Davis, a southern Illinois native, who’s been nominated to be the next Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  (Source: durbin.senate.gov)
    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) is meeting with a regional HUD administrator and ACHA residents in Cairo, IL to discuss the housing crisis.  (Source: durbin.senate.gov)U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) is meeting with a regional HUD administrator and ACHA residents in Cairo, IL to discuss the housing crisis.  (Source: durbin.senate.gov)

    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) met Thursday, July 12 with Rae Oliver Davis, a southern Illinois native, who’s been nominated to be the next Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) met Thursday, July 12 with Rae Oliver Davis, a southern Illinois native, who’s been nominated to be the next Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

  • Millions of dollars heading to Southern Illinois Head Start programs

    Millions of dollars heading to Southern Illinois Head Start programs

    Thursday, July 12 2018 1:29 PM EDT2018-07-12 17:29:55 GMT
    Nearly $6 million in federal funding is heading to Southern Illinois Head Start and Early Head Start programs. (Source: Raycom Media)Nearly $6 million in federal funding is heading to Southern Illinois Head Start and Early Head Start programs. (Source: Raycom Media)
    Nearly $6 million in federal funding is heading to Southern Illinois Head Start and Early Head Start programs. (Source: Raycom Media)Nearly $6 million in federal funding is heading to Southern Illinois Head Start and Early Head Start programs. (Source: Raycom Media)

    According to Illinois U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin a total of $5,818,926 in federal funding will be heading to Southern Illinois access Head Start and Early Head Start programs. 

    According to Illinois U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin a total of $5,818,926 in federal funding will be heading to Southern Illinois access Head Start and Early Head Start programs. 

  • Dog rescue at Cave-In-Rock after 911 call

    Dog rescue at Cave-In-Rock after 911 call

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 8:48 PM EDT2018-07-12 00:48:32 GMT
    When Deputy Donnie Vaughn arrived, the dog couldn’t keep his head above water and was struggling to swim. (Source: Hardin Co. Sheriff's Office, Facebook)When Deputy Donnie Vaughn arrived, the dog couldn’t keep his head above water and was struggling to swim. (Source: Hardin Co. Sheriff's Office, Facebook)
    When Deputy Donnie Vaughn arrived, the dog couldn’t keep his head above water and was struggling to swim. (Source: Hardin Co. Sheriff's Office, Facebook)When Deputy Donnie Vaughn arrived, the dog couldn’t keep his head above water and was struggling to swim. (Source: Hardin Co. Sheriff's Office, Facebook)

    A dog was rescued on Tuesday by several people including a deputy and fire chief. 

    A dog was rescued on Tuesday by several people including a deputy and fire chief. 

  • Brown recluse spider popular during summer heat

    Brown recluse spider popular during summer heat

    Wednesday, July 11 2018 6:21 PM EDT2018-07-11 22:21:56 GMT
    Brown recluse spiders are identified by fiddle or violin on their back. (Source: KFVS)Brown recluse spiders are identified by fiddle or violin on their back. (Source: KFVS)
    Brown recluse spiders are identified by fiddle or violin on their back.Brown recluse spiders are identified by fiddle or violin on their back.

    The Heartland is no stranger to finding spiders in and around their house. The brown recluse spider is now becoming more popular due to the summer heat.

    The Heartland is no stranger to finding spiders in and around their house. The brown recluse spider is now becoming more popular due to the summer heat.

  • Williamson Co. Sheriff's Dept. holds women's self defense class

    Williamson Co. Sheriff's Dept. holds women's self defense class

    Monday, July 9 2018 8:48 PM EDT2018-07-10 00:48:13 GMT
    The Williamson County Sheriff's Dept held its second Women's self-defense class on Monday, July 9.  (Source: Williamson County Sheriff's Office)The Williamson County Sheriff's Dept held its second Women's self-defense class on Monday, July 9.  (Source: Williamson County Sheriff's Office)
    The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is holding its third Women's Self-Defense class on two days in August.  (Source: Williamson County Sheriff's Office)The Williamson County Sheriff's Office is holding its third Women's Self-Defense class on two days in August.  (Source: Williamson County Sheriff's Office)

    The Williamson County Sheriff's Dept held its second Women's self-defense class on Monday, July 9. 

    The Williamson County Sheriff's Dept held its second Women's self-defense class on Monday, July 9. 

  • Carbondale, IL police investigate shooting, 2 suspects wanted

    Carbondale, IL police investigate shooting, 2 suspects wanted

    Monday, July 9 2018 4:14 PM EDT2018-07-09 20:14:57 GMT
    A person was shot overnight in Carbondale ,IL (Source: Chris Drury, KFVS)A person was shot overnight in Carbondale ,IL (Source: Chris Drury, KFVS)

    The victim, who is not being identified at this time, was determined to have been shot according to officers.

    The victim, who is not being identified at this time, was determined to have been shot according to officers.

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