Illinois police departments in suburban St. Louis spent about $120,000 on overtime and riot protection gear in preparation for possible unrest stemming from events in Ferguson, law enforcement records show.
December 21 will be 2014’s shortest day in terms of daylight hours.
Police have charged a southwest Illinois man who they say assaulted a 6-year-old boy on a school bus for allegedly bullying his daughter.
For the past six months, long stretches of Interstate 255 in Illinois, from Collinsville to the Jefferson Barracks Bridge, have been limited to one-lane only. But all of that is about to come to an end.
Illinois officials are planning three town hall meetings to answer questions about the application process for the state’s new medical marijuana program.
The 170-foot tall former water tower and the surrounding property are for sale, with an asking price of $500,000.
69-year-old Joe Merrifield of Collinsville died at a St. Louis hospital shortly after the accident about 10:20 p.m. Wednesday.
Illinois State Representative Bob Rita tells KMOX’s Charlie Brennan that Fairmount officials have told him their survival depends on getting slot machines.
Last week, the Illinois legislature ended its session without approving Fairmount’s plea to add slots.
The sponsor of a gaming bill that would allow slot machines at horse racing tracks says he won’t call it for a vote before Saturday’s end of session.