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.
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.
Granite City police say a woman has received a baby python in the mail that someone purchased with her credit card number.
Granite City Police say a person of interest has been taken into custody.
Meanwhile, election opponent Bruce Rauner was picking up clergy endorsements in suburban Chicago
Investigators are still trying to determine how a live mortar shell ended up at Totall Metal Recycling, where it exploded and killed two people this week.
Authorities still working to secure the metal recycling facility after a mortar round blew up.
Two people are dead and one injured after an explosion at a recycling plant in Granite City earlier this morning.
One of Granite City’s landmark buildings is ready for its public re-introduction.
Illinois Gov. Quinn signs bill into law, helping Metro-East district