Charges are expected today for the man suspected of killing a 13-year-old as he sat on a porch with friends in Granite City late Wednesday.
A young teen is dead and Granite City Police are trying to figure out who shot him and why.
Firefighters say resident escaped by jumping out of 2nd story window.
East St. Louis had the highest unemployment rate, 16.6 percent, up from 15.8 percent in February of 2012.
Granite City Police were met by a suicidal man who said he had weapons and explosives inside his home.
Police say a parent who walked his children to school, confiscated the toys, and a bus driver later saw him carrying them in a field.
Madison County prosecutors have charged 24-year-old Matthew Barnett with one count of aggravated battery of a child.
Nearly a dozen workers at Amsted Rail, formerly known as American Steel Foundries, are being treated at local hospitals after an explosion at the plant Thursday.
19-year-old Dylan Hartman’s body was found in December by a relative in the victim’s Granite City home.
Illinois State Police believe investigators have broken up an auto-theft operation by raiding a southwestern Illinois storage lot where they say they found suspected stolen vehicles and $300,000 worth of fine china.