Illinois

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Going After Gun Criminals in the Metro-East

The goal, says U.S. Attorney for Southern Illinois Steve Wigginton, is to send a message to the street.

04/06/2015

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Illinois Group Trying to Get More Rape Victims to Report to Police

Ill. Attorney General Lisa Madigan convening a working group to combat sexual assault.

04/01/2015

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Man, 76, Dies After Being Run Over By Wife

Southwestern Illinois authorities say an investigation is ongoing into the death of a 76-year-old man believed to have collapsed in his driveway before being run over by his wife.

04/01/2015

Riders slow their horses after racing 5 furlongs on a sloppy track during the first race of the year at Fairmount Park in Collinsville, Illinois, on March 15, 2011. (Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Fairmount Race Track Closed

The track called off racing today because they do not have enough workers to keep the facility open.

03/31/2015

Still image from "The Heroin Project: A Documentary" (Provided by Ashley Seering)

Local Filmmaker Makes Heroin Documentary

The hour-long film was financed largely through a successful crowd sourcing campaign that nearly doubled it’s original goal in just over a week.

03/30/2015

Bike trail in Granite City, Illinois (KMOX/Brad Choat)

Town Posts ‘Stop Pooping’ Signs Meant For Humans On Bike Path

Most park and public areas have some form of signage signaling dog owners to curb their pet, but what if those signs were actually meant for humans?

03/28/2015

Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner (UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Illinois Senate Passes Plan to Fix Budget Hole

The Illinois Legislature has approved a plan ending weeks of negotiations over plugging a $1.6 billion hole in this year’s state budget.

03/26/2015

CEO of U.S. Steel promises the smokestacks in Granite City, Illinois, will not go cold forever. (Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

Illinois Congressman Bost Says Granite City Steel Will Come Back

CEO of U.S. Steel promises shutdown is only temporary.

03/26/2015

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Granite City Schools Concerned About Impact of Plant Closure on Tax Vote

The Granite City School District has a measure on the April 7 ballot calling for a property tax increase to maintain current academic standards.

03/26/2015

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U.S. Steel May ‘Temporarily’ Idle Granite City Operations

Over 2,000 workers would be impacted.

03/25/2015

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