'Bizarre' Trial of Alleged Madison County Sex-Predator Continues ThursdayThe jury trial to determine if James Lopes, 41, should be institutionalized – possibly for life – is expected to wrap up, today.
Man Believes He's Allowed to Have Sex With Children, in Court WednesdayJames Lopes' actions alarmed parents when he was found to be passing out cards to children in public that stated his view on sex between adults and minors.
Former Doctor Office Manager Sentenced for EmbezzlementJerry Akin,61, siphoned off nearly $370,000 from the unnamed business by using the company credit card for personal purchases.
Illinois is Short 600 School Substitutes a Day, Study FindsThe study finds that teachers call in more than 16,500 absences each week.
Boil Order Issued in CollinsvilleThe boil order stretches from Route 1-57 to Deer Trail Drive.
Lawsuit Filed by Man Arrested For Flag Burning, Posting Photos to FacebookHe said he carefully planned his demonstration to protest racial discrimination, poverty and other injustices, and then posted six photographs of his actions on Facebook.
Legislation Would Require Illinois Schools to Test for LeadThe new bill applies to schools built before 2000 with Pre-K through 5th grade classes, requiring them to test for lead in kitchen sinks and drinking fountains.
New Legislature, Same Old Problem in Illinois: No BudgetIllinois' financial crisis is being handed off from one set of lawmakers to another this week a problem that, at 18 months, is the nation's longest-running budget stalemate.
Dairy Queen Closes Illinois Store After Owner Uses SlurDairy Queen has closed one of its stores after police say he used racial slurs in an angry confrontation with a customer.
Illinois Senate Budget Plan to End Deadlock StallsThe plan will be reintroduced after the new General Assembly is seated Wednesday.
Illinois Senate Plan to End Budget Standoff Could Get VoteBut there are just two work days remaining for the current General Assembly no time to seek a House vote.
Godfrey Mayor Avoids Tragedy at Florida AirportMike and Linda McCormick's flight arrived at the airport about 10 minutes earlier than expected due to a minor medical emergency on their plane.

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