Southern Illinois Man Sentenced to 100 Years for 2013 KillingKely Arbuckle was sentenced to 100 years in prison after he was convicted first-degree murder for the shooting death of a 20-year-old former Marion High School football standout.
Murphysboro Man Dies After Blowing Up His HousePolice say Thomas Alan Miller allegedly beat a woman with a hammer before igniting some natural gas.
5 Ill. Airport Towers Get Closure ReprieveThe towers are all operated for the FAA at low-traffic airports and were to close by mid-June as the result of government-wide automatic spending cuts imposed by Congress.
Illinois House Continues Battle Over Fracking BillState Rep. Mike Bost (R-Murphysboro) says the bill needs to pass as soon as possible, claiming it could be a "gold rush" for Illinois.
Illinois Department of Employment Security Announces Office ClosingsThe seven offices shutting down are in Centralia, DeKalb, East St. Louis, Galesburg, Jacksonville, Mattoon and Murphysboro.
Illinois State Treasurer Pushes Back Against Prison PlanWith the prison population at an all-time high, the state needs the space at Tamms and Dwight, says state Treasurer Dan Rutherford.
'Creative Bookkeeping' Prevents Illinois LayoffsOfficials tinkered with the budget to come up with extra money which Quinn can use to run seven state facilities he had planned on closing.
Report: Southern Illinois Worker's Compensation Awards SkyrocketIllinois has very low criteria for proving what is known as "causation,'' or how job duties contributed to the injury, according to some.
Illinois Foster-Care Dispute A Matter Of Law, Faith"We prayed about it, talked about it. Sometimes you have to take a stand, and sometimes (it's) hard,'' said Mark Zartman, 51.

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