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File photo of a prison cell. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Possible Chickenpox at Pinckneyville Prison

IDOC says one wing is on partial lockdown



Child Drowns In Southern Illinois

Police say 4-year-old Taylor Laxton of Pinckneyville was found in a friend’s pool.


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4 Guards Injured During Pinckneyville Prison Fight

A southern Illinois prison is on lock down after a weekend altercation left four guards with slight injuries.


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Man in Makeup, Dress Arrested Outside Belleville Homecoming Dance

In a post on the Belleville Police Department’s Facebook page, the department says “officers located items in plain view that verified the possibility of lewd conduct described by students.”



Report: Southern Illinois Worker’s Compensation Awards Skyrocket

Illinois has very low criteria for proving what is known as “causation,” or how job duties contributed to the injury, according to some.


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Grain Bin Death Near Pinckneyville

Trenton man killed while trying to build structure.


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Murder Suspect Found Dead in His Jail Cell

Springfield, Il (AP/KMOX)–Police say a man who admitted fatally shooting a southern Illinois girl was found dead in his jail cell today…..the same day he was to begin serving a 60-year sentence.  Illinois State Police […]


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Du Quoin Firefighter Remembered

The 22-year-old was killed in a blaze last week.