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Illinois Budget Error Could Jeopardize Criminal Cases

A technical error in how the Illinois budget was written will soon leave courts across the state with a skeleton crew of court reporters, and that could jeopardize criminal cases.


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Percy, Ill. Fire Deaths Hearing Delayed

Murder suspect Derrick Twardoski is accused of killing four children.


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Target Shooting Means $$$ For Sparta, Ill.

World Shooting & Recreation Complex continues to thrive.


Derrick Twardoski

DNA Dispute Slows Prosecution in Percy Deadly Fire

Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy Walker says state police testing of evidence may destroy some of the potential trial exhibits in the case.


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Randolph County State’s Attorney Will Allow Concealed Carry

The decisions by some legal officials in Illinois come in the wake of a U.S. Court of Appeals decision that requires Illinois lawmakers to create concealed-carry legislation awaiting Gov. Quinn’s signature.


Fire destroyed a home in Percy, Illinois on May 10, 2013 and left four children dead. (photo courtesy:KMOV-TV)

Services Set for Percy, Ill. Fire Victims

Four children died in Friday’s house fire. A suspect, Derrick Twardoski, is charged with first-degree murder.



UPDATE: 4 Children Killed, Suspect Charged in Illinois Fire

Investigators say the house fire in southwestern Illinois that killed four children is suspicious.


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More Rain Causes Rivers To Rise

Combined with heavy rain the previous weekend and two big snows in the weeks before that, all the water is causing rivers to rise.


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Menard Prison Inmate Death ‘Suspicious’

Randolph County Coroner Randy Dudenbostel says an autopsy is scheduled for the male prisoner found dead Thursday night.


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Chicago Group Pushes Back Against Illinois Concealed Carry

A group of priests, politicians and citizens say Illinois must not allow guns to be carried in public by everyday people.



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