Illinois State Police had said Jackson Pruett was taken unresponsive to a Metropolis hospital in April 2010. The toddler died two days later at a St. Louis hospital.
A contract was awarded last week for a $7.8 million project to construct two earthen berms and a 4,200-foot trench at Cairo, IL.
One billboard is on Manchester Road near the Mason Road intersection. The other is located off I-70 and Fifth Street in St. Charles, facing west.
A prosecutor says a southern Illinois police officer who shot and killed a man’s dog won’t face charges.
Statewide, topsoil moisture is now 44 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus – not enough to help this year’s corn and soybeans, but good news for next year.
State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly says the man was on a sedative, the sleep aid Ambien and an antihistamine at the time of the wreck last May on Interstate 64.
Gov. Pat Quinn has sought to close the state’s only supermax prison at Tamms, a women’s lockup at Dwight and various other corrections sites.
The governor says we must be “super careful” with our water supply, but he doesn’t want to halt fracking, because it might be economically beneficial.
SIU profesor John Jackson says anti-Chicago sentiment has grown in Southern Illinois over the last 10-15 years.
Energy Electric Inc. President Bill Sheppard says 19 of the 44 job cuts will be management personnel.