UPDATE: Jurors in Southern Illinois Find Man 'Sexually Dangerous'Lopes still faces three counts of grooming for allegedly handing out cards directing people to online videos of him promoting sexual relations with children in April 2016.
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.
Alton Woman Votes Trump For Dead HusbandProsecutor says 88-year-old Audrey Cook charged with election fraud
Ill. Medical Marijuana Sales Increase, Madison Co. State's Attorney WorriedMore than 11,000 patients are now approved by the state of Illinois to buy medical marijuana.
Prolific Graffiti Bandit In Custody, Madison Co. Officials SayAlexander Phillips, 22, accused of tagging more than a half dozen sites. Social media tripped him up.
Alton Man Gets 40-Year Sentence for Sexual AssaultJames A. Steele, 49, was convicted by a Madison County jury on April 14,2016, of two counts of predatory criminal sexual assault of a Child in 2012.
Secret Cameras Found in Bethalto Church, Evidence Destroyed"It's just horrible, and sad."
Madison County Employee Handbook Excludes Transgendered EmployeesAttorney Tom Gibbons is fighting to have the wording changed to protect Madison County from litigation.
Arrest in Granite City Hit & Run DeathMadison man accused of texting while driving when his truck hit a pedestrian
Area Law Enforcement Working to Combat Heroin"We see a lot more heroin use now, a lot more heroin overdoes than we used to," says ER physician Dr. Cassandra Haddox of St. Anthony's Medical Center in South County.
Collinsville Bus Monitor Charged with Sex CrimesThomas R. Hartsoe, 76, of Fairmont City, was charged Thursday in Madison County Circuit Court with aggravated criminal sexual abuse and sexual abuse of a child.
Conceal Carry Causing ControversyTwo months after the law took effect there still seems to be a lot of confusion about where you can and can not carry a concealed weapon in Illinois.

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