Kaskaskia Island Picked for Illinois Bicentennial PreludeOfficials will gather August 26th for 100-day countdown to yearlong celebration
Historic Prairie Du Rocher Facing Uncertain FuturePending levee decertification means skyrocketing flood insurance rates as village approaches 300th birthday.
Vigil Held For Fallen Chester Police OfficerDozens gathered Saturday night to remember James Brockmeyer
Fallen Chester, Ill. Police Officer IdentifiedAccording to his Facebook page, 22-year-old James Brockmeyer was a Chester HS grad and SWIC alum
Chester, Illinois Police Officer Dies in Friday Night CrashInvestigators are looking for Jason Stoker (pictured)
Illinois' Oldest Town Turns To "GoFundMe" To Fund Levee UpgradesPrairie du Rocher needs $62,000 to fund levee survey.
Jury Selection to Begin in Ex-Cop's Murder-For-Hire TrialDrew Peterson is serving a 38-year-sentence at the maximum security Menard Correctional Center in southern Illinois.
UPDATE: Southern Illinois Escaped Cons Back in CustodyThe two men escaped from the Dixon Springs Impact Incarceration Program on Sunday.
Illinois Budget Error Could Jeopardize Criminal CasesA 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.
Percy, Ill. Fire Deaths Hearing Delayed Murder suspect Derrick Twardoski is accused of killing four children.
Target Shooting Means $$$ For Sparta, Ill.World Shooting & Recreation Complex continues to thrive.
DNA Dispute Slows Prosecution in Percy Deadly FireRandolph 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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