Illinois News

Gas prices rising after attack on oil fields

Prices usually dip as summer winds down, but an attack on oil fields in Saudi Arabia this weekend took out five percent of the global oil supply.

  Father, daughter identified as victims in deadly Sat. house fire

Illinois man in coma after struck in head with thrown bowling ball

  Man arrested for shooting gun through motel door, police say

Schnucks to prohibit customers from open carry inside stores

Illinois awards 1st licenses to sell recreational marijuana

Illinois bans smoking in cars with anyone under 18

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  Two arrests made in IL oil field thefts and cemetery burglary

  Shaelie previews exciting new season of Sunrise School Spirit

  Storm causes damage in Grayville

  Sun. evening storm causes damage throughout Tri-State, thousands lose power

Former Chicago Bear RB Cedric Benson killed in crash

Back-to-school illnesses parents need to watch for

Firefighters called to Carmi business

Dispatchers say it’s at Vibracoustic on East Main Street.

Missing IL man could be in White, Gallatin, or Posey Counties

A Silver Alert has been issued for Wendell A. Williams, 64, of Galatia, Illinois.

  Ill. State Police investigating fatal crash in White Co.

A three-car accident that happened on U.S. Route 45 at Co. Road 400 Sunday evening that resulted in one death.

Authorities in Wabash Co. looking for man in connection to drug investigation

The sheriff said they found more than 135 grams of crystal meth in Groves’ apartment in Mount Carmel while executing a search warrant.

  Neighborhood Watch: increased penalties for stop arm violations; Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over

  Neighborhood Watch: Father arrested after child shoots gun in apartment; Suspects arrested after Verizon robbery

Mt. Carmel robbery suspects arrested after chase, crash with police car

Truck driver dead after vehicle struck by Amtrak train

  Neighborhood Watch: drug trafficking arrest; 20 cars hit by teens throwing rocks

  Large mural honors small town life in Fairfield, IL

K9 catches suspect after chase in Mt. Carmel

Deputies say 37-year-old Robert Harms was wanted on warrants out of Wabash County and Gibson County in Indiana.

  KSP near top of cruiser contest; IL, IN state police near bottom

Right now, Kentucky State Police’s entry is in second place. Illinois and Indiana could use a little help though.

  Neighborhood Watch: Credit cards stolen; Sprint date breach; Darmstadt stop sign

Neighborhood Watch: Credit cards stolen; Sprint date breach; Darmstadt stop sign

  How you can help your pets on the Fourth of July

Fireworks may be your favorite part of the Fourth of July, but your pets aren’t fans.

  Man arrested on kidnapping charges involving Evansville woman, daughter

An investigation revealed that the victim and her daughter were allegedly abducted from their Evansville home by her boyfriend Quinton Jennings.

  Invasive black carp enter the Ohio River

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is offering a $100 bounty per fish.

  New laws go into effect in Indiana and Illinois

A host of new laws go into effect in Indiana. These new laws range from protecting victims of crime, defining animal abuse, to protecting school children.

Illinois becomes 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana

Nearly two dozen states have pursued legalization in the past two years.

  Ill. State Police: woman taken to hospital after truck flips several times early Sun.

The news release says the truck flipped several times after hitting the ditch.

  Woman hospitalized after vehicle hydroplanes during Fri. storms

Troopers say the storms on Friday caused a crash that sent a woman to the hospital.

  Tri-State reacts to President Trump’s ‘Affordable Clean Energy’ rule

A plan to reduce pollution could impact the Tri-State.

  Illinois farmer uses field to help get cousin released from Japan

An Illinois farmer is using his field to protest to help get his cousin back to the United States.

  Long lines at Targets nationwide after register outage

According to some customers, they were waiting for 30 minutes in line to check out.

  Mt. Carmel child gets wish granted to throw first pitch at Cardinals game

It wasn’t just any game, it was the Cardinals vs. Cubs rivalry match-up.

  Neighborhood Watch: OPD investigating church theft; Drug take back day success

Neighborhood Watch: OPD investigating church theft; Drug take back day success

  Wabash Valley’s Kelly picked No. 65 by Brewers

The tall left-handed pitcher from Wabash Valley College is Milwaukee bound.

  Neighborhood Watch: Police searching for driver in hit and run in Evansville, Police look for man who stole tip jar from Phone Todd

EPD looking for driver in hit and run incident. Police looking for made accused of stealing tip jar from Phone Todd.

  IL nearing legal recreational marijuana after House vote

It appears Illinois will be the next state to legalize recreational marijuana. The House voted to send the marijuana bill to Governor JB Pritzker.

Ill. House approves legalized recreational marijuana use

The Illinois House approved legalized recreational marijuana use on Friday, May 31.

  Neighborhood Watch: Law enforcement warns residents of scams

Neighborhood Watch: Law enforcement warns of scams in Tri-State

  Sheriff’s Office: 2 teens air lifted to hospital after truck hits tree

In the news release, deputies say the Chevy S-10 went off the road and hit the tree head-on.

  Two taken to hospital after crash involving motorcycle in Gallatin Co.

Illinois state police say this happened just before 6 Wednesday evening on Route 141 at Vine Street.

Analysis: Thousands in Illinois may have guns without permit

Tens of thousands of Illinois residents whose gun licenses have been revoked could still be in possession of firearms, according to an analysis of state records by the Chicago Tribune.

Democrats advance bill to expand Illinois abortion rights

House Democrats in Illinois have advanced a measure to replace the state's abortion law with less restrictive language that gives people "a fundamental right" to make decisions about their reproductive health.

Gambling expansion in Illinois back on the table

The long-pursued goal of expanding casino gambling in Illinois is scheduled for a new look by the General Assembly.

Missing boy in Edwards Co., IL found safe

The boy has been found and is safe.

  Death investigation underway in Wayne Co.

Illinois State Police is investigating the death of a Cisne man.

Theft suspects lead Posey Co. authorities on high-speed chase

Someone led authorities on a high-speed chase in Posey County early Monday morning.

  Bill would allow food stamps to be used at restaurants in Illinois

If passed, restaurants could choose to accept food stamps

  Shawneetown man killed in White Co. crash

The coroner tells us a semi and a car were involved in the crash Thursday around 4:15 a.m.

Cubs investigating fan’s ‘offensive’ hand gesture

The Chicago Cubs say they are investigating a fan using what appeared to be an offensive hand gesture associated with racism behind a black television reporter who was on the air.

  Neighborhood Watch: ISP Jasper collects hundreds of pounds in drug take back; OPD search for suspects

Recently, the Jasper Post participated in the Indiana State Police Drug Enforcement Agency’s Drug Take-Back initiative.

  Neighborhood Watch: 3 men threaten teen; Fugitive uses son to shield her from arrest

Henderson Deputies say the woman used her son shield her from being arrested.

Next steps for hemp in the state of Illinois

The announcement for applications will come soon.

  Neighborhood Watch: Drug Take Back Day; Owensboro’s ‘Run From the Cops 5K’

Saturday is your chance to run from the cops and not get arrested.

  Mt. Carmel’s former Police Chief has died

He died Monday at his home in Mount Carmel.

  Walgreens to hike minimum age for store tobacco sales

The policy starts September 1.

  Two women killed in White Co. crash, other driver facing charges

State Police say it happened late Monday night on Route 141 just east of the Little Wabash River Bridge.

Parents can trade in unwanted car seats at Target’s annual event

The event starts Monday and will last through May 4.

  Neighborhood Watch: Car break-in; Wanted Wednesday; Daviess Co. reward

Neighborhood Watch: Car break-in; Wanted Wednesday; Daviess Co. reward

  Neighborhood Watch: Large meth bust in Gibson Co., Union Co. adds Crime Watch anonymous tip line

A Gibson County Sheriff’s deputy and a Princeton Police Department K9 unit helped in a meth bust Monday night. Union County adds Crime Watchers anonymous tip line.

MLB investigating racist message sent to Cubs’ Carl Edwards

Major League Baseball is investigating a racist message sent to Chicago Cubs reliever Carl Edwards Jr. on social media this month.

Coroner: Report shows missing IL woman tested positive for methamphetamine

Cox said on April 15 that a toxicology report revealed Naylor tested positive for methamphetamine.

  Spring allergies in high gear

Chances are you’ve noticed an uptick in your allergy symptoms right now. Well doctors say you aren’t alone.

Lawsuit: Hospital pressured Illinois woman to have abortion

The suit alleges Morris didn't want the abortion but felt pressured by the hospital's risk management team.

  Neighborhood Watch: OPD looking Walmart thefts suspects; Wanted Wednesday

Neighborhood Watch: OPD looking Walmart thefts suspects; Wanted Wednesday

  Meijer recalls some of their beef due to plastic concerns

Meijer says some of their ground beef may contain pieces of plastic.

  IL teens reacts to new tobacco age limit

Starting this summer, the smoking age in Illinois will match the drinking age.

  Grayville Mayor-elect has plans ready to fix water issue

Thompson tells us he has a plan to fix the town's water issue.

IL governor signs bill raising legal age to buy tobacco products

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill Sunday that raises the legal age for purchasing tobacco products from 18 to 21.

  IL consolidated elections Tuesday night

Tuesday night is Illinois consolidated elections and city council, school board, and other local offices are up for grabs around the state.

Bill seeks to increase Illinois’ gas tax to fund road repair

The bill also proposes raising fees for driver's licenses and vehicle registration.

Cubs’ Hamels gets hole-in-one, home run

Chicago Cubs pitcher Cole Hamels had had fun few days of firsts. Over the weekend, he recorded his first hole-in-one on a golf course, and on Monday night, he hit a home run in his final spring training tuneup.

  Teacher shortage impacting Southern Illinois Schools

Wabash Community Unit Schools Superintendent Chuck Bleyer has to fill around four or five positions every school year. He says they are lucky if three people apply for a position, but sometimes, they may only have one.

  Storms move through Tri-State; NWS confirms Morganfield tornado

We are tracking severe weather moving through the Tri-State.

  Southern IL schools are dealing with a teacher shortage

Schools across southern Illinois are dealing with a teacher shortage.

CAUGHT: Man considered armed, dangerous taken into custody in Union Co., KY

He was taken into custody in Union County, Kentucky.

ISP: Missing Harrisburg woman’s body found

Brooke Naylor was last seen in Harrisburg on March 3.