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Pritzker requests federal disaster declaration in wake of historic Spring floods

Counties included in the Public Assistance (PA) request: Adams; Alexander; Bureau; Calhoun; Carroll; Cass; Fulton; Greene; Hancock; Henderson; Henry; Jackson; Jersey; Knox; LaSalle; Lee; Madison; Mercer; Monroe; Morgan; Peoria; Pike; Randolph; Rock Island; Schuyler; Scott; St. Clair; Stephenson; Tazewell; Union; Whiteside; and Winnebago counties.

NWS says TORRENTIAL RAINS are headed our way

Thanks to Tropical Storm Barry – the second formed hurricane of the 2019 season, downgraded upon landfall in the Gulf – we’re about to get swamped with what the National Weather Service is calling “torrential rains.”

Body pulled from Ohio River in Alexander County: No ID yet

Authorities have yet to confirm the identity of a body brought ashore in Alexander County on Monday, April 22.

Arrest made, murder charges filed in Alexander County shooting

An arrest has been made in the situation down in Alexander County wherein a Tamms woman was found dead of a gunshot wound.


Thus far, the Weather Channel hasn’t named the storm that’s headed our way across southern Illinois (as well as Missouri, Indiana, Kentucky and beyond), but since it’s the Midwest and doesn’t really involve Chicago, they probably don’t care…flyover country, you know.

Man who assisted in Cairo fatal armed bank robbery sentenced

Watkins admitted that he assisted Watts in the planning of the robbery, drove him to the bank on May 15, and served as a lookout while communicating with Watts via a hand-held radio.

Cairo man pleads guilty to assisting in 2014 attempted armed robbery of First Nat’l Bank

The conspiracy included both the attempted robbery of the First National Bank and the successful May 2014 armed robbery of over $12,000 from a McDonald’s restaurant in Charleston, Missouri.


The entire readership area is under a winter storm warning, according to Illinois State Police, who have submitted a winter weather advisory.

Phelps Finnie votes to override veto of Student Loan Bill of Rights, measure becomes law

The measure recently became law.

CAIRO: Watts sentenced to life in prison for double murder during bank robbery

James Nathaniel Watts, 32, of Cairo, Illinois, was sentenced today in United States District Court in Benton to life in prison without the possibility of release.

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