Friday, Mar 7, 2014
Closings for Friday, March 7
WSIL -- Here is a list of closings and delays for Friday, March 7.
Crime Tracker: Cell Phones Behind the Wheel
WSIL -- Since Jan. 1, it's been illegal to hold a phone while driving in Illinois. Supporters of the new law say it's making roads safer, but we've found most local police aren't even issuing tickets for breaking that law.
Marion Doctor Returns to Work After Accident
MARION -- Marion pediatrician Luis Lopez is back to work, after months of recovery.
MoDOT Plans Weekend Closure of I-64
WSIL -- If you're traveling to St. Louis this weekend, be aware of planned road closures.
Bus Drivers, Parent React to Snow Trapping Students
CARBONDALE -- Bus drivers relive the terrifying situation when falling snow trapped a group of young kids on a field trip at SIU.
llinois Unemployment Rate 8.7 Percent for January
CHICAGO (AP) - The Illinois Department of Employment Security says the state's unemployment rate was 8.7 percent in January, down from the previous month's revised rate of 8.9 percent.
Illinois Universities Warn of Perils If Budget Cut
SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) - Illinois' public universities are warning of serious perils if the state's temporary income tax increase is allowed to expire as scheduled in January.
State Senator, Chief Justice Debate Judges' Pay
SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) - An Illinois state senator is suggesting lowering starting salaries for judges in Illinois.
Carbondale Police Investigating Counterfeit Cash
CARBONDALE -- Police have released more information about counterfeit money circulating in Carbondale.
Youngstown State Allows Dunn to Head to SIU
CARBONDALE, IL (AP) - Youngstown State University has voided the contract of its current president, allowing the man to become president of Southern Illinois University.