Thursday, Sep 3, 2015



Charlie Daniels Band Takes the Stage at Du Quoin State Fair
PERRY CO. -- Live music entertained crowds at the Du Quoin State Fair Wednesday night.

One Man Injured in Randolph County Crash
RANDOLPH CO. -- Illinois State Police say a good samaritan helped pull a man from a burning car after a crash Wednesday afternoon in Randolph County.

Former Randolph County Man Arrested for Swindling the Elderly
ST. CLAIR COUNTY -- Authorities have released few details about the arrest of a former Randolph County man.

Marion City Leaders Look at Earthquake Insurance
MARION -- The city of Marion has substantially upped its earthquake insurance coverage. It comes as National preparedness month gets underway.

Carbondale Welcomes Back Happy Hour
JACKSON COUNTY -- A unanimous decision by the Carbondale City Council could save you a few dollars during Happy Hour.

Local Groups Consider Court Action For State Funds
CHRISTOPHER -- Funding options have dwindled as the state heads into its third month without an official budget.

In-Home Service Retained Under Ill. House Bill
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The House has endorsed a plan to spare thousands of people who receive state-subsidized at-home care.

Eat Local Challenge Comes To Southern Illinois
CARBONDALE -- A group of community members in Carbondale created the Eat Local Challenge in order to promote healthy eating and local produce.

House Restores Medicaid for Heroin Treatment
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The House has overwhelmingly voted to override Rauner's partial veto of a measure to battle heroin abuse. The vote was 105-5 to reject Rauner's removal of Medicaid coverage from the measure.

Legionnaires' Disease Cases Rise at Illinois Veterans Home
(AP) -- The death toll from a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a western Illinois veterans home has climbed to seven, and the state's public health director has warned that more fatalities could occur.