Monday, Apr 20, 2015



SIU Takes on Sexual Assault
CARBONDALE -- It's estimated that 1 in every 5 women will be sexually assaulted during her college years. That's an alarming statistic universities across the country are looking to change. SIU joined the national public awareness campaign known as 'It's On Us.'

Crews Repair Bridge Over Lake of Egypt Road
WILLIAMSON CO. -- People heading to the Lake of Egypt may need to find another way to get there. The bridge over Lake of Egypt road shut down today for repairs.

"Operation Pride" Returns After Seven Years
SALINE COUNTY -- Saline County residents show their pride by staging a big cleanup along their highways.

Red Cross Holds Annual Blood Drive at Johnston City High School
WILLIAMSON CO. -- Students and community members packed into the gym at Johnston City High School Monday to give blood for a cause.

Congressman John Shimkus Tours Eldorado Hospital
ELDORADO -- Congressman John Shimkus visited our region Monday.

6 Year Old Recovering, Twin Killed in Crash
WSIL --Members of a close-knit Jefferson County community are in mourning after the loss of six year old Sierra Hess and her grandfather.

Correctional Officers Concerned About Safety
JOHNSON CO. -- Correctional officers in Johnson County are questioning decisions made by their administration. They say it could be putting their lives in jeopardy.

Hamilton County Man Sentenced for Escape
MCLEANSBORO -- A Broughton man, already sentenced to seven years in prison, will spend even more time behind bars after failing to report to the Department of Corrections, then fleeing from police.

Saline County Man Behind Bars for Killing Pregnant Woman
SALINE CO. -- Formal charges were filed Monday against a man accused of stabbing a pregnant woman to death.

Touch of Nature Center Expands Spring Programs
MAKANDA -- For employees at state parks, spring showers and sunshine means the outdoor season is ready to kick off.