Monday, Jul 6, 2015



Williamson County Embezzlers Could Lose Retirement to Taxpayers
WILLIAMSON COUNTY-- Three former Williamson County clerks, convicted of embezzlement, may soon lose their retirement money.The three women worked in the circuit clerks office, and Williamson County leaders want to claim that money as part of their restitution.

Local Pediatricians Recommend Early School Physicals
MARION -- It's hard to believe it, but kids will be back to school in about a month. That means now is the time for parents to start thinking about physicals and shots.

New Requirements for Childcare Assistance in Illinois
CARTERVILLE -- Parents across Illinois now might find it a little tougher to find childcare. As of July 1, Illinois has upped the requirements to receive assistance.

Carbondale Police Searching for Theft Suspect
CARBONDALE -- Carbondale Police are asking for help in identifying a theft suspect.

Several New Businesses Slated to Open in Marion
MARION -- More new businesses are popping up across Marion.

Roundabout Coming to Marion Intersection
MARION -- New road construction will begin at the intersection of Russell and Boulevard Street on July 13. The intersection is expected to be closed for four weeks as the city turns the busy four-way into a roundabout.

Krispy Kreme Hiring for Marion Location
MARION -- Krispy Kreme is hiring 50 employees for its new Marion location.

16 Arrested in Hardin County
HARDIN CO. -- A monthslong drug investigation leads to 16 arrests in Hardin County.

ACLU Seeks Federal Enforcement of Illinois Child Services
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union says required funding for child-protective services is in jeopardy because of resistance from the Illinois comptroller.

Woman Struck, Killed on I-24
LYON CO. -- Kentucky State Police say a Minnesota woman was killed Monday morning when she was struck by a vehicle on Interstate 24.