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5 Years Since Woman's Disappearance From Southern Illinois

MT. VERNON -- Sunday marks five years since Beth Bentley went missing in Southern Illinois. Read more »

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Wanted Williamson County Man Arrested in Tennessee

TENNESSEE -- A man accused of armed robbery in southern Illinois is under arrest in Tennessee. Read More »

John Nash, 'A Beautiful Mind' Inspiration, Dies In NJ

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind" has died in a car crash along with his wife... Read More »

2 Children Airlifed After Jefferson County Crash

JEFFERSON CO. -- A crash near Mount Vernon involving two SUVs and a truck led to two kids being airlifted to a children's hospital in St. Louis. Read More »

State Report Says Illinois College Leaders Enjoy Lavish Perks

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A report from Illinois lawmakers has found that state university and community college presidents have enjoyed lavish perks, some worth hundreds of thousands of dollars, that aren't always disclosed to taxpayers. Read More »

llinois Prisons Director Resigns 2 Months After Taking Job

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's choice for state prisons director has resigned just two months into the job. Read More »

Madigan Postpones Millionaire Tax Bill After Failed Vote

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan's effort to impose a new income tax on millionaires has stalled. Read More »

Rauner to File 'Turnaround Agenda' Legislation Friday

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner plans to introduce legislation Friday in an effort to advance pieces of his so-called "Turnaround Agenda." Read More »

53 People in 9 States Sickened After Eating Raw Tuna

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak likely linked to raw tuna that has sickened 53 people in nine states. Read More »

Fired Rutherford Employees Seek Back Pay, Threaten Lawsuit

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Documents obtained by The Associated Press show three former Illinois employees are threatening to sue the state, claiming ex-Treasurer Dan Rutherford fired them for providing evidence in a sexual-harassment investigation that dismantled the Republican's career. Read More »

Police Step Up Patrol For Memorial Day Weekend

WSIL -- Memorial Day marks the unofficial start to summer and for many people that includes travel plans. But officers warn drivers to remain careful on the road. Read More »

Dollar Tree to Sell 330 Family Dollar Stores

NEW YORK (AP) - Dollar Tree says it expects to reach a deal in the coming days to sell about 330 Family Dollar stores in order to receive approval of its $8.5 billion takeover of Family Dollar. Read More »

Illinois Unemployment Holds Steady in April at 6 Percent

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois' unemployment rate remained at 6 percent in April, as the state's slow economic recovery continued to trail those of neighboring states and more than half the country. Read More »

Viking Range Recalls Gas Ranges Due to Burn Hazard

WSIL -- Viking Range is recalling more than 50,000 gas ranges in the U.S. because the ovens can turn on by themselves, posing a burn hazard. Read More »

Man Facing Charges After Attempted Murder of a Police Officer

PADUCAH, Ky. -- A Kentucky man shot by police during a standoff earlier this month is facing new charges. Read More »

Kidnapping Suspect to Return to Missouri

GRUNDY CO. -- The suspect charged with kidnapping a woman in Cape Girardeau last week will soon return to Missouri from Illinois. Read More »

Marion Police Investigating Death of Foster Care Infant

MARION -- Marion Police have launched an investigation into the death of a 10-month-old girl, who died Wednesday morning. Read More »

Tax Policy Groups Support Services Tax in Report

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Two tax policy organizations with distinct views have released a joint report explaining why taxing more consumer services would help stabilize Illinois tax revenue. Read More »

Measures Naming Illinois State Pie, Vegetable Head to Rauner

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois lawmakers have delivered some sweet news for fans of pumpkin pie and corn. Read More »

Wal-Mart Announces Expansion of Veteran Hiring

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. says its plan to hire 100,000 military veterans has been so successful that it intends to hire even more. Read More »

New Group Hopes to Build on Illinois' Farm, Food Industries

CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago nonprofit and the Illinois Farm Bureau hope to bring the state's agriculture and business industries together to turn the city and state into a global hub for farm and food-production. Read More »

Electrolux Recalls Kenmore Elite Gas Ranges for Fire Hazard

NEW YORK (AP) - Electrolux is recalling a line of Kenmore gas ranges sold exclusively at Sears because of a potential fire hazard. Read More »

Cape Girardeau Police Investigate After Student Hit By Car

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Cape Girardeau police are investigating after a junior high school student was struck by a hit-and-run driver. Read More »

KFC Bringing Back Col. Sanders

NEW YORK (AP) - KFC is bringing back Colonel Sanders as the fried chicken chain seeks to refresh its image. Read More »

House Bill Would Cap Expenses for Ex-Presidents

WASHINGTON (AP) - Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and other former presidents who earn lucrative speaking fees and draw other income would no longer be able to count on taxpayer dollars to pay for their post-White House office space and staff under a bill in the House. Read More »

Judge Allows Union Fee Suit to Proceed Without Rauner

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A federal judge has allowed Gov. Bruce Rauner's lawsuit over union fees paid by non-union workers to proceed - without the governor. Read More »

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