Ex-State Rep. Arroyo Sentenced 57 Months for Bribery

Ex-State Rep. Arroyo Sentenced 57 Months for Bribery

CHICAGO (AP) – A former Democratic leader in the Illinois House has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for his role in a bribery scheme. Luis Arroyo was handed a 57-month sentence by U.S. District Judge Steven Seeger on Wednesday after pleading guilty in November to a wire fraud count alleging he tried to bribe a…

More Severe Hepatitis Cases Being Reported in Illinois Children

More Severe Hepatitis Cases Being Reported in Illinois Children

(IOCI RADIO) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported Wednesday more cases of severe hepatitis in children. A total of nine pediatric patients are under investigation for hepatitis, which is inflammation of the liver. That’s up from the three reported last moth, IDPH Spokesperson Mike Claffey said. Officials are asking doctors and parents…

Franklin County Sheriff Asking for Help in Identifying Three Burglary Suspects

Franklin County Sheriff Asking for Help in Identifying Three Burglary Suspects

THOMPSONVILLE – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office needs your help identifying three men involved in two separate residential burglaries. The burglaries happened at the same home in rural Thompsonville on March 23 and 25. If you recognize them, call the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office or leave an anonymous tip on the sheriff’s office’s mobile app. View photos…

Franklin County Sheriff Asking for Help in Identifying Three Burglary Suspects

Franklin County Sheriff Asking for Help in Identifying Three Burglary Suspects

THOMPSONVILLE – The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office needs your help identifying three men involved in two separate residential burglaries. The burglaries happened at the same home in rural Thompsonville on March 23 and 25. If you recognize them, call the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office or leave an anonymous tip on the sheriff’s office’s mobile app. View photos…

New Laws Signed Addressing Children’s Mental Health

New Laws Signed Addressing Children’s Mental Health

(IOCI RADIO) – Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed two new laws Wednesday addressing children’s mental health. One law creates the Children’s Mental Health Council, made up of experts from a variety of fields. Sen. Meg Loughran-Cappel of Shorewood discussed the measure at a press conference earlier this year, saying the group will tackle multiple issues. Pritzker…

IDOC Places Former Bluford School Admin on Work-Release

IDOC Places Former Bluford School Admin on Work-Release

MT. VERNON – A 60-year-old former Jefferson County school administrator convicted of embezzlement has reportedly been placed on a work release program less than four years into her 15 year prison sentence. According to an online notification system, Sabrina Wheatley was placed on the work release program Wednesday. In 2018, a Jefferson County jury found Wheatley…

Bail Set for Mt. Vernon Man Charged for Child Porn

Bail Set for Mt. Vernon Man Charged for Child Porn

MT. VERNON – Bail was set at $200,000 for a 26-year-old Mt. Vernon man charged Wednesday in Jefferson County Court with multiple child pornography offenses. Jacob Higgins was charged with 10 Class 2 felonies for possession of child pornography for offenses apparently dating back to August 2020. According to Detective Bobby Wallace with the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office,…

Registration Underway for Saluki Triathlon in Carbondale

Registration Underway for Saluki Triathlon in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – Registration is now underway for the Saluki Triathlon at SIU Carbondale on June 18. This is the second year for the Recreational Sports and Services event, originally named the King Tut Strut Triathlon. It’s a sprint distance event incorporating a 0.2-mile swim in Campus Lake, a 5-mile bicycle ride around the southwest side of campus and…

Registration Underway for Saluki Triathlon in Carbondale

Registration Underway for Saluki Triathlon in Carbondale

CARBONDALE – Registration is now underway for the Saluki Triathlon at SIU Carbondale on June 18. This is the second year for the Recreational Sports and Services event, originally named the King Tut Strut Triathlon. It’s a sprint distance event incorporating a 0.2-mile swim in Campus Lake, a 5-mile bicycle ride around the southwest side of campus and…

‘Peace, Love and Relay’ Theme for McLeansboro Relay for Life

‘Peace, Love and Relay’ Theme for McLeansboro Relay for Life

MCLEANSBORO – “Peace, Love and Relay” is the theme for this year’s Relay for Life of Hamilton and Wayne County set for Saturday, June 4, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Hamilton County Courthouse Square in McLeansboro. The scheduled events are as follows: Fundraising tents will open at 5 p.m. Music by Debbie Knight will…

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