Bears Great Brian Urlacher’s Brother Pardoned by Trump

Bears Great Brian Urlacher’s Brother Pardoned by Trump

CHICAGO (AP) – The brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher has been pardoned of federal charges that he recruited for a multi-million dollar illegal offshore gambling ring. Casey Urlacher is the mayor of the tiny Chicago suburb of Mettawa and was among those pardoned in the final hours of President Donald…

Four Seriously Injured After Head-On Crash on IL 149

Four Seriously Injured After Head-On Crash on IL 149

BENTON – Four people were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash in Franklin County Monday afternoon. According to Franklin County Sheriff David Bartoni, a juvenile driver and their 16-year-old passenger, plus 49-year-old Holly Filkins and her 3-year-old passenger all sustained major injuries and were airlifted from the scene of the accident. The crash occurred at…

Jackson County to Conduct Warrant Amnesty Initiative

Jackson County to Conduct Warrant Amnesty Initiative

MURPHYSBORO – Jackson County State’s Attorney Joe Cervantez and Jackson County Presiding Judge, Christy W. Solverson announced Tuesday that Jackson County will be conducting a warrant amnesty initiative for all traffic matters currently active in Jackson County. Warrant amnesty allows citizens in certain cases to obtain warrant cancellations and new court dates without posting a…

Gun Charges Due for Marion Man After Traffic Stop in Carbondale

Gun Charges Due for Marion Man After Traffic Stop in Carbondale

Pictured: Keenan Parson (Photo: Carbondale Police) CARBONDALE – Gun charges are due for a Marion man after Carbondale Police conducted a traffic stop on a motor vehicle for an equipment violation in the 500 block of West Main Street around 8:15 Friday night. According to Carbondale Police, 23-year-old Jaylyn L. Williams of Du Quoin and his…

Carbondale Man Charged for Impersonating Police Officer

Carbondale Man Charged for Impersonating Police Officer

Pictured: Lukas Jones (Photo: Carbondale Police) CARBONDALE – A Carbondale man will face charges after Carbondale Police responded around 9:50 Monday night to the 1900 block of South Illinois Avenue in reference to a report of man attempting to steal a car by impersonating a police officer. During the course of the investigation, officers arrested 31-year-old…

Carmi Man Facing Burglary Charges After Intruding Home

Carmi Man Facing Burglary Charges After Intruding Home

Pictured: Jesse G. Stephens (Photo: Carmi Police) CARMI – A Carmi man is facing charges following an incident in Carmi Monday night. According to Carmi Police Chief Jason Carter, 38-year-old Jesse G. Stephens was charged with burglary, criminal trespass to a residence and theft after intruding a resident’s home. Police responded to 207 3rd Street at…

Hamilton COunty Memorial Hospital Awaiting COVID-19 Vaccines from IDPH

Hamilton COunty Memorial Hospital Awaiting COVID-19 Vaccines from IDPH

MCLEANSBORO – The Hamilton Memorial Hospital District (HMHD) said officials are awaiting COVID-19 vaccine allotments, including for those who are aged 65 and older, from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Currently, all COVID-19 vaccine allotments available for Hamilton County residents are exclusively coordinated directly through the local Hamilton County Health Department. Officials noted…

Over 300 COVID-19 Cases Reported in Southern Illinois

Over 300 COVID-19 Cases Reported in Southern Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – Officials with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported 4,318 new COVID-19 cases, including 33 additional deaths statewide Tuesday. Over 300 cases were confirmed across southern Illinois, with many stemming from multi-day reports. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,076,532 cases, including 18,291 deaths. Local case breakdown: Perry County: 89 (since…

About 1.6 Million Illinoisans to Receive Part of Facebook Lawsuit Settlement

About 1.6 Million Illinoisans to Receive Part of Facebook Lawsuit Settlement

CHICAGO (AP) – About 1.6 million Illinoisans with a Facebook page who joined a class-action lawsuit could get about $350 in the coming months as part of a settlement. The checks are from a $650 million settlement that alleged the social media giant violated Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act. One out of every five eligible…

GM, Microsoft Partner for Electric, Driverless Cars

GM, Microsoft Partner for Electric, Driverless Cars

SILVER SPRING, MD (AP) – General Motors is teaming up with Microsoft to accelerate its rollout of electric, self-driving cars. In the announcement Tuesday, the companies said Microsoft’s Azure cloud and edge computing platform would be used to “commercialize its unique autonomous vehicle solutions at scale.” Microsoft joins General Motors, Honda and other institutional investors…

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