• The Big 1210 Big Sports NOW debuts October 11!

    by  • September 13, 2014

    Those looking for local sports programming on WILY between 9am and 11 on Saturday mornings will be ecstatic on Saturday, October 11. The Big 1210 Big Sports NOW will debut on AM 1210, 98.7 FM and wily1210.com! Chad Baker will bring his local sports knowledge to WILY. You will recognize Chad from broadcasting Orphans...

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    Woman sentenced to prison for fatally striking motorcyclist

    by  • October 1, 2014

    MURPHYSBORO — A 38-year-old woman has been sentenced to seven years for hitting and killing a motorcyclist in 2011. Heather L. Richey, was convicted Tuesday of aggravated driving while under the influence. According to the Jackson County State’s Attorney, Michael C. Carr, Richey was driving northbound on Route 127 on May 6, 2011 near...

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    Mt. Vernon kicks off inner-city bow hunting season

    by  • October 1, 2014

    MT. VERNON — It isn’t uncommon to see deer just outside downtown Mt. Vernon, which is why city leaders would like to see more people participating in the inner-city bow hunting season, which kicked off on Wednesday, Oct. 1. Mt. Vernon’s inner-city bow hunt has been going on since 2011. Due to the abundance...

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    Cairo man charged in deadly bank robbery appears in court

    by  • October 1, 2014

    BENTON — A 29-year-old Cairo man accused of killing two bank employees appeared in federal court Wednesday morning. James Watts is charged with attempted armed bank robbery resulting in death. The incident happened last May when federal prosecutors say Watts tried to rob the First National Bank in Cairo. On Wednesday, there was a...

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    Kinmundy man pleads guilty, sentenced on heroin charge

    by  • October 1, 2014

    SALEM — A 31-year-old Kinmundy man was sentenced Tuesday in Marion County court to 18 months in the Illinois Department of Corrections, after he pleaded guilty to the lesser of two felony charges connected to a March heroin arrest. Josh Robinson pleaded guilty to a Class 4 felony charge of possessing a controlled substance,...

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