• NEW Local Sports Program to debut on WILY – 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.  This week, Withers Broadcasting announced new programming would debut on that date. Those tuned into WILY between 9AM-11AM the next few weeks will hear the following promotional announcement: “Local sports will never...

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    Former Wayne County coach admits videotaping girls

    by  • September 17, 2014

    EAST ST. LOUIS — A former Fairfield High School teacher has pleaded guilty to secretly videotaping girls. Timothy C. Going, 43, pleaded guilty Wednesday in U.S. District Court to four counts charging him with attempted sexual exploitation of minors and possession of visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Going, a former...

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    Meth blamed after Missouri man sets self on fire

    by  • September 17, 2014

    SIKESTON, Mo. (AP) – A southeast Missouri man is hospitalized and expected to face drug charges after accidentally setting himself on fire. The Sikeston Standard Democrat reports that a caller on Monday night told police that a man was on fire. Officers found the man on the side of the road screaming in pain....

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    Cool wet weather hampering harvest efforts

    by  • September 17, 2014

    Wet, cool conditions across much of Illinois have put farmers behind schedule in bringing their corn in from the fields, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said. Illinois corn growers through Sunday had only managed to harvest 2 percent of their crop, down 12 percentage points from the average of the previous five years, the...

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    Striking teachers serve lunches to students as contract negotiations continue

    by  • September 17, 2014

    HIGHLAND (AP) — A teacher strike in southwestern Illinois’ Highland School District continued for the fifth day Wednesday as union representatives negotiated with district officials. The union president submitted a new contract proposal to the school board Tuesday night, after teachers rejected a previous offer Sunday, the Belleville News-Democrat reported. All seven school board...

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    Rauner disagrees with Quinn’s support of medical pot

    by  • September 17, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner said Tuesday he wouldn’t have signed legislation creating Illinois’ medical marijuana pilot program because it includes a secret process for deciding who may grow and sell the drug. Rauner said it’s “another hallmark” of a culture of corruption under democratic Gov. Pat Quinn. He said the...

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