• 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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    Fayette county joining others in circuit offering veterans court

    by  • September 15, 2014

    In recent years, court and law enforcement officials have started to recognize a significant number of veterans returning home from wars overseas with mental health issues manifesting themselves in an assortment of criminal acts. Authorities have noted that steering those veterans toward treatment they may have initially rejected will benefit not only the veterans...

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    Tree cutting accident kills young Roodhouse man

    by  • September 12, 2014

    ROODHOUSE — A 19-year-old man cutting down trees in a rural area in western Illinois was killed when he was struck by a falling tree, authorities said. The Greene County coroner told the Jacksonville Journal-Courier that Nicholas J. Alexander was with another person logging trees behind a residence on a farm near the tiny...

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    IDOT hiring for winter road positions

    by  • September 12, 2014

    COLLINSVILLE — The Illinois Department of Transportation District 8, covers Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Greene, Jersey, Madison, Marion, Monroe, Randolph and Washington counties. The district is now taking applications for multiple openings for two seasonal temporary employment classifications for the winter season. Positions are available for hourly emergency help as needed between October 16, 2014...

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    Illinois measure would fund body cameras for cops

    by  • September 12, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — Two Illinois lawmakers on Thursday pushed for a hike in traffic and other fines to raise money for police body cameras and dashboard cameras in the wake of the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old by an officer in Ferguson, Missouri. State Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth, a Peoria democrat, introduced a bill...

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    Many reasons why women stay in abusive relationships

    by  • September 12, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD — You’ve probably seen the hashtags on social media: #whyistayed and #whyileft. They have to do with domestic violence. Pro football’s Ray Rice has been caught on video beating his fiancée. She’s now his wife. Angela Bertoni, chief executive of a Springfield women’s shelter says Women who leave their batterers are at 75...

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