• About WILY/WRXX News Staff

    Grain bin fatality reported in Red Bud

    by  • January 20, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    A 44-year-old man died late Monday morning after falling into a grain bin in Red Bud. Emergency officials were called to Guebert Farms off Griggs Road, east of North Prairie Road. The victim has been identified as Jeffrey Guebert. Officials say the victim had been missing for approximately 30 minutes before it was discovered...

    Read more →

    Dillard would roll back portion of gas tax

    by  • January 20, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    State Sen. Kirk Dillard (R-Hinsdale) would keep the per-gallon motor fuel tax in place, but would roll back 70 percent of the 5 percent state portion of the sales tax on gasoline. At today’s price ($3.39 average statewide), that would save consumers about 12 cents a gallon, assuming the saving is passed along to...

    Read more →

    Obit: David Wempe

    by  • January 20, 2014 • Obituaries • 0 Comments

    GERMANTOWN — David A. Wempe, 65, of Germantown, died Monday, January 20, 2014, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese. Funeral Pray Service will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Moss Funeral Home in Germantown, with Fr. James Buerster officiating. Interment will follow at 1 pm. at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis. Visitation...

    Read more →

    Carterville boy who fell through ice identified

    by  • January 20, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    A 12-year-old boy died Sunday after falling through ice on a lake off arbor drive in Carterville. A second boy was rescued by neighbors. Williamson County Coroner Michael “Junior” Burke said the boy drowned. He was pronounced dead 6:16 p.m. at Herrin Hospital. He has been identified as Justin Johnson-Stewart. Authorities said Stewart was...

    Read more →

    Upcoming GA session politically driven

    by  • January 20, 2014 • News • 0 Comments

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — The legislative session that begins later this month is expected to be more politically driven than last year’s because of the looming election. Tax questions are expected to dominate the agenda as lawmakers return to Springfield Jan. 28. Upcoming issues include what to do about the pending expiration of the temporary...

    Read more →