• Reward offered for information on missing Hardin County woman

    by  • December 16, 2013

    Relatives of a missing southern Illinois woman are offering a $1,000 reward for any information about her whereabouts. WSIL-TV reports 39-year-old Chrisandra “Chrissy” Williams of Hardin County was last seen Dec. 2 leaving a Rosiclare home in her red 2011 Ford sport utility vehicle. Searches that have expanded into Gallatin County have come up...

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    Cahokia Mounds to celebrate winter solstice

    by  • December 16, 2013

    Starting Sunday, the days get longer. The Cahokia Mounds State Historic site at Collinsville is observing the winter solstice at 7 a.m. Sunday at its “Woodhenge,” a reproduction of a centuries-old solar calendar. Bill Iseminger, assistant site manager for the Cahokia Mounds State Historic site, says most likely, there was someone referred to as...

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    Programs launching to help mentally ill defendants

    by  • December 16, 2013

    More options are becoming available for defendants with mental illness. Two new programs are being launched to help defendants with mental illness get help and stay out of jail. “Second chance probation” starts in a few weeks and offers first-time non-violent felons the chance to get a clean record by honoring their probation. Public...

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    Federal inmate bus involved in freeway crash

    by  • December 16, 2013

    Authorities say a southern Illinois freeway crash involving a busload of federal prisoners sent all 13 of the vehicle’s occupants to the hospital. Illinois State Police Trooper Calvin Dye Jr. says the westbound bus headed from Kentucky to Jefferson City, Mo., hit a bridge support in Interstate 64′s center median about 5 a.m. Sunday...

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