• Tax decrease placing child care centers in danger

    by  • January 19, 2015

    SPRINGFIELD (AP) — A decrease in income tax could mean less child care available in some communities. When Illinois’s income tax decreased from 5 percent to 3.75 percent on January 1st, it put more money in the pockets of those who live in Illinois, but it created a $2 billion deficit for the state...

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    Law enforcement arrests 20 in Franklin County on drug charges

    by  • January 19, 2015

    FRANKLIN COUNTY — Twenty people were recently arrested following an investigation into drug distribution and possession in Franklin County. According to our sister station WQRL, the arrests are the result of investigations by the Illinois State Police/Southern Illinois Drug Task Force. The task force is comprised of officers from Illinois State Police, the Franklin...

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    Fire destroys Centralia Horizon House

    by  • January 19, 2015

    CENTRALIA — A weekend fire heavily damaged a residential treatment center in Centralia, resulting in heavy smoke and water damage to the facility. The call for the fire at the Community Resource Center Horizon House on Jolliff Bridge Road in Centralia came in just after 3:30 Saturday afternoon. When firefighters with the Centralia Fire...

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    “Animal flipping” a growing problem in the area

    by  • January 19, 2015

    Area police and animal control officials say there is a growing problem in the area called “animal flipping,” and your help is needed to stop the activity. Animal flipping is when someone steals or removes an animal without consent then tries to sell the animal for a profit or they receive an animal for...

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