• Illinois anticipated crop yield up this year

    by  • September 12, 2014

    A revised forecast published Thursday anticipates even more corn and soybeans in Illinois. The USDA says Illinois corn fields will yield 194 bushels per acre, up from a forecast last month of 188, and last year’s result of 178. Rod Weinzierl, executive director of the Illinois Corn Growers Association this will be a year...

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    School bus involved in overnight accident on I-57

    by  • September 12, 2014

    JEFFERSON COUNTY — Three people were injured an accident that happened Thursday night on Interstate 57 north of the Ina exit that involved a school bus. It happened around 9:20 p.m. at mile marker 89 in Jefferson County. According to the Illinois State Police, a northbound school bus rear-ended a Chevy Suburban that was...

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    Teacher strike will affect more than just Highland classes

    by  • September 11, 2014

    HIGHLAND — Schools are closed in the Highland District Thursday, as teachers walked the picket line, but it’s not just classes that will be canceled — football games, other extracurricular activities and scheduled ACT testing also are in jeopardy. It’s unknown how long the strike could last, but Superintendent Mike Sutton asked parents to...

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    Body found in burned home still not identified

    by  • September 11, 2014

    WILLIAMSON COUNTY — The name of the victim whose body was found in the site of a house fire Sunday has not been released because the person has yet to be identified, a county official said this morning. Williamson County State’s Attorney Brandon Zanotti released the information during a meeting with members of the...

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    Couple jailed for breaking infant’s ribs, leg

    by  • September 11, 2014

    GRANITE CITY — The parents of a 7-week-old baby who was hospitalized with multiple broken bones have been charged with abusing the infant, police said. Ashlee Wethington, 18, and Kamryn Kerr, 20, of Granite City were charged Wednesday with aggravated battery to a child and endangering the life or health of a child. The...

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