A Florida man has been charged with criminal damage to property after throwing an old toilet through District 189 Board of Education office in East St. Louis, Illinois. He was found sitting on an old toilet.
Leslie K. Austin, the man who led police on a high-speed chase from Missouri to Illinois on Feb. 12, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say an autopsy revealed. He was a kidnapping suspect.
Reports say that police have caught the suspect in the Aurora, Illinois shooting near Chicago. Police, tactical units and medical personnel have responded to the industrial area where shooting occurred.
A second Belleville West High School student in Illinois has been charged following the loaded gun incident that forced the school to place students on lockdown before releasing them room by room on Monday.
Police say that threats being made against Belleville West High School in Illinois are not credible. A social media post told students not to come to school on Friday. The school was placed on lockdown Monday.
A 15-year-old Belleville West High School Student in Southern Illinois has been charged with multiple felonies following reports that he brought a loaded gun to school on Feb. 11. The school went into lockdown.
Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker delivered his budget proposal speech for 2020, calling for new revenues, more education spending, legalizing marijuana and sports betting, and dealing with state pensions.
Southern Illinois man was charged with aggravated battery against a peace officer after he allegedly kicked a cop during his arrest. Then, he is accused of trying to assault a jailer in St. Clair County IL Jail.
Jack Crab, a new place to eat, has opened its location in Southern Illinois. The food eatery and bar, a destination near Marcus St. Clair Cinema, has seafood boils with shrimp, crab legs, lobster and muscles.
IL Democrats have introduced a new bill to raise the legal age to buy tobacco products to 21. A previous attempt at making it law failed when it was vetoed by former Governor Bruce Rauner earlier in 2019.