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New Study Shows an Illinois Resident Was Infected With Coronavirus as Early as Christmas Eve 2019

A new study published Tuesday by the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found that an Illinois resident was infected with the coronavirus as early as Christmas Eve 2019, the Associated Press reported. Nine other study participants—five from Illinois and one each from Massachusetts, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin—were infected earlier than any...
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Illinois Man Arrested Following Manhunt In Wabash County, Illinois

A Mt. Vernon, Illinois man remains in Wabash County Jail after a multi-law enforcement manhunt Monday. Wabash County Sheriff's Office said 27-year-old Ashton Harper faces charges following a police chase in Mt. Carmel. After 4:30pm Monday night, Illinois State Police sent out a notice on Harper, stating they believed he...

Cass County man accused of having sexual relations with minors

VIRGINIA, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — A Cass County man is facing multiple charges relating to child pornography and sexual abuse. Illinois State Police (ISP) arrested 20-year-old Devan Rice of Virginia, Illinois, on two counts of solicitation of child pornography, two counts of traveling to meet a child, and four counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse.

Virginia, IL Man Arrested on Sex Abuse, Child Porn Charges by ISP

A Virginia, Illinois man is behind bars on sexual abuse and child pornography charges. Illinois State Police District 9 and District 4 Division of Criminal Investigations yesterday announced the arrest of 20 year old Devan Rice. Rice is cited for Solicitation of Child Pornography (Class X Felony), Traveling to Meet a Child (Class 3 Felony), and Aggravated Criminal Sexual Abuse (Class 2 Felony) .
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Man wanted in Illinois for sexual abuse of a minor arrested in Jackson County

JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (WLOX) - A Jackson County man who authorities say has been on the run since 2008 was arrested Tuesday morning at his home in St. Andrews. Lawrence W. Baker, 52, is now awaiting extradition to LaSalle County, Illinois, where authorities say he is wanted for aggravated criminal sexual abuse of a minor. The incident took place in 2006 and involved a child between the ages of 13 and 17, said a release from the U.S. Marshals.

Illinois woman found safe after kidnapping

PERU, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — The victim in a recent kidnapping in Illinois has been found. At 4:57 a.m. on Monday, the Peru Police Department responded to a report of a woman screaming for help. Evidence from the scene indicated a violent struggle ensued. The incident was reported as a child...

2 EMS workers hurt when Ill. rig struck by vehicle, flips

ROCKFORD, Ill. — Two members of the Rockford Fire Department were injured when the ambulance they were riding in was struck by a vehicle and flipped on its side. A tweet from the Rockford Fire Department said two fire personnel who sustained minor injuries and the driver of the vehicle that hit the rig were transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

4 adults, 8 kids displaced in 2 Springfield house fires

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — Twelve people are without a home after two houses caught fire in Springfield. On Tuesday afternoon, the Springfield Fire Department was called to the 900 block of Enterprise Street for a residential fire. At the scene, heavy smoke was seen coming from the roof of the...

McCombie: 'This is just another gun grab in Illinois'

State Rep. Tony McCombie (R-Savanna) objected to House Bill 1091, also known as the “Fix the FOID Act.”. She briefly stated her concerns during a House debate on the bill. “This is not about public health,” McCombie said. “It’s not about public safety. This is just another gun grab in Illinois. Please vote no.”
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ISP investigating shooting in Grayville

GRAYVILLE, Ill. (KFVS) - Illinois State Police are investigating a shooting that took place on June 14. At approximately 3:12 p.m., the Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) - Zone 8 was requested by the White County Sheriff’s Department to assist in the investigation of a shooting that had occurred in the 1900 block of County Road 2400N in Grayville.

Suspect in Athens murder appears in court

ATHENS, Ill. (WICS/WRSP) — The Athens man accused of murdering his neighbor appeared in court on Tuesday. Randy Wasilewski, 69, was arrested after police say he shot 42-year-old Corey Markey during a dispute. Markey later died of his injuries at Memorial Medical Center. Wasilewski was initially charged with four counts...