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Springfield man with 28 prior arrests apprehended again, charged

SANGAMON COUNTY, Ill., (WICS/WRSP) — A Springfield man who has been arrested 28 times for numerous offenses was apprehended again and is facing several drug related charges, according to a Sangamon County Sheriff's Office news release. Robert L. Wilson, 40, was arrested on Wednesday, June 17 after the Sangamon County...
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Bear spotted near Rend Lake in southern Illinois

FRANKLIN COUNTY (WSIL) — The Franklin County Emergency Agency has confirmed that a bear has been sighted and is roaming in the southwest area of Rend Lake. Multiple agencies, including the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Rend Lake Army Corps of Engineers, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Franklin County Emergency Management Agency are currently monitoring the bear as it moves through the area.
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Appointments to Fill Vacated Trustee, Village Clerk Seats Named

The Village of South Jacksonville will potentially have new members of the Board of Trustees next week. Village Mayor Tyson Manker has announced two appointments to the board to fill the positions officially vacated this week by Village Clerk Krystin Hill and Trustee Jason Hill on Tuesday. Mike Broaddus, who...
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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.
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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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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...
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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.
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Illinois State Police looking for dashcam footage following fatal motorcycle crash on I80

Ill. (KWQC) - Illinois State troopers are hoping to identify the driver of a vehicle that may have seen a fatal motorcycle crash earlier this month. Officials with the Illinois State Police posted to Facebook saying they were looking for the driver of a white truck tractor, white semi-trailer, who could have been a non-contact vehicle in a fatal motorcycle crash. The crash happened on June 9 at 7:43 a.m., on I80 westbound at milepost 126. The milepost is between Shorewood and Channahon.
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Cops investigating shooting in rural Grayville, car chase

CARMI — Authorities are investigating a shooting in rural Grayville and a subsequent car chase involving multiple police agencies. The Illinois State Police's Division of Criminal Investigations Zone 8 was requested Monday afternoon by the White County Sheriff's Department to investigate the incident, according to an agency news release. The...
Jacksonville, ILJacksonville Journal Courier

Night beat: A first look at today's police news

• Jeffery W. Clark, 34, of 1025 W. Beesley Ave. was arrested at 1:35 a.m. Tuesday on a domestic battery charge. • Joshua L. Bettis, 37, of Stafford was cited on a charge of failing to yield and Michelle L. Stark, 19, of Jacksonville was cited on a charge of operating an uninsured motor vehicle after their cars collided at 7:58 p.m. Monday in the 200 block of East Morton Avenue. A passenger in Stark’s vehicle was taken to Passavant Area Hospital for treatment, police said.
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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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Weekly rankings notes: New 4-stars in Illinois and Texas, Washington's late 2021 pickup

Two more new four-star prospects in the 2022 recruiting class headline this week's ranking notes as Wednesday brought the weekly window for 247Sports updates outside of the Top247 rankings. An athletic defensive standout from the state of Illinois and a position-versatile offensive lineman from Texas earned four-star grades on 247Sports thanks to recent context that boosted the encouraging profiles we had already seen from that duo.
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Local Illinois fire departments awarded grant money for new equipment

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced Thursday that $3.3 million has been awarded to over 140 different fire departments and EMS providers across the state. The money will be coming from the the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal’s 2021 Small Equipment Grant Program. The OSFM...