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Grayville Man Sentenced 15 Years for Child Pornography

Grayville Man Sentenced 15 Years for Child Pornography

WHITE COUNTY – A Grayville man was sentenced in White County Court Thursday afternoon to the Illinois Department of Corrections for Child Pornography. White County State’s Attorney Denton Aud said 33-year-old Gabriel I. Goolsby was sentenced to 15 years in IDOC with three years of mandatory supervised release. He will also have to register as a sex…read more »

Officers Killed in 2019, 2020 Remembered in Ceremony Thursday

Officers Killed in 2019, 2020 Remembered in Ceremony Thursday

SPRINGFIELD (IOCI RADIO) – Fallen police officers were remembered in a ceremony at the Illinois capital Thursday. The pandemic prevented last year’s remembrance from being held, so this year’s event included officers killed in 2019 and 2020, their families, and police from all over the state. Illinois State Police Director Brendan Kelly said being an…read more »

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expanding to Illinois Doctors

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expanding to Illinois Doctors

SPRINGFIELD (IOCI RADIO) – Illinois is expanding vaccine eligibility to doctor’s offices across Illinois. State Public Health Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike said 60% of adult Illinois residents have received at least their first dose of the vaccine. Now, officials want to reach those who haven’t gotten the shot yet.   More than 1,000 doctor’s offices…read more »

Multiple Violations of ICE Detention Standards Found at Pulaski County Jail

Multiple Violations of ICE Detention Standards Found at Pulaski County Jail

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security inspector general has released a report detailing several violations at a southern Illinois jail that houses Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees. An inspection of the Pulaski County Jail revealed the facility didn’t consistently enforce the use of facial coverings, social distancing and other precautions that would…read more »

Carbondale Police Looking for Missing, Possibly Endangered Man

Carbondale Police Looking for Missing, Possibly Endangered Man

CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Police Department needs your help in locating a missing adult. Police said in a release 42-year-old Robert T. Vandelogt is believed to be alone and still in the Carbondale area. Information provided indicates Vandelogt is possibly endangered. He’s described as a white male, 5’10″ tall and weighing 160 pounds with brown hair…read more »

Two Deaths, 56 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Thursday in Region

Two Deaths, 56 New COVID-19 Cases Reported Thursday in Region

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health Thursday reported 1,778 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois, including 40 additional deaths. In southern Illinois, health departments reported 56 new cases of the coronavirus throughout the region in total. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,348,176 cases, including 22,136 deaths. Local case breakdown: Williamson County: 12,…read more »

Car-Motorcycle Accident Injures Two in Hamilton County

Car-Motorcycle Accident Injures Two in Hamilton County

HAMILTON COUNTY – Two people were injured in a car versus motorcycle accident in Hamilton County Wednesday evening. According to Illinois State Police, just after 6 p.m. 22-year-old Tyler Morris of Carmi was on his motorcycle traveling west on Illinois 14 just west of County Road 1100 East in McLeansboro as an SUV driven by…read more »

Two Deaths Reported Among 40 New Cases of COVID-19 in Region

Two Deaths Reported Among 40 New Cases of COVID-19 in Region

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health Wednesday reported 2,410 new COVID-19 cases in Illinois, including 30 additional deaths. Two deaths were reported by southern Illinois health departments among 40 new cases of coronavirus. Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,346,398 cases, including 22,096 deaths. Local case breakdown: Williamson County: 10 Franklin County:…read more »

Unemployment Claims Dropped Across U.S. Last Week

Unemployment Claims Dropped Across U.S. Last Week

The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell last week to 498,000, the lowest point since the viral pandemic struck 14 months ago and a sign of the job market’s growing strength as businesses reopen and consumers step up spending. Thursday’s report from the U.S. Labor Department showed that applications declined 92,000 from a revised…read more »

Marion Man Arrested in Multi-State Child Sex Crimes Case

Marion Man Arrested in Multi-State Child Sex Crimes Case

MARION – Illinois State Police investigators arrested a 19-year-old Marion man Wednesday on child sex crimes alleged in multiple states across the country. Joshua Bloodworth was arrested by agents conducting an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation. He’s charged with sexually exploiting multiple female juvenile victims from California, South Dakota, and Illinois. Charges include misdemeanor Sexual Exploitation of…read more »

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