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Illinois Law Makes Birth Control Now Over-the-Counter

Illinois Law Makes Birth Control Now Over-the-Counter

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (IOCI RADIO) – A new state law increases access to birth control by letting pharmacists issue it over the counter. “Until now, too many women have struggled to get the pill,” bill sponsor State Sen. Melinda Bush of Grayville said.   “No longer will women have to try and fit in an appointment…read more »

Goreville School District Approves Normal School Year Plan

Goreville School District Approves Normal School Year Plan

GOREVILLE – The Goreville Community Unit School District Number One has approved its Return to School Plan for this year and is planning to return to a normal school year. The plan calls for making masks optional for students and staff in school and outside the school. The state of Illinois still requires masks on…read more »

Marion Unit 2 to Resume Regular, Full In-Person Schedule

Marion Unit 2 to Resume Regular, Full In-Person Schedule

MARION – The Marion Unit 2 School District says it will resume a regular schedule and full-in person learning on Aug. 11, the first day of the new school year. The announcement was made at this week’s school board meeting and posted on the school district’s Facebook page. As for masks, the district has adopted…read more »

Alabama Man Arrested in Jefferson County on Meth Charge

Alabama Man Arrested in Jefferson County on Meth Charge

JEFFERSON COUNTY – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit arrested a 30-year-old Alabama man on I-57 near Beal Road Tuesday morning. The unit responded to assist The Illinois State Police with a motorist acting suspicious. K9 Tico was deployed and alerted on the suspect’s car, where a search was conducted and illegal drugs were found. The…read more »

Brookport Bridge to Temporarily Close for Repairs

Brookport Bridge to Temporarily Close for Repairs

PADUCAH, Ken. – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to temporarily close the U.S. 45 Ohio River “Brookport” Bridge between Paducah, KY, and Brookport, IL, Thursday morning. The bridge will close promptly at 9 a.m. and remain closed until 11 a.m. Thursday. Officals said the temporary closure is to allow repairs to the overhead signage and right-of-way maintenance work on…read more »

One Injured by Gunfire in Carbondale Monday Night

One Injured by Gunfire in Carbondale Monday Night

CARBONDALE – Carbondale Police are investigating a shooting that left one person injured Monday evening. Officers responded to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale around 5:50 p.m. regarding a report of a victim who arrived at the hospital with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. The victim reported walking near the intersection of North Pierce Street and East Burke Street…read more »

Pritzker Calls on U.S. Senate to Repay Illinois National Guard

Pritzker Calls on U.S. Senate to Repay Illinois National Guard

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (IOCI RADIO) – Gov. JB Pritzker is calling on Congress to repay the Illinois National Guard for it’s mission in D.C. earlier this year. The federal government owes the Guard about $31 million for security provided at the Capitol after the January 6 riots. If that money doesn’t come soon, the shortfall will…read more »

State Fire Marshal Stressing Water Safety for Children

State Fire Marshal Stressing Water Safety for Children

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (IOCI RADIO) – The Illinois State Fire Marshal’s Offcier is stressing safety when children are near water this summer. According to the American Red Cross, 69% of young children who were found drowned or submerged in swimming pools weren’t expected to be in or at the pool. Fire Marshal spokesperson J.C. Fultz said…read more »

Pritzker Announces Intent to Run for Reelection, Second Term

Pritzker Announces Intent to Run for Reelection, Second Term

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois’ governor is running for re-election. J.B. Pritzker, who spent the last 18 months leading the state through one of the more treacherous health crises in history, announced Monday he will seek a second term. The multi-billionaire private equity investor set the record for governor elections by pumping nearly $150 million of his…read more »

Protest Targets Illinois Officer’s Force Against Black Teens

Protest Targets Illinois Officer’s Force Against Black Teens

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (AP) – Activists are calling for officials to reinvestigate an incident where a southern Illinois police officer used force against two Black teenagers while breaking up a fight at a trampoline park. Nearly 20 people held a protest march Sunday in Fairview Heights in the Metro East region to call for accountability…read more »

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