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ABC 7 Chicago

Prosecutors say an appeals court shouldn't grant former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich a third sentencing hearing.

Their filing Thursday comes on the day the Illinois Democrat started his sixth year in prison for corruption, including trying to trade an appointment to ex-President Barack Obama's old Senate seat for campaign cash.

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Cairo Police

A seven count superseding indictment has been returned against three people connected with a 2014 bank robbery in Cairo.

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Carbondale Police Department

A Carbondale man is wanted for murder in connection to a shooting on the city's northeast side Thursday evening.

Carbondale Police are looking for suspects and answers after a shooting Thursday afternoon.

A Randolph County man is dead and three other southern Illinois residents were hurt in a three-vehicle accident in Perry County.

The Perry County Sheriff's office says the accident occurred around 6:30 Thursday morning on State Route 154.

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Carbondale Police

Carbondale Police are searching for a suspect wanted for the burglary of a local business.

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Carbondale Police Department

Carbondale Police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a potential suspect in a recent arson.

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Carbondale Police

Carbondale Police are searching for the suspect wanted for the armed robbery of the Kroger Fuel Station on Giant City Road.

A crash involving three motorcycles shut down a portion of Interstate 64 in southern Illinois Friday for over four hours.

A Carbondale house has been destroyed by fire.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department says deputies, the county ambulance service and MPS Fire responded to the fire on Garden Lane in rural Carbondale just before Midnight on Thursday.

Carbondale PD Searching For ID Theft Suspect

Feb 8, 2017
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Carbondale Police

Carbondale Police are asking for help locating a suspect in a Identity Theft and Forgery investigation.

On January 23 the suspect cashed multiple checks at two different SIU Credit Union locations in Carbondale.

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Mt. Vernon Police

An 18-year-old is charged in connection with a shooting death in Mt. Vernon.

The Mt. Vernon Police Department says members of the United States Marshall's Service in Springfield took Lekedrieon Russell into custody on Monday. He is charged with First Degree Murder in the January 20th death of Deandray Jackson.

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Daily Egyptian

Carbondale Police have released statistics from last weekend's Polar Bear event in Carbondale.

Carbondale Police, the SIU Department of Public Safety, and Illinois State Police say they issued a preliminary 91 citations. That's down from 116 citations last year at this event.

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Mt. Vernon Police

A man is in custody accused of trying to hijack a vehicle in Mt. Vernon.

Around 10:30 Tuesday night, Mt. Vernon Police responded to Taco Bell for an attempted carjacking.

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Mt. Vernon Police

Two people have been arrested in connection with a murder in Jefferson County.

The Mt. Vernon Police Department says the 17-year-old male is charged with armed robbery and mob action related to the homicide of Deandray Jackson.

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Carbondale Police

Carbondale Police is searching for a missing teenager.

Officers say 16-year-old Taylor Charles was last seen in the 1000 block of East Park Street on Tuesday morning at about 10:45.

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Carbondale Police

The Carbondale Police Department is offering residents a chance to learn more about what its officers do during the upcoming Citizens Police Academy.

Illinois lawmakers quickly approved a criminal justice reform package during the two-day lame duck legislative session.

Two people have been arrested after a traffic stop that resulted in a high speed chase.

The Energy Police Department says law enforcement arrested the driver of the vehicle, 36-year-old Genie Marion of Murphysboro, and her passenger, 30-year-old Michael Chappell of Murphysboro.

Marion Police officers are searching for two suspects wanted in an armed robbery at a local business.

Officers responded to Marion Gas on West Main Street after 10 o'clock Monday night.

Authorities in southern Illinois have identified the four people who died after a single-engine plane crashed in a wooded area near Vienna on New Year's Eve.

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Carbondale Police Department

Carbondale Police are looking for your help in identifying several people who are suspected of stealing from a mobile phone store last month.

For the second time in less than a month, a Carbondale bank has been vandalized.

Carbondale Police say officers discovered graffiti on Regions Bank at 500 West Main at around 5:20 Tuesday morning.

The number of inmates in Illinois prisons has dropped by nine percent since Governor Bruce Rauner took office nearly two years ago.

Governor Rauner set a goal of reducing the prison population by 25 percent by the year 2025.

The governor says they've really tried to focus on rehabilitating offenders.
 
Efforts to rehabilitate inmates include making sure they have a state ID card as they are released from prison and identifying offenders who might benefit more from substance abuse treatment than sitting in jail.

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Jackson County State's Attorney

A Murphysboro man has been convicted of Aggravated Domestic Battery, Aggravated Battery, and Domestic Battery following a two-day jury trial in Jackson County.

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Jackson County State's Attorney

A man convicted of killing a southeast Missouri woman and leaving her body along a southern Illinois road has been sentenced.

The Jackson County State's Attorney's office says 31-year-old Brandon Banks of Cape Girardeau received a 103-year prison term.

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Williamson Co. Sheriff

Williamson County Sheriff Bennie Vick says a teen reported missing earlier this week has been found in Carbondale.

An Alabama man has admitted to robbing a southern Illinois bank.

The U.S. attorney for Southern Illinois says 38-year-old George David Treece pleaded guilty to robbing the Farmers State Bank in Central City in Marion County last August.

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Carbondale Police

Carbondale Police have released images of potential suspects wanted for spraying graffiti and damaging a window of a local bank building.

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Carbondale Police

Carbondale Police are investigating an early morning armed robbery at the Circle K Gas Station on East Walnut in Carbondale.

Officers say the suspect entered the business around 2 a.m. Monday with a handgun and demanded money.

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