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An elderly truck driver died in a single vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon in Franklin County.

Illinois State Police say the coroner pronounced the 75-year-old man from Memphis, Tennessee dead on the scene at milepost 63 on Interstate 57.

Governor J-B Pritzker is adding Williamson County to the existing disaster proclamation to help keep communities safe. 

Illinois State Police are on the scene of a crash blocking traffic on Interstate 24.

Fatal Crash in Williamson County

Apr 15, 2020

UPDATE: April 16th 10:45 am

A Johnson County couple was killed in a head-on crash in Williamson County Wednesday morning.

State Police Extending FOID Card Renewals

Apr 9, 2020

Illinois State Police filed emergency rules this week to address renewals of Firearm Owner Identification and Concealed Carry Licenses during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

WSIU Jacob Gordon

COVID-19 has hit the pause button for millions of people in Illinois – but that does not include the state’s farmers. 

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A Metropolis man is behind bars, accused of being a part of a marijuana distribution operation.

A dead body has been found in a wooded area in Marion.

Marion Police say its officers responded to a disturbance call at a local hotel early Monday morning.

Eight Massac County residents have been arrested on illegal drug distribution charges.

Illinois State Police say they're investigating the death of a Tamms man as a homicide.

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Governor JB Pritzker is signing a handful of new laws to beef up the Illinois State Police and help first responders struggling with mental health issues.

Governor Pritzker says one new law establishes a peer support program for first responders and a suicide prevention task force.

With tougher texting and driving laws in place in Illinois, it's a good idea to know what you can and can't do with your phone in the car.

Illinois State Police Sergeant Joey Watson says you need to be connected via Bluetooth when talking on the phone.

Illinois State Police is investigating a shooting death in Johnson County.

Troopers and deputies with the Johnson County Sheriff's Department responded to a rural residence in Grantsburg at about 6 p.m. on Monday.

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Two traffic stops in Johnson County led to the arrest of three suspects and the seizure of 67 pounds of cannabis, 100 grams of cannabis wax and 9.5 pounds of cannabis edibles.

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A low pressure system will drift into the region and stall, bringing the chance of heavy rains.

While overall rainfall amounts into the weekend may average in the 1 to 2 inch range, locally higher amounts will be possible.

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The Flood of 2019 is impacting several areas in southern Illinois.

Illinois State Police trooper Tracy Lillard says five counties will be impacted directly as the Mississippi River is forecast to crest over the next couple of days.

The Illinois State Police was under fire Monday for the state’s huge backlog in testing crime-scene DNA.

The man accused of the murder of a McHenry County Deputy Sheriff in Rockford Thursday will be returned to Winnebago County to face charges.

Floyd E. Brown, 39, is charged with first degree murder for the shooting death of Deputy Jacob Keltner, who died Thursday afternoon in a Rockford hospital. Keltner was working with a fugitive task force from the U.S. Marshals office as they tried to serve a warrant on Brown, a Springfield resident who was staying at the Extended Stay America hotel on Rockford’s east side.

A suspect is in custody after an anonymous threat was made to the Pope County School District.

On Tuesday, the Administration of the Pope County School District contacted Illinois State Police District 22 regarding an anonymous threat sent via the internet to a student.

A Perry County man was seriously hurt when his concrete truck left the road, hit an embankment and overturned.

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Summer’s winding down and that means the school year is starting.

The Illinois State Police along with county and city police want to remind drivers to be alert in school zones.

The Jackson County Health Department and county sheriff's office are holding a medication disposal event Saturday.

They say the initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue.

The person killed in a two vehicle crash in Washington County on Tuesday has been identified.

Illinois State Police say he is 58-year-old John Frye of Freeburg.

One man was killed and another seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash early Thursday morning in Washington County.

Illinois State Police say 35-year-old Matthew McKinley of Coulterville died in the accident, while 40-year-old Michael Barfield, Jr. of Nashville suffered life-threatening injuries and was flown to a regional hospital.

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A junior at Anna-Jonesboro High School is being recognized for his effort to help a motorist in distress.

The Union County Sheriff's Office and the Illinois State Police presented Kyle McMahan a Life Saving Award Wednesday.

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Organizers of Williamson County's Traffic Safety Days are honoring one of their partners with the 10th annual event logo.
 
The logo, unveiled Tuesday at the sheriff's office in Marion, features a tractor-trailer from Thomason Express.

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The Illinois State Police is urging motorists to be prepared for Monday's eclipse.

For starters... Trooper Joey Watson says you need to plan on a lot of traffic in southern Illinois...especially on Interstate 57, Highway 51 and Route 13.

July 26th marks Speed Awareness Day in Illinois. Traffic safety is a growing concern among southern Illinoisans, as a spike in crashes along major transportation routes continues to make headlines. But what’s causing the spike? And how will it end?


Illinois State Police say one person is dead following a traffic crash involving 3-semis on Interstate 57.

Troopers say at around 9 a.m. Thursday in the south bound lanes at Mile Post 82, say two of the semis were heading south approaching slowed traffic due to crews working on an overturned vehicle at Mile Post 79.

Four semis were involved in a traffic accident on Interstate 57 Thursday afternoon.

Illinois State Police say the four vehicles were traveling north in the right lane on I-57 north of milepost 43 in Williamson County.

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