Judge Gives Eldorado Man Life Term for Deaths of Woman, Unborn Child

HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) — A judge has sentenced a southern Illinois man to life in prison for the death of a mother and her unborn child. WSIL-TV reports a judge sentenced 60-year-old Rodney Black on Tuesday. Black was convicted last month of first-degree murder in the 2015 killing of Latisha Reidelberger and the child she was carrying. Black

Carbondale Man Sentenced for February Robbery

CARBONDALE – A Jackson County jury Tuesday found a Carbondale man guilty of robbery following a two-day jury trial. Jackson County State’s Attorney Michael Carr says shortly after midnight on February 1, 2019, two Carbondale residents walked to an ATM on East Main Street in Carbondale to withdraw cash. Forty-nine-year-old Alphonzo E. Higgins and another

Lane Closure Set for Later This Month on I-64 in Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON – IDOT says there will be a lane closure on eastbound I-64 at exit 80 in Mt. Vernon starting Wednesday, May 29 and extending through Thursday, May 30. The lane closure is necessary so maintenance crews can repair the structure carrying eastbound I-64 over Illinois 37. The entrance ramp from Illinois 37 to


SPRINGFIELD – Firefighters from all across Illinois remembered their fallen Tuesday at the Annual Memorial Ceremony in Springfield. Kim Howard has more.  Firefighters form the McLeansboro Fire Department were among four units honored Tuesday with a Unit Citation Award at the Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Springfield. The award is for an act of service in

McLeansboro Farmers Market Opens May 29

MCLEANSBORO – The McLeansboro Farmers Market is gearing up for another season later this month. Justin Barrow, with the City of McLeansboro, says the Farmers Market will open for the season on Wednesday, May 29 at the corner of Randolph and Jackson. It will be open from noon to 5 p.m. every Wednesday throughout the