Boil Order continues for the entire City of Vandalia
13 minutes ago
A Boil Order for the entire City of Vandalia continues this morning. The boil order was issued on Tuesday afternoon and has remained in effect every since. Vandalia Water Plant Superintendent Marty Husky says the boil order was needed because of cleaning work being performed on the water tower at the Vandalia Country...
Vandalia man sentenced to 4 years in DOC
17 minutes ago
A 35 year old Vandalia man is heading to prison for 4 years. In a report from the Fayette County State's Attorneys office, it says that 35 year old Shaun M. Koontz of Vandalia pleaded guilty to Violation of an Order of Protection, which is a Class 4 Felony, and was sentenced by Judge Don Sheafor to 4 years in prison. ...
Tools for School gearing up for their 15th year
19 minutes ago
We hear again today from Sally Miller, as the annual Tools for School program gets set for their 15th year of helping out Fayette County families with school supplies. Miller reminds everyone this is for all in-need students, Pre-K thru Junior College, in Fayette County. Tools for School is at the First Presbyterian...
Blagojevich Lawyers To Ask Full Court To Rule On Appeals Case
20 minutes ago
(Chicago, IL) -- Attorneys for former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich will be asking the full 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to rule on his appeals case. Multiple outlets are reporting his lawyers will file the motion by a Tuesday deadline. The move is being made after an three-judge panel decided to throw out...
Seatbelt usage up in Illinois
22 minutes ago
Seatbelt usage in Illinois has hit an all time high. A little more than 95 percent of Illinois drivers and front seat passengers are wearing their seat belt, up from 94 percent last year. State Department of Transportation Secretary Randy Blankenhorn says there are still a few that aren't getting the message. Seatbelts...
Cards rally for win, Cubs beat Milwaukee
28 minutes ago
(St.Louis, MO) -- The Cardinals scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to rally for a 9-8 win over the Rockies. Jhonny Peralta laced a game-tying, two-run single, and Greg Garcia drew a bases-loaded walk to score decisive run. Matt Carpenter went 4-for-5 with two homers, four runs and four RBI to help St.Louis...
Cardinals Acquire Moss From Indians
17 hours ago
(St. Louis, MO) -- The St. Louis Cardinals are adding slugger Brandon Moss for the stretch run. The Cards acquired the 31-year-old outfielder from the Cleveland Indians for left-handed prospect Rob Kaminsky. Moss is batting just .217 this season, but has belted 15 home runs and driven in 50. The moves comes after...
Cardinals shut out again, Cubs get win
Jul 30, 2015
(St.Louis, MO) -- The Reds shutout the Cardinals for the second straight night, grabbing a 1-0 win in the rubber match of a three-game set at Busch Stadium .John Lackey took the tough-luck loss after giving up the homer and striking out eight over eight innings. Lackey dropped to 9-and-6. >>Holliday Hurt...
U of I's Tracy Abrams Missing Second Straight Season With Injury
Jul 29, 2015
(Champaign, IL) -- University of Illinois basketball player Tracy Abrams will be missing his second straight season due to injury. The team announced the redshirt senior guard suffered a torn Achilles tendon yesterday, forcing him to sit out the 2015-2016 season. Abrams missed all of last season with a torn ACL. ### Colin...
Cards, Cubs both lose
Jul 29, 2015
(St.Louis, MO) -- Mike Leake fired eight shutout innings to lead the Reds to a 4-0 win over the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. St.Louis was held to four hits and was 0-for-6 with runners in scoring position. Jaime Garcia fell to 3-and-4, giving up three runs over six innings in his first start since June 24th. >>Cards...