Police say an "armed and dangerous" man was taken into custody after a massive manhunt in central Illinois after shooting three people in Taylorville, IL. Police are investigating Facebook posts he made before the shootings.
A Mattoon, IL man pleaded guilty to bank fraud in federal court in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL and St. Louis, MO. He wrote checks to himself and withdrew the money before the banks knew the check had bounced.
A St. Louis, MO man was charged with striking a Caseyville, IL police squad car during a pursuit as he fled from officers after a fight at the Caseyville Community Center near Belleville, IL in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO.
One person was dead and another injured and in the emergency room after a fatal shooting at a home in East St. Louis IL in Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL, and St. Louis, MO. Police were investigating.
Two people were carjacked in East St. Louis, IL, after their work shift at the Casino Queen Casino in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, and Belleville, IL. Neither person was injured, and police found the car.
Police issued an Amber Alert for two Illinois toddlers after their mother was shot and killed in Markham, IL by Chicago, IL. The missing kids could be anywhere in Illinois including Southern Illinois near Belleville, IL and St. Louis, MO.
A woman was carjacked at gunpoint in the Granite City IL Walmart parking lot by two men who got away with her car. Police are asking for the public's help in the investigation and in finding the woman's stolen vehicle.
Fairview Heights, IL, man charged with crime after police chase through Southern Illinois that ended in St. Louis, MO. The man, who is from near Belleville, IL, is currently in the St. Clair County, IL, jail.
A Dittmer MO man was charged with criminal sex abuse in connection with luring a 13-year-old girl for sex at a Super 8 motel in Belleville IL in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO. They met on the dating app Mingle. The man was arrested.
A Fairview Heights IL man sentenced to prison on sex abuse and child porn charges in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO. He be on the sex offender registry for life pursuing or engaging in sexual relationships with two teenage girls.
Okawville IL police searched a home and are still investigating a threat made against Okawville High School on the social media platform Snapchat in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO, just two weeks after a school shooting in Parkland, FL.
Ex-wife: Collinsville IL man with cannabis in his system and previous DUIs who caused fatal car crash that killed a Highland IL woman from Southern Illinois near St Louis MO was 'mentally unstable.' She filed an order of protection against him.
Crime news: A teen boy was arrested and charged in Jefferson County IL with making terrorist threats online on social media to shoot his school in Southern Illinois near St Louis MO. Police investigated the school shooting threats.
Police arrest teen for graffiti threat spray painted on Hinchcliffe Elementary School in District 90 in O'Fallon, IL in Southern Illinois near St. Louis, MO. This happened after Parkland, FL school shooting, sparking gun control debate.
Belleville IL police arrested a man in connection with an armed robbery in Southern Illinois near St. Louis MO. The suspect was armed with a gun, and stole money, cigarettes and marijuana, police say and no charges have been filed yet.