Neighbors react to a Swansea family murder-suicide. Swansea Police Chief Steven Johnson said they believe one of the men, 48-year-old Thomas I. Stines, killed his brother, 43-year-old David M. Stines, before shooting himself. Both men lived at the house with the mother, Delores "Dee" Stines.
State Rep. Jeanne Ives, R-Wheaton, discusses proposed gun legislation that is scheduled to be considered in the Illinois General Assembly. Ives is challenging Gov. Bruce Rauner in the Republican primary on March 20.
Jimmy Peterlich sinks a 3-pointer for the Charleston Trojans. Jimmy, a senior who has Down syndrome, previously served as the team manager. The lefty got to suit up Friday night and thrilled the crowd with this shot from downtown.
Jimmy Peterlich sinks a 3-pointer for Charleston Trojans. Jimmy, a senior who has Down syndrome, previously served as the team manager. The lefty got to suit up Friday night and thrilled the crowd with this shot from downtown.
National Rifle Association executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre said opponents of gun rights "hate individual freedoms" and want to eliminate the 2nd Amendment. LaPierre spoke at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland.
Seventeen people were killed when suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Students said they heard the fire alarm go off and thought it was a drill. "We went outside," said student Manuel Barraza, "I heard gunshots. I thought it was firecrackers. But after I heard the last shot I was like oh, no." Cruz, a 19-year-old former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is in custody.
Dennis Mares, an SIUE criminologist, discusses gun violence and young people in the United States in the wake of multiple Southern Illinois school shooting threats following the deadly Parkland, Florida school shooting Feb. 14.
A two-truck accident killed a Highland woman just after 4 a.m. Friday on U.S. 40 at Kennedy Lane, near the park-and-ride in Highland. The crash killed 45-year-old Charlene Johnson and sent 36-year-old Wayne Stayton of Collinsville to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Highland.