Leslie K. Austin, the man who led police on a high-speed chase from Missouri to Illinois on Feb. 12, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police say an autopsy revealed. He was a kidnapping suspect.
Reports say that police have caught the suspect in the Aurora, Illinois shooting near Chicago. Police, tactical units and medical personnel have responded to the industrial area where shooting occurred.
A second Belleville West High School student in Illinois has been charged following the loaded gun incident that forced the school to place students on lockdown before releasing them room by room on Monday.
Police say that threats being made against Belleville West High School in Illinois are not credible. A social media post told students not to come to school on Friday. The school was placed on lockdown Monday.
A 15-year-old Belleville West High School Student in Southern Illinois has been charged with multiple felonies following reports that he brought a loaded gun to school on Feb. 11. The school went into lockdown.
Johnny Mac’s Sporting Goods, based in St. Louis, has sold its team division to BSN Sports of Dallas and plans to close all nine of its retail stores, including the one in Swansea, in Southern Illinois.
Southern Illinois aldermen, trustees will appoint a new, temporary township supervisor at their Feb. 19 meeting after longtime Madison County IL politican Bob Shipley died at a hospital February 17, 2019.
Illinois State Police are looking into the homicide of a disabled man in Southern Illinois after he was shot and killed outside the Gold Star Convenience Mart in East St. Louis. No one is currently in custody.
The man who was named interim president of Lindenwood University does not have a college degree, he told the student newspaper Lindenlink. Lindenwood, whose main campus is in St. Charles, Missouri, has a satellite campus in Belleville, Illinois.
Republican Congressman Mike Bost said he supports President Donald Trump’s national emergency declaration in order to build a physical barrier on the southern border. Bost spoke to a group at Freeburg High School.