Prosecutors in Jefferson County south of St. Louis filed notice on June 8 of their intent to press for Nicholas Sheley’s execution if he’s convicted in the Festus, Missouri, killings of Jill and Tom Estes of Sherwood, Arkansas.
The residents of a small Illinois town – where the victim of an accused serial killer once lived – are finding life a bit less fearful with the help of a new police program.
Federal authorities are investigating the deaths of two 14-year-old girls, who were electrocuted in a wet field while de-tasseling corn in northwestern Illinois Monday.
Aurora police hope evidence from a sport-utility vehicle will help them find a 6-year-old boy who has been missing for nearly three weeks.
Relatives of an Aurora woman, who committed suicide in a Rockford motel room, are out searching for the woman’s missing son in western Illinois.
This coming Sunday would be Ronald Reagan’s 100th birthday, and Illinoisans are celebrating the only president so far who was born in the state.