Illinois

March 26, 2019 - 9:11 am
SPRINGFRIELD, Ill. (KMOX/AP) - Fourteen Illinois State Police officers have been struck in roadside crashes this year. That's an average of more than one a week and nearly double the total for all of last year. Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois State Police on Monday urged motorists to observe...
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CBD oil and cannabis plant
March 22, 2019 - 12:59 pm
ILLINOIS (KMOX) — CBD-infused products will soon be available at CVS Pharmacy locations in eight states including Illinois. The topical items include sprays and creams. They are marketed as an "alternative source of relief." CBD has been used for the treatment of anxiety, pain, and inflammation...
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Fred Bodimer
March 22, 2019 - 9:36 am
In Missouri - St. Louis has the highest adult obesity rate, the most smokers, and rank least likely to get a flu vaccine.
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(Illinois State Police)
March 22, 2019 - 9:05 am
EFFINGHAM, Ill. (KMOX) - Watch out for small pigs on the highway! That's the warning from police in Effingham to anyone driving along Interstate-70 in Cumberland County . The message comes after nearly 3,000 piglets were set free due to an accident near the mile marker 127 on I-70. Police shared a...
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(Police)
March 21, 2019 - 4:58 pm
BENTON, Ill. (AP) - An 82-year-old man who says he was desperate when he robbed an Illinois bank has been sentenced to 10 weekends in jail. Federal Judge Phil Gilbert told Arthur Bays that he's never seen a criminal as old as him. He says he struggled with a sentence Thursday. Bays had a toy gun in...
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Photo of the historic downtown St. Charles, Mo.
(Courtesy of Natures Paparazzi on Flickr)
Fred Bodimer
March 20, 2019 - 3:55 am
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOX) — St. Charles County leads the way once again this year as the healthiest county in the state of Missouri. This is the tenth year in a row St. Charles County has topped the annual state rankings compiled by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin's...
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Blue meth found in Litchfield IL
Facebook/Litchfield Police Department
March 19, 2019 - 10:34 am
LITCHFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) - Police in a small Metro East town are warning residents about a bag of blue meth discovered in the area – which resembles a drug made famous in a popular TV show. In Litchfield, Ill., about 50 miles northeast of St. Louis, police say they seized about 10 grams of...
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(Fairview Heights Police)
March 13, 2019 - 2:35 pm
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS, Ill. (KMOX) - Video of an armed robbery has been shared by police in the Metro East in hopes of a catching the three suspects who robbed a Sprint PCS store. The men pointed guns at an employee's head as they counting cash, took the money then fled the scene before police arrived...
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Democratic gubernatorial candidate JB Pritzker on October 1, 2018, in Chicago. (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS/Sipa USA)
March 13, 2019 - 9:59 am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (KMOX) - Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker wants residents to see for themselves how their taxes woud be affected under his so-called "fair tax" proposal. The plan features new tax rates based on how much you earn, he believes the current tax system is unfair to the middle class...
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(Courtesy of the Monroe County Independent's mobile command center)
March 12, 2019 - 3:34 pm
WATERLOO, Ill. (KMOX) updated 5:30 p.m. - Three people, including a four-year-old, were inside the plane that crashed near Waterloo, Ill., Tuesday afternoon. The plane in route from Mobile, Ala. to Cahokia, Ill., but didn't complete it's flight. Maj. Jim Lansing of the Monroe County Sheriff's...
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