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Stories with place: Benton
  • Illinois News Digest 
    Updated: Feb-12-16 1:06 am

    Good morning. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Illinois at 12 a.m. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Chicago bureau at 312-781-0500 or chifax@ap.org. Caryn Rousseau is staffing the desk. AP-Chicago News Editor Hugh Dellios can be reached at 312-920-3624 or hdellios@ap.org.

  • Illinois News Digest 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 7:04 pm

    Good afternoon. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Illinois at 6 p.m. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Chicago bureau at 312-781-0500 or chifax@ap.org. Herbert McCann is staffing the desk. AP-Chicago News Editor Hugh Dellios can be reached at 312-920-3624 or hdellios@ap.org.

  • Jury sides with Illinois man in excessive force lawsuit 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 5:08 pm

    BENTON, Illinois - Jurors in southern Illinois have found in a federal civil lawsuit that an Olney man was the victim of excessive force when law enforcement officers stopped him near Benton in April 2012.

  • Illinois News Digest 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 2:30 pm

    Good afternoon. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Illinois at 1:30 p.m. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Chicago bureau at 312-781-0500 or chifax@ap.org. Herbert McCann is staffing the desk. AP-Chicago News Editor Hugh Dellios can be reached at 312-920-3624 or hdellios@ap.org.

  • Former Pinckneyville bookkeeper admits to stealing $450K 
    Updated: Feb-03-16 12:44 pm

    BENTON, Illinois - A former bookkeeper for a small southern Illinois fire protection district has admitted to stealing more than $450,000 in taxpayer money.

  • Chicago man sentenced to 2 years for SIU bomb threats 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 4:28 pm

    BENTON, Illinois - A Chicago man who said he was seeking attention on a campus where he was bullied and harassed has been sentenced to two years in prison after pleading guilty to making bomb threats in a self-declared "war" on Southern Illinois University in Carbondale.