ILL Session Halted During Investigation of Hazardous Substance

SPRINGFIELD, IL (KTRS) Emergency workers wearing protective gear have entered Gov. Bruce Rauner’s office inside the Illinois Capitol after a report of hazardous material that’s prompted authorities to block anyone from entering or exiting the building. The investigation has delayed Thursday’s critical override vote on a package of bills that could end the state’s budget impasse. Springfield…

Gov. Greitens Signs Into Law Blue Alert Bill

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has signed into law the so-called Blue Alert bill. The signing took place at the St. Louis Municipal Police Academy. The governor was flanked by members of local police departments who were injured in the line of duty … including former Ballwin Police Officer Michael Flamion, paralyzed when he was…

Marsha Bemko – Executive Producer, Antiques Roadshow

Antiques Roadshow is an American television program broadcast on Public Broadcasting Service Public television stations. The series features local antiques owners who bring in items to be appraised by experts.

Provenance, history, and value of the items are discussed. Based on the original British Antiques Roadshow – which premiered in 1979 – the American version first aired in 1997.

Fire Destroys East St. Louis Business

East St. Louis, IL  (KTRS)  The cause of a fire that destroyed a tire shop in East St. Louis is under investigation. Firefighters were called to Classic Tire Shop in the 1600 block of State Street around 10:30 p.m. Wednesday. One person was sleeping inside the building and had to be rescued, according to investigators.…