Online Effort Underway To Pay For Illinois Capitol Holiday Lights

Springfield, IL  (KTRS)  An online effort is underway to  to raise  money to display Christmas lights on the Illinois State Capitol dome this holiday season. The Illinois Policy Institute executive vice president Kristina Rasmussen launched a GoFundMe website on Thursday. Earlier this week Secretary of State Jesse White’s office said it would skip the annual…

Today Would Be Megan Meier’s 23rd Birthday

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Today would have been Megan Meier’s 23rd birthday. The Dardenne Prairie girl committed suicide in 2006 after being the victim of cyberbullying. The Megan Meier Foundation is asking the public to honor Megan’s memory by making a donation. The Megan Meier Foundation was created after her death in an effort to…

Kidnapping Of Woman And Baby Turns Out To Be A Hoax

St. Louis County, MO  (KTRS)  Police say a north county woman who claimed she and her baby were kidnapped left town on her own. An AMBER Alert was issued last night for 23-year-old Diana Berrios-Pimentel and 1-year-old Dyland Rosa. Police say Pimentel claims she sent fake text messages of the kidnapping to family members as…

Prosecutors issue second subpoena for Schock’s records

SPRINGFIELD, Ill (AP) – Federal prosecutors have handed former Congressman Aaron Schock a second subpoena for financial records, texts and emails as part of a grand jury probe into spending by the Peoria Republican. The new subpoena was disclosed Thursday as prosecutor Timothy Bass appeared before U.S. District Court Judge Sue Myerscough. Bass said it’s…

Officer involved shooting in city of Lakeshire

( KTRS ) Authorities are reporting and responding to an officer involved shooting. Officers responded Thursday night to the 10100 block of Puttington in Lakeshire, to a report of a “cutting”. Upon arrival police say the suspect, a 30 year old male, physically assaulted two family members, a 33 year old female, and a 12…

Dynegy to close power station in southern Illinois

ALTON, Ill. (AP) – Dynegy says it’s closing its Wood River Power Station in southern Illinois because of economic reasons. The company said in a news release Wednesday that it’s closing the 465-megawatt facility in Alton because of its “uneconomic operation” in a “poorly designed wholesale capacity market” in central and southern Illinois. That system,…