Chester standoff ends in one arrest


CHESTER, Ill. (WJPF) – A six hour long police standoff in Chester ended  with a man being arrested on gun charges. Chester Police say around 11:50 a.m. Wednesday Christopher Bowles, 41, fired several shots from the back

Air quality test of area school shows no sign of asbestos


CAMPBELL HILL, Ill. (WJPF) – Air quality tests conducted at the Trico School District have come back clean. The tests were ordered as a precautionary measure earlier this week after decades old floor tiles were damaged, potentially

Sports betting in Illinois begins the year with a lull


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (IRN) — Sports betting in Illinois in January dipped a bit from the month earlier.  According to the Illinois Gaming Board, the total sports betting handle in January was down just over 2% compared to