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Thousands of Stolen Goods Recovered from Chicago Storage Units

Thousands of Stolen Goods Recovered from Chicago Storage Units

SPRINGFIELD – Attorney General Kwame Raoul today announced that his Organized Retail Crime Task Force recovered thousands of stolen goods at several storage units in Chicago.

This is the first major bust as a result of the work of the Organized Retail Crime Task Force that is spearheaded by the Attorney General’s office.

Raoul said the stolen merchandise recovered by the Organized Retail Crime Task Force includes tens of thousands of products worth millions of dollars.

Investigators with Raoul’s Organized Retail Crime Task Force, with support from Chicago law enforcement including the Chicago Police Department, executed search warrants at eight storage units in two locations.

The units contained four semitrailers of merchandise, including apparel, beauty products, furniture, food items and electronics from multiple nationwide retailers.

While a complete inventory is ongoing, the stolen goods are estimated to be worth millions of dollars.

The Organized Retail Crime Task Force’s investigation will continue over the coming weeks.

State to Release Nearly $100M for Illinois Airports

State to Release Nearly $100M for Illinois Airports

SPRINGFIELD, Ill — Governor JB Pritzker announced Wednesday $94 million in funding to improve public airports throughout Illinois. The money represents the largest capital investment program for airports in state history says the governor, providing funding to locations statewide. The funding unlocks $11 and a half million dollars in local contributions as well. The 96…Continue Reading

Around 1,400 Students to Graduate from SIUC Saturday

Around 1,400 Students to Graduate from SIUC Saturday

CARBONDALE – The academic achievements of 1,400 Southern Illinois University Carbondale students and recent graduates will be celebrated at fall 2021 commencement exercises Saturday at the Banterra Center. According to officials, in an effort to keep graduates and their guests safe, two separate ceremonies – broken down by colleges and schools – are planned. Ceremonies will be…Continue Reading

Kaskaskia-Kraatz Railroad Crossing Work to Close Road

Kaskaskia-Kraatz Railroad Crossing Work to Close Road

The Williamson County Highway Department said starting this morning at 10 a.m. through Thursday at 2 p.m., the Canadian National Railroad will be repairing their crossing on Kaskaskia-Kraatz Road south of Thompsonville. The road will be closed east of Crawford Road. Traffic control will be in place to remind motorists about the closure. Motorists are encouraged to seek alternate routes…Continue Reading

Two Arrested After Harrisburg, Saline Co. Police Chase

Two Arrested After Harrisburg, Saline Co. Police Chase

HARRISBURG – A Carmi man and a 17-year-old juvenile were arrested after leading Harrisburg Police and the Saline County Sheriff’s Office on a vehicle and foot pursuit Monday night. According to Harrisburg Police, shortly after 9 p.m., Carmi Police notified Harrisburg Police that they were investigating an Attempted Homicide/Unlawful Use of a Firearm case that had happened…Continue Reading

Fitness to Stand Trial Evaluation Due for Mt. Vernon Man Accused of Robbing Gas Station

Fitness to Stand Trial Evaluation Due for Mt. Vernon Man Accused of Robbing Gas Station

MT. VERNON – A fitness to stand trial evaluation has been ordered in the Jefferson County case against 55-year-old Frederick Goss who is accused of robbing a Mt. Vernon gas station and gunpoint and then exchanging gunfire with a MVPD officer as he fled the scene. Goss was hospitalized for months following the June 2021 incident suffering…Continue Reading

Search Continues for Second Suspect in Zeigler Assault

Search Continues for Second Suspect in Zeigler Assault

ZEIGLER – Zeigler Police said they’re still searching for the second suspect allegedly involved in an early Sunday morning assault on Beaumont Street in Zeigler. Zeigler Police Chief Ben Burkhamer said a warrant for aggravated battery has been issued for the second suspect identified as Seth Murphy from the Frankfort/Thompsonville area. The victim told police there were…Continue Reading

White County Crash Leaves McLeansboro Woman Injured

White County Crash Leaves McLeansboro Woman Injured

CARMI – A McLeansboro woman was injured in a two-vehicle crash in White County Monday evening. According to Illinois State Police (ISP), around 5:45 p.m. a car driven by 35-year-old Chelsey Smith of Fairfield was driving west on Illinois 14 near County Road 900 East as another car driven by 83-year-old Jesse Campbell of McLeansboro was also…Continue Reading

Shots Fired Through Chicago Hospital’s Windows, No Injuries

Shots Fired Through Chicago Hospital’s Windows, No Injuries

CHICAGO (AP) — Gunshots fired from cars outside a Chicago hospital entered windows on the hospital’s third and fourth floors Monday morning, but police saidno one was injured. Chicago police said the gunfire about 7 a.m. came from people shooting from inside cars during an altercation outside Saint Anthony Hospital and that bullets entered third-…Continue Reading

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