Illinois News Roundup for Wednesday, July 18


Published on July 18 2012 9:24 am
Last Updated on July 14 2013 12:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

>>Central Illinois Can't Get Break From Intense Heat

(Champaign, IL)  --  A heat advisory is in effect today as weather forecasters say Central Illinois is in store for another scorchingly hot day.  Temperatures in Champaign soared to 96-degrees yesterday.  It was the city's 28th day in which the twin cities have topped the 90-degree mark.  Forecasters think it's possible areas in Central Illinois could exceed 100-degrees.      


>>Earthquake Rattles Franklin Co.

(Franklin County, IL)  --  The U.S. Geologic Survey confirms southern Illinois felt the affects of an earthquake over the weekend.  The temblor registered two-point-four on the Richter scale Sunday.  It was centered in Franklin County about a mile northwest of Benton.  No local authorities report any calls about damage or injuries.


>>Facebook Post Leads To Robbery

(West Frankfort, IL)  --  West Frankfort Police say three people are behind bars for robbing a home and it was a Facebook post that helped them scope the place out. The suspects showed up at a party at the home after the owner posted information about it.  The suspects went back a few days later and robbed the place while the owners were on vacation.    Police have recovered some of the stolen items but are still looking for at least 20 pairs of Nike Air Jordan sneakers.  Anyone with information should call police at 618-937-3502.


>>Mitsubishi Outlander To Be Produced In Illinois

(Normal, IL)  --  Mitsubishi Motors will begin producing the Outlander Sport at the plant in Normal this year.  Governor Quinn says that's great news considering half the vehicles produced will be exported overseas.  Mitsubishi officials say bringing production of the Outlander Sport to the Normal plant reinforces their commitment to the U.S. market.  Last year, Governor Quinn announced a targeted investment package which bolstered Mitsubishi's expansion in Illinois and allowed the automaker to keep 12-hundred jobs at its Normal plant.