southern Illinois http://wuis.org en Services Set For Fmr. Congressman Ken Gray http://wuis.org/post/services-set-fmr-congressman-ken-gray <p></p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:57:10 +0000 Associated Press 29280 at http://wuis.org Services Set For Fmr. Congressman Ken Gray So. Ill. Town Has No Squad Cars Left http://wuis.org/post/so-ill-town-has-no-squad-cars-left <p>A small southern Illinois community is without any police cars after separate accidents heavily damaged the department's only two squad cars. &nbsp;</p><p>The police chief in the village of Ina says the first car was damaged last week when it was hit by an ambulance. The second car was wrecked on Tuesday when it was hit by a semi-truck on a snowy highway. &nbsp;<br />No one was injured in either collision. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 02:57:00 +0000 Associated Press 18442 at http://wuis.org So. Ill. Town Has No Squad Cars Left First Beatle In America - George Harrison http://wuis.org/post/first-beatle-america-george-harrison <p>It was 50 years ago this month that a young George Harrison, a virtual unknown, traveled from Great Britain to the United States.&nbsp; He was coming to visit his sister, Louise, who had moved with her husband to the southern Illinois town of <a href="http://www.historicjail.com/?page_id=17">Benton.</a> &nbsp;<br><br>George spent a couple of weeks in that area.&nbsp; He bought a classic guitar, later used on Beatles' recordings.&nbsp; He also did a radio interview and camped out in the Shawnee National Forest. &nbsp;<br> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 14:30:00 +0000 Sean Crawford 8990 at http://wuis.org First Beatle In America - George Harrison