News

Another Chance behind the Wheel for Ex-trooper?

Another Chance behind the Wheel for Ex-trooper?

A hearing has been canceled for a former Illinois state trooper who has been trying to get his driving privileges restored after he caused a crash that killed two sisters.

Matt Mitchell was initially scheduled to have a hearing Tuesday in Mount Vernon, but the hearing was postponed and hasn’t been rescheduled. He’s argued unsuccessfully several times to get his license back and is making use of limitless reinstatement requests allowed by law.

Mitchell was a state trooper in 2007 when his cruiser crossed the median of I-64 east of St. Louis and slammed into oncoming traffic, killing Jessica, 18, and Kelli Uhl, 13, (pictured, from left) of Collinsville.

Mitchell had been driving more than 120 mph at the time and using his cellphone and computer. He pleaded guilty to reckless homicide and received probation.

 

Recent Headlines

1 hour ago in Local

Springfield City Council to Discuss Waste Hauling Fee Increase

Fresh
garbage

The Springfield City Council may or may not consider raising garbage fees next month.

7 hours ago in Local

Dems Slate Two Candidates for Fall Election

vote

Democrats have slated Robert Spencer of Pleasant Plains to run against Don Gray for Sangamon County Clerk, while Circuit Clerk Paul Palazzolo will face opposition from Donnie Killen of Springfield.

8 hours ago in Local

Redfield: Capitol Has Similar, But Different, Feeling

ILLINOIS POLITICS 7-24-15 Mike Lawrence and Kent Redfield

University of Illinois Springfield Political Science Kent Redfield says in some ways, it actually feels like lawmakers are getting toward the end of the legislative session.

8 hours ago in Local, Sports

Nunn Dismissed from U of I Basketball Team

university illinois

The University of Illinois has dismissed junior guard Kendrick Nunn from the basketball team following his guilty plea to misdemeanor domestic battery.

8 hours ago in Local

Informant Suggests Drew Peterson Wants to Sell Drugs

FILE - In this May 8, 2009 file photo, former Bolingbrook, Ill., police sergeant Drew Peterson arrives at the Will County Courthouse in Joliet, Ill., for his arraignment on charges of first-degree murder in the 2004 death of his third wife Kathleen Savio. On Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, Will County Judge Edward Burmila sentenced Peterson to 38 years in prison for Savio's murder.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Secret recordings between Drew Peterson and an inmate he's accused of trying to enlist to help kill a prosecutor show that the former suburban Chicago police officer discussed selling drugs in Mexico if he gets out of prison.