Pope County

Illinois State Police

Illinois State Police say a man suspected in the non-fatal shooting of a police officer has been shot and killed in an incident that also left an FBI agent wounded.


The Illinois State Police are investigating the fatal crash of a small aircraft believed to have gone down in the Shawnee National Forest yesterday.  


A few weeks back we heard about holiday activities raising money for a new documentary produced about Pope County and today we meet its producer. The film is titled "They Will Endure," and it covers how the county was settled in the late eighteenth century to the great flood of 1937.

It was inspired by the research, writings, and archives of the late Pope County historian Mildred McCormick. Producer Richard Kuenneke took on the job of weaving McCormick's work together with interviews of residents and other historians.

Holiday Activities in Historic Golconda

Dec 9, 2013

Pope County's Gail Barger Lannom visits with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about special holiday tours of four homes, an historic church, and the Davidson Cabin decorated for the holidays as well as Golconda festivities including the Courthouse lawn bonfire. We'll also learn about a documentary she's produced about Pope County, 1797 to 1937.