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Illinois 200: North to freedom on Illinois’ Underground Railroad

Editor’s note: The weekly Illinois Bicentennial series is brought to you by the Illinois Associated Press Media Editors and Illinois… Read more

Hefferman: Salukis' Beane wins league title in Bulgaria

Todd Hefferman

Former Saluki basketball player Anthony Beane may have found his place in Europe, in between trying out for the NBA. Read more

Sports: Nature's enormity on display


Last Monday was a reality check. Read more

Voice of the Reader: Thank you for a successful food drive

To the Editor: Read more

Annual Truthseekers' concert returns to Marion

MARION — Each year, Jim Snider finds himself amazed at the number of people who have never heard about an annual event that brings d… Read more

Families have small window to apply for Illinois private school scholarships

DECATUR — Private schools are working quickly to take advantage of the state's Invest in Kids scholarship tax credit, which will make as much as $100 million in donations available to lower-income students in Illinois. Read more

Birth Announcements

ALQARNI, Heba and Ahmed, a son, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018, Memorial Hospital or Carbondale. Read more

Still pumped for Trump in Southern Illinois: One year in, local voters voice support for president

On the day of President Donald J. Trump’s inauguration — Jan. 20, 2017 — The Southern Illinoisan the stories of two Trump supporters… Read more

Local residents talk race one year into Trump presidency; some optimistic about future

MARION — Judy Simpson remembers the time in the early 1980s when the predominantly black Cairo high school basketball team traveled … Read more


Southern Illinois seniors enjoy $1,500 in potential savings on a Walk In Tub by American Standard

American Standard offers a best in class limited lifetime warranty on both tub and installation. Get a quote today and transform you…


The best refinance rates in Southern Illinois for January 2017

Residents are urged to refinance at near historically low rates before time is up.


Looking back: February 1984 blizzard dumped more than a foot of snow on Southern Illinois

For those of us who've been around a while, today's snowfall is nothing compared to the blizzard that wreaked havoc here in 1984. Read more

Gallery: Top 10 SIU sports stories of 2017

Take a look at the top 10 sports stories of 2017 at SIU in our online gallery.  Read more