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An Elkville family is collecting shoes to fund the adoption of their fourth child, a Chinese boy with hemophilia

ELKVILLE — Most Americans have shoes they no longer wear hiding in a corner of their closet or somewhere in their hom… Read more

Audit report finds more than $315,000 missing in Zeigler after former treasurer indicted on charges of fraud, embezzlement

ZEIGLER — An audit report from accountant Dennis Uhls provides a final number of how much former Zeigler treasurer Ry… Read more

Illinois' 200th birthday party gets late start, low budget

SPRINGFIELD — Illinois is on the brink of its bicentennial bash, but political skirmishing that has battered the stat… Read more

Photos: Saluki homecoming 2017

Scenes from Saluki homecoming weekend 2017. Read more

This week's most-read stories


‘They’re not going to scare us’: Saluki cheerleaders who knelt during national anthem subject of death threats

Three SIU Carbondale cheerleaders are taking a knee during the national anthem before football games. They're facing a backlash, but they say they have no plans to stop. Read more

West Frankfort

In radio interview, Tim Morthland alleges embezzlement at Morthland College Health Services

WEST FRANKFORT — In a nearly half-hour interview on AM radio Wednesday, Tim Morthland, founder of Morthland College a… Read more


He died tragically 2 months ago. His friends helped his family harvest 1,400 acres in his absence.

Ben Arbeiter lost his life in a tragic accident in the early morning hours of Aug. 6. Around two dozen farmers and other workers came together Wednesday to harvest the soybeans that were ready from the Arbeiters' crops. Read more

Local News

O'Fallon, Illinois, man dead after I-57 crash in Williamson County

MARION — A 57-year-old O'Fallon, Illinois, man is dead after a three-vehicle crash on northbound Interstate 57 Tuesda… Read more


16-year-old Carterville Scout saves grandma from choking

CARTERVILLE — For Pat Dozier of Carterville, April 19, 2017, started like any other day. At about 3:45 p.m., things changed.  Read more


Men killed in Murphysboro explosion were friends, neighbors

MURPHYSBORO — Two neighbors who were friends were the men killed in a deadly explosion Friday afternoon in Murphysbor… Read more


Mill Creek man gets 3 years for sex abuse of 16-year-old

A Mill Creek man has been sentenced to three years in prison for sex abuse of a minor, Union County State’s Attorney … Read more


Why Mila Kunis And Ashton Kutcher Won't Give Their Kids Christmas Presents

Whether the presents are from “Santa” or Mom and Dad, kids eagerly anticipate “the most wonderful time of the year” as a way to cash in on the year’s hottest toys. However, one celebrity couple says they won’t be getting their kids any Christmas presents at all this year. In an Read more

Varsity Football

Prep Football | Murphysboro scores homecoming stunner over Benton

MURPHYSBORO — A key sack by Kenny Peterein, followed by three big runs by Zane Caraway to run out the clock, propelle… Read more


Carbondale police investigating another armed robbery by men in Halloween masks

CARBONDALE — Police are investigating after another armed robbery at a business early Friday morning — at least the e… Read more

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This week's Photo Galleries

Today’s top pics: Remnants of Hurricane Orphelia fan wildfires and more

Top photos of the day as selected by the Associated Press. Read more

Your daily 6: The Justice Ginsbug workout, second thoughts on the drug czar and a state of emergency in Florida

People also are talking about a hearing for Ezekiel Elliott, the NBA opener and a ruling on a deadly balloon crash. Read more


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Recent Videos

Video: Watch Nick Hill's weekly press conference

SIU football coach Nick Hill meets with the media Monday inside SIU Arena. The Salukis (3-3, 1-2 Missouri Valley Football Conference… Read more

Video: Salukis' Hill recaps Saturday's 42-7 win over ISU

SIU football coach Nick Hill talks to the media after his team's 42-7 win over No. 15/17 Illinois State Saturday. The Salukis led 28… Read more