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Girls Basketball | Walker scores 27 to lead Murphysboro past Marion

MURPHYSBORO — Kayla Walker scored 27 points and Arie Ciganovich made five 3-pointers to lead Murphysboro to a 59-38 w… Read more

The Southern participates in New York Times panel on local issues

WEST FRANKFORT — Southern Illinoisan reporter Molly Parker and Monica Davey, New York Times Chicago bureau chief, wer… Read more

The Bark Park: Marion Park District shows off new dog park

MARION — On Thursday, Marion Park District unveiled The Bark Park, a new 39,150 square foot park for canines located … Read more

SIU beats Jackson State 69-51 to snap 2-game skid

CARBONDALE — Saluki fans, meet your new starting forward. Read more

This week's most-read stories

Murphysboro

Did you see it? Jackson County Sheriff's Office checks into Saturday night report of 'line of lights in the sky'

MURPHYSBORO — One person reported seeing "a line of lights in the sky" on Saturday night, leading Jackson County sher… Read more

Crime/Courts

Ava police officer indicted on charges of sexual assault, abuse of a juvenile

An Ava police officer has been indicted by a Jackson County grand jury on multiple counts of criminal sexual assault … Read more

Carbondale

Greyhound bus crashes in Carbondale, no one injured

CARBONDALE — Several people escaped serious injury Friday night when the passenger bus they were on drove off the roa… Read more

State/Region

Runner helps save Illinois mayor who fell into frozen lake

CHICAGO — A good Samaritan helped save an 80-year-old Illinois mayor after he fell through thin ice trying to save hi… Read more

Crime/Courts

Suspect in Carbondale burned body case forces attorney to withdraw, likely creating more delays

MURPHYSBORO — A woman charged in the death of Robin L. Stief has impelled her attorney to withdraw from her case. Read more

Carbondale

After spending 15 years in prison, man wants to build tiny-house community for the homeless

CARBONDALE — During Eugene Khoshaba’s 15 years in federal prison, he spent a lot of time dreaming about building a ho… Read more

Chaos in Cairo

HUD's new Midwest director was forced out as chairman of Illinois' housing finance agency

Housing and Urban Development’s newly appointed Midwest Regional Office regional administrator has a complicated rela… Read more

State/Region

Central Illinois police find fentanyl-laced cocaine

PEORIA — Police in central Illinois say three people have died within the past few days from a highly potent form of … Read more

Anna

UPS driver interrupts his schedule to help report, fight fire in rural Jonesboro

JONESBORO — On Monday afternoon, Tyler Slomka called his manager at the UPS Distribution Center in Marion, alerting h… Read more

Crime/Courts

Murphysboro man charged with production, possession of child porn

A Murphysboro man has been arrested and charged with five counts of child pornography. Read more

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This week's Photo Galleries

Today's Birthdays, Dec. 15: Tim Conway

Today is Friday, Dec. 15. Read more

Today In History, Dec. 15: "Gone with the Wind"

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Recent Videos

Video: The amazing Canada goose migration

Jeff the Nature Guy talks about the massive migration of the Canada goose, and why they are arriving in south-central Montana later … Read more

Video: SIU coach Barry Hinson recaps his team's 69-51 win over Jackson State

SIU men's basketball coach Barry Hinson recaps his team's 69-51 win over Jackson State Wednesday night at SIU Arena. Armon Fletcher … Read more

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