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COVID-19 in Southern Illinois: Here are today's updated virus numbers

A county-by-county look at lab-confirmed COVID-19 cases in Southern Illinois, updated daily. Read more

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Gary W. Moore: Pizza: A circle of life

My mother taught me many things. She gave me the gift of curiosity. She questioned everything and encouraged her children to do the same. S… Read more

Voice of The Southern: We need faith and perseverance

Editorial: What we need are faith and perseverance. Social distancing, proper hand-washing and masks remain the order of the day. Read more

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Our Special Report: Spotlighting sex offenses to draw discussion out of the shadows

Throughout the Midwest, an ongoing project will be shining a white-hot spotlight on sex offenses, including public sex offender registries. Read more

23-year-old woman, child dead in Jackson County crash

A 23-year-old woman from Murphysboro and a child are dead after a two-vehicle crash Thursday night in Jackson County.  Read more

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Birth Announcements

JOLLY, Cynthia and CARBAJAL, Rohany, a son, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. Read more

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Southern Illinois child advocates worry about unreported abuse during the pandemic

ANNA — In late spring and into the summer, Dr. Kathy Swafford, who specializes in treating child victims of sexual abuse, noticed a signifi… Read more

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Our Special Report: Spotlighting sex offenses to draw discussion out of the shadows

Throughout the Midwest, an ongoing project will be shining a white-hot spotlight on sex offenses, including public sex offender registries. Read more

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Hundreds of Southern Illinoisans are required to register as sex offenders. But are we any safer?

In recent years, policy makers and advocates, both for offenders as well as victims, have been raising questions as to whether the sex offender registry, and the rules around it, really makes the public safer. Read more

Special Weather Statement until 5AM CST MON

bulletin remains in effect until 5:00 am Monday for Jackson County, IL

...WINTER ARRIVING TONIGHT WITH SOME OF THE COLDEST AIR OF THE SEASON SO FAR...

A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PUSH THROUGH THE AREA TONIGHT. GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS REACHING 30 MPH WILL ANNOUNCE THE ARRIVAL OF THE COLDER AIR.

TONIGHT, RAIN, MAINLY OVER WESTERN KENTUCKY, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AND SOUTHWEST INDIANA WILL MIX WITH SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT, BUT NO ACCUMULATIONS ARE EXPECTED.

TOMORROW, A MIXTURE OF RAIN AND SNOW IS POSSIBLE EAST OF A LINE FROM THE WABASH RIVER SOUTH TO THE LAKES AREA OF WEST KENTUCKY. SOME MINOR ACCUMULATIONS ON GRASSY AREAS ARE POSSIBLE. ELSEWHERE, A FEW SNOW FLURRIES ARE POSSIBLE WITH NO ACCUMULATIONS.

THE STRONG WINDS AND COLD AIR WILL PRODUCE WIND CHILLS IN THE TEENS AND LOWER 20S LATE TONIGHT AND TOMORROW. BE SURE TO WEAR LAYERED CLOTHING, A HAT, AND GLOVES OR MITTENS.

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Did you know? These 26 celebrities went to SIU Carbondale.

Bob Odenkirk was featured in SIU Carbondale's virtual spring 2020 commencement. Did you know these other famous people went to SIUC? Read more

Historic U.S. flag photos

Flag Day is celebrated every year on June 14 thanks to a proclamation issued by President Woodrow Wilson in 1916.  It commemorates the adop… Read more

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