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University of Illinois reports nearly $500M in fundraising

The University of Illinois says it raised nearly $500 million in outside money over the past year, posting a record system-wide amount. Read more

DENT: Sparta could build on big win

BUCKY DENT The Southern

A few weeks ago, new Sparta coach Ron Dupree pondered what a win would mean to a program which entered the season with only 15 wins in the … Read more

Winkeler: SIU Athletics should stand down on anthem policy change

Run away. Read more

Winkeler: Who is Mike Shildt?


Every St. Louis Cardinals fan has heard of Red Schoendienst, Stan Musial, Bob Gibson, Lou Brock, Ted Simmons, Jack Clark, Albert Pujols and… Read more

Race central to Chicago police officer case, even if jury doesn't hear it

CHICAGO — In front of jurors in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager, race i… Read more

Veterans of Foreign Wars sponsors annual essay contests; deadline is Oct. 31

The deadlines for submission to local posts in the annual Patriot’s Pen and Voice of Democracy contests, sponsored by Veterans of Foreign W… Read more

'Trump Tower': Can a coat of paint on this eyesore make a difference in a struggling St. Louis suburb?

Just about everybody in State Park Place has watched the walls of 2890 Black Lane become covered with hate. Read more

Debates scheduled for U.S. 12th Congressional candidates

CARBONDALE — Residents of Illinois’ 12th U.S. Congressional District will have two opportunities to hear directly from their three candidat… Read more

Now hiring in Southern Illinois. Recently posted employment opportunities for job seekers

Looking for a new job? Browse through the newest job postings on and find your next career. Read more


Unique insurance company offers Southern Illinois people rates starting at $5 per month.

Locals can get renters or homeowners insurance at low starting rates


Southern Illinois people no longer have to clean their gutters

Skip gutter cleaning this summer.


It's Apple Festival time in Murphysboro. Here's a look back at the festival over the years.

Here's some Apple Festival history, in photos. Read more

Huskers in the NFL

The 2018 NFL season begins Sept. 6. Look out for these former Huskers on the field or waiting for the chance as a member of a practice squa… Read more