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19 indicted on meth charges in Franklin County

The 30 felony charges came after a six-month investigation, authorities said Tuesday.  Read more


Biden’s U.S. Attorneys Problem

John Littrell

The Biden administration is facing a growing crisis in the part of the executive branch with the greatest power to deprive Americans of the… Read more


Column: University of Illinois COVID-19 vaccine mandate should be applauded

REX HUPPKE Chicago Tribune

"Despite considerable pushback, I stand by my controversial opinion that dying is bad."  Read more


Opinion | Rich Miller: Budget snafu leads to scramble in Springfield

I’d been hearing since the end of May when the General Assembly adjourned for the summer that there were some problems with the state budge… Read more


Watch now: $7 million budgeted for new Mount Vernon police station

City officials have released details about a construction timeline to replace the former car dealership that's served as police headquarters since the 1970s.  Read more


Carbondale artist creates portrait of Vietnam vet from a '71 photo

Work on the painting started on Oct. 30, 2019. The reaction: “I just can’t believe what a good job he did." Read more


Watch now: SIU sends 3 teams to Air Race Classic

“The biggest thing is promoting women in aviation,” said team member Abby Lee. “It’s about seeing how many girls we can get interested in flying." Read more


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

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


Man given life, plus 224 years, for killing 3, including son

A St. Louis man was sentenced Monday to life in prison without parole plus 224 years for killing his 10-month-old son, his ex-girlfriend and her mother in 2012. Read more


Look back: Spirit of Southern Illinois brewing has pre-prohibition roots in Stecher Brewing Co.

A look back at Stecher Brewing Co., active in Murphysboro from the late 1800s until 1940.  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