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HUD took over a town's housing authority 22 years ago. Now the authority's broke and residents are being pushed out.

As recently as last year, HUD had told officials in Wellston, Missouri, that they would get their local housing authority back. Then federal officials changed their minds. Wellston will join a growing list of HUD oversight failures, including the Illinois cities of East St. Louis and Cairo. Read more

Girls Basketball | No. 1 Harrisburg rolls past Massac County

HARRISBURG — Different cast. Same results. Same ranking. Read more

SIU Board of Trustees approves $850K for new turf at Saluki Stadium

CARBONDALE — The SIU Board of Trustees unanimously approved $850,000 to replace the artificial turf at Saluki Stadium at its… Read more

Bryant says she did not intend to say Satanists 'are not welcome' in the Capitol

CARBONDALE — State Rep. Terri Bryant says she did not intend to say Satanists are not welcome in the Capitol. Read more

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Harrisburg hunter harvests rare piebald buck

HARRISBURG — Logan Hunt, 19, of Harrisburg wasn’t planning to hunt the morning of Nov. 18. Read more

Local News

Herrin couple preserving Southern Illinois' dark lore on social media

Brice and Athena Evans are preserving some of the darker parts of Southern Illinois’ history. Read more

Boys Basketball

Bob Dallas, legendary Southern Illinois basketball coach, dead at 90

Southern Illinois basketball coaching legend Bob Dallas, 90, died Tuesday morning. A resident of rural Harrisburg, Dallas co… Read more

Boys Basketball

Sports Column | Bucky Dent: IHSA errs in letting Alton off hook

They played a basketball game Tuesday night in Herrin, where Cairo was beaten 71-48 by the Tigers. Despite a disappointing r… Read more

Local News

Report: Shuttered Tamms supermax prison infested with mold

What little hope remained of reopening or repurposing the shuttered Tamms Correctional Center continues to grow dimmer. Read more

Local Business

Hoffmans have built a package liquor empire in Southern Illinois over the past 50 years

It was the late 1960s. Tom Hoffmann and his brother, Steve, had recently completed their studies at Southern Illinois Univer… Read more


Local fire departments battle dwindling volunteers, funds

Buncombe Fire Chief Jason Grant doesn’t like relying on other departments to help him protect his tiny town, but he has no o… Read more


Carbondale City Council candidate files complaint over another candidate's packet; hearing is Monday

CARBONDALE — Jerrold Hennrich is running for a seat on the Carbondale City council and he said he wanted to review all the o… Read more

Varsity Football

IHSA football could undergo big changes if Proposal 23 passes

It’s known as Proposal 23 by the Illinois High School Association’s Legislative Committee. Read more


Williamson County mine seeks permission to discharge water into Big Muddy River

An application by the Pond Creek Mine, located in Williamson County about 14 miles south of the Rend Lake dam, to discharge … Read more

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Recent Videos

Video: Murray State coach McMahon and Ja Morant meet the media

Murray State men's basketball coach Matt McMahon and guard Ja Morant meet the media at SIU Arena after defeating the Salukis 80-52 Wednesda… Read more

Video: SIU coach Barry Hinson talks to the media after 80-52 loss

SIU men's basketball coach Barry Hinson talks to the media after his team's 80-52 loss to Murray State Wednesday night at SIU Arena. Ja Mor… Read more