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Prep Basketball | Extra work enabled Chester's Kiner to excel

For most of Sunday’s 32nd All-Star Basketball Classic at John A. Logan College, Chester’s Keith Kiner was the best player on… Read more

Perry County Board proposes $1.3 million in cuts, which would force layoffs and cuts to services

PINCKNEYVILLE — Members of Perry County Board proposed an amended budget at a meeting Tuesday that includes $1,265,561 in cu… Read more

Mullins announces first staff, adds Monaghan and Mamon as assistant coaches

CARBONDALE — SIU men's basketball head coach Bryan Mullins announced his staff on Wednesday, adding assistant coaches Pat Mo… Read more

Williamson County Sheriff's Office finds drivers on Illinois 13 routinely violate Illinois' move-over law

MARION — Southern Illinois law enforcement officers are participating in statewide efforts to bring more attention to Illino… Read more

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Local News

Morels are popping up in Southern Illinois. Here's what you need to know before you go mushroom hunting.

According to the Facebook group Illinois Morel Mushrooms, the coveted spring treasures have already been found all over Sout… Read more


Police report contradicts Carbondale mayor’s account of domestic disturbance

CARBONDALE — New details from the SIU Carbondale Police Department about a domestic disturbance at Carbondale Mayor John “Mi… Read more

Local News

How an Eldorado newspaper publisher convinced officials to establish the Shawnee National Forest

HARRISBURG — In 1931, the nation’s chief forester denied a recommendation from within his own ranks calling for the creation… Read more

Local News

Racist flyers return to John A. Logan College

CARTERVILLE — It’s been about seven months since neo-Nazis left flyers on community college campuses around Southern Illinoi… Read more

Government and Politics

Newly elected Zeigler councilman not eligible for office because of 20-year-old felony conviction

ZEIGLER — There were four people running for as many seats on the Zeigler City Council. It turns out one of them might not b… Read more


2 injured Friday in officer-involved shooting in Marion

MARION — A Marion police officer on Friday shot and injured a driver who had allegedly deliberately rammed the officer's cru… Read more


Man shot, injured by officers in Marion identified as 28-year-old from Missouri

MARION — Marion Police Department has released the name of a driver shot by officers on Friday evening, according to a press… Read more

Local News

16-year-old girl injured after car rolls into flooded field off Illinois 3

A 16-year-old driver was being treated for serious injuries after she crashed on Illinois 3 near King's Ferry Road and her v… Read more


Through musician network, a Carbondale singer/songwriter found his lost guitar in less than a day

CARBONDALE — Tim Crosby hadn’t had his Martin DX series guitar long when he lost it — and through an honest soul, he was reu… Read more


Man dead after shooting in Harrisburg

Police are investigating after a man was shot and killed in Harrisburg late Tuesday night. Read more

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This week's Photo Galleries

Photos: Anniversary of Columbine High School mass shooting

On April 20, 1999, two teenage gunmen killed 13 people in a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, south of Denver… Read more

The plot thickens: Theories, questions abound after 'Game of Thrones' season premiere

The first episode of the last season of "Game of Thrones" has left a lot of  questions. Here's an attempt to present some theories about wh… Read more

Recent Videos

Scientists restore activity in dead pig brains

Scientists restored some activity within the brains of pigs that had been slaughtered hours before, raising hopes for some medical advances… Read more

Top Dem says AG William Barr is trying to spin Mueller report

House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler says Attorney General William Barr is "taking unprecedented steps to spin" special counse… Read more