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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, no… Read more


Boys Cross Country Runner of The Year | Carbondale's Alex Partlow

CARBONDALE — Alex Partlow made going undefeated look easy. 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


Watch now: Mitch Trubisky will start for Bears against Packers. Here are 5 questions around the QB's return.

The Chicago Bears are officially turning back to Mitch Trubisky this weekend, readying him to be their starting quarterback for Sunday's Week 12 game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Read more

This week's most-read stories


Anthony Stewart, head coach at UT Martin, found dead

MARTIN, Tenn. — UT Martin basketball coach Anthony Stewart, a former assistant coach under Chris Lowery, was found dead Sund… Read more

Local News

Carbondale winter farmers market gets new home at University Mall

The Carbondale Community Farmers Market will have a new home in Carbondale’s University Mall this winter. Read more


Illinois Supreme Court strikes down city of Sparta’s policy on police citations

The Illinois Supreme Court has struck down the city of Sparta's policy that partly evaluates police officers on the number of citations officers issue, finding it violates an Illinois law prohibiting ticket quotas. Read more


Nashville's Newman passes eye test at Ole Miss

When Royce Newman enrolled at Nashville Community High School in August of 2012, the expectations seemed as limitless as his… Read more


Opinion | If you're following COVID-19 guidelines, you need to speak up

Guest View: Next year, without a doubt, there will be empty seats at the Thanksgiving table. Will you be able to say you truly did all you could to help your community? Did you speak up when it was your voice needed most? Read more

Local News

Carbondale man dead in boating accident on private pond

A 66-year-old Carbondale man died after a boating accident Wednesday on a private pond, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office … Read more


Gordon Keith earns $77,820 at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale in 2020

Gordon Keith held the position of Superintendent of Building Maintenance in Physical Plant Service for Southern Illinois Uni… Read more


SIU was 'very fortunate' to avoid large COVID-19 outbreaks, chancellor says, as students return home for semester

SIU avoided known large-scale outbreaks related to its university community like those that have made headlines in other college towns. Read more

Local News

SIH again reports record number of patients in hospital with COVID-19

Southern Illinois Healthcare yet again on Wednesday was treating a record number of COVID-19 patients between its Carbondale… Read more

Local News

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

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This week's Photo Galleries

5 tips to make your real tree last all season long

With proper care, most real trees can last at least five weeks or more. We have collected the best tips to make sure your Christmas lasts l… Read more

Joke-weary Austrian village changes its name to Fugging, and more of this week's weirdest news

What's in a name? Turns out, quite a lot, if you live in the Austrian village of F**king. Read more

Recent Videos

USA v Netherlands - FIFA Women’s World Cup France 2019 - THE FINAL

USA retained the FIFA Women’s World Cup™, winning it for a fourth time, after beating the Netherlands in the France 2019 Final. Read more