Zeigler Coal has long closed its doors, and the coal industry in Southern Illinois is a shadow of what it was in its heyday. But Zeigler hangs on, though the storefronts are largely empty and the streets uncrowded.
The nonprofit organization overseeing the renovation of R. Buckminster Fuller's "Dome Home" in Carbondale recently completed the second phase of a project to restore the home to how it looked when Fuller resided there in the 1960s.
The 2000 Harrisburg Bulldogs went 14-0 and had just one close game en route to the Class 3A title. But it wasn’t just that they went unbeaten and steamrolled almost everyone they played. It was also a story of what some would call a perfect storm.