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Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced in a news conference Monday that Region 5 of Illinois' COVID-19 plan, which includes Southern Illinois, will see greater virus mitigation measures beginning Thursday.
A 26-year-old man who was convicted last year of first-degree murder in the 2017 shooting of a 19-year-old in Carbondale was sentenced on Friday to 72 years in state prison.
Southern Illinoisans in the service industry are feeling a bit of whiplash after Gov. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health announced Monday that further mitigation measures would be put in place in the region to control COVID-19.
Monday’s race at the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds happened just a month after Pinckneyville runner James Robb's second cardiac arrest in 17 months literally toppled him from his seat in class.
The Carbondale man convicted for his part in a 2019 shooting at The Fields apartments in Carbondale has been sentenced to more than 17 years i…
A man from O'Fallon, Illinois, was killed in a two-vehicle crash late Wednesday night on Interstate 64.
Mike Page installed his 18-foot-long, 450-pound dragon sculpture in the Copper Dragon bar more than 20 years ago. Now that it's in its new Carbondale home, he said revisiting the old beast has been a welcome experience.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker said in an interview with CNN on Sunday that President Donald Trump and his local allies are in part responsible for the state's rising case numbers and positivity rates.
Nine Southern Illinois counties are included in this week’s Illinois Department of Public Health warning list for COVID-19 spread.
Austin Lane, who joined SIU as chancellor of its Carbondale campus in July, said he noticed one glaringly obvious problem area right away: In recent years, SIU had lost sight of the importance of recruiting students from its backyard.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker warned Thursday that “we are now headed into a peak that is beyond, potentially, where we were in March and April.”
A pro-Trump caravan went from Marion to Murphysboro Saturday afternoon. Parade organizers planned the vehicle caravan weeks before the 2020 pr…