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Got a news tip? Get in touch with us

We’re committed to reporting stories that help you connect with your community, especially breaking news and matters of public safety.

If you see news we should report, please consider becoming a part of the local journalism effort in Southern Illinois. Starting today, The Southern Illinoisan has developed a faster, easier way for you to submit a news tip or story idea.

You’ll find a new link on our website’s navigation menu labeled News Tip, or visit our news tip page. Tapping that link from your smartphone, tablet or computer launches a short form that allows you to send news tips or story ideas directly to our editors.

The News Tip form requires you to submit a phone number and email address. We will not publish that information, but it will help our editors verify the news tip or seek additional information. News tips cannot be submitted anonymously. Also, we cannot guarantee news coverage on every tip or story idea.

The News Tip feature is not for press releases, letters to the editor, obituaries or advertising. Please use the normal channels for that content. Also, readers may continue to contact journalists directly by phone or e-mail.

News Tip is just an additional way for you to communicate with us. 

As always, thank you for being a subscriber!