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FCC Commissioner tours Saline County 911 center

SALINE COUNTY -- The head of the Federal Communications Commission made a stop in Harrisburg Tuesday, seeing firsthand, the challenges of providing emergency service in rural areas. The next gen 911 center in Harrisburg is one of the first of it's kind in southern Illinois, it's why Federal Communic

WSIL TV - 2017-09-20 01:35:00

The Latest: Death toll rises to 226 from Mexico earthquake

MEXICO CITY (AP) - The latest on the strong earthquake that hit Mexico City (all times local): 12:55 a.m. Mexico's civil defense agency says the death toll has risen to 226 from Tuesday's magnitude 7.1 earthquake that knocked down dozens of buildings in Mexico City and nearby states. The official Tw

WSIL TV - 2017-09-19 21:52:00

THIRD UPDATE: Teacher's quick response saves lives during shooting

Scott Bitting, left, helps direct traffic on Marshall Avenue as Coles County Sheriff deputies arrive after a shooting occurred at the nearby high school in Mattoon Wednesday morning. Bitting was on his way to the high school where his daughter, Madison, is a student when he came across the need to h

EFFINGHAM DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 03:52:00

Zeigler Finance Commissioner accused of using "strong and threatening language"

ZEIGLER -- Ryan Thorpe was fired Tuesday night after an auditor's report showed more than 200 thousand dollars missing from city accounts over the last 27 months, but he wasn't the only city council member named in the audit. Citizens sought accountability from finance commissioner Jim Flood, who s

WSIL TV - 2017-09-21 02:51:00

Skiver-Levy's artwork currently being shown in Herrin, Carbondale

Joan Skiver-Levy, an award-winning artist, currently has an exhibition at the new Hartley Gallery in Herrin for the the month of September. The gallery, which is at 10 Park Ave., has works in oil, acrylic, watercolor, collage, pastel and ink, as well as fine art and pallet knife paintings. It's also

THE SOUTHERN - 2017-09-20 23:00:00

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THE SOUTHERN - 2017-09-22 05:09:37

Sports: National Hunting and Fishing Days celebrates 30 years

The Southern Illinois Celebration of National Hunting and Fishing Days will take over the John A. Logan College campus Sept. 23-24. This year's celebration marks the 30th year of the event at Carterville. But, organizers aren't doing anything special. That will come in 2018. "We're waiting for next

THE SOUTHERN - 2017-09-21 06:00:00

Heartland Regional Medical Center to collaborate with SluCare Physician Group

MARION Heartland Regional Medical Center and SluCare Physician Group announced a new collaboration Thursday afternoon and introduced Dr. Ali Mehdirad, a nationally-recognized cardiologist in the field of electrophysiology. Through the collaboration, Dr. Mehdirad will be available in the offices of R

THE SOUTHERN - 2017-09-21 23:37:00

Callie On The Job: Krispy Kreme

MARION -- A locally owned doughnut shop is providing more than just sweets to the community. Callie heads to Krispy Kreme in Marion for this week's Callie on the Job. If sugar, chocolate or glaze are your love language then you understand the happiness of biting into a Krispy Kreme doughnut. Owner

WSIL TV - 2017-09-21 16:04:00

Live2Lead event coming to southern Illinois

CARTERVILLE -- In just a few weeks, a leadership development event is coming to southern Illinois. It's called Live2Lead and the simulcast will include the likes of John Maxwell, Dave Ramsey and former NFL star Warrick Dunn. There's a local component too, which will feature Russell Williams. The eve

WSIL TV - 2017-09-19 15:21:00

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THE SOUTHERN - 2017-09-20 15:19:35

Local VFW post focusing on future

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Veterans of Foreign Wars organizations across the country have seen a decline in membership as veterans from WWII, Vietnam and Korea grow older. The West Frankfort VFW has broken the mold when it comes to finding new members and community support. Iraq veteran Kyle Webb, doesn't l

WSIL TV - 2017-09-22 01:54:00

Gold Star 500 ride stops in Marion to honor fallen Illinois National Guard members

MARION - For the men and women riding in the Gold Star 500, the ride is deeply personal. The bicycle ride is in remembrance of the 34 Illinois National Guard service members who were killed while supporting operations overseas since 9/11. The 34 men and women were their comrades and friends. Seven o

THE SOUTHERN - 2017-09-21 00:34:00

Marion man sentenced to 30 years for cocaine offense

A Marion man will spend 30 years in federal prison for cocaine offense, according to a Wednesday news release from United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois Donald S. Boyce. Tyree M. Neal Jr., 30, previously pleaded guilty to a one-count indictment charging conspiracy to distribut

THE SOUTHERN - 2017-09-20 16:19:00

Need a new appliance? Learn, compare - then ask for a deal

FILE - In this Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014, file photo, a woman walks through a display of refrigerators at a Lowe's store in Cranberry Township, Pa. Buying a major appliance can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be hard. To find one that both you and your bank account are happy with, do your home

THE SOUTHERN - 2017-09-21 14:51:09

US stock indexes mixed ahead of Fed announcement; oil rises

U.S. stock indexes were mostly higher in morning trading Wednesday ahead of the Federal Reserve's latest economic and interest rate policy update. Industrial companies, including airlines, led the gainers. Energy stocks also rose as oil prices headed higher. Technology stocks were down the most. Sev

THE SOUTHERN - 2017-09-20 15:44:45

CVS Health announces major changes to fight opioid epidemic

WSIL -- Southern Illinois pharmacists like David Mattingly know all about fighting the opioid abuse epidemic. "There's a lot of attention to doctors, the quantities they're prescribing," said Mattingly, who owns Herrin Drug. "They're starting to look at that and maybe reduce the dosage." Illinois do

WSIL TV - 2017-09-22 01:40:00

Newest class of Leaders Among Us recognized at Regional Chamber Luncheon

CARTERVILLE - The 2017 class of Leaders Among Us was introduced by The Southern Illinoisan on Tuesday during the Regional Chambers of Commerce Luncheon in Carterville. "Each year, we solicit nominations and it becomes more difficult to pick the winners," said Tom English, executive editor of The Sou

THE SOUTHERN - 2017-09-19 22:50:00

Keeping fall plants beautiful all season long

HERRIN -- Fall begins at the end of the week. You may have already noticed leaves turning in some places, as people begin to decorate with heartier plants for cooler temperatures. So what can you do to make sure your fall plants stay healthy and beautiful all season long? Lots of fall gardens featur

WSIL TV - 2017-09-20 01:52:00

2017 Leaders Among Us: Steven Pate

It's hard to say whether Steven Pate has adopted Benton or if Benton has adopted Steven Pate. Perhaps the best answer is both because since moving to the Franklin County community in 2013, the relationship between the 32-year-old and Benton has been mutually beneficial. "Benton is a great community,

THE SOUTHERN - 2017-09-19 18:00:00