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Osmon lawsuit causing consternation in Herrin

HERRIN, Ill. - For whatever reason, Marion attorney Ron Osmon has managed to get and keep himself in the crosshairs of plenty of people in the region when it comes to lawsuits and what appears to be a situation of self-dealing.


WSIU Almanac: Thursday April 18th, 2019.

In Murphysboro, the Oak Street Art Fair is planned for Saturday April 27th, 2019. To learn more browse to: https://www.oakstreetart.com/fair.html. In Williamson County, the Marion Carnegie Library has a variety of events for children of all ages. To learn more call 618-993-5935. You can also browse


Sports: Marion softball goes extras to take down Carbondale

MARION — Rivalry games don't always live up to their billing, but this one certainly did. The Marion High School softball team remained unbeaten in the South Seven Conference with a dramatic 6-5 walkoff win over rival Carbondale in eight innings Tuesday evening at the Crisp Sports Complex.


Country hit-maker Chris Lane to play in Marion

It would have been easy for Chris Lane to rest on his laurels. After spending nearly half his life pursuing lofty musical dreams, he finally caught lightening in a bottle with a major label album in 2015 that produced three consecutive Top 10 singles, including the chart-topping “Fix.”


Harper, again: Kid arrested on warrant at Huck’s; other incidents handled

WHITE CO., Ill. - The teen who at one point was being eyed as the videographer in a beating that proved fatal for a Carmi man last year is back in the headlines again. This incident involving Leif Harper, 19, has him arrested, so he might be off the docket for a little while, at least, while he figu


Evidence being gathered in infant murder case

MARION (WSIL) -- Evidence is still being gathered in the case of a man charged with murdering his young child. Williamson County prosecutors believe Devin O'Daniell played a role in the death of his three-month-old son.


Red Devils roll in win over Tigers

HERRIN-- The Murphysboro Lady Red Devils used a nine-run inning in the third inning to get out in front and never looked back in the 15-8 win over the Herrin Lady Tigers. Murphysboro improves to 6-2 and sits atop of the River-to-River Ohio. Herrin falls to 3-4 in conference play.


Norris City Omaha Enfield Community Unit School District 3 Board of Education met February 20

Norris City Omaha Enfield Community Unit School District 3 Board of Education met Feb. 20. The regular meeting of the Board of Education of the Norris City-Omaha-Enfield. Community Unit School District #3 of White, Hamilton and Gallatin Counties, Illinois, was called to order by Karen Weiss at 7:00


GALLATIN COUNTY: Tox back on missing woman; meth found

GALLATIN CO., Ill. - Toxicology on the body of the woman who went missing from Saline County in early March - and was subsequently found in Gallatin County deceased - has returned, and the Gallatin County Coroner has reported the findings: There was meth in the system of Brooke Naylor at the time of


Herrin police issues department report for first week of April

HERRIN, Ill. - Here’s your Herrin Police Department weekly arrest report for the week ending April 8, 2019. Thomas W. Alwell, 36, Carbondale, was arrested on April 2 for driving while license revoked/suspended, operating uninsured vehicle, and use of electronic communication device. Alwell was relea


The Southern Radio Hour: Shawnee National Forest turns 80, Williamson County launches drug court

This week on The Southern Radio Hour, local news editor Alee Quick and reporters Gabriel Neely-Streit, Isaac Smith, Molly Parker and Marilyn Halstead discuss Williamson County's new drug and veterans courts, the Shawnee National Forest's birthday, and a lot more.


Painful pole punch: Lines down on Epworth after tractor accident

WHITE CO., Ill. - The company that supplies power to a big section of southeastern Illinois had a big ouch this past Thursday after a power pole was broken in an accident with a tractor.


IDOT pledges to fix part of Eldorado Street as part of 5-year plan

DECATUR — Repair work for a stretch of Eldorado Street through the heart of the city could begin later this summer after the Decatur City Council approved a $4.1 million state project to fix the roadway.


The price of local government: Village of Macedonia

The Village of Macedonia budget was $67,830 for its 2017 fiscal year, or $3,392 per household. That's a decrease of 2.9 percent from 2016, when the village spent $69,825, or $3,491 per household.


Benton high school students gear up for Spring musical

CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- Students at Benton Consolidated High School are coming togeer to perform a 1930s musical at the end of April. Students will take part in a production of the musical, Anything Goes. Showtimes are Friday, April 26 and Saturday, 27th at 7 p.m. A final performance is Sunday, April


Bizarre situation in Carmi: Griping over driving, guy with weapon alleged

WHITE CO., Ill. - An incident yesterday in Carmi lead to some tense moments for several individuals, and it’s unclear whether an arrest has been made yet or not. White County Sheriff’s authorities indicate that the situation emerged Sunday (April 14) at approximately 12:55 p.m., when dispatch receiv


Prep Baseball | Marion rolls to win over Carbondale

MARION — Marty Manfredo joked after Tuesday’s game that his next stop might be the riverboat. While the Marion baseball coach might not have followed through on that prediction, everything the Wildcats did in their South Seven Conference clash with Carbondale came up sevens.


Mike Absher steps down as Watermark CEO as he prepares to become Marion’s next mayor

MARION — Watermark Auto Group announced Monday that Brad Poole, chief operations officer, has been named Watermark’s new president, effective immediately. Here’s a link to the story at the Southern Illinoisan.


Sprawling industrial facility set to reopen in Benton

BENTON — Spending time in-district, U.S. Rep. Mike Bost spent Tuesday morning in Franklin County talking infrastructure and new jobs. Bost spoke first with the Benton/West City Economic Development Corporation about a proposed Interstate 57 interchange that would run into Benton, the second exit for


Franklin County program gives students an EDGE

A dozen young entrepreneurs representing every high school in Franklin County came together last week to showcase their business ventures in a trade show at the Benton Civic Center.