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Southern Illinois inventor hopes to inspire more innovation Video included

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JACKSON CO. -- You could add a southern Illinois man's invention to your cart this holiday season. Dave Restivo transformed his idea into a real product, thanks to help of innovative students at SIU.

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National Christmas tree shortage hits home Video included

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HERRIN --  Around the country, reports keep coming in, about a national shortage of a certain type of pine tree. 

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Local shops prepare for Small Business Saturday Video included

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WSIL -- Small Business Saturday is one of the most important days of the year for local stores, and this year is no different.  

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Southern Illinoisans shop for deals on Black Friday Video included

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WSIL -- Packed parking lots and long lines at the checkout greeted many Black Friday shoppers in Carbondale.

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10-year-old helps bring awareness to Type 1 Diabetes Video included

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HERRIN -- At the young age of 10-years old, a Williamson County boy makes it his duty to raise awareness about Type 1 diabetes. Doctors diagnosed Jaxon Hale, a year ago, and he plans to turn his disease into an opportunity.

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Black Friday shopping kicks off

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CARBONDALE -- Retailers expect 164 million people to shop for big deals Black Friday weekend and the battle for big bargains is already underway in southern Illinois.

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Communities host Thanksgiving meals that bring people together Video included

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SALINE COUNTY -- With several churches and businesses opening their doors to the community to make sure everyone had a good Thanksgiving dinner, News 3's Andrew Feather swung by a couple to grab a bite and make some new friends, because that's what Thanksgiving is all about.

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Community tradition continues in Herrin Video included

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WSIL -- For the last 14 years, attorney Bart Mann gave much of his time to organizing Herrin's community Thanksgiving dinner. 

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1 injured in Herrin crash

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- A crash in Herrin Thursday afternoon sent one woman to the hospital.

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Woman arrested after deadly stabbing in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE -- Police have a woman in custody after an early morning stabbing in Carbondale. 

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Last-minute shopping for Thanksgiving

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- Many folks around town find themselves last-minute shopping the night before Thanksgiving, which can bring stress.

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Amtrak expects busy holiday week

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CARBONDALE -- Amtrak expects big crowds on the days before and after Thanksgiving. Workers in Carbondale say it's been busier than usual, with trains almost sold out going to and from Chicago Sunday.

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Protecting holiday packages from thieves Video included

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WSIL -- It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it's also the time grinches glee with excitement. 

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AG releases "Safe Shopping Guide" to protect holiday shoppers Video included

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WSIL -- A safe shopping guide from Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan highlights all children's products that have been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission over the last year, looking to keep anything unsafe, from making it under the tree.

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Farmers see big corn yields, low prices Video included

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WSIL -- As harvest wraps up, unexpectedly high national yields are keeping prices down. On the surface, high yields are good, but in a market already dealing with a glut of supply,

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Father faces felony child abuse charges for unresponsive baby

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WSIL -- A Sikeston, Missouri father faces multiple felony child abuse charges after his baby was found unresponsive. 

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Get Covered Illinois Tour

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WSIL-TV -- The Illinois Department of Insurance and Get Covered Illinois are embarking on a 102 County "Get Covered Illinois" informative tour to share information about the Open Enrollment Period that ends December 15th.  Below are a list of area locations, dates and times: 

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Community reacts to Galatia man shooting dog

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GALATIA --  A Galatia woman is upset after a man shot her dog in the head for barking at him while riding in a horse-drawn buggy. Some neighbors expressed frustration over the shooting incident, while others want people to keep better control of their pets to prevent future problems.

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Early December offers best deals on travel

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CARBONDALE -- We soon could see some very good deals on travel and vacations. Expert say, while many people travel home for the holidays, there's less leisure travel and that leads to tempting prices. 

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Carbondale firefighters share holiday fire safety tips Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Carbondale firefighters are  focusing  much of their efforts on keeping people informed this holiday season. 

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Illinois State Police plan to place a trooper every 20 miles on Interstate 57 Video included

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WSIL -- A busy day on the roads Wednesday will be a busy day for Illinois State Police as well.

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HUD letter tells residents in Cairo to move "immediately" Video included

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CAIRO -- A new letter from a United States Department of Housing and Urban Development official has residents of two condemned housing developments confused about their immediate future.

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Herrin citizens react to tax increase proposal Video included

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HERRIN -- About a dozen people spoke out at a Herrin tax levy hearing against a proposed tax increase. Many of them pleaded to city leaders, asking them to find another way to raise funds.

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Woman crashes into police car in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE -- A woman crashed her car into into a police car responding to a call, Monday evening in Carbondale.

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New evidence frees man convicted of rape and murder Video included

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CHESTER -- After more than two decades behind bars, new DNA results set a Cook County man free. 

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Man killed by tree remembered as a family man Video included

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UNION CO. -- A man from Anna who died after a tragic accident Saturday is being remembered as a man who would do anything to help his family.

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Shoplifter flees from police on bicycle

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METROPOLIS -- An apparent thief in Metropolis makes an odd getaway.

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Change in pre-game protocol keeps SIU cheerleaders off the field during anthem Video included

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CARBONDALE -- SIU implements changes to it's "Spirit Squad,"moving them off of fields and courts and placing them at entrances to games to welcome fans.      

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  • 10-year-old helps bring awareness to Type 1 Diabetes

    10-year-old helps bring awareness to Type 1 Diabetes

    Friday, November 24 2017 10:22 AM EST2017-11-24 15:22:34 GMT

    HERRIN -- At the young age of 10-years old, a Williamson County boy makes it his duty to raise awareness about Type 1 diabetes. Doctors diagnosed Jaxon Hale, a year ago, and he plans to turn his disease into an opportunity.

    HERRIN -- At the young age of 10-years old, a Williamson County boy makes it his duty to raise awareness about Type 1 diabetes. Doctors diagnosed Jaxon Hale, a year ago, and he plans to turn his disease into an opportunity.

  • BBB offers Giving Tuesday tips

    BBB offers Giving Tuesday tips

    Friday, November 24 2017 5:22 AM EST2017-11-24 10:22:35 GMT

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (BBB) -- For the last four years, charities around the world have been promoting “Giving Tuesday” on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

    CAPE GIRARDEAU (BBB) -- For the last four years, charities around the world have been promoting “Giving Tuesday” on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving.

  • Volunteers carry on Thanksgiving tradition

    Volunteers carry on Thanksgiving tradition

    Thursday, November 23 2017 9:58 AM EST2017-11-23 14:58:10 GMT

    HERRIN -- For years, volunteers at the Herrin Community Thanksgiving Dinner took direction from the late Bart Mann. But with his untimely death in August, some worried the event wouldn't go on. 

    HERRIN -- For years, volunteers at the Herrin Community Thanksgiving Dinner took direction from the late Bart Mann. But with his untimely death in August, some worried the event wouldn't go on. 

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