Sunday, Oct 4, 2015

Major Power Outage Affects Saturday Shopping in Marion
MARION -- A faulty underground cable caused a major power outage at Illinois Star Centre Mall, the Walmart Supercenter, and the surrounding area Saturday.

Volunteers Gather to Fight Hunger, Making Over 75,000 Meals
ULLIN -- 363 volunteers gathered at Shawnee Community College to package 75,000 meals for five counties across Southern Illinois.

5K Hosted To Raise Money for SIDS Research
MT. VERNON -- People in Mt.Vernon gathered early Saturday morning to get in some exercise, as well as help a good cause.

3rd Annual Jeep Poker Run Benefits Hospice of Southern Illinois
MARION -- For the 3rd straight year, hundreds of Jeep drivers geared-up their trucks for the annual Absher-Arnold Jeep Poker Run.

Recent Jump in Chicago Heroin Overdoses Hits 74
Hope Buds Over Legal Medical Marijuana Harvest in Rural Southern Illinois Town
ALBION, Ill. (AP) - It's harvest time in southeastern Illinois. And in one city that means not just corn, but medical marijuana.

University of Illinois opens center for wounded veterans
URBANA, Ill. (AP) - The University of Illinois has opened a center to help wounded war veterans earn college diplomas.

Mechanical Failure Causes Mine Shutdown
GALATIA -- An accident at a Saline County mine has idled the operation.

Steven Bost Finally Joins Jackson County Board
JACKSON CO. -- The newest member of the Jackson County Board took the oath of office Friday, eleven months after his election to the office.

Historic Flatboats on Display at SIU
CARBONDALE -- A rare new exhibit has opened at SIU's museum, featuring some important pieces of Southern Illinois history. It shows one of the key chapters in America's westward expansion.