Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014



Elverado School Holds Informational Meeting About Consolidation
ELVERADO -- A crowd of parents and teachers gathered at Elverado High School to talk about the district's future. An official with the state school board was invited to lay out the options.

New K-9 for Carbondale Fire Department
CARBONDALE -- The Carbondale Fire Department gained a new member Tuesday night.

Students Learn Craft of Making Apple Cider
SALINE CO. -- Students at Harrisburg High School did some hands-on learning today. The high school Ag class was making apple cider.

Honeywell Contract Talks Set to Resume
MASSAC CO. -- Contract talks are set to resume this week between Metropolis Honeywell and its union workers.

Man Charged With Threats Against SIU
JACKSON CO. -- A former SIU student is now facing federal charges for making a series of threats against the university. Authorities arrested 21-year-old Derrick Burns in Chicago Monday. He began studying criminal justice at SIU in 2011 and allegedly used letters to make disturbing threats.

Rauner Campaign Trail Hits Southern Illinois
WSIL -- Election day is five weeks away and Bruce Rauner is stumping for local votes.

SIU Hosts Panel Disussion for Minority Students
CARBONDALE-- SIU held its second annual freshman advisement panel Tuesday on campus to help minority first year students transition from high school to college.

Rend Lake Fishing Report: September 30, 2014
WSIL -- Here is the Rend Lake fishing report for Tuesday, September 30, 2014.

Illinois Ballot Measure Would Give Victims More Rights
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Voters will be able to decide in November whether victims should have greater rights protected by the state Constitution during criminal trials.

Police Search for Paducah Murder Suspect
MCCRACKEN CO. -- Paducah Police are searching for a man charged in last week's murder of a Paducah man.