Fire Destroys Murphysboro Home
JACKSON CO-- Fire officials say a Murphysboro house is a total loss. A fire tore through the home early Saturday morning.
Judge Denies Injunction for Fracking Lawsuit
WSIL -- The state's fracking rules will continue to move forward. A group of southern Illinois landowners had filed a lawsuit in hopes of stopping the process. A Madison County judge ruled on Friday to deny their request for an injunction.
Pension Fix Found Unconstitutional
CARBONDALE -- Political Analyst John Jackson says state leaders didn't have a backup plan and now they're in a corner. For now state employees seem happy with the ruling.
IL Ranks High for Smoking Laws, Lags in Lung Cancer Deaths
WILLIAMSON CO. -- Illinois is taking big steps to create smoking bans and set up programs to help people kick the habit. While the state ranks at the top for efforts to discourage smoking, the death rate from lung cancer still lags behind.