Friday, Jul 25, 2014



Back-to-School Supply Drives and Giveaways
WSIL -- As kids head back to the classroom, several organizations are working to make sure they have the supplies they need.

Harrisburg's Council Faces Uncertainty
SALINE COUNTY—Harrisburg’s found itself without a leader, as the mayor deals with serious health problems.

Sustainable and Organic Farming at SIU
CARBONDALE -- SIU students are getting hands-on experience in sustainable and organic farming.

Carbondale Opens New Fire Department
CARBONDALE --Carbondale firefighters are moving into their new station this week despite a number of the state's building violations. The attorney general's office says the building is not up to code for handicapped accessibility.

Prehistoric Civilization Discovered in Jackson County
JACKSON COUNTY -- Archaeologists are getting a unique look into our region's distant past. Crews with the State Archaeological Survey have uncovered remnants of a prehistoric society, right near the Southern Illinois airport.

Local Woman Plans Peacemaking Trip to Israel
HERRIN -- Despite violence in the Middle East, a Herrin woman is proceeding with her plans to travel to Israel.

School Supplies Giveaway
METROPOLIS -- Back to school season can put a strain on family budgets, but a school supplies giveaway is helping some students get ready for the first day.

Kidnapping Suspect in Custody
WSIL -- Eldorado Police say Sonny Pilgrim has been taken into custody.

Cooler Temperatures Affect Area Pools
MARION-- Several rounds of cooler-than-normal temperatures recently mean a slump in summertime activities that depend on hot weather.

Carterville Beach May Reopen as Day Use Area
CARTERVILLE -- A former recreational area in Williamson County could see new life. There's talk of reopening the old Carterville Beach as a day use area.