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Unsung Hero: Becky Sloan

DU QUOIN -- A former Unsung Hero is now on the receiving end of getting help from someone else. She's living a healthier life thanks to her own sister. Read more »

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Unsung Hero: Julie Adkins

WEST FRANKFORT -- West Frankfort Fire Department recently received a large donation from a friend and medical professional. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Joseph Dunkel

FREEMAN SPUR -- A local delivery driver happened to be in the right place at the right time when he arrived at a Freeman Spur home. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Charley Holstein

FAIRFIELD -- A Wayne County man is dedicating his time and efforts to making sure local veterans are not forgotten, even after they're buried. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Heaven Bundren

MARION -- A young girl crafted her own Valentine's cards to give to a local nursing home earlier this month. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Helping Shovel Snow

MARION -- After all the snow this week, we found kids using their day off from school to go to work, shoveling driveways and sidewalks for others. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Galatia High School Basketball Team, Cheerleaders

GALATIA -- Beau Tate is known as the Galatia High School basketball team's number one fan. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Brigett Melvin

WSIL -- Friday marked "National Wear Red Day." Many businesses encouraged their staff to sport the color in honor of American Heart Month. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Crystal and Elaina Liedtke

CARTERVILLE -- Crystal and Elaina Liedtke make volunteering with Special Olympics a family affair. The mother-daughter duo help with everything from the games to fundraisers. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Leading Edge Fire and Water Restoration

ELDORADO -- When most kids hear "go to your room" they may be in trouble. But a local company is trying to make that phrase positive. Read More »

Unsung Hero: January 16, 2015

FAIRFIELD -- With the help of his friends and teammates, a Fairfield student who suffered a life-altering injury is determined to finish his senior year stronger than ever. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Pinckneyville High School Students

PINCKNEYVILLE -- Pinckneyville High School is turning a rivalry basketball game into an opportunity to help the sole survivor of a fatal plane crash. Read More »

Unsung Hero Year in Review Part 2

WSIL -- This week we take a look back at some of our Unsung Hero segments from the second half of 2014. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Year in Review Part 1

WSIL -- Each Friday we feature a person or group going above and beyond to help others. This week we will take a look back at those deserving recognition for their unselfish acts during the first part of 2014. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Community Supports Grieving Family

MARION -- A community is coming together to help a family in need as they cope with the loss of their daughter. Read More »

Unsung Hero: American Coal Company

GALATIA -- A local coal mine is getting into the Christmas spirit in a big way. Employees have raised more than $15,000 this year for Lutheran Social Services. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Norris City Girl Scouts

NORRIS CITY -- Local girl scouts are helping their fire department in a unique way. You have a chance to help out too. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Primary Care Group, Good Samaritan Hospital

MOUNT VERNON -- A Thompsonville woman recently said goodbye to her son after he left for Air Force Training in Texas. She wasn't sure how she would make it to his graduation until her coworkers stepped up to help. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Diane Leslie

HERRIN -- A Tunnel Hill woman drives to Herrin several days a week to work at Helen Honey's resale shop. Not only does she assist the clients that work there from Our Directions, but she offers help to the customers too. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Gallatin County Schools

JUNCTION -- Students in Gallatin County surprised a classmate with a rare cancer by making a special video showing their continued support. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Frankfort Intermediate School Students

WEST FRANKFORT -- Fourth grade students at Frankfort Intermediate School were recently rewarded with a fall fest fun day. For one student, it was a day he won't soon forget. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Karen Kilmer and Jaylynn Williams

MARION -- A mother and daughter are being called heroes after helping save a man's life when he had a seizure. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Love Thy Neighbor

MARION -- A local couple is giving back to their community and encouraging their neighbors to do the same. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Taylor Comp

MARION -- A complete stranger felt compelled to help a local family after they lost their daughter. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Team Gage

WILLIAMSON COUNTY -- A young boy is turning winning into giving. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Jeannine Baxter

DU QUOIN -- A Du Quoin woman has spent a quarter of a century working at the fair. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Ashlynn Walters

MARION -- A young girl is spending her summer at Marion Animal Control rather than the swimming pool. She's helping homeless pets who just want a friend. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Alabama Church Builders

SESSER -- A Franklin County church will be able to start services in a new building much sooner thanks to volunteers from Alabama. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Christi Thompson Merritt

NASHVILLE -- A Nashville native is celebrating her mother's life through a fun walk raising thousands of dollars for pancreatic cancer research. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Jaime Clark Verbeck

CARTERVILLE -- A local girls soccer team is enjoying a lot of success this season after going almost an entire year with no wins. The players and their parents say it's all thanks to their head coach. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Jamie Adams

MARION -- A local high school production of the musical Grease had a different twist after the lead character broke his leg. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Shannon Wimberly

MARION -- A Good Samaritan steps up to help a homeless man find shelter from the winter cold. A friendship and a humanitarian effort has begun. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Jump Rope for Heart

BLUFORD -- A little girl is bouncing back after her fourth open-heart surgery in five years. She and her classmates are participating in the American Heart Association's Jump Rope for Heart fundraiser. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Marion Helps Stranded Bus Passengers

MARION -- After a group of 40 passengers were stranded in Marion because their bus caught fire, the community came together to help them. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Alyssa Dawson

BENTON -- A Franklin County girl didn't keep her Christmas money for very long. She donated it to sick kids who need it more than her. Read More »

Unsung Hero: 2013 Year In Review, Lifesavers

WSIL--We take a look back at some of our Unsung Heroes credited with saving lives. This is part two of our Unsung Hero year in review. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Santa's Candy Cane House

MARION -- At Santa's Candy Cane House in Marion, kids can get their picture taken with Old St Nick and help those in need. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Haleigh-Claire's Cupcakes

HARRISBURG -- Earlier this year Tonya Collins was looking for a way to make money when she decided to start baking cupcakes. Before she could sell the cakes, Tonya would give them away to anyone who was in need of a smile. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Carbondale Police Tackle No Shave November

CARBONDALE -- The Carbondale Police Department is using facial hair to support one of their own. "No Shave November" is a way for the department to raise money for a coworker battling breast cancer. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Early Trick-or-Treating

JACKSON COUNTY -- A young boy from Elkville was going to miss Halloween because of surgery. That's when members of the community decided to open their homes to Karsen so he could still be a kid on Halloween. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Anita Cosby

CARMI -- A White County family is lucky to be alive after their friend saved them from a fire. Not only did she save them from the fire, she also gave them a place to live. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Justin Wiseman

WSIL -- An Eldorado man lost hundreds of pounds to improve his health. He is now inspiring others to change their lives too. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Rich and Jane Henley

HERRIN -- A local couple is investing their retirement into coaching Special Olympics athletes. This year they added a new sport to their calendar which has been more successful than they imagined. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Maria McCormick

JACKSON COUNTY -- A Murphysboro woman turns her daily walk into community service. She collects liter from the main street in town nearly every day. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Mark Faulkner

WILLIAMSON COUNTY -- A Carterville man will spend an entire day golfing. He'll finish 100 holes for local and national charities. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Happy Feet

MT. VERNON -- A newly formed church is stepping out in the community hoping to provide help to elementary aged kids. They're providing gym shoes for hundreds of students. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Kile Britton

WEST FRANKFORT -- A West Frankfort boy suffers from a rare genetic disorder requiring frequent infusions. Kile Britton's family often holds blood drives or benefits for the young boy. Kile is now "paying it forward" in a special way. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Lisa Thompson

A Buncombe woman helps find homes for pets through social media. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Alan Geary

A Marion man finds a woman trapped for almost two days. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Helping the Homeless

Several people living near Mount Vernon help a homeless man and his dogs. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Year In Review

We take a look back at the Unsung Heroes featured in 2012. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Neighbor to Neighbor

HERRIN -- An Energy woman helps thousands of families in need despite experiencing tragedy herself. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Ellen Conte

Ellen Conte volunteers each year the Du Quoin Holiday Lights Fair Kids Corner making sure children enjoy the spirit of Christmas. Read More »

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