Outdoorsman Club Hosts Deer Hunt for the Disabled

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- The Sesser-Valier Outdoorsman Club has hosted the the annual deer hunt for the disabled since 1983 alongside the Army Corp of Engineers. Read More »

Cellphones For Soldiers

State Rep. John Bradley, D-Marion, and nonprofit Cell Phones For Soldiers Inc. are asking residents to help troops call home by donating gently-used cellular phones. Read More »

Saving Your Saplings From Winter Weather

WEST FRANKFORT -- The recent cold snap is taking a toll on trees and shrubs, but it's not too late to save them. Read More »

Benton Man Headed to Prison for Having Child Porn

FRANKLIN CO. -- A Benton man will spend 30 months in prison for having child pornography. Read More »

Investigators Request Sesser Audit Findings

SESSER -- A lengthy paper trail of audits reveals years of misused tax payer dollars, but so far the trail has yet to stick. Read More »

Christopher Man Sentenced for Involuntary Manslaughter

BENTON -- A Christopher man has been sentenced to three years in prison for involuntary manslaughter. Read More »

Kellerman Sentenced to 14 Years for Robberies

BENTON -- A Thompsonville man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for two Franklin County robberies. Read More »

Rollins Sentenced to 30 Years in Prison

BENTON -- A West Frankfort man, accused of throwing meth-making chemicals on his then-girlfriend, will spend 30 years behind bars. Read More »

Carrier Mills Woman Charged in Franklin County Crash

BENTON -- A Carrier Mills woman is facing DUI charges after crashing her vehicle into the Franklin County Courthouse. Read More »

Phelps Steps Down at Benton

BENTON -- Longtime Benton Rangerettes volleyball coach Tony Phelps has decided to step down after 17 seasons on the bench. Read More »

West Frankfort City Leaders Enforce Rental Property Codes

WEST FRANKFORT -- The West Frankfort Mayor is ready to enforce its codes on rental property. Read More »

Sesser Audits Reveal Nearly $1 Million in Misused Funds

SESSER -- City leaders in Sesser say nearly a million dollars in public money was misused. The city recently got the results of seven years of audits, which revealed more than two dozen issues with how Sesser was spending money and overseeing its budget. Read More »

2014 Community Thanksgiving Dinners

WSIL – Community-wide Thanksgiving meals are planned across southern Illinois. Read More »

Land Dispute Surrounding Franklin County Campground

MULKEYTOWN -- A Franklin County campground has found themselves in a tough spot. The Christopher Izaak Walton Club in Mulkeytown wants to upgrade amenities on a section of land they own. A neighbor who's been using some of the property for decades is staking a claim. Read More »

Veterans Day Ceremony in Royalton

ROYALTON -- The Leathernecks Motorcycle Club hosted a Veterans Day ceremony Tuesday in Royalton. Read More »

WWII Vet Dedicates Life Story to Fallen Friend

SESSER -- This year marks the 69th Veterans Day since the end of World War II. At that time the nation was home to nearly 16 million veterans. Now, less than two million World War II vets remain. Read More »

Veterans Honored in Benton

BENTON -- Dozens gathered outside of Benton City Hall Tuesday to honor the brave men and women who have served our country in uniform. Read More »

Benton Unveils Blue Star Marker

BENTON -- You may notice a new sign at the corner of Main and Maple in Benton. The Blue Star Memorial Highway Marker was dedicated Friday afternoon just west of the square. Read More »

Zeigler-Royalton Honors Veterans

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Veteran's Day is approaching and some Franklin County students got a head start Friday by hosting a special tribute to those who've served our country. Read More »

Needle Found in Sesser Halloween Candy

SESSER -- Investigators are still searching for clues in a bizarre case. A little girl got quite a scare when she found a sewing needle in a candy bar on Halloween. Read More »

12 More Illinois Counties on Ash-Borer Quarantine

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The Illinois Department of Agriculture has expanded its list of counties on the emerald ash borer quarantine list. Read More »

Christopher's Historic Season Comes to an End

COBDEN-- New Athens wins the 1A sectional championship over Christopher 25-20, 25-12. Read More »

New Clerk in Franklin County

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Franklin County is getting a new county clerk. Read More »

Former Buckner Cop Guilty of Official Misconduct

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- A former Franklin County police officer accused of attacking a handcuffed suspect will serve jail time. On Thursday, former Buckner officer Bill McKinney agreed to a plea deal at the Franklin County Courthouse. Read More »

West Frankfort Voters Keep Home Rule

WEST FRANKFORT -- West Frankfort will remain a home rule community. Read More »

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