Fire Destroys Christopher Home

FRANKLIN CO. -- A fire destroyed a home in Christopher Tuesday afternoon. Read More »

Collins To Be Featured Speaker at Hall of Fame Fundraiser

WSIL -- Basketball great Doug Collins will be the featured speaker at the annual summer fundraiser for the Illinois High School Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum Friday, July 10th at the Rend Lake Resort and Conference Center. Read More »

West Frankfort Man Sentenced to 65 Years for Murder

BENTON -- A West Frankfort man has been sentenced to 65 years in prison for the murder of his wife. Read More »

Union County Man Facing Additional Jail Time

FRANKLIN CO. -- A Union County man convicted of financial crimes in two counties now faces more jail time. Read More »

Storms Cause Late Soybean Planting

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Wet weather has plagued Southern Illinois for quite a while now, and farmers have taken the brunt of it. Read More »

Autopsy Reveals New Details in Death of Christopher Man

FRANKLIN CO. -- The Franklin County Coroner's Office says the death of a Christopher man over the weekend may have been associated with Illegal drugs. Read More »

Franklin Hospital in Hot Water Over Late Water Bill

BENTON -- Franklin Hospital lands in hot water with the City of Benton over their late water bills. Benton's Mayor, Fred Kondritz, says the city and the hospital reached an agreement on the payments. Read More »

July 4, 2015 Celebrations and Fireworks Displays

WSIL -- Communities throughout our region are celebrating Fourth of July with special events and fireworks displays. Read More »

Bluegill Music Festival Coming to Rend Lake

BENTON -- If you're still looking for something do on the Fourth of July, there's a big celebration going on at Rend Lake. Read More »

Local Teen Mourned at Candlelight Vigil

FRANKLIN CO. -- Family and friends came together Monday to say goodbye to a Franklin County teen killed in a weekend accident. Read More »

Ask Amy: Hook-Its

BENTON -- Hanging pictures and clocks is no easy task. But there may be a way to hang things right on the first try. Read More »

Sesser Home Destroyed in Early Morning Fire

SESSER -- A house in Sesser has been destroyed in an early morning fire. It started around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday on Yung Road. Read More »

Three Killed in Fatal Weekend Crash

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- A man and two children from Franklin County are dead after a crash on Interstate 75 in Atlanta. It happened early Sunday morning, police say the crash was caused by a drunk driver, Jorge Solis, traveling the wrong way. Read More »

Funeral Arrangements Set for Benton Teen

BENTON -- Funeral arrangements are set for a Benton teen killed in an ATV crash. Read More »

Tornado Destroys West Frankfort Home

WEST FRANKFORT --The dangerous storm that hit Southern Illinois Friday afternoon took out chunks of a West Frankfort family's house, and they're now living out of a motel. Read More »

Wildlife Rehab Center Asking For Volunteers

THOMPSONVILLE -- Some of Illinois' wild creatures are getting a second chance in Thompsonville. Read More »

14 Year-Old Benton Teen Killed In ATV Crash

FRANKLIN CO. -- A 14 year-old boy from Benton was killed in an ATV crash Saturday night. Read More »

Police Investigating Suspicious Death In Christopher

CHRISTOPHER -- Illinois State Police are investigating a suspicious death in Christopher. Read More »

Hunter Safety Field Day Held At Rend Lake

BENTON -- Hunters were getting some safety tips at Rend Lake Saturday. Read More »

Weather Leaves Mark on Southern Illinois

WSIL -- Possible tornadoes and hours of rain pelted southern Illinois on Friday. Read More »

Franklin County Seeks Funding for Meth Treatment Program

FRANKLIN CO. -- One of the most successful drug treatment programs in the nation could shut down, if Governor Rauner carries through with his proposed cuts to the Illinois budget. Read More »

Region Prepares For Flood Flight

PERRY COUNTY -- Torrential rainfall is already leading to flooding and with the a tropical depression on the way, more flooding is likely. Read More »

Job Squad: June 17, 2015

WSIL -- We have several openings in this week's Job Squad report. Read More »

West Frankfort Man Charged in Heroin Death

BENTON -- A Franklin County man has been indicted on charges he supplied heroin to a man who died after using it. Read More »

Volunteers Needed to Help Prepare Taxes

WEST FRANKFORT -- Tax season may be over, but one local tax preparer is getting a jump on next year, by already starting the search for help. Read More »

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