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Chamness Up for National Scholarship

BENTON -- Benton baseball player Dillan Chamness is one of four finalists for the New Balance Game Changer national scholarship. Read More »

Hospice Teams Up With Local Veterans Group

BENTON -- Hospice of Southern Illinois is once again teaming up with the Benton American Legion Post 280 for a benefit poker run. Read More »

Rend Lake Fishing Report: July 23, 2014

WSIL -- Here is the Rend Lake fishing report for Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Read More »

West Frankfort Tax Preparer Charged With Theft

FRANKLIN CO. -- A West Frankfort tax preparer has been charged with stealing more than $10,000 from her clients. Read More »

Vandals Target Christopher Knights of Columbus

CHRISTOPHER -- Police are searching for the thieves who broke into the Knights of Columbus Hall in Christopher. Read More »

Former Circuit Clerk Employee Pleads Not Guilty

BENTON -- A former Franklin County employee accused of embezzling taxpayer dollars has pleaded not guilty. Read More »

Driver Wanted in Rend Lake Crash

FRANKLIN CO. -- Authorities are searching for a man who fled the scene of a traffic crash Monday night at Rend Lake. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: July 21, 2014

WSIL -- There are hundreds of places to eat in Southern Illinois. News 3 takes a closer look at what's going on in the kitchen when you sit down for your favorite meal. Read More »

Hundreds Attend Ken Gray Funeral

BENTON -- Hundreds of Southern Illinoisans were in attendance Saturday for the visitation and funeral of former Illinois congressman Ken Gray. Read More »

Benton Fishermen Make Bassmaster High School Finals

WSIL -- The Benton duo of Dailus Richardson and Trevor McKinney earned a spot in Saturday's finals of the Inaugural Bassmaster High School Championship. Richardson and McKinney will receive a $500 scholarship each for making the finals. Read More »

Selfie Leads to Woman's Arrest

FRANKLIN COUNTY-- A West Frankfort woman's Facebook posts landed her in jail. Read More »

West Frankfort Proposes Plan to Eliminate Single-Wide Trailers

WEST FRANKFORT -- City leaders are mulling over a proposal to keep some new mobile homes from moving into town. They say the trailers can be eyesores that bring down property values. Read More »

Benton Duo Leading Bassmaster High School

WSIL -- Benton's Dailus Richardson and Trevor McKinney own the lead at the halfway point of the Inaugural Bassmaster High School Championship. Read More »

Adams Found Fit to Stand Trial

BENTON -- A Franklin County man has been found fit to stand trial for the murder of his wife. Read More »

Sen. Durbin Pays Tribute to Late Congressman Ken Gray

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois' senior senator calls the late Congressman Ken Gray an unforgettable "legend" who was beloved by his constituents. Read More »

Rend Lake Fishing Report: July 15, 2014

WSIL -- Here is the Rend Lake fishing report for the week of July 14, 2014. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: July 14, 2014

WSIL -- There are hundreds of places to eat in Southern Illinois. News 3 takes a closer look at what's going on in the kitchen when you sit down for your favorite meal. Read More »

Emergency Rules for Concealed Carry Denials

WSIL -- Illinois State Police are making changes to the concealed carry permitting process. People whose applications are denied will now know who objected and why. It comes after a group of gun owners filed a lawsuit saying the current system is too secretive. Read More »

Funeral Arrangements for Ken Gray

WSIL -- Funeral arrangements are now set for former Illinois Congressman Ken Gray. Read More »

Former Congressman Ken Gray Dead at 89

WSIL -- Former Congressman and well known southern Illinois democrat Ken Graymhas died. Gray, 89, passed away at 11 p.m. Saturday at Herrin Hospital after battling illness in recent years. Read More »

Benton HS Anglers Head to Nationals

BENTON-- Benton junior's Dailus Richardson and Trevor McKinney head to the Bassmaster high school national tournament at Kentucky Lake. Read More »

Heavy Spring Rains Plague Local Farmers

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- The weather hasn't been kind to corn, soybeans and wheat this season. Too much rain in the spring and in recent weeks, a slight dry spell. Read More »

Summer Shortage at Local Food Pantries

BENTON-- The shelves are getting bare at many local food pantries. But, with unemployment high and grocery prices rising, there's still a great need for assistance in the community. Read More »

Franklin County Logging Fatality

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Franklin County coroner's office has confirmed a fatality in a logging company accident that occurred Thursday morning Read More »

Hazmat Spill After Semi Overturns

WEST FRANKFORT -- More than 50 first responders were called to the intersection of Routes 37 and 149 Wednesday afternoon. Read More »

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