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67-Year-Old Injured in Crash

FRANKLIN CO. -- A 67-year-old man is hospitalized after a crash in Franklin County. Read More »

Franklin County Prepares for Disaster Drill

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- The Franklin County Emergency Management Agency is getting ready for a full scale disaster drill. Read More »

Farmers Seeing Record Corn Yields

FRANKLIN COUNTY — The cool, wet weather the Midwest has seen this summer is leading to record corn yields, but some farmers are having a hard time getting into the field to harvest the crop. Read More »

Rend Lake Fishing Report: September 16, 2014

WSIL -- Here is the Rend Lake fishing report for September 16, 2014. Read More »

Rollins Found Guilty of Aggravated Battery

BENTON -- A Franklin County man has been found guilty of aggravated battery for throwing chemicals on his girlfriend. Read More »

Hearing Set for Man Accused in Deadly Bank Holdup

BENTON, Ill. (AP) - A man accused of fatally stabbing two southern Illinois bank workers and critically wounding a third during a botched robbery has been scheduled for another federal court appearance. Read More »

Two Injured in Franklin County Crash

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Two people were injured in a crash near IL Route 149 in Franklin County. Read More »

Northern Illinois Man Hit By Car on I-57

FRANKLIN CO. -- Illinois State Police say George G. Scanlon, Jr., 47, of Lemont, stopped across both lanes of the interstate and got out of his vehicle. Read More »

Pinckneyville Blanks Benton

Pinckneyville -- The Pinckneyville Panthers shutout Benton 28-0. Read More »

Sparta Outlasts West Frankfort

WEST FRANKFORT-- West Frankfort scores first but Sparta outlasts the Redbirds for the 21-14 win. Read More »

Chester Mounts Comeback Over S-V-W-W

CHESTER -- The Yellow Jackets didn't let a halftime deficit stand in its way Friday night, knocking off the Red Devils 54-36. Read More »

Eldorado Takes Care Of CZR

ELDORADO -- The Eldorado Eagles beat the CZR Bearcats 50-32 Friday night. Read More »

Growing Need for Emergency Responders

ZEIGLER -- Local emergency agencies are struggling to recruit and retain the volunteer medical technicians that fill out their staff. Read More »

West Frankfort Consignment Shop Closes

WEST FRANKFORT -- A long-time consignment shop in West Frankfort is going out of business. Read More »

Farming Concerns Over Clean Water Proposal

THOMPSONVILLE -- Farmers worry that new clean water regulations could hurt their industry. The EPA is trying to clarify the Clean Water Act. The agency released a plan earlier this year better detailing what bodies of water fall under its control. Read More »

Morthland College Releases New Campus Plans

WEST FRANKFORT -- Morthland College is releasing more details on plans to expand its campus in West Frankfort. Read More »

Sesser Man Sentenced for Bogus Election Day Threat

BENTON, Ill. (AP) - A southern Illinois man was sentenced Wednesday to four years in federal prison for falsely telling an FBI agent he knew of a plot to disrupt the 2012 general election with weapons and explosives. Read More »

Local Shop Celebrates Good Neighbor Day

BENTON -- Canned goods bought folks in Franklin County a neighborly gesture today. It's part of a yearly celebration at a Benton flower shop. Read More »

Rend Lake Fishing Report: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

WSIL -- Here is the Rend Lake fishing report for Wednesday, September 10, 2014. Read More »

MLB Hall of Famers Visit West Frankfort For Golf Tournament

WEST FRANKFORT -- Dozens of people came together in Franklin County today with the goal of helping people improve their hearing. Read More »

Decision in Rollins' Trial Delayed

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- The verdict in the case of Christopher Rollins has been delayed. Read More »

Benton Makes First Half Count

BENTON -- The Benton Rangers lead Sparta Bulldogs 21-6 at the half. The game was suspended due to lightning and will resume at 7:00 Saturday night. Read More »

Pinckneyville and West Frankfort Will Resume Saturday

PINCKNEYVILLE -- The Pinckneyville Panthers lead the West Frankfort Redbirds 14-13 at halftime. Read More »

Defense Dominates Suspended Game Between SVWW, Johnston City

SESSER -- SVWW and Johnston City were scoreless in the second quarter when the game was suspended due to lightning. They'll resume at 1:00 Saturday afternoon. Read More »

Bilingual Seal for Illinois High School Diplomas

FRANKLIN CO. -- Illinois wants to see more of its students learn foreign languages. Read More »

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