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Sesser-Valier/Waltonville's Sharpshooter

SESSER -- Sesser-Valier/Waltonville junior Karson Severs hit 11 consecutive three-pointers Tuesday night at Du Quoin. Severs is now tied for the fifth best single game total in IHSA girls basketball history. Read More »

Arrest Made in Zeigler Armed Robbery

FRANKLIN CO. -- Police have made an arrest in the robbery of the Casey's General Store in Zeigler. Read More »

West Frankfort Rallies to Support Family That Lost Home in Fire

WEST FRANKFORT -- People in West Frankfort are lending a hand to help a family that lost everything when their home went up in flames earlier this month. Read More »

BBB Cautions Consumers About Gym Memberships

WSIL -- If you're not careful, weight-loss scams and gym memberships could be weighing you down financially. Read More »

Illinois 'Fracking' Off to Slow Start Amid Oil-Price Slump

ST. LOUIS -- Fracking is off to a feeble start in Illinois as slumping oil prices and the rigors of Illinois' new regulations have energy interests waiting on the sidelines. Read More »

Carterville Wins West Frankfort Mid-Winter Classic

WEST FRANKFORT-- Carterville hit eleven three pointers, as they top host West Frankfort to win the WF Mid-Winter Classic 73-64. Read More »

Rangers Retire Jo Jo's #24, BIT Day 3

BENTON -- Meridian, Sesser-Valier, and Pinckneyville picked up wins Friday at the Benton Invitational, on a night when the Rangers retired Jo Jo Johnson's #24 jersey. Read More »

West Frankfort Mid-Winter Classic--Friday

WEST FRANKFORT -- The title game is set after Friday night's session at the West Frankfort Mid-Winter Classic. Read More »

Renovations to Begin for West Frankfort Youth Center

WEST FRANKFORT -- Franklin County will soon be home to a new youth center. The non profit "Teens Making a Difference" is set to open a new facility in West Frankfort later this year. Read More »

Dozens Gather to Remember Bruce Fasol

WEST FRANKFORT -- Family and friends of longtime radio announcer Bruce Fasol said their final farewells Wednesday. Read More »

Zeigler Casey's Held Up at Knifepoint

FRANKLIN CO. -- Authorities are investigating an armed robbery at Casey's General Store in Zeigler. Read More »

Pinckneyville Holds Off Meridian at BIT

BENTON -- The Pinckneyville Panthers held off a furious Meridian Bobcats rally Wednesday night, picking up a 70-65 win. Read More »

Franklin County Voters to Weigh In on Sales Tax Increase

FRANKLIN CO. -- This spring, Franklin County voters will weigh in on a potential sales tax increase. Read More »

Contract Delays Impact Dozens of Franklin County Employees

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- More than two dozen Franklin County employees are waiting on a new contract. About 30 employees have been working without a deal in place for more than a year. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: Jan. 26, 2015

WSIL -- There's lots of international flair in this week's Restaurant Report Card. Read More »

Remembering "Voice of the Redbirds" Bruce Fasol

WEST FRANKFORT -- Bruce Fasol, the voice of the Redbirds, passed away Friday night, and made a much larger impact than just on the radio. Read More »

Meridian, Pinckneyville and Benton Win at B.I.T.

BENTON -- The annual Benton Invitational Tournament tipped off with matches between Meridian and Hamilton County, Pinckneyville and Sesser-Valier, and Benton battling Carlyle. Read More »

Fasol Remembered, WF, Carterville, and Vienna Win at WF Mid-Winter Classic

WEST FRANKFORT-- West Frankfort and Carterville rolled to tournament-opening wins at the West Frankfort Mid-Winter Classic, while Vienna edged Herrin. Read More »

Trial for Former SIU Student Delayed

BENTON, Ill. (AP) - A federal trial has been delayed for a Chicago man accused of mailing threats of beheadings, bombings and other violence to Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: Jan. 19, 2015

WSIL -- The number of violations at Savory Family Restaurant in West Frankfort hit double digits during its December inspection. That lands it in our... Read More »

2014 Restaurant Report Card Scores

WSIL -- To make it easier for you to find a score for your favorite restaurant in southern Illinois, we've included every eatery in the nine counties we cover. Read More »

Benton Girls Get Revenge On Murphysboro

CARTERVILLE-- Benton girls rally from a double-digit deficit in the second quarter to top Murphysboro 62-58. Read More »

Murphysboro Hangs On To Beat Benton

BENTON -- Murphysboro topped the Benton Rangers Friday night 34-31. Read More »

Redbirds Roll Past Patriots

METROPOLIS -- The West Frankfort Redbirds remain unbeaten in conference play after beating the Massac County Patriots 75-55. Read More »

Christopher Dominates 4th Quarter To Beat Goreville

CHRISTOPHER -- The Christopher Bearcats used a huge 4th quarter to beat the Goreville Blackcats 68-49. Read More »

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