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Trico Routs Galatia-Thompsonville for Sectional Title

GOREVILLE -- The Trico Lady Pioneers beat Galatia-Thompsonville 7-1 to capture the Goreville 1A Sectional championship. Read More »

Illinois Could See Cameras In Nursing Home Bedrooms

WEST FRANKFORT -- Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan supports a bill to allow video and audio monitoring in nursing homes. Read More »

Sentencing For Adams Pushed Back

FRANKLIN CO. -- A West Frankfort man set to learn his fate on Friday for killing his wife will now have to wait until next month. Read More »

Woman Killed After Being Struck by Semi

FRANKLIN CO. -- Police are investigating a fatal crash that happened at a rest area in Franklin County. Read More »

Police: No Hostage Situation at Rend Lake College

WSIL -- Police responded to reports of a hostage situation at Rend Lake College. Read More »

Maines, Meyer Capture Top Spot In Martin's Moments

WSIL -- Centralia's Latavia Maines and Carterville's Maddie Meyer each claimed a second place finish at the state track and field meet on Saturday. Read More »

Fatal Crash in Franklin County

FRANKLIN CO. -- A West Frankfort man is dead after a motorcycle crash on Orient Road. It happened Sunday night around 9:20 p.m. Read More »

2015 Memorial Day Ceremonies Across Southern Illinois

WSIL -- Here's complete coverage of some of the events across our region honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: May 25, 2015

WSIL -- China Wok in Marion is our low scorer this week. The Williamson County inspector gave the restaurant an 83. Read More »

West Frankfort Mourns Loss of Well-Known Police Officer

WEST FRANKFORT -- A West Frankfort woman, who was riding on the same motorcycle that crashed and killed a police officer, is recovering at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Read More »

Pinckneyville Holds Off Waltonville/SV for Regional Title

DU QUOIN -- Pinckneyville beat Waltonville/Sesser-Valier 3-1 to win a 2A regional softball championship. Read More »

West Frankfort Police Officer Dies After Motorcycle Crash

WEST FRANKFORT -- Officer Jeffery Reed passed away Friday night from the injuries he suffered in a motorcycle crash Thursday night. Read More »

Motorcycle Crash Injures West Frankfort Officer and Passenger

WEST FRANKFORT -- A motorcycle crash sent an off-duty West Frankfort Police Officer and a passenger to the hospital. Read More »

Area High School Students Graduate with College Degrees

WSIL -- Four Vienna High School Students and one from Christopher High School finished senior year earning their associate degrees. Read More »

Franklin County Government Offices to Move Into Vacant Building

FRANKLIN CO. -- Although the full move didn't pass in November the county still is in the process of moving some of their offices into the building. Read More »

Benton Baseball Advances To Regional Title Game

DU QUOIN -- Benton's baseball team faced ZRC at the Du Quoin regional on Wednesday. It rained for most of the contest. Read More »

Franklin Co. Leaders Take Stand Against Gov. Rauner's Right-to-Work Agenda

BENTON -- Franklin County is joining just a handful of counties across Illinois in taking a stand against Gov. Bruce Rauner's right-to-work agenda. Read More »

Franklin County Relay for Life

FRANKLIN CO. -- Relay for Life events are happening all over southern Illinois this spring and summer. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: May 18, 2015

WSIL -- When a restaurant has a number of critical violations, the health inspector often puts the eatery on an accelerated inspection schedule. There are currently five restaurants in Jackson County that fall into that category. Read More »

Chester Sprints To Sectional Title At Nashville

NASHVILLE -- Nashville hosted a girls 1A track and field sectional meet on Friday. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Amanda Butler Kirk

WEST FRANKFORT -- A cafeteria chaperone helped save a boy's life at a local school recently. Her quick thinking and training is why she's this week's Unsung Hero. Read More »

Former Orient Police Chief Pleads Not Guilty

FRANKLIN CO. -- The former Orient police chief accused of pulling a gun and threatening others at two local bars says he's not guilty. Read More »

Job Squad: May 13, 2015

WSIL -- There are several places hiring in this week's Job Squad report. Read More »

Crews Respond to Truck Fire in Sesser

SESSER -- Crews responded to a truck that caught fire in Sesser on Tuesday. Read More »

Just Days Away from Closing, Youth Meth Treatment Gets Local Funding

BENTON -- The Franklin County Methamphetamine Treatment Program for kids, a potential casualty of the state's fiscal crisis, has been saved by a last-minute infusion of local money. Read More »

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