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Off-Road Freedom Fest Kicks Off in Zeigler

ZEIGLER -- A rather unique event, known as Off-Road Freedom Fest, combines off-road riding and music into one big weekend in Zeigler. Read More »

Fire Damages West Frankfort Home

WEST FRANKFORT -- The Illinois State Fire Marshal is investigating an early morning house fire in West Frankfort. Read More »

Franklin County "Mayor's Meeting"

WEST FRANKFORT -- Leaders in Franklin County gathered Thursday in an ongoing effort to make their county the place to be. Read More »

Prayer Vigil For Family in West Frankfort Tragedy

WEST FRANKFORT -- With only a few hours notice, community members came together at Morthland College in support of all involved in Tuesday night's shooting. Read More »

Mitchell Focused On Turning Pro

BENTON -- Benton native Andrew Mitchell spent his final two years of college playing golf with SIU. Just this past spring, Mitchell helped lead the Salukis to a second place finish at the Missouri Valley Conference Championship. Read More »

Community Support Grows for Recovering West Frankfort Family

WEST FRANKFORT -- A West Frankfort family and the community around them grieves after a deadly standoff ended in two lives lost and two others injured. But friends, neighbors and even strangers are now pulling together in a show of support. Read More »

Man Behind Bars for Extorting Carbondale Business Owner

BENTON -- A Florida man is behind bars for extorting a Carbondale businessman. Read More »

Morthland Football About To Kick Off

WEST FRANKFORT -- Morthland College is adding five new sports this school year including volleyball and football. The 35-player football roster includes 22 from area high schools. Read More »

Lightning Knocks Out Central Dispatch

CHRISTOPHER -- Lightning from a storm Monday evening struck the Central Dispatch Center in Franklin County. Read More »

Man Arrested for Failing to Register as Sex Offender

FRANKLIN CO. -- A West Frankfort man is behind bars not registering as a sex offender. Read More »

West Frankfort Police Investigating Fatal Shooting

WEST FRANKFORT -- Police have released the names of those killed in Tuesday night's shooting in West Frankfort. Read More »

Driver Do's and Don'ts During a Traffic Stop

WSIL -- A simple traffic stop in Texas gained national attention when the situation escalated, landing the driver in jail, where she later died. Read More »

Hot Weather Safety

FRANKLIN CO -- Heat and humidity can make it really miserable outside especially for those who have to work outside daily in it. Read More »

Coats For Kids Golf Scramble

WEST FRANKFORT -- Monday's heat didn't keep golfers off the course in Franklin County, because they were raising money for a good cause. Read More »

Back to School Supply Drives and Giveaways

WSIL -- As kids head back to the classroom, several organizations are working to make sure they have the supplies they need. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: July 27, 2015

WSIL -- Qin Guan Restaurant in Carbondale is our low scorer this week. The Jackson County health inspector gave the Chinese restaurant 78 after finding 18 violations. Read More »

Mitchell Wins 3rd Straight Benton Gold Cup

BENTON-- Andrew Mitchell becomes the first golfer in Benton Golf Cup History to win three straight titles. Read More »

Bi-County Health Department Lays Off Employees

MARION --The Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department has laid off 12 employees in the last five months. Read More »

Concerns Over Franklin County Inmate's Death

BENTON -- The Franklin County Coroner' Office says preliminary autopsy results show Joseph Lukasik, II died of a blood clot in the lungs. Read More »

Three Franklin County Residents Arrested on Drug Charges

BENTON -- Three Franklin County residents have been arrested on drug charges. Read More »

Job Squad: July 22, 2015

WSIL -- Time for a look at who's hiring in this week's Job Squad report. Read More »

Severe Weather Rolls Through Southern Illinois

Viewer pictures from Monday severe weather. Read More »

State Police Investigating Franklin County Inmate Death

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Illinois State Police is leading the investigation into the death of a Franklin County inmate. Read More »

Culture of Corruption in Southern Illinois Government?

MARION -- There seems to be a trend of Southern Illinois government workers ending-up in handcuffs. An SIU graduate student is now researching the issue. Read More »

First Appearance Set for Former West City Water Clerk

BENTON -- Jean A. Bragg, 44, of West City, was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury Friday on charges of theft and official misconduct. Read More »

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