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Booster Club Supporting Fine Arts in West Frankfort

WEST FRANKFORT -- Frankfort Community Unit School District 168 has been forced to make cuts to art, band, and theater. Parents and teachers are hoping to keep programs in place that provide fine arts opportunities to West Frankfort students. Read More »

West City Police Investigating Theft

WEST CITY -- West City Police are asking for help identifying a theft suspect. Read More »

Christopher Man Killed in Route 14 Crash

FRANKLIN CO. -- Illinois State Police say a Christopher man was killed in a traffic crash Monday night on Route 14. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: August 31, 2015

WSIL -- Kew Gardens in Herrin is our low scorer this week. The Williamson County health inspector gave the buffet an 84. Read More »

Benton Pulls Off Upset Against Carterville

BENTON -- BENTON -- Benton played host to Carterville on Friday night. Read More »

Carmi-White County Explodes In Second Half To Get The Win

CHRISTOPHER -- The Carmi-White County Bulldogs won their season opener on the road, 34-7 over CZR. Read More »

Anna-Jonesboro Picks Up Big Win Against West Frankfort

WEST FRANKFORT -- The 2015 High school Football season opened up with the Anna Jones-Boro Wildcats taking on the West Frankfort Redbirds in West Frankfort. AJ went on to beat the Redbirds 35-14. Read More »

Du Quoin Rolls Past SVWW

DU QUOIN -- Du Quoin played host to SVWW in week one. Read More »

A Local Firefighter Remembers Hurricane Katrina

CARTERVILLE -- Dozens of southern Illinoisans responded when Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana. They headed for the coast after the deadly storm claimed nearly 2,000 lives from Biloxi to New Orleans. Read More »

Crews Battle Benton House Fire

FRANKLIN CO. -- Multiple fire crews in Franklin County got called to a house on South McLeansboro Street in Benton Friday afternoon. Read More »

Sack Hunger: Benton vs. Carterville

WSIL -- As the Benton Rangers host the Carterville Lions to kick off high school football season, we're kicking off our annual Sack Hunger campaign. Read More »

Lane Closure Planned on Northbound I-57

FRANKLIN CO. -- Beginning at 7 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, the northbound right lane will be closed from mile marker 63 to mile marker 64 near West Frankfort. Read More »

New Ownership for VF Outlet Mall

WEST FRANKFORT -- The Vanity Fair Outlet Mall in West Frankfort could soon be under new ownership. City leaders are looking to purchase the property for development. Read More »

Benton Community Honors Teen Killed In Car Accident

BENTON -- People throughout Benton are using social media and makeshift memorials to honor the life of Lacy Hood, a Benton High School student killed over the weekend in a car crash. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: August 24, 2015

WSIL -- Chili's in Carbondale is at the bottom of this week's Restaurant Report Card. Read More »

House Call: Back Pain

WSIL -- Back pain affects millions of Americans. Read More »

Teen Passes Away After Franklin County Crash

FRANKLIN CO. -- A crash on Akin Blacktop, just west of Buntin Road, has taken the life of a Benton High School teen. Franklin County Coroner Marty Lefler identified the teen as 16 year-old Lacy... Read More »

Driver Airlifted After Crash on Interstate 57

FRANKLIN CO. -- One person was airlifted after their car was accidently sideswiped by a semi on I-57. The accident happened just after 9 p.m Friday on Interstate 57 at milepost 63. Jonathan... Read More »

Rangers Celebrate 100 Years of Football

BENTON -- The Benton Rangers celebrated 100 years of football Friday night with a banquet at the Benton Civic Center. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Jason Swann

WSIL -- A West Frankfort man is raising awareness for autism in a unique way. Read More »

CZR Football Leans on Senior Leadership

CHRISTOPHER-- The CZR football team will lean heavily on their 15 seniors as they look for their first postseason since 2008. Read More »

Shadowens Brings Stability Back to SVWW

SESSER-- John Shadowens returns for his second head coaching stint at SVWW, bringing stability back to the Red Devils. Read More »

Grandmother Outraged Over Jophlin Sentencing

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Some family members are in complete disbelief over the outcome of Mary Jophlin's sentencing. Monday, Mary Jophlin made a surprise guilty plea in her daughter's death after four years of court delays. Read More »

State Lawmakers Allow County Courts to Change Their Funding Methods

FRANKLIN COUNTY -- The state is changing the way county courts fund some of their operations. Read More »

Jophlin Pleads Guilty to Battery, Involuntary Manslaughter

BENTON -- A Franklin County woman has pleaded guilty to charges in connection with the 2011 death of her 8-year-old daughter. Read More »

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