Jefferson / Washington

Collapsed Jefferson County Bridge to be Rebuilt

WOODLAWN -- Drivers in Woodlawn have been dealing with detours for months after the bridge on Panzier Lane collapsed last September. Jefferson County leaders say that will soon change. Read More »

Church Helps Students Prepare for School

INA-- It can be difficult for some families to buy school supplies for their children. A local group is working to change that. Read More »

Gaza Violence Protest Held in Carbondale

CARBONDALE -- Hundreds of people from the Palestinian community in Southern Illinois are protesting the violence in Gaza. Read More »

Rend Lake Fishing Report: July 23, 2014

WSIL -- Here is the Rend Lake fishing report for Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Read More »

New in the Neighborhood: July 21, 2014

WSIL -- Some people across our region are taking the plunge and opening a news businesses. Read More »

Fires Under Investigation in Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON -- Authorities in Mt. Vernon are investigating two suspicious fires. Read More »

New School Design to Save Millions

MT. VERNON -- Mt. Vernon school administrators say delays in construction of a new high school may soon be over. A re-designed building is expected to shave millions of dollars from the cost. Read More »

Communities Waiting for Medical Marijuana Process to Move Forward

CENTRALIA -- On Tuesday, a legislative committee approved the rules for Illinois' medical marijuana pilot program. The move clears the way for growing and selling applications next month. Read More »

Rend Lake Fishing Report: July 15, 2014

WSIL -- Here is the Rend Lake fishing report for the week of July 14, 2014. Read More »

Search for Police Chief Expands

JEFFERSON COUNTY -- After five months without a police chief, Mt. Vernon widens the search for a successor. Read More »

Coach Kill Cancer Poker Run Honors Cancer Victim

DU QUOIN -- The Coach Kill Cancer Fund Poker Run was back Saturday after a two-year break. Read More »

Jefferson County Jogging Death

MT. VERNON -- Jefferson County Coroner Eddie Jo Marks says a teen who collapsed while jogging likely died of natural causes. Read More »

Jefferson County Play it Forward Campaign

JEFFERSON COUNTY -- A Jefferson County charity is expanding its donation drive for the upcoming school year. Read More »

Mt. Vernon Hotel Industry Expanding

MT. VERNON -- The hotel industry in Mt. Vernon is going through some changes. The newly remodeled Drury Inn opened this month, and two new hotels are set to come to town next year. Read More »

Rend Lake Fishing Report: July 8, 2014

WSIL -- Here is the Rend Lake fishing report for the week of July 7, 2014. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: July 7, 2014

WSIL -- There are hundreds of places to eat in Southern Illinois. News 3 takes a closer look at what's going on in the kitchen when you sit down for your favorite meal. Read More »

Mt. Vernon Church to be Torn Down

MT. VERNON -- One of the oldest churches in Jefferson County is set to be torn down later this week. On Sunday, members of Saint Mary's Catholic Church in Mt. Vernon said their goodbyes to the nearly 100 -year-old building. Read More »

New in the Neighborhood: July 7, 2014

WSIL -- Independence Day has come and gone, but people around southern Illinois are still celebrating the American Dream. Read More »

Martin's Moment of the Year Nominee: Mark Knepler

WSIL-- Martin's Moments is having WSIL-TV viewers decide their favorite play of the year. Webber Township's Mark Knepler is one of the five nominees. Read More »

Rend Lake Fishing Report: July 1, 2014

WSIL -- Here is the Rend Lake fishing report for the week of June 30, 2014. Read More »

Jefferson County Arson Suspect Arrested

JEFFERSON COUNTY -- A Mt. Vernon man is facing aggravated arson charges after a weekend fire. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: June 30, 2014

WSIL -- There are hundreds of places to eat in Southern Illinois. News 3 takes a closer look at what's going on in the kitchen when you sit down for your favorite meal. Read More »

Fatal Accident Involving Train

JEFFERSON COUNTY -- A Wayne County man has died after his SUV was hit by a train early Saturday morning. Read More »

History Making Weekend for Trico, Webber Township

PEORIA -- Webber Township and Trico each brought home second place trophies from the State Baseball and Softball championships--the best finishes in school history for both teams. Read More »

Webber Township Baseball Finishes in 2nd Place at State

PEORIA -- Webber Township's baseball team claimed second place in the class 1A state championship game on Saturday. Read More »

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