Perry / Randolph

Chester Elementary to Rebuild Condemned Gym

CHESTER -- Grade school students in Chester are finally getting a new gymnasium. The old building was condemned by the state two years ago after the structure started cracking and falling apart. Read More »

Lockdown Over at Menard Prison

CHESTER, IL (AP) - A spokesman for the Illinois Department of Corrections says a lockdown at the state's largest maximum security prison is largely over. Read More »

New Warden Named for Menard Prison

CHESTER, IL (AP) - A new warden is in charge of the maximum-security Menard Correctional Center in southern Illinois. Read More »

Du Quoin Home and Garden Show

DU QUOIN -- There was a good turnout this weekend at the fifth annual Home and Garden Show in Du Quoin. The show wrapped up Sunday on the Du Quoin State Fair Grounds. Read More »

Local Service Dog Trains for New Mission

CARBONDALE -- A local service dog lost her owner in a February car crash. She's now getting a second chance to help a veteran recover. Read More »

Wall Pleads Guilty to Home Invasion

PINCKNEYVILLE -- A Perry County woman has pleaded guilty to her role in the 2010 murder of her half-sister. Read More »

Menard Remains on Lockdown

CHESTER, IL (AP) - A spokesman for the Illinois Department of Corrections says the lockdown at Illinois' largest maximum security prison remains in effect following the discovery of a cache of crude weapons and homemade alcohol. Read More »

New in the Neighborhood: April 7, 2014

WSIL -- April showers aren't putting a damper on building in the region. Here's a look at what's New in the Neighborhood this week. Read More »

Menard Prison On Lockdown

CHESTER, Ill. (AP) - Illinois' biggest maximum-security prison is on lockdown after corrections officers uncovered more than a dozen crude weapons and gallons of homemade alcohol. Read More »

Drive-Thru Food Pantry Delivers Food to Hundreds

PINCKNEYVILLE -- Thousands of pounds of food went out to hungry families in Perry County Thursday. Read More »

Class Act: Diane Petty

PINCKNEYVILLE -- A Perry County junior high teacher has been making life a little better for her students. Read More »

One Killed in Perry County Crash

PERRY CO. -- Funeral arrangements are set for a Pinckneyville man killed Monday in a truck versus train crash. Read More »

Kellerman, Bareis Will Battle for Perry County Sheriff

PERRY CO. -- The final election results were delayed by more than four hours in Perry County Tuesday night, where Sheriff Keith Kellerman and Deputy Steve Bareis came out on top. Read More »

Randolph County Fatal Fire Court Hearing Delayed

RANDOLPH CO. -- A pre-trial hearing has been delayed for a Randolph County man accused of killing four children in a Percy house fire last year. Read More »

Golden Aces Trump Lions

DUQUOIN -- The Mt. Carmel Golden Aces beat the Carterville Lions Tuesday night 65-56 to advance to the sectional championship. Read More »

Nashville Moves On To Sectionals

NASHVILLE -- The Nashville Hornets beat the Pinckneyville Panthers 48-40 to move on to the sectionals Friday night. Read More »

Lions Cruise Past Pinckneyville

CARTERVILLE -- The Carterville Lions had no problems with Pinckneyville Friday, winning 67-41. Read More »

Chester Upsets Sesser-Valier on Senior Night

CHESTER-- Chester rallies in the second half to pull a huge upset on senior night 66-59 over Sesser-Valier. Read More »

Pinckneyville Classic

PINCKNEYVILLE -- State ranked Mater Dei downed Pinckneyville 43-30 to end a full day of basketball at the Pinckneyville Classic. Read More »

Pioneers Dominate Red Devils

CAMPBELL HILL -- The Trico Pioneers never trailed on the way to a 61-36 win over Sesser-Valier. Read More »

Pinckneyville Raises Another BIT Banner

BENTON -- The Pinckneyville Panthers claimed their 9th out of the last 10 Benton Invitational Titles Saturday night, beating the Carlyle Indians 59-55. Read More »

2013 Community Thanksgiving Dinners

WSIL -- Community-wide Thanksgiving meals are being planned across southern Illinois. Read More »

No Average Job: Community Link

PINCKNEYVILLE -- When you're looking to move your home or business to a new area, this unique marketing company hopes something they did will help you make that leap. Read More »

Groundbreaking at Pinckneyville Hospital

PERRY COUNTY -- Monday marked the ceremonial groundbreaking for the new Pinckneyville Hospital, a project 11 years in the making. Read More »

Du Quoin Comes Back to Beat Pinckneyville

DU QUOIN -- After a slow first half, the Du Quoin Indians scored two touchdowns in the second half to beat the rival Pinckneyville Panthers, 14-3. Read More »

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