Perry / Randolph

Job Squad: March 4, 2015

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

Drew Peterson Pleads Not Guilty in Plot to Kill State's Attorney

RANDOLPH CO. -- One of the nation's most notorious killers claims he's not guilty of a murder-for-hire plot against a state's attorney. Read More »

Drew Peterson Pleads Not Guilty in Murder-for-Hire Plot

CHESTER, Ill. (AP) - A former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife and suspected in his fourth wife's disappearance has pleaded not guilty to trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in prison. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: March 2, 2015

WSIL -- March is National Caffeine Awareness Month. We check out the scores of a few popular spots for a cup of coffee or tea. Read More »

National Read Across America Day

WSIL -- Monday is National Read Across America Day and many students are celebrating through books and other events. Read More »

BBB Warns Consumers of Spring Break Travel Scams

WSIL -- We may be in the heart of winter, but many students are already counting down the days until Spring Break. Read More »

Class Act: Pinckneyville Junior High

PERRY CO. -- A Perry County teacher has been getting her students excited about learning for more than 20 years. She'll be retiring this spring and her students say she deserves special recognition. Read More »

Calhoun Ends Steeleville's Postseason Run at Salem Super

SALEM -- Calhoun dominated the Salem Girls 1A Supersectional beating Steeleville 68-24 to advance to the state semifinals. Read More »

Perry County Woman Pleads Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

WSIL -- A Perry County woman has pleaded guilty to making meth. Stephanie A. Ellis, 36, of Du Quoin, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of conspiracy to manufacture meth. Read More »

Helping Hands: Feb. 23, 2015

WSIL -- There are plenty of groups around here looking for volunteers. Read More »

Rauner Budget Plan Would Cut Fund to Local Governments

WSIL -- Governor Bruce Rauner hopes his budget plan can save the state billions of dollars. However, the proposal comes with big cuts to a wide range of programs. One funding source at stake is a portion of state income tax money that flows to local government. Read More »

New Research Finds Stress Affects Heart Attack Recovery

WSIL -- New research published by the American Heart Association shows young and middle-aged women have a harder time recovering after a heart attack. Read More »

Perry County Man Facing Meth Charges

PERRY CO. -- A Perry County man is behind bars for meth charges. Read More »

Pinckneyville Rallies To Beat A-J

PINCKNEYVILLE -- The Pinckneyville Panthers beat Anna-Jonesboro 54-49 Friday night. Read More »

2 Charged with Possession of Child Porn

WSIL -- Two southern Illinois men face charges for having child pornography. Read More »

New CEO Program Aims to Bring Businesses to Perry County

PERRY CO. -- Counties all over southern Illinois have started to implement programs in their high schools to bring businesses back to the area. Read More »

Senator Looks For School Funding Reform

FRANKLIN CO. -- Andy Manar reintroduced a new version of last year's Senate Bill 16. He did it after talking with over 400 school superintendents and making some big changes. Read More »

Christopher Holds Off Yellow Jackets

CHRISTOPHER -- The Christopher Bearcats beat visiting Chester 72-66 Tuesday night. Read More »

Drew Peterson's Movements and Privileges Restricted at Menard

CHESTER -- Drew Peterson, charged Monday with trying to hire a hitman to murder the prosecutor who sent him behind bars, now faces new restrictions at Menard Correctional Facility, News 3 has learned. Read More »

Drew Peterson Charged with Plotting to Kill Prosecutor

CHICAGO -- Drew Peterson has been charged with trying to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who led the 2012 trial that resulted in the former police officer being convicted of killing his third wife. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: Valentine's Day Dinners & More

WSIL -- Many will head out for Valentine's Day dinner this week. We run down a few popular choices from our Facebook friends. Read More »

Perry County Family Raising Clydesdales

TAMAROA -- They're not your typical pet. That's not stopping Paul Kuberski and his family from being the proud owners of eight Clydesdales. Read More »

Pinckneyville Takes Perry County Showdown

DU QUOIN -- The Pinckneyville Panthers picked up a road win against their Perry County rivals, beating Du Quoin 58-36. Read More »

New Map Brings Awareness to Earthquakes

WSIL -- Our area sits close to the New Madrid fault line, meaning we run a significant risk of an earthquake. Read More »

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