Perry / Randolph

School Celebrates Earth Day Early with Butterfly Garden

PERRY COUNTY -- One Pinckneyville school took advantage of a beautiful day on Wednesday. St. Bruno Catholic School students visited Pyramid State Park to make a butterfly garden. Read More »

Job Squad: April 15, 2015

WSIL -- There are several openings available in this week's job squad report. Read More »

Peterson to Stand Trial in July on Murder-for-Hire Charges

CHESTER, Ill. (AP) - The former suburban Chicago police officer convicted of killing his third wife is due back in court as he awaits trial on allegations he tried to hire someone to kill the prosecutor who helped put him in prison. Read More »

Family Fun Day Aims To Raise Child Abuse Awareness

PINCKNEYVILLE -- A fun day at the Perry County Fairgrounds was bringing families together and educating them about child abuse. Read More »

Perry County Tests Radio Communication Systems

PERRY CO. -- The recent tornado in northern Illinois is a reminder to always to prepared for emergencies. Read More »

Local EMA Use Storm Spotters and Tech Tools for Severe Weather

WSIL -- Southern Illinois dodged the worst of the severe storms Thursday night. But when the lightning, hail, and rain moved in, local emergency management groups stood ready. Some agencies sent out storm spotters to keep an eye on the latest conditions. Read More »

Randolph Co. Man Guilty of Murder in 2014 Shooting

PERRY CO. -- A judge found a Coulterville man guilty of 2nd degree murder Friday during a stipulated bench trial. William Farnsworth also agreed to plead guilty to a DUI charge. Read More »

Du Quoin Elects All New Leadership for City Government

DU QUOIN -- Du Quoin residents will see several new faces at City Hall. Voters elected a brand new mayor and four new city commissioners. Read More »

New Faces in Du Quoin Government

PERRY CO. -- A big change is coming to Du Quoin government. Read More »

Road Report: April 9, 2015

WSIL -- Below is the IDOT District 9 road report for Thursday, April 9, 2015. Read More »

Mayor Race in Pinckneyville Still Undecided

PINCKNEYVILLE -- The historic mayoral election in Pinckneyville became even more historic Tuesday night, with the two candidates separated by only a handful of votes. Read More »

Perry County Passes Sales Tax Increase

PERRY CO. -- Perry County voters have approved a county-wide sales tax increase. Read More »

Alongi Wins Du Quoin Mayor's Race

DU QUOIN -- There's a new mayor in Du Quoin. Guy Alongi has won the top spot. Read More »

Voters Select New Pinckneyville Mayor

PINCKNEYVILLE -- Pinckneyville voters have chosen Robert Spencer as their new mayor. Read More »

Early Voting Numbers Set Table for Tuesday Election

WSIL -- Saturday marked the last day for those hoping to vote during the grace period. Some counties are reporting an early voting increase from previous elections, others are slightly down. Read More »

Carrying the Cross in Du Quoin

DU QUOIN -- A lot of people think about Good Friday, as just another day off from work or school, but Friday some folks from Du Quoin brought the message of the day home for all to see and understand. Read More »

Perry County Voters Consider Sales Tax Hike

PERRY COUNTY -- Funding freezes throughout Illinois have hit local governments hard, motivating some to start raising their own money. Read More »

Push to End Counting Inmates in Local Population

WSIL -- Should local communities count inmates as part of their population? One state lawmaker wants to end that practice. It's a move that could hurt southern Illinois. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Becky Sloan

DU QUOIN -- A former Unsung Hero is now on the receiving end of getting help from someone else. She's living a healthier life thanks to her own sister. Read More »

Mother, Toddler Injured in Train vs. Car Accident

SPARTA -- A mother and her toddler are being treated for serious injuries after their car was hit by a train. Read More »

Du Quoin Baseball Rolls Past Zion Benton

DU QUOIN -- Du Quoin's baseball team played host to Zion Benton on Wednesday. Read More »

West Frankfort Softball Rallies To Beat Du Quoin

DU QUOIN -- Du Quoin's softball team played host to West Frankfort on Wednesday. Read More »

Affordable Care Act Deadline Extended

WSIL -- If you missed the deadline to enroll in a health care plan under the Affordable Care Act, the deadline has been extended in Illinois. Read More »

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