Perry / Randolph

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 »

Early Voting for April 7th Election Underway

WSIL -- The next election comes up in two weeks, but you can already cast your ballot. Early voting kicked off this week for a long list of local races. Read More »

"Orange Crush" Prison Unit Targeted in Abuse Lawsuit

WSIL -- A new class-action lawsuit targets hundreds of corrections officers statewide and claims abuse to inmates at two local prisons. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: March 23, 2015

WSIL -- A popular spot in Jackson County has landed at the bottom of this week's Restaurant Report Card. Read More »

Students Plea to SIU Board for Health Care Plan

CARBONDALE -- Student representatives for SIU's graduates and undergraduates continued their plea for health care. Read More »

Job Squad: March 18, 2015

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

Rend Lake College Makes Top 5 in National Ranking

INA -- As state budget cuts impact colleges and universities across Illinois, Rend Lake College got a bit of good news recently. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: March 16, 2015

WSIL -- A popular spot in Franklin County has landed at the bottom of this week's Restaurant Report Card. Read More »

Girl Scouts Celebrating 103rd Birthday

WSIL -- On March 12th, we say "Thanks-A-Lot" to girl scouts everywhere. Read More »

Pinckneyville Revitalizing Downtown Square

PINCKNEYVILLE -- Leaders believe brighter lighting will give them a brighter economic future on the Pinckenyville town square. Read More »

Public Asked to Help Fund Animal Transportation Van

WSIL -- Animal shelters and control officers need your help. One group dedicated to the cause, headed by The Perry County Humane Society, transports animals once a week to northern Illinois in hopes of getting them adopted. Read More »

3 Charged in Meth Conspiracy

WSIL -- Three southern Illinois men have been charged with conspiring to make meth. Read More »

Security Upgrade Set for Chester Mental Health Center

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - State purchasing records show a new security system will be installed at Illinois' Chester Mental Health Center. Read More »

Sesser Coasts Past Chester To Share Black Diamond Title

SESSER -- The Sesser Devils coast past the Chester Yellow Jackets 63 to 52 to share the Black Diamond West title. Read More »

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 »

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