Perry / Randolph

Drew Peterson Granted Trial Delay in Murder-for-Hire Case

CHESTER, Ill. (AP) - A southern Illinois judge has granted Drew Peterson's request to delay his trial on charges that the former suburban Chicago police sergeant plotted to kill the prosecutor who helped convict him in the death of his third wife. Read More »

Class 'A' Girls State Track Prelims

CHARLESTON-- Chester relay teams, Pinckneyville's Sophie Keith, and Christopher's Maddie Gossett are among the area eight headed to the Class A finals in state track. Read More »

Officers Look to Keep Kids Safe in School Zones

WSIL -- Troopers from Illinois State Police District 13 and deputies from the Jackson, Perry and Randolph County Sheriff's Departments participated in Operation Vigilant Shepherd Thursday morning. Read More »

Crews Respond to Multiple-Vehicle Crash in Perry County

PERRY CO. -- Crews responded Wednesday afternoon to a crash involving multiple vehicles. Read More »

Class Act: Pinckneyville Junior High

PERRY CO. -- Rockets filled the sky at Pinckneyville Junior High. The science club has been building the rockets over the past couple months. Read More »

Man Walking 700 Miles Across Illinois

PERRY CO. -- A Princeville, Illinois man is pounding the pavement across the state to honor his wife's memory. Read More »

DuQuoin Softball, Baseball Score Regional Wins

DUQUOIN-- The DuQuoin softball team won their regional opener over ZRC 4-1, while the Indians' baseball team beat Pinckneyville 8-5. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: May 18, 2015

WSIL -- When a restaurant has a number of critical violations, the health inspector often puts the eatery on an accelerated inspection schedule. There are currently five restaurants in Jackson County that fall into that category. Read More »

Chester Sprints To Sectional Title At Nashville

NASHVILLE -- Nashville hosted a girls 1A track and field sectional meet on Friday. Read More »

Josh Thompson Added to Du Quoin State Fair Lineup

State Fair Manager Patrick Buchen announced Friday that Thompson will open for Colt Ford on Saturday, Aug. 29. Read More »

WSIL Mourns Loss of Former Colleague

WSIL -- We here at WSIL are mourning the loss of a friend and former colleague. Read More »

Pinckneyville Looking To Add To Bass Fishing Legacy

PINCKNEYVILLE -- Last year, Pinckneyville's bass fishing duo of Cale Jausel and Jacob Louis finished second overall at the state finals. It was an experience like none other for these two anglers. Read More »

Class Act: Tamaroa Grade School

PERRY CO. -- A Perry County educator attempted to retire a couple of years ago, but his love for his students convinced him to return to school. Read More »

New Du Quoin State Fair Manager to Bring Changes

DU QUOIN -- The Du Quoin State Fair will make some big changes this year, starting with a new fair manager. Patrick Buchen took over the job last week. Read More »

Grade School Students Take to the Farm for Agriculture Lesson

PERRY COUNTY -- A group of students from Pinckneyville got a day of hands-on learning on Tuesday. Read More »

Randolph County Police Search for Non-Compliant Sex Offenders

RANDOLPH CO. -- Randolph County authorities are on the lookout for a pair of non-compliant sex offenders. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: May 11, 2015

WSIL -- Restaurant employees are not allowed to store medication in the food prep area. That mistake cost a Jefferson County restaurant several points this week. Read More »

SI Miners Pay Homage to Coal Mine Roots

CUTLER-- The Southern Illinois Miners took a break from baseball to visit Prairie Eagle Underground Coal Mine. Read More »

Colt Ford, Trace Adkins Booked for Du Quoin State Fair

DU QUOIN, Ill. (AP) - Two country music performers are booked to headline at the Du Quoin State Fair this summer Read More »

Du Quoin Pool in Need of Major Repairs

DU QUOIN -- The aging Du Quoin pool is in need of some major repairs, but the city's budget is already taking on water as it is. Read More »

Buchen Named New State Fair Manager

WSIL -- The Illinois Department of Agriculture has named a new state fair manager. Patrick Buchen will oversee operations for both the Springfield and Du Quoin fairs. Read More »

Restaurant Report Card: May 4, 2015

WSIL -- Curbside in Carbondale is the low scorer this week. The Jackson County health inspector gave it an 81. Read More »

Rend Lake's Season Ends at Region 24 Tournament

CENTRALIA -- The Rend Lake Lady Warriors saw their season end at the Region 24 Tournament with a pair of losses Friday. Read More »

Du Quoin School Board President Resigns

PERRY COUNTY -- The Du Quoin school board saw a changing of the guard when four members took the oath of office Thursday night. Read More »

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