Perry / Randolph

Progress on New Pinckneyville Hospital

PINCKNEYVILLE -- The state of the art facility is scheduled to be finished next spring, although a little later than first planned. Read More »

2014 Sack Hunger Campaign

WSIL-TV -- It's time again to Sack Hunger! For the third straight year, WSIL is helping fight hunger in southern Illinois with the Sack Hunger campaign at local high school football games. Read More »

Service Dogs Provide Support to Veterans at State Fair

DU QUOIN -- Fair leaders are trying to attract local veterans with opportunities made just for them. Read More »

Foster and Adoptive Family Picnic at the Fair

PERRY CO. -- The 29th Annual Foster and Adoptive Family Picnic returned to the Du Quoin State Fair. Read More »

Du Quoin State Fairgoers Brave Heat

DU QUOIN-- Eighteen cooling stations have been set up throughout the Du Quoin State Fair for people to use to stay safe. Read More »

Du Quoin State Fair Boosts Regional Economy

DU QUOIN -- This state fair is the biggest event to hit Du Quoin every year. Thousands of people spend their money at the fair and around town. Read More »

Unsung Hero: Jeannine Baxter

DU QUOIN -- A Du Quoin woman has spent a quarter of a century working at the fair. Read More »

Pinckneyville Hoping To Build Off Last Season

PINCKNEYVILLE -- Pinckneyville's football team is looking for balance this season on both sides of the ball. Last year. the Panthers finished with a 5-4 record under first year head coach Todd Thomas. Read More »

Du Quoin Looking To Win In The Trenches

DU QUOIN -- This is the first season that Elverado will co-op will Du Quoin's football team and 14 members from the Falcons have joined with the Indians. Those members hope hope to add a spark to a team that missed the playoffs last season. Read More »

Food Vendors Ready for the 92nd Du Quoin State Fair

DU QUOIN -- Staff have spent the day on finishing touches at the Du Quoin fairgrounds. And food vendors are also firing up the fryers and grills. Read More »

Carnival Workers Prepare for the 92nd Du Quoin State Fair

DU QUOIN -- Carnival workers spent the day putting the final touches on the rides and preparing the games for the annual Du Quoin State Fair. Read More »

Illinois' Improving Jobs Picture

CHICAGO (AP) - Unemployment fell in all 12 Illinois metro areas in July. It was the fourth straight month of falling jobless rates across the state's metro areas. Read More »

Cockrum Looking Forward to "Home" Race

DU QUOIN -- Benton's Shane Cockrum hopes a little home track advantage will help him in the Southern Illinois 100 ARCA series race Labor Day at the Du Quoin State Fair. Read More »

Getting Ready For the Fair

DU QUOIN -- Vendors are already setting up shop ahead of Friday's kickoff of the annual Du Quoin State Fair. Read More »

Du Quoin Police Celebrate Family Night Out

PERRY COUNTY -- Families in Du Quoin had the chance to celebrate the end of summer. Read More »

Gas Leak Leads to Evacuations in Chester

RANDOLPH CO. -- More than one hundred people in Chester were back in their homes Saturday night. Read More »

American Thresherman Show in Pinckneyville

PERRY COUNTY -- A 55-year-old tradition continues this weekend in Perry County. The American Thresherman show began Wednesday night in Pinckneyville and will continue through Sunday. Read More »

Perry County Residents Upset Over Bad Roads

DU QUOIN -- People in Perry County are voicing concerns about the condition of some roads. Read More »

Perry County Man Pleads Guilty to Meth Conspiracy

WSIL -- A Perry County man faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to making meth. Read More »

Free Foreigner Tickets Available for Veterans, First Responders

DU QUOIN -- Veterans and first responders will have the chance to get free tickets to the Foreigner concert at the Du Quoin State Fair. Read More »

The St. Nicholas Brewing Company Opens

DU QUOIN -- The St. Nicholas Brewing Company opened the doors for business Saturday. Read More »

Fixing Up Downtown Du Quoin

DU QUOIN -- The city of Du Quoin is encouraging owners of historic buildings downtown to maintain the properties. Read More »

Community Reacts to Twardoski Guilty Verdict

PERCY -- Derrick Twardoski was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder for a fire that tore apart a family and rattled their community. Read More »

Grand American Has Big Financial Impact

SPARTA -- The Grand American World Trapshooting Championships started Wednesday at the World Shooting and Recreation Complex in Sparta, drawing thousands to Randolph County. Read More »

Twardoski Found Guilty

CHESTER -- Derrick Twardoski has pleaded guilty to one count of murder for a house fire that claimed the lives of four children. Read More »

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