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Vienna-Goreville Looking To Re-load

VIENNA -- Vienna-Goreville's football team is led this season by first year head coach Brian Trambley, who is hoping to lead the Eagles to their third straight playoff appearance. 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 »

Work Begins on Union County Road Projects

UNION COUNTY -- Work has begun on two major road construction projects in Union County. Read More »

Voters to Decide on Sales Tax for County Annex

VIENNA -- Johnson County voters will weigh in this November on a new 1 percent sales tax. The revenue would be used to build a new county office complex and replace a row of buildings on the Vienna square. 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 »

New Details On Area Hospitals Affected by Cyberhackers

MARION -- New details out may give patients a little relief after the parent company of three area hospitals says it was hacked. Read More »

Orsburn Named Assistant Softball Coach At Belmont

WSIL -- Former SIU softball player and Cobden native, Taylor Orsburn has been named an assistant coach for Belmont University's softball team. Read More »

Wildcats Work to Continue Playoff Tradition

ANNA -- The Anna-Jonesboro Wildcats own the region's longest consecutive playoff streak at 14 seasons. With roughly half their starters back from a year ago, the Wildcats are ready to make a run at number 15. Read More »

Dongola Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Burglary

MURPHYSBORO -- A Dongola man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for a burglary in Jackson County. Read More »

Remembering Kris Treat Fundraiser

COBDEN -- The memory of a Union County man killed by a rare form of Strep was honored on Sunday. Read More »

School Addition Won't Be Ready for Semester Start

WOLF LAKE -- Shawnee School District is shuffling around students for the new year. The district broke ground on a new elementary wing last fall. However, the building won't be ready for the first day of classes next week. Read More »

Amazing Appleknockers Make Appearance At Cobden Peach Festival Parade

COBDEN -- The 1964 Amazing Appleknockers basketball team celebrated their 50th anniversary with an appearance in their hometown of Cobden on Saturday. Read More »

Grant Will Help With Child Mental Health Services

CARTERVILLE -- A child advocacy group wants to bring more mental health experts to Southern Illinois. Read More »

Preparations Underway for Cobden Peach Festival

COBDEN -- It's all about peaches this weekend in Union County. The village of Cobden will be celebrating the 77th Annual Peach Festival. Read More »

More People Making Illinois Their Destination

CYPRESS-- Tourism numbers out this month show more people are coming to Illinois for leisure and business. Read More »

Unilli Monster Tour Series

BUNCOMBE -- The Unilli Monster Tour Series made a stop in southern Illinois Saturday night. Read More »

Trico Rallies Late to Stun Goreville

COBDEN -- Down to its final strike, Trico scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat Goreville 2-1 to capture the Cobden 1A Sectional Championship. Read More »

Webber Township Wins First Baseball Sectional Championship

COBDEN -- The Webber Township Trojans are headed to the 1A state quarterfinals thanks to an 8-4 win over Shawnee in the Cobden Sectional Championship game. Read More »

Beekeepers Learn the Tricks of the Trade in Jonesboro

JONESBORO-- Beekeeping is a growing hobby in the area. On Saturday, a few residents got to learn from the pros. Read More »

Sports Commentary: Your Kid's Not a Pro

WSIL -- Sports Director Darren Kinnard believes parents are a major problem in youth sports today. Read More »

Anna-Jonesboro Pole Vaulter REACHing New Heights

CHARLESTON -- Anna Jonesboro pole vaulter Hannah Reach competed at state track this weekend but her journey to Charleston was unique. Read More »

Cobden's Moore Leads By Example On And Off Field

COBDEN -- Cobden's baseball team is enjoying a solid 2014 campaign. The Appleknockers are currently 18-10. A big reason for the team's success is due to their pitcher. Read More »

Morthland is Ready for Some Football

WEST FRANKFORT -- Morthland College announced Monday that the school will be adding football. The school hired Hall of Fame high school coach Mike Rude to be it's first head coach. Read More »

Anna-Jonesboro Claims Win Against Harrisburg

CARBONDALE -- Anna-Jonesboro's girls soccer team picked up an 8-1 win over Harrisburg at the Anna-Jonesboro regional. Read More »

First Annual Blessing of the Cars

ALTO PASS -- There's a new event in Union County that organizers hope will become a big, annual tradition. Read More »

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