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Rebdird Seniors being honored on Senior Night; Scotty Clinton (51) Austin Glodich (10)  Scotty Clinton (12) and Ethan Riddle (21)  - Richard Sitler, Southern Illinoisan Photo

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A time to forget: Local man fishes to clear his mind

DuQUOIN – (Isaac Smith – The Southern Illinoisan Please Click on the link to read the full article. Here is an excerpt) The noon sun sits high above Reese Creek near Du Quoin and Ray Wheeler squints his eyes to look out over the water to watch for the next big bite. Wheeler, of Sesser, […]

Jerimy Porritt: Pastor, Servant, Friend.

WEST FRANKFORT, IL- (William McPherson – West Frankfort Gazette. Click on the link to read the full story, and pick up a copy of the Gazette so you can keep this story for the future. Here is an excerpt) Ten years ago this week, the world lost a spiritual giant. Jerimy D. Porritt was just […]

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Trump is a Lot Like LBJ Who Liberals Still Idolize

AUSTIN, TX (John Fund, National Review Magazine. Click to read the whole story, here is an excerpt) Johnson was reckless, grandiose, and intimidating, but he got things done, with the help of the GOP. As president, he cut a grandiose figure. He was a braggart and a frequent liar. He was suspicious of other countries, frequently […]

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Have a need for speed? Proposed Illinois law may grant you that wish

SPRINGFIELD, IL (Don O’Brien Belleville News-Democrat, Click on the link to read the full story. Here is an excerpt) Those who would like to drive a little faster on Illinois interstates and highways soon may get their wish. State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-North Aurora) introduced a bill earlier this month that would push the speed […]

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Lake Oroville levels fall as work continues at emergency spillway

OROVILLE, CA – (Andre Byik -Oroville Mercury-Register Please click on this link to read the following stories and to keep updated on this story from Oroville’s local newspaper. Here is an excerpt.)  The surface water elevation at Lake Oroville continued to drop Sunday morning, nearing a goal of 850 feet previously set by the California […]

Betty DuHamel – Christopher

Betty Jean DuHamel, 92, of Christopher, IL,  passed away on Friday February 17, 2017 at 12:40 A.M. at her home. Betty was born on February 17, 1925 in Cheyenne Valley, OK to Morris Samuel and Elsie Mae (Gould) Major. She married Gilbert Ronald DuHamel and he survives of Christopher. Survivors include her children Paula Marie […]

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Saluki Men’s Basketball holds off Indiana State, 74-68

Tom Weber-SIU Media Services TERRE HAUTE, IN— Thik Bol had a career-high 19 points and Southern Illinois completed a season sweep of Indiana State with a 74-68 comeback win on Sunday. With the victory, the Salukis (15-14, 8-8) snapped a three-game losing streak and remained in fourth place in the Missouri Valley Conference standings with two games […]

Redbirds fall in regular season finale to Pinckneyville

WEST FRANKFORT, IL – Click on the link to read the full article. Here is an excerpt) His defender having stumbled, West Frankfort’s Noah Allen finally had space and started a drive to the lane. But before Allen could think about a shot, a Pinckneyville man quickly cut him off and forced him to pass. […]

Z-R coach Matt Morgan weighs in on his seniors

Steve Dunford – franklincounty-news.com This is the second in a series that I just let coaches talk about their seniors.  I got this idea after talking to Thompsonville coach Pete Gordon about his seniors. Some of these young men were my son Andrew’s teammates in football playing for C-Z-R.  He talked to me several times […]

RANGERS SIRR OHIO CHAMPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

MURPHYSBORO, IL – (Geary Dentison, The Southern Illinoisan. Please click to read the full article. Here are some excerpts) The Benton Rangers shook off a sluggish start to top the host Red Devils, 49-41, to win their first River-to-River Ohio Division title before a boisterous Murphysboro crowd Friday night. “What a great atmosphere with 10 […]

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Awesome week ahead-severe weather possible on Friday

It is going to be sunny today with a high temperature in the lower 70’s Tonight there is a 70% chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight with the lows in the middle 50’s Tomorrow there is a 40% chance of rain with highs in the upper 60’s, lows in the upper 40’s Wednesday and […]

Have a need for speed? Proposed Illinois law may grant you that wish

SPRINGFIELD, IL (Don O’Brien Belleville News-Democrat, Click on the link to read the full story. Here is an excerpt) Those who would like to drive a little faster on Illinois interstates and highways soon may get their wish. State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-North Aurora) introduced a bill earlier this month that would push the speed […]

Lake Oroville levels fall as work continues at emergency spillway

OROVILLE, CA – (Andre Byik -Oroville Mercury-Register Please click on this link to read the following stories and to keep updated on this story from Oroville’s local newspaper. Here is an excerpt.)  The surface water elevation at Lake Oroville continued to drop Sunday morning, nearing a goal of 850 feet previously set by the California […]

Durbin Statement On Reports Of National Guard Deportation Force

Press Release from Illinois U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D) Springfield WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ranking Member of the Senate Immigration Subcommittee, released the following statement after a leaked pre-decisional memo outlining a Trump Administration plan to mobilize 100,000 National Guard troops to arrest and detain unauthorized immigrants. The reports are being […]

Abbott expands hub for medical dispatching, plans to add 75 jobs

ST LOUIS, MO- ( Samantha Liss, St. Louis Post Dispatch – Click to read the whole article. Here is an excerpt) Abbott EMS is planning to add up to 75 jobs this year as its St. Louis office grows to cover five more states. From the third floor of their St. Louis-based operations, Abbott dispatchers […]

BOST BILL RESTORES CERTAINTY IN VA LEADERSHIP

Press release from Congressman Mike Bost’s office (R- Murphysboro) WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Representatives Mike Bost (R-IL), a member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, today unveiled bipartisan legislation, the VA Health Center Management Stability and Improvement Act, to address the growing problem of VA medical centers operating without permanent directors. Rep. Bost introduced the bill along […]