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Remembering the Aces: 1977-78 season brought optimism, then tragedy

EVANSVILLE, IN – They would be in their 60s now, men of different career paths and life experiences, perhaps with families of their own.

RLC’s Newbury and Berner receive Hot Rod Nights Scholarship

INA, IL – A pair of Rend Lake College students are the proud recipients of Hot Rod Nights Automotive Scholarships

Sesser-Valier defeats Chester in BDC West matchup

CHESTER — The Sesser-Valier Red Devils put together one of their best outings of the young season with a 62-48 Black Diamond Conference road victory over Chester.

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Class 1A Basketball alive and well in Southern Illinois

THOMPSONVILLE – It seems like high school sports are on the decline.  Most teams in the River-to-River on both divisions are having problems putting a freshman and a JV team on the football field.

Business alumnus Lynn McPheeters donates to help future business Salukis succeed

CARBONDALE – Growing up on a farm near Canton, F. Lynn McPheeters never imagined he would become the chief financial officer and vice president of Caterpillar Inc.

Port Authority explosion reports prompt police response in New York City

NEW YORK, NY –  Several media sources are reporting there has been some type of explosion in mid town Manhattan near times square. Please check this link throughout the day for updates.

Dana Crawford – Benton

Dana Lynn Crawford (Wiggins) died unexpectedly in Barnes Jewish Hospital on December, 6th 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri at the age of 58. Dana Lynn Crawford is survived by her husband, Orville Crawford, her three sons Jesse Crawford (wife Ashley Crawford and two grandchildren Jacob and Alec Crawford), Brandon and Travis Crawford, her sister Linda […]

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Sesser-Valier Holiday Tournament Parings Released

SESSER – The Parings for the Sesser Valier Holiday Tournament were released about an hour ago. The Woodlawn Cardinals received the top seed in the event.

“Superfox” passes

McLEANSBORO – The community of McLeansboro and a lot of high school sports fans across Southern Illinois are grieving this morning.

Steve’s Bracketology: The Eldoroado Holiday Tournament

The parings for the EHT will be coming out in the next couple of days.

Cardinals reacquire Luke Gregreson

ST. LOUIS, MO – The Cardinals have reached an agreement with reliever Luke Gregerson, according to a report.

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Franklin County Sheriff’s report

BENTON – The public is reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

IDOR urges legislation to avert $129 million in potential FAA sanctions

CHICAGO — The Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) said today that the General Assembly must enact legislation to ensure compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations requiring that all revenue from State and local taxes on aviation fuel be spent on airports or airport systems.

Port Authority explosion reports prompt police response in New York City

NEW YORK, NY –  Several media sources are reporting there has been some type of explosion in mid town Manhattan near times square. Please check this link throughout the day for updates.

Local businesses band together to support ‘Shop with a Cop’

BENTON – On Friday, Dec. 15 dozens of local children will get the chance to go Christmas shopping with some of Benton’s finest.

Nature Ornament Craft Day and Santa Visit

BENTON – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Rend Lake is hosting a visit by Santa and a Nature Ornament Craft Day at the Rend Lake Visitor Center on Tuesday, December 19th from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Sewer Payments Approved at Council Meeting

WEST FRANKFORT –  The West Frankfort City Council convened on Nov. 28 for their regularly scheduled city council meeting where several payments were made regarding sewer projects in and around the city.