Fourth Illinois death tied to vaping-related illness
Sandoval steps down as chair of Senate Transportation Committee
SIU AD Jerry Kill steps down to take position at Virginia Tech


Former Illinois employee seeking refund of forced union dues asks entire appeals court to hear his case

Lawyers for a former Illinois state employee are asking an appellate court for all of its judges to hear a case on a demand for a refund of union fees the U.S. Supreme Court said the employee was unconstitutionally forced to pay.

Harvest 2019 plods on after another tough week for farmers

Illinois farmers are still trying to fight the weather to get their crops out of the ground in what’s looking to be one of the most challenging years in recent memory.

Marion High School cancels class Wednesday to inspect school for bedbugs

MARION — Wednesday classes were canceled at Marion High School so that the facility can be professionally inspected for bedbugs, indicated Marion Community Unit School District No. 2 in a message to parents posted to its Facebook page Tuesday evening.

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Impeachment effort motivated by Dem fears that strong Trump economy will hurt them in elections

If you are in need of more evidence as to why so many Americans are cynical about politics in general and Washington in particular (and isn’t current evidence sufficient?), you need look no further than the etymological shift taken by Democrats during the House impeachment hearings.

Student housing to be consolidated on West Side of SIU Campus

CARBONDALE – SIU Carbondale will bring students together in residence halls on the west side of campus this fall in order to increase student engagement, according to SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemago.

Jenetta C. Trussell – Christopher, IL

Jenetta C. Trussell, 70, of Christopher, passed away at 11:41 a.m., on Sunday, August 25, 2019, at Herrin Hospital, Herrin, IL.

James Lee Hart – Benton, IL

James Lee Hart, age 65, of Benton, passed away at 10:35 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at the Helia Healthcare of Benton.

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As Ozuna declines qualifying offer, Cardinals focus on improving their outfield

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — When it comes to the Cardinals’ description of an early-offseason approach that is not as singularly focused as previous winters — straight talk, no chaser — the annual General Manager Meetings offered a chance to do some comparative shopping because of the one thing agents and teams all shared for a few days.

Colin Kaepernick’s NFL workout – Top takeaways (and the truth) about Saturday’s tryout

I still remember watching Colin Kaepernick play in the Kraft Bowl which solidified him as the greatest player in the history of the University of Nevada football. His playing style was captivating, as he became the only player in NCAA history to pass for over 10,000 yards and rush for over 4,000 yards in their college career

Murray State closes out SIU, 79-66

MURRAY, Ky. – Murray State used a 10-0 run late in the game to put away the SIU men’s basketball team 79-66 on Tuesday night at CFSB Center. The back-and-forth game featured eight ties and 17 lead changes.

Column: The removal of Mitch Trubisky late in the Bears’ loss to the Rams exemplifies this lost season

On another brutal night in the middle of a lost season, Bears coach Matt Nagy made an executive decision to pull the plug on quarterback Mitch Trubisky. The move came late in the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s miserable 17-7 loss to the Rams and was announced to America by legendary NBC play-by-play announcer Al Michaels.

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Pundits argue about whether higher taxes will push more people out of Illinois

Two ideological heavyweights sparred Wednesday in Chicago not only about Illinois’ proposed progressive income tax change, but about whether high taxes cause people to leave.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants to changes Illinois’ negative narrative

Illinois’ fiscal stability was recently ranked by U.S. News and World as the worst of all states in the nation, but Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants to change the narrative about the state.

Man arrested in connection to armed carjacking in West Frankfort

A Benton man was arrested Friday after he allegedly fled police in a stolen car.

Labor officials urge farmers to slow down amid harvest rush

The narrow window for farmers to get their crops out of the fields is open in Illinois and state officials are reminding operators to slow down or risk injuries.

Benton Terminix to hold car wash to help local food pantry

A local Benton business is taking an innovative approach to a national plan handed down by its parent company.

Man indicted on murder in Illinois state trooper’s death

A 45-year-old man has been indicted on first-degree murder in the death of an Illinois state trooper.

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