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


It takes a village – a Christmas village – to help Sesser family through the holidays

Christmas is traditionally a time for joyous celebrations, family gatherings and wide-eyed children who are enthusiastically anticipating the arrival of Santa Claus.

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.

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Pastor Rick Warren: Make Every Step Count

Spiritual growth must be purposeful.

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.

Mary Annette Lynch – Benton, IL

Mary Annette Lynch, age 78, of Benton, passed away at 8:03 p.m. Monday, December 9th at her home in Benton.

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Saluki Football | Top-ranked Bison have a lot to play for, too

CARBONDALE — Normally you can’t talk about No. 1 North Dakota State without mentioning its defense. Its last two head coaches, who both won multiple FCS national championships, were former defensive coordinators, and current leader Matt Entz was the defensive coordinator on last year’s team that won it all.

Cardinals add pitchers Woodford and Seijas, 3B Montero to 40-man roster; Leone dropped

The Cardinals added three minor leaguers and designated veteran reliever Dominic Leone for assignment Wednesday as they placed their 40-man winter roster at 40 players a couple of weeks or so ahead of the winter meetings.

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

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Benton police make arrests

On November 17, 2019 at approximately 2:35 a.m., Benton Police responded to a traffic crash at the intersection of East Main and McLeansboro Street.

New bill would cut off lawmaker pay the day they leave office in Illinois

SPRINGFIELD — A measure preventing lawmakers from receiving pay for days they did not hold office has remained in legislative limbo since its introduction in January. Its sponsor said the “simple, common sense” fix is necessary to address the General Assembly’s “culture.”

Illinois pension consolidation bill passes despite objections over unknown Tier II enhancement costs

Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to sign a measure to consolidate the state’s 649 suburban and downstate police and fire pension funds into two funds to maximize investment returns after the legislation passed the Senate on the final day of the fall veto session.

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.

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