- Without budget, fair officials get 'creative' with payments Updated: May-05-16 10:54 pm
DU QUOIN, Illinois - With lawmakers deadlocked over the state budget, Du Quoin State Fair officials are directing vendors to a program designed to pay those who weren't compensated for their 2015 expenses.
- SIU offers plan to boost campus diversity after protests Updated: May-03-16 4:51 pm
CARBONDALE, Illinois - Southern Illinois University has responded to student protests against racism with a plan to boost campus diversity.
- Flooding leaves behind sand, debris in Illinois county Updated: Apr-30-16 10:16 am
MILLER CITY, Illinois - Early-winter flooding that affected several Illinois counties has left behind a scarred landscape in Alexander County in southern Illinois.
- Southern Illinois University leader condemns racist video Updated: Apr-25-16 4:26 pm
CARBONDALE, Illinois - Racial tension on the Southern Illinois University in Carbondale campus is high after a series of recent incidents that include an anonymous video posted on YouTube that called for the lynching and beating of black students.
- Illinois college adds major in brewing amid craft beer boom Updated: Apr-24-16 8:20 pm
CARBONDALE, Illinois - An Illinois university has a new accredited degree in fermentation science to train future brewers, distillers and vintners.
- Kirk questions payments to Alexander County housing agency Updated: Apr-24-16 2:34 pm
CAIRO, Illinois - U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is asking the Department of Housing and Urban Development's inspector general to look into the nearly $20 million in federal funds given the Alexander County Housing Authority over a seven-year period.
- Winners announced in 2015 Illinois AP Broadcasters contest Updated: Apr-23-16 9:05 pm
CHICAGO - Winners of the Illinois Associated Press Broadcasters Association contest were announced Saturday in Springfield.
- Illinois professor to lead review of state's inmate programs Updated: Apr-23-16 9:37 am
CARBONDALE, Illinois - A professor at Southern Illinois University has been recruited by the Illinois Department of Corrections to review the effectiveness of every offender program aimed at reducing recidivism.
- Mother presses Carbondale for answers about student's death Updated: Apr-21-16 10:53 pm
CARBONDALE, Illinois - The mother of a Southern Illinois University student who died after fighting a driver with whom he had hitched a ride from a late-night party is pressing Carbondale elected leaders for more details about the circumstances that led to his death.
- 2017 solar eclipse to draw crowds in Paducah, Hopkinsville Updated: Apr-17-16 11:02 am
PADUCAH, Kentucky - As tourists from across the globe prepare to snag the best spot for the 2017 solar eclipse, local officials from Carbondale to Hopkinsville are planning for their arrival.
- Prisons chief: Illinois needs rethinking on drug offenders Updated: Apr-16-16 10:19 am
CARTERVILLE, Illinois - The acting director of the Illinois Department of Corrections says Illinois needs to rethink how it handles drug offenders.
- Woman shot by police in Marion hostage standoff sues city Updated: Apr-16-16 9:30 am
MARION, Illinois - A woman who was shot by police after being taken hostage is suing the city of Marion and members of its police department and the Williamson County Sheriff's Office.
- EXCHANGE: Physical therapist has run clinic for 30 years Updated: Apr-12-16 6:29 am
BELLEVILLE, Illinois - No matter what might ail someone, Joan Brefeld and her staff at Brefeld Physical Therapy can probably treat it.
- SIU launches probe after complaints of racist comments Updated: Apr-10-16 11:41 am
CARBONDALE, Illinois - Reports of racial epithets by some Southern Illinois University students at Carbondale campus residence hall forums have prompted an investigation by school officials.