Southern Illinois

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Few Sex Crimes Prosecuted in So. IL

70% of cases never made it to court


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Two Inmates Escape Southern Illinois Jail

Escaped from their cell in the White County Jail.


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Remembering Ex-Congressman Ken Gray

Democrat represented parts of southern Illinois for a dozen terms


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Boy Drowns in Icy Pond in Southern Illinois

A 12-year-old southern Illinois boy has died after falling into an icy pond with a friend who was rescued, authorities said.


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Mother and Son Drug Dealers Sentenced in Heroin Deaths

Authorities say two women overdosed on heroin and died last year due to acts committed by Deborah Perkins and Douglas Oliver.


A man poses during the 2012 Gathering of the Juggalos in southern Illinois. (Photo via Flickr).

Southern Illinois ‘Gathering of the Juggalos’ Festival Relocating

One man died during this summer’s festival at the Hogrock campground. Dozens were arrested on drug-related and disorderly conduct charges.


Storm damage in Pekin, Illinois (Photo credit: John Clark)

Illinois Governor Quinn to Tour Storm Damage Today

The Chicago Democrat is set to visit five communities in central and southern Illinois on Monday to see damage up close.



2.6 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Southern Illinois Near Mound City

According to the US Geological Survey, a 2.6 magnitude earthquake rumbled through Southern Illinois, just north of Cairo Thursday.


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Southern Illinois Miner Dies in Accident

Authorities are investigating after a 47-year-old miner died in a coal accident in southern Illinois.


Illinois Adjutant General William Enyart

Ill. Delegation Struggles With Decision on Syria

Bill Enyart, the southern Illinois Democrat who once headed Illinois’ National Guard, says he hasn’t made up his mind about President Obama’s call for limited military force against Syria.



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