Southern Illinois

No Charges to be filed in Cop Shoots Dog Case

A prosecutor says a southern Illinois police officer who shot and killed a man’s dog won’t face charges.


Withered corn during a drought

Southern Illinois Drought Finally Starts To Ease

Statewide, topsoil moisture is now 44 percent adequate and 4 percent surplus – not enough to help this year’s corn and soybeans, but good news for next year.


KMOX file

West Frankfort Man Charged in Wreck that Killed Highway Worker on I-64

State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly says the man was on a sedative, the sleep aid Ambien and an antihistamine at the time of the wreck last May on Interstate 64.



Judge Extends Halt of Transfers From Tamms

Gov. Pat Quinn has sought to close the state’s only supermax prison at Tamms, a women’s lockup at Dwight and various other corrections sites.


A worker cleans and lubricates the head of the machine, after the stimulation hydraulic fracturing of one segment of the well is finished, at Southwestern Energy Co.'s natural gas production site at the Marcellus Shale formation in Camptown, Pennsylvania, U.S. (Julia Schmalz/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Governor Quinn Unsure How to Handle Fracking Concerns

The governor says we must be “super careful” with our water supply, but he doesn’t want to halt fracking, because it might be economically beneficial.


Southern Illinois

There’s Little Love For State Government in Southern Illinois

SIU profesor John Jackson says anti-Chicago sentiment has grown in Southern Illinois over the last 10-15 years.


Southern Illinois Power Plant to Cut 44 Jobs

Energy Electric Inc. President Bill Sheppard says 19 of the 44 job cuts will be management personnel.


Jarrod Rudder

Southern Illinois Man Charged with Toddlers Death

Authorities say the child was slammed into a wall and a lamp.


2 College Students Drown Trying to Escape Sinking Car

Those victims were from the Chicago area and attending John A. Logan College.



Soldier’s Body Found in Southern Illinois Lake

Illinois State Police are investigating the death of an Army soldier found drowned in his submerged car near a boat ramp.




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