West Nile mosquitoes in Jackson County

Routine mosquito testing found mosquitoes positive for the West Nile virus south of Carbondale in Jackson County but no human cases have been reported. The mosquitos were collected Friday. A dead crow found in the same area also tested positive for the ... Continue Reading →

Delish 7 Spice Grill freshens up the strip

Though the 2 a.m. cheese fries from Sam’s Café contain some nutrients and Pagliai’s pizza contains every food group accounted for, healthy food is absent from the strip. Delish 7 Spice Grill intends to change that. Located on the corner of West College ... Continue Reading →

Resistance group heads from Carbondale to Cuba

Tuesday evening the Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba made a stop in Carbondale on its way to Cuba. The Social Action Committee of Carbondale Unitarian Fellowship cohosted the event with the Peace Coalition of Southern Illinois. There was ... Continue Reading →

Child center hosts fundraiser

Since 2002, the non-profit Perry-Jackson Child Advocacy Center has been helping local physically and sexually abused children. Their services assist hundreds of children each year. The mission of the Perry-Jackson Child Advocacy Center in Pinckneyville ... Continue Reading →

Carbondale gets set for the fourth

As American flags wave in the wind and the feeling of patriotism sweeps through the city like wildfire, people of Carbondale can expect to see a slight change in celebrations Friday night. Residents from all of southern Illinois will come to watch the ... Continue Reading →

Father files lawsuit over son’s suicide

The father of a Cambria boy who committed suicide last October filed a lawsuit Monday in the wrongful death of his son. Bradley Lewis, of Collinsville, is suing the Carterville Community Unit School District, Carterville Superintendent Bob Prusator, Carterville ... Continue Reading →

Molly Young’s dad files million dollar civil suit

Two years after the controversial death of Molly Young, her father has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against former boyfriend Richard Minton. Her father, Larry Young, is suing for $1 million, claiming the death of his daughter, who died from a gunshot ... Continue Reading →

Local area project may affect taxpayers

Property taxes may increase in the Carbondale area due to the new property being constructed where 710 Bookstore was once located. Business owners are aware of the issue and already foresee it driving people out of the area. Rick Reeves, owner of Shawnee ... Continue Reading →

Blue Lightning at Street Machine Nationals

People from all generations flooded the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds all weekend to celebrate one thing: their love for cars. The 2014 Car Craft Street Machine Nationals, which was Friday through Sunday, continues to provide a place for car lovers to gather ... Continue Reading →

New building paves over local businesses

Local business owners are concerned about the lack of parking options where construction has begun at the space 710 Bookstore previously occupied. “Parking over there isn’t that great to begin with,” William Lo, manager of his family-owned Chinese ... Continue Reading →

Sailing club endures rough waters

A handful of longtime sailors are trying to keep the tradition of sailing alive and well as economic strains have taken a toll on the southern Illinois sailing community in recent years. “This is kind of what we do to keep it from dying,” said Bob ... Continue Reading →

Young boy recouping from brain surgery

Most children pass the summer months playing outside, but one southern Illinois boy has spent his time recovering from brain surgery in a hospital bed. Charlie Patrick, a 4-year-old from Energy, has been at St. Louis Children’s Hospital since May. ... Continue Reading →

Chili’s, Women’s Center team up for fundraising

Today, ordering that extra margarita or post-dinner dessert will feel less guilty than usual. It’s that time again – time to grab some grub at Chili’s in support of the Women’s Center. The Chili’s Give Back Program, a fundraiser dedicated to ... Continue Reading →

Permanent farmer’s market ideas take off

More than one hundred community members packed the Carbondale Civic Center July 3 to voice their ideas about a year-round farmers market. The attendance exceeded the city’s expectations, as people were left standing until another room was opened and ... Continue Reading →

Concerts ring in summer at SIU

The Sunset Concert Series returns Thursday for its 27th year, but with a new location on campus. The series will start at SIU Lot 89A Hillside, just of north of the SIU Arena and alternate weekly with Turley Park. Thursday at 7pm Eddie Shaw & the ... Continue Reading →
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