A Taste of Italy in the Heart of Murphysboro: Top 3 Restaurants
This article presents three exceptional Italian restaurants located in Murphysboro. Have you had the chance to dine at any of these yet? If you have, we encourage you to share your experiences in the comments section below!
Man Killed after Being Hit by Amtrak Train in Du Quoin
DU QUOIN – A 37-year-old Du Quoin man was killed after being struck by an Amtrak train early Monday morning in Du Quoin. Du Quoin Police say they got a report around 1:30 a.m. from Canadian National Railroad Police about the man being hit at the railroad crossing located on East Main and Oak streets.
NPD arrests three after traffic stop reveals meth, fentanyl
WASHINGTON COUNTY — Nashville police arrested three people over the weekend after a traffic stop resulted in the alleged discovery of both meth and fentanyl. According to police reports, around 10:45 p.m. Friday, officers conducted a traffic stop at the Shell gas station on Mockingbird Road in Nashville. Police...
Rare Cicada event occurs this spring
Each year, the sound of cicadas can be heard into the mid to later summer months. This upcoming spring though, an even larger unearthing of cicadas looks to make an appearance filling the trees with these harmless insects. There are two typical categories of cicadas in terms of when they...
WSIU Almanac 2.21.24
ON THIS DAY in 1878, the world's first telephone directory was issued in New Harbor, Connecticut to 50 subscribers. The notable work of women photojournalists is highlighted in Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Sharp Museum this spring. Acclaimed photojournalist Anna Rose Layden will be the guest speaker tomorrow night at the opening reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. in the museum. The event is free and open to the public.
Fire destroys house in Chester
CHESTER –The Chester Fire Department received a call at 11: 22 p.m. Friday night February 16. The call stated that there was a structure fully engulfed at 701 West Holmes Street in Chester, Illinois. The Steeleville and Ellis Grove Fire Departments were also called to provide mutual aid to assist the Chester Fire Department.
RV options available in Southern Illinois for April’s eclipse
Eclipse fever is building for people who are awaiting the 2024 Great North American Solar Eclipse, which will occur on Monday, April 8th. Tens of thousands of people are planning to hit the highways to drive to a community where they can experience “the path of totality.” That’s the ultimate solar eclipse viewing experience where the moon shadow completely covers the sun.
Arbor District residents take a stand against slumlords at city council meeting
Social media in the Carbondale area is often flooded with complaints about landlords and housing units with mold, falling fixtures and even, occasionally, issues with raw sewage backing up in bathrooms. Many housing owners around town have a reputation for being slumlords. The people of Carbondale gathered Tuesday Feb. 13...
City of Carbondale hosts “At the Table Dinner and Dialogue” series
CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - Tonight, the City of Carbondale’s “At the Table Dinner and Dialogue” series event gave members of the community an opportunity to engage in difficult topics surrounding racial healing through conversations. The series included conversations such as race and justice, health and well-being, history...
9 Midwestern Cities To Retire on $2,250 a Month
If you're close to retirement and wondering where to find to a town to spend these years -- where your cost of living will match your fixed income -- look to the Midwest. States like Michigan, Indiana...
Area Teams In Boys Regionals Wednesday
Several area boys basketball teams are playing semifinal regional games on Wednesday. In Class 2A at Breese Central, Central faces Nashville at 6 p.m. and Carlyle takes on Pinckneyville at 7:30. In quarterfinals games held Monday, Carlyle beat Du Quoin 64-37 and Nashville topped Mater Dei 42-35. Wesclin goes up...
A fatal crash in Jackson County is under investigation
A two-vehicle crash Thursday afternoon in rural Carbondale left one dead and two others injured. The Jackson County Sheriff's Department reports 34-year-old Joe Love of Murphysboro died from his injuries. His passenger, 45-year-old Robert Sanders of Carbondale, was treated for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the other vehicle, 45-year-old Barbara Perkins of Carbondale, was treated and later released.
8th annual SIU Day of Giving set for Feb. 28
CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - Southern Illinois University of Carbondale’s 8th annual Day of Giving is scheduled for next Wednesday, February 28. Each year, the SIU community comes together for a 24-hour online Day of Giving. Last year, more than $4 million was raised through more than 3,700 individual donations.
Carbondale’s Payne breaks school’s all-time 3-point mark
CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - It was a big night for one Heartland high school athlete. Carbondale High School Basketball stand out DeCarl Payne broke the school’s all-time 3-point record Monday night in a 50-45 Class 3A Regional Quarterfinal win over Salem. Payne now has 194 3-pointers, breaking the mark...
WSIU News Update for February 19, 2024 in Carbondale, IL
WSIU's Brad Palmer reports the news during All Things Considered on February 19, 2024. As a news producer and news anchor on All Things Considered, Brad provides the listeners with a recap of the day's top local and state news as well as breaking news at any given time. Contact WSIU Radio at 618-453-6101 or email email@example.com.
Wildcats Fall To Carbondale To End Season….IHSA Boys Post Season Opening Night Results
The Salem Wildcats saw a 9 point lead after 3 quarters evaporate quickly in the fourth and they fell to Carbondale on the road 50-45. Salem led 12-5 after the opening quarter and 22-19 at the half before taking the 37-28 advantage into the fourth. DeCarl Payne scored just 3 points in the first quarter but finished with a game high 30 after scoring 14 of those in the final quarter to help the comeback and to seal the win.
Chester Board of Education meets Wednesday
CHESTER – A special meeting of the Chester School District Board of Education will be held Wednesday, February 21, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Family & Consumer Science Classroom (217B) located at 1901 Swanwick Street, Chester, IL. The tentative agenda:. AGENDA. Call to Order and Roll...
Egyptian Electric invites first responders, farmers, and highway personnel to fields & wires safety workshop
MURPHYSBORO, Ill. – Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association (EECA) is pleased to announce its upcoming Fields & Wires Safety Workshop, designed for first responders, farmers, highway personnel, and any individual whose job requires them to work near power lines. The workshop will be held on Friday, March 15, from 11:30...
Student Press Freedom Day recognizes rights of young journalists
Students who publish their writing are protected under the First Amendment. Student Press Freedom Day is a time to celebrate and support the rights of high school and college journalists. “To me, I think it’s important that even as a student journalist, you can report on whatever you have to...
Today the gas price is close to $3.49 in Campbell Hill as of 2024-02-20. Find the available station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Tuesday is $3.276, a week ago the price is $3.225 , according to AAA.