Carbondale restaurant temporarily closing due to hiring struggles

CARBONDALE, IL– Keepers Quarters, a popular bar & grill in Carbondale, announced on Thursday they would be closed until further notice. The announcement was made via the restaurants Facebook page, which added "we have passed the threshold of being short staffed into not being able to function." The restaurant had...
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West Nile Virus detected in mosquitoes in Jackson County, Ill.

JACKSON COUNTY, Ill. (KFVS) - Routine mosquito testing found the first batch of mosquitoes positive for West Nile Virus in Jackson County. According to the Jackson County Health Department, the mosquitoes were collected on July 23 in and around Makanda. West Nile Virus is transmitted through the bite of a...

2021 07/31 – Lillie M. Marlow

Lillie M. Marlow, 87, of Dix, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital, in Mt. Vernon. She was born June 18, 1933, in Kell, the daughter of Oscar E. and Jessie M. (Spangler) Riley. On December 23, 1950, in Mt. Vernon, she married Leslie W. Marlow, and he preceded her in death on November 13, 2017.
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Southern 7 Counties reach COVID-19 warning level

ULLIN, Il. (KFVS) - The number of new COVID-19 infections is on the rise in southern Illinois. More southern Illinois counties have reached “Warning levels” according to the state health department. The warning comes as we see the number of cases and hospitalizations in the area going up. “Admissions into...

Two-sports standout from Hardin County signs with SIC Falcons

HARRISBURG, Illinois – Hardin County Cougar Calen Banks has signed with the Southeastern Illinois College Falcons to play both basketball and golf for the 2021-22 season. In basketball, Banks is a 6’1 guard. As a senior he averaged 19.1 points per game and shot 47.3% from the field. “Calen is...
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Harrisburg convicted of Aggravated Battery

HARRISBURG, Ill. (WJPF) — A Harrisburg man has been found guilty of Aggravated Battery. Kyle Shelby faces up to 15 years in prison. Saline County State’s Attorney Molly Wilson Kaiser says Shelby was arrested in April 2020 and charged with Aggravated Battery Involving Strangulation Resulting in Great Bodily Harm. Shelby...
Carbondale, ILThe Southern

SIU gets $50,000 to boost regional connectivity

A state grant of $50,000 is coming to Southern Illinois University Carbondale to help expand digital access for the region. Gov. J.B. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity announced the grant as one of four regional awards to accelerate progress toward “eliminating the digital divide.”. The...

Futiva warns of con-artists posing as employees

MARION, Ill. (WJPF) — Internet service provider Futiva says scammers may be going door-to-door, trying to collect money. Futiva says while their agents do go door-to-door to notify residents that service is available in their area, they will never ask for money. If you’ve had someone come to your door...
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Outdoors | Photos: Annual Florida wildlife trip does not disappoint

While Southern Illinois is a wildlife paradise, there are birds and critters that can’t be seen here on a regular basis. It’s become a family tradition to take an annual Florida wildlife photo trip. The Sunshine State did not disappoint – either in terms of wildlife or the overbearing sunshine.