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A family on DCFS radar for 19 years under investigation again after 3-year-old I'Kera Hill died of malnourishment

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Only on 2:Three-year-old I'Kera Hill's family was investigated 10 times for close to 20 years. Ten siblings were removed from the home.In the end, I'Kera would die from neglect. Her parents are now charged.CBS 2's Chris Tye obtained documents that expose new questions about the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. I'Kera, of downstate Carbondale, is the nine kids on DCFS radar who've died since December.I'Kera was known as "Peanut" to her family. That family has history with DCFS that goes back 19 years, according to documents obtained by CBS 2. The documents reveal a family of...
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ISP investigate death of Carbondale mayor's wife

A historical building in Cape Girardeau just finished new renovations. The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo will stat tonight. Marion police officer receives award for heroic action. Updated: 5 hours ago. |. An officer from Marion received an award for assisting a mother over the phone while her daughter wasn't breathing.
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Prettiest pups were on display at annual AKC show in Marion

For more than 60 years, the Crab Orchard Kennel Club has been holding an American Kennel Club-sanctioned dog show in southern Illinois, attracting owners, trainers, groomers, show judges and spectators to the two-day event. This past weekend actually marked their 64th such show, according to Cheri White, Crab Orchard Kennel...
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Country Financial donates to Carrier Mills outdoor classroom

Country Financial representative Ron Brachear presented a donation of $1,500 to Carrier Mills-Stonefort Superintendent Bryce Jerrell on Aug. 4, to support the Outdoor Classroom Project at Carrier Mills-Stonefort Grade School. "We are so pleased to be able to help take care of those who help care for us and enrich...

Marion police officer receives award for heroic action

A historical building in Cape Girardeau just finished new renovations. The Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo will stat tonight. Illinois State Police are investigating after it was reported that the Carbondale mayor's wife is dead. Charleston man wanted in connection with Sikeston murder investigation. Updated: 6 hours ago. A Charleston man...
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Annual Saluki Golf Scramble held at Kokopelli for first time

MARION -- More than 25 teams and 165 golfers hit the links at Kokopelli Golf Club in Marion on Friday for the annual Saluki Golf Scramble. It featured dozens of former Salukis as well as former SIU golfers, including a couple that saw a major accomplishment this season. SIU Director...

Wife of Carbondale mayor found dead; ISP investigating

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - An investigation is underway after a southern Illinois mayor found his wife dead in their home. According to Illinois State Police, John Henry, of Carbondale, returned home Tuesday evening, August 9 and reported finding his wife, 66-year-old Theresa Henry, dead in their home. According to the...
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Marion wins Colt World Series for second straight year

For the second year in a row, the host team of the Colt World Series has claimed the title. The Marion team beat the team from Covina, California 3-2 in the Aug. 2 championship game, played at Rent One Park. Marion's offense started the championship game hot, scoring all three...

New clinic in Carbondale plans to provide more than abortion care

Leaders of a new clinic opening next month in Carbondale hope they can fill a need for residents in the region - and in surrounding states. CHOICES CEO Jennifer Pepper says the new facility won't be just an abortion provider - they'll also provide gender-affirming care, as well as other services they hope to bring online in the coming years.

Construction on pace at newest southern IL casino, resort

Construction on southern Illinois' latest casino is making steady progress at Walker's Bluff between Herrin and Carbondale. Ground was broken last December for the casino, 116-room hotel, restaurants and events center. This week, crews began nearing completion on the framing for the new hotel, began work on the parking lot and hope to complete construction on the new water tower.

SIUC to welcome students back to campus with several activities

CARBONDALE, Ill. (KFVS) - Southern Illinois University Carbondale will welcome students to campus with Saluki Startup and Weeks of Welcome. According to SIUC, students will move onto campus August 18 and 19, with classes starting on Aug. 22. You can check out the online schedule, which is being updated as...

Scooter’s Coffee Continues Growing in Illinois with Nine More Locations in the Southern Part of the State

August 10, 2022 // // OMAHA, Neb. - Scooter’s Coffee, LLC, the Midwest-based drive-thru coffee franchise that is experiencing record-breaking growth, is continuing its effort to grow its presence throughout the United States by bringing its world-class drive-thru coffee locations to Benton, Mount Carmel, Salem, Mount Vernon, West Frankfort, Harrisburg, Olney, Vandalia, and Centralia, Illinois.

Marion officer awarded for saving life of 7 year-old girl

WILLIAMSON COUNTY - A Marion Police officer was presented with an award at Monday night's city council meeting in Marion for his heroic actions in saving the life of a child. Officer Sam Ward was awarded the lifesaving award from the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police for his actions in saving the life of a 7 year-old girl earlier this year with CPR.