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Franklin County Halloween trick-or-treat hours and related events
When to trick or treat in Franklin County, plus a roundup of other Halloween activities.
Oct 25, 2017 11:29 AM
Taste meets tradition at the Fall Harvest Fest at Benton's First Christian Church
It was another successful Fall Harvest Festival at Benton's First Christian Church on Saturday, and as always, the apple butter sold out.
By Ceasar Maragni
Oct 25, 2017 11:00 AM
Fall Festival expected to draw huge crowd to Public Square on Saturday
The Benton Public Square will be surrounded by kids of all ages this Saturday, Oct. 28 for the second annual Benton Fall Fest.
By Rick Hayes
Oct 25, 2017 10:24 AM
Prepare for the scare: Large crowds expected this weekend for Haunted Forest
Volunteers preparing the 25th Coleman Tri-County Services say they expect larger crowds than usual for its annual haunted forest at the Saline County Fairgrounds.
BY TRAVIS DENEAL
Oct 11, 2017 11:39 AM
'The Russians are Coming!' highlights SIU symphony season
The Southern Illinois Symphony Orchestra presents an all-Russian season for 2017-18. "The Russians are Coming!" season includes five concerts, including the complete Nutcracker ballet.
SIU News Service
Oct 11, 2017 10:30 AM
New Southern Illinois Beer Trail highlights some of the region's best breweries
Move over wine, Southern Illinois now has its own beer trail. With a jumpstart from Abby Ancell, owner of the St. Nicholas Brewing Company in Du Quoin, the trail's official Facebook page lists 16 participating establishments.
By Colleen Frease
Oct 5, 2017 10:31 AM
Fundraiser, festival Saturday to help Pets In Distress
Residents of southern Illinois are invited to a "Pets in Distress Festival and Fundraiser", noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at Turley Park, 1010 N. Glenview Drive, in Carbondale.
Submitted by Pets in Distress
Sep 29, 2017 9:40 AM
Marion mall to host statewide checkers tournament
The 83rd Illinois "101" County Checkers Tournament is scheduled for Oct. 7-8 at the Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion.
Sep 20, 2017 9:35 AM
Rend Lake Car Show coming up on Sept. 9
Sept. 9 will mark the 27th-annual Rend Lake Car Show, and there are still openings to show off your classic or hot rod rides.
Submitted by Karen Mullins
Sep 2, 2017 1:31 PM
Heroes & Villains: Burg Comics Con attracts cosplayers, comic book fans
Preparing a turkey is a time-consuming process, but it's nothing compared to creating a giant turkey leg prop for a costume ... or so Charles Owens of Eldorado discovered prior to this past weekend's Comics Con in Harrisburg..
BY TRAVIS DENEAL
Aug 29, 2017 10:42 AM
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