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Updated Jan 11, 2017 at 7:59 PM

Fowler sworn in as 59th District senator

Updated Nov 25, 2016 at 10:12 AM

A Christopher man accused of killing his wife in a Halloween shooting has pleaded not guilty and now faces a jury trial early next year.

Updated Nov 21, 2016 at 4:14 PM

More than 100 units escort fallen soldier back to southern Illinois

Updated Nov 14, 2016 at 1:42 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Gwen Ifill, the veteran journalist and co-anchor of PBS’ “NewsHour” with Judy Woodruff, died on Monday of cancer, the network said.She was 61.

Updated Nov 9, 2016 at 5:55 AM

   

Updated Nov 9, 2016 at 2:20 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump claimed his place Wednesday as America's 45th president, an astonishing victory for the celebrity businessman and political novice who capitalized on voters' economic anxieties, took advantage of racial...

Updated Nov 8, 2016 at 9:44 AM

Voting is not always as simple as it sounds. This presidential election, in particular, has raised questions about what is and isn’t allowed. Here are some answers to help your trip to the polls go smoothly.

Updated Nov 4, 2016 at 3:54 PM

Two Herrin residents, formerly of Miami, were arrested Friday after more than four pounds of cocaine and five pounds of cannabis were recovered from their home on Herrin's west side.

Updated Nov 3, 2016 at 12:48 AM

The wait 'til next year is finally over. The Chicago Cubs are World Series champions. Ending more than a century of flops, futility and frustration, the Cubs won their first title since 1908, outlasting the Cleveland Indians 8-7 in 10 innings of a...

Updated Nov 2, 2016 at 10:52 AM

A Christopher man accused of killing his wife on Halloween evening will not appear in court again until later this month, but that is still unlikely to be enough time for the late woman's family to make sense of her sudden death.

Updated Nov 1, 2016 at 9:55 AM

A Christopher man has been charged with homicide after he allegedly shot his wife Monday evening.

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