Benton Evening News - Benton, IL
Posted at 8:05 PM

History will have to wait a bit longer. Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the NFL, has been cut from the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad, the organization announced Tuesday.Sam, who was the 2013 South Eastern...

Posted at 8:05 PM

Note to the American people: Do not tell President Barack Obama he can't touch your wife or...

Updated at 5:57 PM

Benton children's book author Bill Raby will sign copies of his new book from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Bookworm bookstore in Carbondale. The store is located at 618 E. Walnut in the Eastgate Shopping Center.

Updated at 5:51 PM

Three Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) are pictured above for their nominations for the Outstanding CNA of the Year Award during the annual CNA Conference held recently at Rend Lake College.

Updated at 5:44 PM

Those whose job it is to transport students back-and-forth to school are in charge of precious cargo. For this reason, the National Highway Traffic Administration places highest priority on school bus safety, so that those on board...

Updated at 5:36 PM

The outcome of the November elections won’t make a difference in Illinois’ education funding crisis, according to the state’s top educator.

Posted at 6:05 PM

One of the great cultural debates in sports has come to an end, because the wise Matthew...

Posted at 6:05 PM

Bad news from the border, amigos. FX has canceled its border drama The Bridge after two seasons.

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