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Murphysboro district responds to teachers' intent to strike, saying union statements are 'misleading'  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — Murphysboro School District 186 released a statement Friday clarifying what it described as “misleading” statements made by the ...

Murphysboro teachers could strike Oct. 1 if they don't reach a contract deal  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — Murphysboro teachers could go on strike as early as Oct. 1 if a contract is not agreed upon before then.

Murphysboro District 186 will have school  WSIL TV

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- According to the Murphysboro Community Unit School District 186, the Murphysboro Education Association and the school board have ...

Illinois Turns 200: Our First Constitution; VOICES Act; Underground Railroad History; IL Movies  WILL News - Illinois Public Media

On the 21st: On this day 200 years ago, Illinois became the 21st state to join the union (yes, that's where our show's name comes from). We're bringing you an ...

Murphysboro Education Association Authorizes a Strike  WSIU

The union representing teachers in the Murphysboro School District has voted to authorize a strike. The Murphysboro Education Association says the vote.

Murphysboro holds off Prairie Central in final seconds  Bloomington Pantagraph

MURPHYSBORO — In a game of dominated halves, it was Murphysboro High School that came out on top Saturday at Doc Bencini Field.

Murphysboro H.S. tutor suspended from duties; investigation ongoing  KFVS

A tutor and Key Club sponsor at Murphysboro High School has been suspended from his duties.

Murphysboro High School | |  The Southern

Murphysboro High School has honored Emily Finke, Emma Nehring, Brittany Nolen, Jessica Stein, David Szoke and Connor Tincher for academics and ...

Prep Baseball | Carterville rolls past Murphysboro | Varsity Baseball  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — Coming off an upset road win over conference rival Nashville, the Carterville Lions found the road to their liking for the second straight ...

2016 Honors: Murphysboro High School | |  The Southern

Murphysboro High School has recognized Heather Cross, Allison Jarrett, Caylee Jarrett, Emily Novara, Clay Rendleman and Colin Wisinski for academic ...

Bomb threat at Murphysboro High School  WSIL TV

MURPHYSBORO -- Murphysboro High School Students were released early Thursday afternoon after the faculty learned of a bomb threat.

Rowdy's big night with the Red Devils  KFVS

They'll be talking about a young man by the name of Rowdy Loyd for a long time at Murphysboro High School.

Construction begins on school auditorium, 1 year after roof collapse  WPSD Local 6

MURPHYSBORO, IL – An area high school will soon have a new place for performances. Murphysboro High School has been without an auditorium since the ...

New Pinckneyville high school principal eager to get started  Du Quoin Evening Call

Tony Wilson is eager to start his new duties at the helm of Pinckneyville Community High School.

Carbondale, Murphysboro set for 100th battle  The Southern

It's been years since Mark Albertini, Carbondale High School athletic director, and Len Novara, Murphysboro High School's athletic director, strapped on the ...

Prep Girls Soccer | Murphysboro girls’ soccer team built for the long haul  The Southern

When Murphysboro began its soccer program last year, the decision was made to not take the usual road of beginning the program as a JV team and two or ...

Positive effects for Murphysboro after president's visit  WSIL TV

MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A day after President Donald Trump's Make America Great Again Rally at Southern Illinois Airport, the city of Murphysboro is still feeling ...

Murphysboro educators awarded for curriculum work on Trail of Tears  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — On her classroom smart board, Murphysboro High School teacher Stacie Tefft traced the dark line, running west to east, through some ...

Students weigh in on Illinois LGBT history class bill  WPSD Local 6

MURPHYSBORO, IL — Your child may soon start learning about a new topic in their history class. A bill discussed in the Illinois House would require public ...

Country musician Drew Baldridge visits Murphysboro High School  WSIL TV

MURPHYSBORO -- Heads turned at Murphysboro High School Thursday morning, as a well-known visitor walked the halls. Country music recording artist Drew ...

Murphysboro's Crimson Express enjoys winning streak  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — Several rows of students are studying the sheets of music in front of them, following instruction from the band director as they play their ...

Murphysboro school roof collapse leads to auditorium being taken down  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — The collapsed roof over the Murphysboro High School auditorium has led to that building being taken down, the district's superintendent ...

Murphysboro High School hosts its first robotics competition  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — The cafeteria of General John A. Logan School in Murphysboro was littered with robots, tools and parts Saturday during a VEX Robotics ...

Successful Murphysboro soccer program is self-funded; boys, girls teams raised $35K to start program  The Southern

The Murphysboro Red Devils girls' soccer team burst onto the scene this year in spectacular fashion. The first-year team has put together a gaudy 11-4-2 mark ...

World's top Key Club project helps families in the Murphysboro area  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — When faculty adviser Bob Hall and the Murphysboro High School Key Club started a toy drive 35 years ago, they had no idea how the ...

Murphysboro High School to open despite roof collapse  WSIL TV

MURPHYSBORO -- Students head back to class at Murphysboro High School on Wednesday, and administrators still have a messy situation on their hands.

40 years after Murphysboro teen's death, friends endow scholarship in his name  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — Sharon Steele, a retired bank representative, was concerned that she might not be able to continue making contributions to a long-running ...

Murphysboro High School holds production of The Little Mermaid  WSIL TV

JACKSON CO. -- The Murphysboro High School Drama Club is presenting a production of The Little Mermaid this weekend.

BBQ lovers unite at Praise The Lard Cook-Off  WSIL TV

MURPHYSBORO -- More than 85 teams from around the nation to compete at 31st Annual Praise The Lard Cook-Off.

Sparta outlasts Murphysboro  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — Aaron Rushing scored 13 points to lead three players in double figures and Sparta held off Murphysboro for a 48-43 win Saturday.

High schoolers paint their parking spots for behavioral health program  WSIL TV

MURPHYSBORO -- Some students at Murphysboro High School spent the day painting their parking spots to raise money for the school's behavioral health ...

SIU Day pitches endless possibilities  The Southern

CARBONDALE — “This is a small room, but the equipment we have here is the best in the region,” Professor Jiyong Lee told a group of five high school boys,

What Will It Take To Fix Illinois's Teacher Shortage?  Illinois Newsroom

Chuck Bleyer is worried the southern Illinois school district he heads won't be able to fill an open teacher position by the time classes start this fall. Bleyer serves ...

Murphysboro shooting victim former football star - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois  WSIL TV

MURPHYSBORO -- Detrick Rogers went down in Murphysboro High School history as one of the best running backs to ever play football at the school.

Murphysboro Key Club is most decorated club in the world  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — Murphysboro High School Key Club, sponsored by Murphysboro Kiwanis Club, returned from this year's International Convention in ...

Reporting disturbing posts you see on social media  WSIL TV

MURPHYSBORO -- Peers of the Florida school shooter say there were many red flags on social media about the shooter's frame of mind. Reporting a post ...

Alton High names Jon Marston new head girls basketball coach

ALTON - Alton High School has named Jon Marston as its new head girls basketball coach. Coach Marston's previous head coaching job was at Murphysboro ...

Murphysboro's Carter a pro at rebuilding programs  The Southern

As a member of the 1983 SIU football national championship team, Gary Carter experienced the ultimate dream as a player.

Photo book celebrates Murphysboro matriarchs  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — Once upon a time in Murphysboro, mothers with about half a dozen children could somehow manage to make room or one more meal for ...

A tight congressional race at Illinois' southern edge is getting millions from national political groups. Here's why.  Chicago Tribune

The race between Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Bost and Democratic challenger Brendan Kelly in Illinois' 12th Congressional District is receiving national ...

Paul Ray Grammer  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — Paul Ray Grammer, 55, passed away Monday, July 16, 2018, in St. Louis as a result of complications from heart surgery.

Murphysboro teen killed in morning car crash  KFVS

Family and friends of 18-year-old Halylie Hines are remembering the teen, and doing what they can to celebrate her life.

Schools struggle to find substitute teachers - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois  WSIL TV

MURPHYSBORO -- As Illinois suffers though a teacher shortage, schools across the state are also struggling to find substitute teachers.

Southern Illinois Sports Resale offers parents another option for equipment  The Southern

Often entrepreneurs have a business idea that hinges on finding the perfect space. Trudy Thompson's situation was just the opposite. She had the perfect space, ...

Southern Illinois ACT scores below state average  The Southern

Only one public high school in Illinois's 16 southernmost counties performed above the state average on the ACT during the 2014-15 school year, according to ...

Photos: Carbondale vs Murphysboro Prep Wrestling | Photo Galleries |  The Southern

Carbondale Community High School hosted a wrestling duel meet with Murphysboro High School Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016.

Murphysboro Apple Festival: A Harvest of History  The Southern

When the sights and sounds of the 65th annual Apple Festival begin to fill up the Murphysboro air in mid-September, Amy Novara Murphy will have a noticeable ...

Murphysboro planning for Hometown Christmas  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — Thanksgiving is still a few days away, but lights are being strung, wreaths are going up, a giant wooden Christmas train adorns the library's ...

2017's stand-out high school students | Education |  The Southern

Each year, The Southern Illinois Society for High School Achievement recognizes students from Southern Illinois high schools for their achievements in such ...

Murphysboro improves to 24-3 with win over Harrisburg  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO -- At Murphysboro, the defense never rests. In its 12-game winning streak, the offense has taken fewer breaks as well.

Carbondale's "second chance" high school on the brink of closure without state budget  The Southern

CARBONDALE -- Student Tabetha Smith recently wrote a proposal detailing why she thinks Rebound, an alternative high school that serves hundreds of ...

Mueller wins title of Miss Apple Festival 2014  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO -- Madison Mueller was crowned Miss Apple Festival 2014 Saturday evening in Murphysboro Middle School Auditorium.

Jackson County Charities | |  The Southern

The Spirit of Christmas is a program begun 40 years ago by what is now the Carbondale Interfaith Council. The purpose is to provide a centralized way to handle ...

Rauner adds police stops to driver's ed curriculum  WSIL TV

MURPHYSBORO -- Illinois teens, enrolled in driver's education courses, will be learning how to respond if they are pulled over by police, thanks to a new bill ...

Dan Baker's final dual meet comes down to last match  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO -- Two of the longest tenured high school wrestling coaches in the region faced off Wednesday night and it came down to the last match before ...

Gary Carter named Murphysboro football coach | Varsity Football  The Southern

The Murphysboro High School football program is headed in a new direction, and the school board approved the hiring of Gary Carter for the head coaching job ...

Surivors remember Tri-state Tornado 90 years later  The Southern

Ninety years ago, the deadliest tornado in recorded U.S. history sliced a diagonal swath across Southern Illinois, practically obliterating the towns of Gorham, ...

Voters in Jackson County pass 1 percent school facility tax  The Southern

Jackson County voters said yes Tuesday to the 1 percent tax increase proposal.

Baker makes Murphy wrestling a family affair  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — Two generations of the Baker family have been associated with Murphysboro High School wrestling since 1969, and this year there was a ...

Sandra "Sandy" K. Baskin  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — Sandra "Sandy" K. Baskin, 76, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, 2018, at her residence in Murphysboro.

Murphysboro rolls past Roosevelt on opening night of the Ernie Bozarth Memorial Tournament  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — Two-time defending champion Murphysboro got off the fast start taking a 20-point halftime lead and cruised to a 55-38 win over Roosevelt ...

2017 Veteran's Day events in Southern Illinois  The Southern

Here's a roundup of activities going on in Southern Illinois for Veterans Day, which is Saturday, Nov. 11.

Murphysboro native appears in Geico commercial starring rapper Ice-T  The Southern

A Murphysboro native appears in about four seconds of the "Lemonade Not Ice-T" Geico commercial.

2016's stand-out high school students | Education |  The Southern

Each year, The Southern Illinois Society for High School Achievement recognizes students from Southern Illinois high schools for their achievements in such ...

Obstacle course will be a part of this year's Apple Festival  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — This year's Apple Festival will have a new attraction to try and delight the young and the youthful or young at heart.

David Lavender  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — David A. “Purp” Lavender passed away Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at his home in Murphysboro. He was a loving and enthusiastic husband, ...

Murphysboro native nominated for 2017 Emmy for film work  The Southern

MURPHYSBORO — A native son of Murphysboro has been nominated for a 2017 Emmy for his work in TV.

Prep Hoops: Hall Calls  Harrisburg Daily Register

Randy Smithpeters, already one of Harrisburg High School"s greater basketball coaches, will now be recognized as one of Illinois" best high school basketball ...

FOOTBALL: Hiller makes history, Irish advance to quarterfinal  Kankakee Daily Journal

Tyler Hiller put on a passing clinic as the Irish are back in the quarterfinals.

A Visit To The 2nd Highest Spot In Southern Illinois  WSIU

On this edition of Enlightening The Eclipse: Countdown To 2017 we visit to the highest point in southern Illinois and talk to Teresa Gilbert, the Director.

Apple Festival: Family-friendly fun in Murphysboro  The Southern

MUPRHYSBORO – A grand past, a bright future is the slogan for the 63rd annual Murphysboro Apple Festival.

SIU to host competitive high school marching band event  SIU News

CARBONDALE, Ill. – It's all about the marching bands at Music and Motion. The School of Music Department of Bands and Undergraduate Admissions at ...

Don Brewer: A look back at a career in education, softball  The Southern

CARTERVILLE — If there is a secret to longevity in the field of education, retired chairman of the John A. Logan College Board of Trustees Don Brewer probably ...

Pushing Payne  The Southern

Murphysboro's lone senior learns to thrive at a rival school.

SIH Summer Internship Program helps shape careers  The Southern

For Danielle Fisher, a charge nurse at Herrin Hospital, a high school internship has helped shape her career. Fisher was in the first class of students accepted ...

Today marks 91st anniversary of deadly Tri-State tornado  The Southern

Today marks the 91st anniversary of the deadliest tornado recorded in U.S. history. The Tri-State tornado, as it came to be known, left hundreds dead and ...

Rauner tours Rebound, calls the alternative high school in Carbondale 'inspirational'  The Southern

CARBONDALE — Rebound alternative education employee Stephanie Brown was so determined to confirm Gov. Bruce Rauner for a tour of the alternative high ...

Area cheerleading squads head to EHS to compete in ICCA Invitational

EDWARDSVILLE - Those who argue that cheerleading is not a sport surely did not attend this Sunday's Illinois Cheerleading Coaches Association's.

Rangers earn first SIRR Conference championship with win over Red Devils  Benton Evening News

The Benton Rangers (27-2) dished out a little payback Friday night when they traveled to Murphysboro High School to rematch the Red Devils.

SIU's 2018 Women's History Month celebrates women who fight discrimination  SIU News

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- “Nevertheless She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Types of Discrimination Against Women” is the theme of Southern Illinois ...

Prep Hoops Preview | Harrisburg: Bulldogs learning as they go  Harrisburg Daily Register

Everything seemed to be going Harrisburg"s way as the school year opened and the Bulldog basketball team learned they would be stepping down from 3A ...

Herrin determined to keep up dominance on gridiron  Southwest Illinois News

Herrin High School's football team is nothing if not consistent.

John Wittenborn  The Southern

CUTLER — John O. Wittenborn, 80, passed away at 7:17 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2016, in Memorial Hospital in Carbondale.

Former Cardinals reliever: This team’s tough  The Southern

Long before Mark Rzepcynski, Octavio Dotel and Jason Motte, the St. Louis Cardinals had Jeff Keener in their bullpen.

All 2015 honors recipients by high school | Education  The Southern

The Southern Illinoisan honored the region's top high-school graduates this past Tuesday at The Southern Illinoisan's 45th Annual Southern Illinois Society for ...

Du Quoin High School  The Southern

Du Quoin High School has selected Emily Born, Alexandria Gossman, Quinn Kirkpatrick, Haley Kuhnert, Jennifer Lambert and Tarynn Mays for academic ...

Former Du Quoin Mayor Dr. Jack Struck, 85, dies; galvanized chiropractic's credibility, had unconditional love for his city  Du Quoin Evening Call

Dr. Jack Struck, the soft-spoken yet iconic practitioner who galvanized chiropractic"s reputation as a healer of pain and suffering for over five decades, died ...

Southern Illinois Jewry: scattered, but close-knit | Local News  St. Louis Jewish Light

CARBONDALE, Ill. — Rick Kodner likes to say his mission is helping 1000 Jews spread out over 40000 square miles in parts of three states practice their ...

2014 Holiday Charity List  The Southern

Each Thanksgiving Day, The Southern Illinoisan continues its tradition of publishing this list of holiday charities, agencies and groups that provide a helping ...

Easter Egg Hunts  The Southern

Looking for a place to hunt Easter eggs? Try one of these local Easter egg hunts:

2016 PARCC test results  Chicago Tribune

The Tribune reviewed the passing, or proficiency, rate on the PARCC exams across both reading and math in all grades tested at some 3,700 schools, ...

Mascoutah named champion at competition  The Southern

PINCKNEYVILLE -- The annual Mardi Gras field Show and Parade contest was Saturday, Oct. 25, on the football field at Pinckneyville Community High School.

2016 Southern Illinois Easter egg hunts  The Southern

Du Quoin State Fairgrounds: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 26; egg hunts for three age categories, 1-3, 4-6 and 7-9; in case of rain, egg hunt moves inside Expo Hall; ...

Pushing for town hall, some constituents ask, 'Where is Mike Bost?'  The Southern

CARBONDALE — A group of local activists gathered at the Carbondale office of U.S. Rep. Mike Bost, R-Murphysboro, on Thursday to demand an in-person ...

Paint an animal in folk art style at The Varsity Gallery  The Southern

The Varsity Gallery is hosting a workshop Sunday in which participants will paint a stylized folk art rendering of one of four animals.

'A truckload' of soul: Southern Illinois blues legend Sharon Clark dies at 66  The Southern

CARBONDALE — A gentle soul with a big voice, Sharon Clark was a “queen of the blues” in Southern Illinois. She died Friday morning at age 66 after a long.

Santa coming to University Mall  The Southern

ALAN ROGERS / THE SOUTHERN Santa Claus pulls into University Mall by train Saturday, Nov. 12 in Carbondale. Children who came out to watch his arrival ...

Rauner pushes business climate reforms during visit to Continental Tire in Mount Vernon  The Southern

MOUNT VERNON – Brian Rogers, an employee at Continental Tire the Americas, said he liked Gov. Bruce Rauner's comments Wednesday on the plant floor ...

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