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Area schools rally for student Marlee Smith  WSIL TV

WSIL -- Hundreds of area students wore Anna-Jonesboro High School's white and blue Friday as a way to raise more than $6500 for Marlee Smith.

Students shave head in support of Marlee Smith  WSIL TV

ANNA -- Seven students and a teacher at Anna-Jonesboro High School are sporting some new hair-dos to support a student battling Leukemia. Marlee Smith ...

Union County considers 1% sales tax increase  WSIL TV

UNION COUNTY, Ill. -- Voters will decide in April if the seven school districts in Union County will benefit from a 1 percent sales tax increase.

All-inclusive playground to be built in Anna, IL in honor of 1-year-old girl  KFVS

Plans are in motion to construct a new all-inclusive playground to be built at the city park in Anna, Illinois.

Union County Roundup: Meet the candidates  The Southern

Citizens of Union County will decide a number of local government races this Nov. 6.

Thirteen wrestlers represent Southern Illinois at the state championships  The Southern

When the state wrestling championship opens at the State Farm Center in Champaign Thursday with the Class 1A preliminary matches at noon, eight local ...

Some schools stay open despite below-zero wind chills  WSIL TV

UNION CO., Ill. -- How cold is too cold to keep kids out of school?

Anna, IL city-wide boil order lifted after water main break near car wash  KFVS

ANNA, IL (KFVS) - The City of Anna, Illinois has now lifted a city-wide boil water order after a water main break near a car wash on Friday morning, May 18.

Local teen hopes telling her story will inspire other young girls being abused  WSIL TV

UNION COUNTY, Ill. -- A Union County teen hopes sharing her story of being sexually abused, can make a difference for other young women.

SIUC makes new play to boost enrollment with a 'hands-on' day for local high school seniors  The Southern

CARBONDALE — On Sept. 19, Southern Illinois University Carbondale will put its laboratories, racecars, flight simulators and green rooftops on display, hoping ...

Wildcats look to extend playoff string | Anna-Jonesboro High School  The Southern

If the Anna-Jonesboro football team is to make their 16th straight playoff appearance, it will have to overcome a shortage of players and a lack of experience.

Tough test for 5-1 Indians tonight: Undefeated Anna-Jonesboro  Du Quoin Evening Call

DU QUOIN -- The Indians' varsity football team (5-1) is set to face its toughest challenge of the season Friday when it travels to Anna-Jonesboro to take on the ...

Changes coming to high school football  WSIL TV

WSIL -- The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) approved a proposal on Tuesday to change who and where football teams could play.

Southeast Missouri State University is pulling more Illinois students than ever  The Southern

CARBONDALE— Southeast Missouri State University's in-state enrollment is about the same as it was 10 years ago.

Anna-Jonesboro wins Goreville title | Anna-Jonesboro High School  The Southern

GOREVILLE — Someone forgot to tell Johnston City that it was playing its fourth game in three days.

A-J's Vaughn is The Southern's Baseball Player of the Year  The Southern

Tyler Vaughn wrapped up a terrific four-year varsity career for the Anna-Jonesboro High School baseball team this spring.

DeWitt, Gold lead Anna-Jonesboro past Pinckneyville  The Southern

ANNA -- Alec Gold's 78-yard kickoff return set up the winning touchdown by Zane DeWitt as Anna-Jonesboro snapped a two-game losing streak by beating ...

A 16-year-old Anna teen is being honored for saving a man's life  The Southern

16-year-old Kyle McMahan stopped after he saw something strange on the side of I-57. The Union County Sheriff says his stop saved a man's life.

Wildcats extend their home winning streak to 17 with win over Carbondale  The Southern

ANNA — Anna-Jonesboro-Cobden beat Carbondale 3-0 to extend its home winning streak to 17 games and its season winning streak to five in a ...

Parents call for end to school bullying | Local News |  The Southern

Just a little more than a year ago, a 15-year-old Cambria boy with aspirations of joining the Army infantry to pay his way through college aimed a 12-gauge ...

Holocaust survivor shares message of 'perseverance, determination and hope' with capacity crowd in Anna  The Southern

ANNA — Marion Blumenthal Lazan takes her responsibility as a witness of the atrocities of the Holocaust seriously.

SAT scores in Illinois: explore the data  Chicago Tribune

Unlike most of Illinois schools, Hersey High School in Arlington Heights scored an average 1202.3 on the SAT, one of only 14 high schools in the state that on ...

Starr quality: Former child actor Jeff Starr now lives and works in Anna, Ill.  Southeast Missourian

ANNA, Ill. -- Child stars are a curious bunch. Some, such as Jodie Foster or Kurt Russell, have been able to parlay their early successes into long-lasting careers ...

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, ...

Tom Peeler left a lasting legacy as a football coach and teacher  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA — Tom Peeler was far more than a football coach. He was a husband, a father, a mentor, a teacher, a friend and so much more.On Friday, Peeler died ...

Panthermania! Pinckneyville spikers pop Chester in two sets to capture regional title in Anna  Daily Register

ANNA -- The Pinckneyville Panthers volleyball team hit no speed bumps transitioning from their successful regular season into the postseason.

Weekend celebrates autumn in Union County | Feature  The Southern

October has arrived, and, so too have the colors of autumn. Union County will host its annual Colorfest this weekend, celebrating the beauty of the season.

Festivals List | SIU |  The Southern

MAY 2014. OLD KING COAL FESTIVAL. Pageant, vendors, talent contest, midway, entertainment, memorial *service*, water fights, Old King Coal and a parade.

Alexander County Housing Authority rated worst in America by HUD  The Southern

CAIRO — The Alexander County Housing Authority is the worst rated public housing authority in America, according to the latest assessment scores released by ...

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