A Southern Illinois school is starting off the year with a big change to its code of conduct. Vienna High School will now be randomly drug testing students.
Last year, a woman was killed and a man was injured in a shooting at a Paducah apartment. Today, the man charged with the crime was sentenced to 28 years in prison.
The Carbondale NAACP received a $135,000 grant to bring awareness about the census and its impact to minority populations in rural counties.
The Illinois Department of Public Health says two confirmed cases of Legionnaires' disease are linked to the AmericInn by Wyndham Hotel in Schaumburg, Illinois.
U.S. Rep. Mike Bost visited farmland in southern Illinois Wednesday where two barges are stranded, stressing the importance of fixing a nearby levee breach.
U.S. Agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue's agriculture disaster declaration for Illinois due to severe flooding opens up aid to five west Kentucky counties, including McCracken.
The entire state of Illinois, 15 counties in Missouri and eight counties in Iowa join Kentucky's five counties for the areas eligible for Economic Injury Disaster Loans.
(CNN) -- President Donald Trump was on the cusp of commuting former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's sentence late last week, multiple sources said. But then Republican members of Illinois' congressional delegationbegan flooding the White House with calls.
The people of of East Cape Girardeau, Illinois, expressed their frustrations to village leaders over how recent flooding that drove some from their homes has been handled.
The Illinois Department of Public Health says a Chicago resident in his 70s is the first confirmed human case of West Nile virus in the state this year.
When there's a heat wave, it can be rough for people who work outside. Employees at one local business share what they do to keep cool during excessive heat.
A silver alert has been issued for Wendell Williams of Galatia, Illinois, who has not been heard from since Saturday, the Saline County Sheriff's Office says.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law on Friday a bill that ensures the contributions of LGBTQ people are taught in public schools.
After months of flooding in Illinois, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has declared an agriculture disaster for the state. But, a farmer says the Len Small Levee breach means he can't get the aid the declaration provides.
It's back to school time for your kids! Here are some first day of school pictures from your children in the Local 6 area! You can submit your back to school photos on the WPSD-TV Facebook page!
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has granted Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker's request to declare an agricultural disaster in the state in light of severe flooding.
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul is questioning the constitutionality of the Trump administration's expansion of immigration agents' power to deport migrants without having them first appear before a judge.
President Donald Trump says he's "very strongly" considering commuting the sentence of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who is serving a 14-year prison term on multiple federal corruption convictions.
As your kids head back to school many of them will be flipping through the pages of a book using their computers or tablets. Many schools may be shying away from traditional textbooks.
Illinois' two senators continued their pressure campaign on Major League Baseball to be more proactive about fan safety at ballparks, urging greater transparency about how often and how seriously fans are hurt by foul balls.
Old textbooks and outdated additions are a reality for many schools. As schools in southern Illinois prepare to start classes, many of them will be teaching from aging textbooks.
Funeral arrangements have been announced for an Illinois man who died when he fell down a mine shaft in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, on July 31.
The deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, this weekend have people asking their lawmakers: Now what? Lawmakers from Illinois are talking about what they think is the root cause of the problem.
Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker says he's thankful that the state has not suffered a mass shooting like those over the weekend - without mentioning two mass killings in the past decade.
The state fair says that the mobile app is the "ultimate planning tool" for your fair experience. It's also free and available for both Apple and Android devises.
The Du Quoin State Fair in Illinois is about three weeks away. With greater attendance expected because admission is free this year, the fair has 50 or more jobs to fill.
Southern Illinois University's Carbondale campus is launching a new Esports Arena as it embraces a new era of competition and electronic gaming.