As we enter the final push to help ensure local children get gifts this Christmas, it's not too late to give or to receive.
The entire day will be filled with events that bring up to 15,000 people to town. City leaders called it the kickoff of the holiday season.
Deputies say a person was burning leaves when the fire got out of control and severely injured them, leading to their death.
It's been a long year for many in southern Illinois. The city of Grand Tower is still dealing with flood damage from February.
As temperatures drop, many people in the Local 6 area are in need of a warm, safe place to sleep, a new warming center in Carbondale, Illinois is providing that.
Now that Thanksgiving is over, we are officially in the Christmas season. That means you'll be seeing bell ringers with the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign. The organization says your donation helps provide food, shelter and social serves to more than 23 million Americans in need.
Across the country, communities are preparing to serve free Thanksgiving meals to their neighbors. Here's a list of places where you can get a free Thanksgiving meal in the Local 6 area.
People in a southern Illinois community said they're putting their students' education first by considering doing a reorganization study.
The Herrin Community Thanksgiving Dinner is celebrating 31 years of tradition this week. Volunteers prepared more than 100 turkeys for the feast, but they need more hands to help.
Cairo is a food desert, which means the town doesn't have a grocery store. That's an inconvenience that can be even more apparent around the holidays.
Marion Unit 2 School District in southern Illinois has again alerted parents about a bed bug sighting at Marion High School.
In October, medical marijuana brought in $25 million in revenue in Illinois. Cultivators are busy getting ready for when recreational marijuana becomes legal in the state on Jan. 1.
Illinois officials granted parole on Thursday to an 80-year-old inmate sentenced to life in prison for the 1960 killings of three suburban Chicago women, whose brutalized bodies were found in a cave at a state park.
An Illinois student is facing a hate crime charge after he placed a photo of a black classmate on Craigslist with the caption "slave for sale."
Marion High School in southern Illinois will be back in session Thursday, the school district says. The school was closed Wednesday after bed bugs were reported at the school.
Marion Unit 2 School District in southern Illinois has announce that Marion High School will not be in session Wednesday, Nov. 20, after bed bugs were found in the school.
Metropolis, Illinois, Fire Capt. Chad Parker died last month. Now, someone is trying to use his name to scam people out of their money.
The Union County, Illinois, Sheriff's Office says thieves took 42 acres of hemp from a farm in a remote rural area east of Dongola.
A video showing a southern Illinois man dancing during his therapy session after having a stroke has been viewed 80,000 times online.
The Carbondale Police Department is searching for two men who broke into a home and demanded money. Officers say one of the men was armed with a handgun during the incident.
A group of hunters visited southern Illinois for bow hunting. However, it wasn't your typical hunting trip -- because they all have disabilities.
Illinois governor J.B. Pritzker has submitted a formal request with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) for a disaster declaration in several counties due to the historic flooding during summer 2019.
The Metropolis Fire Department has eight full time firefighters. Bobby Williams is one of them, and says staffing issues are making the job even harder.