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Southern Illinois Wonders
6:08 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Moonshine: Karen Binder

A moonshine operation along the Ohio River in 1918.
Credit Kentucky Historical Society

Welcome to Southern Illinois Wonders!  Today we look at the history moonshining in southern Illinois with a visit to a local distillery.  

From prohibition to backyard-brewing our region is steeped in the tradition.  Karen Binder is a journalist, historian, and founder of Grand River Spirits in Carbondale. 

She takes us through the history of 'Red eye' in this edition of Southern Illinois Wonders.

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Quad State News
1:05 pm
Wed April 23, 2014

Survey Highlights Local Residents' Opinions

Credit www.paulsimoninstitute.org

A new survey of two southern Illinois counties offers local leaders an opportunity to make some changes.

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WSIU News Update
9:24 am
Wed April 23, 2014

WSIU News Update

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller reports the morning's news and weather.

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Illinois
9:21 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Hiring Under Quinn Questioned

A Chicago attorney is asking a judge to order an investigation into hiring under Gov. Pat Quinn, saying there's an ``embedded culture of patronage practices'' in Illinois government.

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Illinois
6:38 am
Wed April 23, 2014

Audit Shows Multiple Errors at CMS

Credit Illinois Public Radio

Illinois government's top administrative agency came in for criticism Tuesday. An audit faulted the Department of Central Management Services for everything from math errors to abusing the procurement process. Brian Mackey has more.

Illinois' auditor general says one of the state's biggest agencies has been misusing the procurement process.

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