Five people have been arrested for their involvement in a fight last weekend at a federal housing complex in Murphysboro.

Childcare providers in southern Illinois say their futures are in doubt thanks to the ongoing budget impasse.

Bruce Rauner
Brian Mackey/IL Public Radio

Gov. Bruce Rauner's office says lawmakers' plan to restore cuts to child care services shows Democrats' resolve to "claw their way to a massive tax hike.''

photo of tampered gas pump
Salem Police

Salem Police are warning area residents to be careful when paying at the pump at area gas stations.  Police say credit card skimmers have been successfully used in the area.

A Federal Grant totalling $608,466 has been awarded to the Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market to help older workers ease back into the workforce.  WSIU's Kevin Boucher recently spoke to the Grants Coordinator, Tracy Norris about how this money will impact southern Illinois.

Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger's office says it's unable to pay social service agencies as directed by a court order because it can't find the funds.

Marion County Coroner Troy Cannon has released the identity of the man killed in a Sunday night shooting in Centralia.

WSIU Seeks Donations for Classic Vinyl & Media Sale

Aug 25, 2015

WSIU Seeks Donations for Classic Vinyl & Media Sale
Sale Scheduled for September 12 & 13 at University Mall in Carbondale

Carbondale, Ill. -- Wanted! Your gently used stereo equipment, record albums, CDs, DVDs, cassettes, electronic games, and audio books for WSIU Public Radio's 8th Annual SIRIS Classic Vinyl & Media Sale, coming to the University Mall in Carbondale, next to Kirlin's Hallmark, on Saturday, September 12 from 10am-9pm and Sunday, September 13 from noon-5:30pm.

As thousands of students begin their fall semester at SIU Carbondale Monday, administrators are trying to take stock - even though official numbers are still a ways off.

Ilesanmi Adesida
University of Illinois

On the first day of the University of Illinois' fall semester, Urbana campus Provost Ilesanmi Adesida announced he's stepping down. His departure follows the abrupt resignation of Chancellor Phyllis Wise.