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Dozens of veterans and volunteers from southern Illinois visited to Washington as a part of the region's second Honor Flight.

WSIU/Kevin Boucher

One room in   Building H at John A. Logan College was filled with 100s of toys, collected by the Poshard Foundation for Abused Children and partners Tri-State Business Equipment in Harrisburg and Ameren Illinois.  In all, over 700 new toys were collected and were picked up by case workers with several southern Illinois social service agencies.

Snake Road in Autumn.

Nov 10, 2016
WSIU/Kevin Boucher

The unusually mild weather that we experienced in late October and early November was great for people who enjoy spending time outdoors.  This mild weather also kept the well-known Snake Road closed to vehicle traffic after the original October 31st date.  Even though the road is now open to traffic, here is a visit with Paul Widowski, Wildlife Biologist with the Shawnee National Forest, earlier in November.

Community Health Needs Highlighted At Local Event

Apr 28, 2016
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Benjy Jeffords / WSIU

SIH was joined by multiple health organizations Thursday to reveal the findings in their Community Health Needs Assessment.

The goal of the assessment is to determine the most significant health issues in the area and how to improve them.

Investments from the Delta Regional Authority will directly benefit four southern Illinois communities.

The Stone Walls of Southern Illinois, Part 2

Jul 30, 2015
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Mark Motsinger

Last week we heard about the existence of numerous prehistoric stone walls in southern Illinois from Mark Motsinger, a History teacher at Carrier Mills High School.  In this feature, Mark tells us more about these structures, which were built before the more well know Cahokia Mounds.  We will also hear about evidence that suggests that there were humans living in southern Illinois between one-thousand and three-thousand B.C.  In the spring of 2014 Mark received the Olive Foster Outstanding Teacher Award by the Illinois State Historical Society.

A new exhibit of photographs explores what makes southern Illinois different from the rest of the state.