As 2016 winds to a close, WSIU InFocus takes a look back at the people and stories that made headlines here.
WSIU's Kevin Boucher reviews the "Republican Wave" that swept across southern Illinois, ousting two long-time incumbents and solidifying incumbents' place in the state legislature.
WSIU's Benjy Jeffords explores tensions that rose across the nation, as well as in southern Illinois, regarding the Black Lives Matter and Blue Lives Matter movements - including the May 2nd protests at SIU Carbondale.
WSIU's Jennifer Fuller looks back at the big issues facing Southern Illinois University in 2016.
Illinois Public Radio's Brian Mackey brings us voices from across the state, highlighting the big issues facing Illinois throughout 2016.
One of the biggest international stories of 2016 was the Rio Olympic Games. SIU's DeAnna Price was among the athletes competing for the USA, and WSIU's Brad Palmer reports on her experience.