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A Jackson County jury Thursday found a Murphysboro man guilty of killing his parents in their home last year.

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WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Carbondale's Amy Fox and General John A. Logan Museum's Mike Jones about the significance of Memorial Day in southern Illinois, 150 years after it was officially recognized.

Murphysboro Police hope they have solved the mystery of who has been committing a rash of home and auto burglaries in town.

Chief of Police Chad Roberts says 14 home and auto burglaries were reported in the southwestern and northern parts of town during the week of April 16th and again on April 29th.

Local artists will take their wares to the streets this weekend, as a part of the annual Oak Street Art Fair in Murphysboro. WSIU’s Jennifer Fuller reports.

Science Night Comes To Murphysboro

Jan 15, 2018

This Thursday (January 18) in Murphysboro, the public is invited to a night of hands–on exploring.  The first ever science night is the work of the Murphysboro Middle School Parent, Student and Teacher Association.

Officials in Jackson, Monroe, Randolph and Perry Counties are gaining support to make the two-lane highway, Illinois 127, four lanes. They're calling it the 4 Lane 4 County Commission.

WSIU's Jennifer Fuller talks with Caleb Nehring of the American Cancer Society and Nancy Caskey of Shawnee Health Service about a new partnership with the City of Murphysboro to increase colorectal cancer screenings.

Students at Murphysboro High School were sent home early Thursday after the school received a bomb threat.

According to the district's Facebook page, school officials were alerted to the threat at around 1 p.m. and students were dismissed soon after that.

Murphysboro High School administrators and teachers will have to do some rearranging, after the roof collapsed Monday morning into the school's auditorium.

Murphysboro Landmark To Make Way for New Development

Feb 22, 2016
WSIU/Kevin Boucher

The site of the Apple Tree Inn, at the Intersection of Illinois Routes 13 and 127 in Murphysboro, has had a variety of hotels and motels since the 1960s.  Lately, however,  the well-known landmark  has fallen into disrepair and is being demolished to make way for a mixed business site including a restaurant, gas station hotel and other businesses.

Joe Koppeis, a Columbia Illinois-based developer says the new construction should begin in one to two months.

Jackson County Illinois was formed from parts of Randolph and Johnson Counties and became the ninth county in the state on January 10th, 1816.  To commemorate the event, the Murphysboro Tourism Commission, the Jackson County Government, the Illinois State Historical Society and descendants of one of the founders, Conrad Will, will unveil two historical event markers on Saturday January 23rd, 2016 at 2:00PM at the Jackson County Courthouse in Murphysoro.

In this interview, Mike Jones, with the Murphysboro Tourism Commission and the Director  of the General John A. Logan Museum talk about the beginning of the county and one of its founders.

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

Police are looking for a suspect after a Murphysboro convenience store was robbed early Wednesday morning.

Both sides are reporting progress in the labor talks between the Murphysboro teachers union and the school administration.

Authorities are investigating after a woman initially reported missing was found dead Monday afternoon.

A Murphysboro Police Officer is being called a hero, after a fire rescue earlier this week.

A Murphysboro woman is dead and the investigation is continuing after a car-versus-pedestrian accident Friday evening.