One lane of Interstate 57 northbound in Williamson County remains closed Friday morning, as crews will get back to work today clearing an accident scene from earlier this week.


Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposed state budget would cut 40% from Illinois' funding for Amtrak trains during a time when ridership has been climbing.

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The National Weather Service in Paducah says several inches of snow will fall on southern Illinois, southeast Missouri, western Kentucky, and southwest Indiana Sunday night into Monday.

Southern Illinois Airport

The Southern Illinois Airport is quite busy.

Illinois State Police spent hours on the scene of a rollover crash on Interstate 57 in Franklin County this morning.


The National Transportation Safety Board has released a preliminary report on an airplane crash that killed four members of a southern Illinois Family.


Hundreds of mourners gathered in a southern Illinois school gymnasium to remember members of a Nashville family killed in a Kentucky plane crash.

Signs are going up in Chinese in the international terminal at Chicago’s O’Hare Airport.

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Illinois congressmen are criticizing the long-delayed Olmsted lock and dam project.

A fire at an air traffic control facility in suburban Chicago has caused more than 500 flights to be canceled at the city's airports Friday -- and more cancellations are expected. And that could send delays rippling through the nation's air travel network.

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A Southern Illinois airport is receiving $3.2 million in federal funds for construction of a new terminal.

Motorists and pedestrians in Carbondale are learning to navigate a different traffic pattern at a major downtown intersection.

A group of civil engineers says Illinois needs to pay more attention to maintaining its infrastructure, or suffer the consequences later on.

The price of gas is dropping in Illinois.

Road construction projects in Illinois could be halted due to a stalemate in Congress over the Highway Trust Fund.

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The manager of the Williamson County Regional Airport is joining a group of airport executives to help craft a federal policy for airports across the country.


Authorities say a worker at a farm chemical company died after his fertilizer truck was struck by an Amtrak train in the east-central Illinois community of Savoy.

Traffic is getting back to normal after a portion of Interstate 57 in Williamson County was shut down last night.

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A Williamson County road has reopened after a semi-truck tried to drive under a low clearance railroad trestle.

Highway road work will take a break for the Holidays.


Amtrak trains operating out of Chicago to points across Illinois and the Midwest will soon offer free Internet access.

Multitaskers who drive while chatting on the phone may face some bitter medicine in 2014.

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has announced more than $3-million in construction projects for southern Illinois.

Emergency officials in southern Illinois say there is no public safety threat after a train hauling coal derailed in Franklin County.

State Capital Bill Brings More Work To Southern Illinois
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You can continue to expect major traffic delays along Interstate–57 at Mt. Vernon.

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The Olmsted Locks and Dam Project on the Ohio River in Pulaski County is on firmer financial ground thanks to the federal budget deal Congress passed Wednesday.


Officials say nearly 5.2 million people boarded and disembarked from Amtrak trains in Illinois in the year that ended on Sept. 30, contributing to record ridership nationally.

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Local communities are getting their share of this year's Capital Funding from the state, money which will be used to upgrade roads and bridges all over the region.

Amtrak Deal Avoids Shutdown

Oct 11, 2013

Illinois has agreed to pay more for in-state Amtrak trains. The deal prevents a shutdown of rail service that could have happened as early as next week.

Environmental groups are against allowing industrial facilities to dump chemicals in parts of the Ohio River for another two years.