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Ammonia leak sends 37 to hospitals in Beach Park  Fox 32 Chicago

Officials have cleared a chemical spill that hospitalized at least 37 people, including three police officers and 11 firefighters, and prompted school closures ...



Benton high school students gear up for Spring musical  WSIL TV

CARTERVILLE (WSIL) -- Students at Benton Consolidated High School are coming together to perform a 1930s musical at the end of April.



Dr. Donald Wise | Obituaries | journaltimes.com  Journal Times

April 16, 1923—April 21, 2019. Dr. Donald Wise (96), born April 16, 1923 in Zion, IL, and formerly of Racine, WI, and Ludington, MI, went to be with his Lord ...



Finding Beach Park Chemical Spill Cause Could Take Days Or Weeks  Libertyville, IL Patch

Investigation Continues Into Chemical Spill Cause - Libertyville, IL - An Illinois State Police inspector is investigating the tractor, trailer that hauled the chemical in ...



Benton teams ready for holiday tournaments  Benton Evening News

Benton High School's boys and girls teams will participate in post-Christmas holiday tournaments next week. The girls will host their annual Rangerette Classic, ...



'Runnin' Rangers' impressive in Mr. A Classic Benton High School's coed cross country team protected its  Benton Evening News

Benton High School's coed cross country team protected its home turf in a big way last week during the Mr. A Classic.



Franklin County substitute teacher arrested for Grooming  WSIL TV

FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. -- Nicholas Price, 26, of Ewing, faces charges for 2 counts of felony Grooming and 2 counts of Distributing Harmful Material to a Minor.



BKB Preview | Inexperienced Rangers re-tool lineup  Benton Evening News

Coming off three straight 20-win seasons, Benton High School's basketball team will reload this season.



New coach, Groves, welcomes young squad at Benton With just six starters returning, Benton High School's  Benton Evening News

With just six starters returning, Benton High School's football program is in a rebuilding mode.



Rangers are state golf runners-up  Benton Evening News

Benton High School came within one stroke of becoming a state golf champion this past Saturday.



Justin Groves named new Benton football coach A former player and assistant coach for Benton Rangers  Benton Evening News

A former player and assistant coach for Benton Rangers' football has been hired as the school's head coach.



Rangers open 2K18 season at Carterville  Benton Evening News

The Rangers enter the season as a young, inexperienced and untested squad, having graduated over 15 seniors from last year's 5-4 squad.



2018 Sounds of the Season Schedule  WSIL TV

WSIL -- Each year school choirs from around the region visit the WSIL and WSIU studios to record our 'Sounds of the Season' program. You can catch the entire ...



Melony Kay Dalby | Obituaries | thesouthern.com  The Southern

COBDEN — Melony Kay (Beasley) Dalby, 47, of Cobden, formerly of Benton, died at 6:31 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at Union County Hospital.



Old Logan Grade School undergoes major renovation The Logan Community Center is getting a much-needed  Benton Evening News

The Logan Community Center is getting a much-needed facelift.



Benton, IL man remembers championship run of 1933 high school basketball team  KFVS

The Benton, Ill. Rangers have a long standing tradition when it comes to boys basketball.



Groves names Rangers' grid coaching staff  Benton Evening News

First year head coach will have 11 assistants on sidelines.



Photos: U High shocks Zion-Benton in State Farm Classic opener  Bloomington Pantagraph

The No. 12 seed University High Pioneers pull off a win over 5-seeded Zion-Benton in the opening round of the State Farm Holiday Classic.



Benton High School artists earn honors at congressional competition  Benton Evening News

In their first year entering the 12th Congressional art competition, students at Benton High School made quite a splash.



Billy McKinney Visits ZCMS  Chicago Daily Herald

As 8th Graders are preparing to leave middle school and move onto high school, Principal Venus Shannon thought a visit from Zion Commissioner and mayoral ...



Gun at Zion-Benton High School leads to student's arrest, official says  Chicago Tribune

A report to Zion-Benton High School administrators that a student might have brought a gun to school Monday in Zion resulted in a 14-year-old boy being ...



Franklin County voter turnout among region's highest Franklin County had one of the highest voter turnouts  Benton Evening News

Franklin County had one of the highest voter turnouts in the area in last week's municipal elections, where 26 percent of the county voters turned out, presumably ...



Former Benton standout tasked with rebuilding tennis program  Benton Evening News

Former Benton High School and Rend Lake College tennis standout Alyssa Williams has been called upon to rebuild a slumping Rangerette tennis team.



Lions 'black out' Rangers in opener  Benton Evening News

Carterville posts 20-6 win over Benton in season opener.



Benton community, high school remember Lacy Hood  The Southern

In the days after the death of 16-year-old Lacy Hood, classmates, coaches and teachers walked into a “different” Benton Consolidated High School on Monday.



After gun arrest at high school, Zion-Benton teachers shaken 'to our cores,' union president says  Chicago Tribune

Safety concerns from the community and staff were raised at the Zion-Benton Township High School board meeting Thursday in response to incident early in the ...



NCAA tournament lacks Illinois teams, not Illinois players  Prairie State Wire

Illinois has 13 Division I college basketball teams eligible for the NCAA tournament. One of them, the Bradley Braves (20-14) managed to qualify this year.



Benton High School cheerleader, state tumbling champion dies in ATV accident  The Southern

LOGAN – The community of Benton is mourning the loss this weekend of a star high school athlete.



Cobden superintendent to head Benton HS district  The Southern

Aaron Mattox, superintendent of Cobden Unit School District 17, will replace Kelly Stewart as superintendent of Benton Consolidated High School District 103 at ...



HOOPS TO FILM: Benton dedicates Doug Collins-John Malkovich Event Center  Benton Evening News

After many years of planning, design, and construction, the Benton Grade School District #47 formally dedicated its new facility with a dinner and program on ...



Chamber of Commerce seats new executive director Karen Mullins is named as the new executive director  The Daily Republican

Karen Mullins is named as the new executive director of the Marion Chamber of Commerce.



Zion-Benton football coach gets $70K in settlement after board tried to fire him  Chicago Tribune

Zion-Benton Township High School's head football coach will receive $70,000 for settling a lawsuit he filed against the four school board members who voted to ...



Rangerettes young, inexperienced as they open 2017-18 basketball season  Benton Evening News

With just a handful of upperclassmen and eight freshmen, the Benton Rangerettes are expected to be a work in progress this season.



Contract extension approval means raises for Zion-Benton High School District teachers  Chicago Tribune

Zion-Benton Township High School District 126 teachers are set to see raises between 3 and 5 percent next year under a contract extension approved in a 4-2 ...



Kindred: 'Coach Kai?' No, but Bates-Diop a big help to Pioneers  Bloomington Pantagraph

Duke has Coach K. So does University High School have Coach Kai?



Rangers take regional title  Benton Evening News

Benton High School's baseball team ended a six-year jinx Saturday, defeating the host Indians, 7-1, in the championship game of the Du Quoin Class 2A ...



Jamie D. Fast  MyWebTimes.com

OTTAWA — Jamie DeAnn Fast (nee Miller) died at home Friday, Nov. 23. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at Gladfelter-Roetker Funeral Home ...



Zion-Benton High School board OK's construction manager for $9 million theater project  Chicago Tribune

Plans are moving forward to build a new theater at Zion-Benton Township High School to replace the one at the soon-to-be-demolished Pearce Campus, ...



Zion-Benton superintendent retained despite concern aired by board president  Chicago Tribune

Zion-Benton Township High School District 126's superintendent will be staying on at the 2,700-student district for another three years under a contract approved ...



Eyes on the prize: Rangers aim for back-to-back regional titles  Benton Evening News

Coming off a magical season that included a regional title and a conference championship, there is a sense of optimism as the Benton Rangers prepare for the ...



Golfers seek fourth straight conference title  Benton Evening News

Protecting its regular season home winning streak and winning the conference title for the fourth consecutive season are the expectations this spring for the ...



Traffic Safety Days leaves lasting impression on Benton students  Benton Evening News

More than 1500 driver's education students from Benton High School and throughout the region gathered at the Marion City Pavilion to participate in the 10th ...



Updated: Team-by-team 2018 football schedules for each conference in the area and region  Madison.com

2018 prep football schedules for every varsity team in the area and region:



Trinity, Alton main threats to Chaminade’s 3-peat at Belleville East Chick-fil-A Classic  Belleville News-Democrat

The Chaminade High School Red Devils of St. Louis, Mo. will compete at the Belleville, Illinois East High School Chick-Fil-A Basketball Tournament. Chaminade ...



ANALYSIS: Campaign season turns ugly when the hired guns come to town  The Southern

BENTON – It didn't take long for House Speaker Michael Madigan's team to launch an in-depth investigation into Benton business owner David Severin, ...



Makanda's journey ends: Macedonia 11-year-old loses battle with rare cancer  Benton Evening News

The quest for a miracle that would save her life ended at 12:18 a.m. Saturday for 11-year-old Makanda Williams.



Former NBA player and coach Doug Collins to speak at Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame dinner  Belleville News-Democrat

Southern Illinois basketball fans will have a rare opportunity to hear anecdotes and perspectives on the sport from former NBA star and Doug Collins when he ...



Herrin rolls past Benton in rout | Benton High School | thesouthern.com  The Southern

HERRIN -- The points came fast and furious for the Herrin Tigers Friday night as they took a 58-0 lead into halftime en route to a 65-7 SIRR Ohio Division.



Franklin County 2017 consolidated election results | Election Coverage  The Southern

Note: At press time results were not in for one Franklin County precinct.



Franklin County family reels from heroin death while supplier serves prison sentence  The Southern

WEST CITY — It was a tragic early December night in Room 208 at the Magnuson Hotel.



Debbie Poffinbarger To Lead Litchfield School District  thejournal-news.net

'We just feel like we're at home here,' said Debbie Poffinbarger, who officially started as the superintendent of the Litchfield School District on Jan. 1.



Thursday's Scoreboard  The Courier

Prep Hockey. District Tournament Pairings. AT TAM-O-SHANTER ARENA. WEDNESDAY's Games. Perrysburg 10, Sylvania Southview 0. Oregon Clay 11 ...



Benton's McLain takes 9th in girls state cross-country Benton High School's sophomore phenom, Amelia McLain  Benton Evening News

Benton High School's sophomore phenom, Amelia McLain finished ninth in the state at the IHSA girls cross-country state championships on Saturday.



Junior class leads experienced volleyball team  Benton Evening News

Rangers open up season Aug. 21 at home against Carbondale.



Instagram post lands Benton High student behind bars on terrorizing charge  KTBS

A post on social media lands a Bossier Parish student behind bars, facing a charge of terrorizing.



Prep Baseball: Three 'Dogs named to SIRR All-Conference  Daily Register

A trio of Harrisburg High School baseball players found their way onto the Southern Illinois River-to-River Ohio Division All-Conference Team for the first time at ...



Dr. Joseph Zinzilieta | Obituaries | thesouthern.com  The Southern

BENTON —Dr. Joseph Zinzilieta, 84, died Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016, at home.



Benton's Class of 2017 takes the stage Saturday evening Benton High School prepares for graduation. May  Benton Evening News

Benton High School secretary Gayla McClerren spent part of an afternoon this week putting the final touches on the stage setup for the school's graduation.



13-year-old killed in Franklin County motorcycle accident  The Southern

EWING — The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal two-vehicle crash that occurred at 4:25 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Camp Hope Road ...



From Benton to Broadway  Benton Evening News

The niece of retired Benton High School teacher Pam Kimball, Nicole's acting resume would be the envy of many veterans of the stage and screen. Nicole's next ...



All 2015 honors recipients by high school | Education  The Southern

The Southern Illinoisan honored the region's top high-school graduates this past Tuesday at The Southern Illinoisan's 45th Annual Southern Illinois Society for ...



Benton boys make solid showing in cross-country state finals Kyle Sneed of Benton High School  Benton Evening News

Kyle Sneed of Benton High School finished the Class 1A boys cross-country state finals in top 100 Saturday, and the Benton cross-country team finished 22nd ...



UPDATED: Charges filed against driver in Franklin County wreck that left teenager dead  The Southern

FRANKLIN COUNTY — Charges have been filed against a 17-year-old driver police say failed to stop when the road he was driving on ended, plowed through a ...



Former high school teacher pleads not guilty to sexual abuse of Zion-Benton student  Chicago Tribune

A former teacher at Zion-Benton and Grayslake North high schools has pleaded not guilty to sex charges involving a student he met at the Zion school, ...



2016's stand-out high school students | Education | thesouthern.com  The Southern

Each year, The Southern Illinois Society for High School Achievement recognizes students from Southern Illinois high schools for their achievements in such ...



Friday event on the Square to support Ewing child with rare brain tumor  Benton Evening News

"Holiday on the Square: Miracle for Makanda" is slated to help fund treatments for a local child undergoing treatment for a brain tumor.



Unbeaten HamCo downs Rangerettes, 53-40  Benton Evening News

Hamilton County's Lady Foxes came to Benton undefeated on Monday night. They left town unscathed and with an 8-0 record, after defeating Benton's ...



Benton, Thompsonville name VFW winners  Daily Register

Two Franklin County school districts have named their respective school winners in this year's Veterans of Foreign Wars Voice of Democracy and Patriot's Pen ...



Tyler P. Digman - WISC  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

HAZEL GREEN, Wis. -- Tyler P. Digman, 21, of Hazel Green, WI passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018 in Platteville, WI. A memorial *service* will be held at 7:00 ...



Farewell to the coach  Daily Register

Everybody in Marion, it seems, was touched one way or another by Clarence De Mattei -- who was a coach, teacher and athletic director for Marion High School, ...



Southern Illinois well represented in bass fishing finals  The Daily Republican

Benton, Crab Orchard, Nashville, Pinckneyville and West Frankfort high schools qualified for the state bass fishing tournament May 19-20 at Carlyle Lake, with ...



Why It\'s So Good to Be a Teacher in Many Illinois School Districts  Governing

By Diane Rado. A brief but significant phrase appears about halfway through the 106-page teachers union contract in northwest suburban School District 21: ...



Little-noticed pension perk for teachers widespread in Illinois  Chicago Tribune

A brief but significant phrase appears about halfway through the 106-page teachers union contract in northwest suburban School District 21: "The Board shall ...



2016 Honors: Christopher High School | | thesouthern.com  The Southern

Christopher High School has recognized Emily Burkitt, Hayden Fasig, Autumn Gunter, Sophi Johnson, Rachel Miller and Hunter Tasky for academic excellence.



Longtime judge will step down | Local News | thesouthern.com  The Southern

BENTON — A longtime Second Judicial Circuit judge will leave the bench this fall.



Missing Teenage Girl Found in Illinois Teacher's Closet  FOXNews

A missing 17-year-old girl was found hiding in a closet at a male teacher's home near Chicago after he told police he didn't know where she was — prompting ...



Saturday's scoreboard  The Courier

PREP WRESTLING. OHSAA State Team Tournament. At St. John Arena. SUNDAY'S STATE QUARTERFINALS. DIVISION I. (1) Cincinnati LaSalle vs.



Confronting grief: ISU's Maggett deals with, grows from tragedy  The Pantagraph

Illinois State junior women's basketball player Ladelia "TeTe" Maggett leads a pre-game huddle with her teammates before a recent game at Redbird Arena in ...



Althoff overcomes Mater Dei to win sectional volleyball crown  Belleville News-Democrat

Althoff Crusaders beat Mater Dei Knights in IHSA high school volleyball sectional championship in Benton IL in Southern Illinois near St Louis MO.



Dick Corn remains the driving force behind Pinckneyville basketball  Peoria Journal Star

PEORIA – Pinckneyville basketball coach Bob Waggoner talked about how his team continued to grind Friday night in the Class 2A state semifinals at Carver ...



Illini Legends, Lists & Lore: Anthony Pleviak  Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette

Happy 70th Birthday to 1968 Fighting Illini football star Anthony “Tony” Pleviak.The 6-foot-2, 237-pound defensive tackle came to Illinois from Zion-Benton High ...



Winners Set for Nationals as JROTC Regional Championships Conclude  AmmoLand Shooting Sports News

Cadets from Army, Marine Corps, Navy and Air Force JROTC programs assembled on the firing lines of the Civilian Marksmanship Program's (CMP) air ranges...



2016 Honors: Elverado High School  The Southern

Elverado High School has honored Taylor Christian, Gabrielle Eisenhauer, Landon Hicks, Alec Valerius, Brooke Whittington and Ellie Winthrop for outstanding ...



2016 Honors: Frankfort Community High School  The Southern

Frankfort Community High School has recognized Lauren Adams, Cole Brookhouse, Jacklynn Calvert, Amanda Fry, Justin Kay and Rachel Renik for academic ...



2016 Honors: Carterville High School | | thesouthern.com  The Southern

Carterville High School has recognized Connor Bybee, Ellie Clements, Avery English, Blake Hicks, Harrison Thomas and Deep Patel for academic excellence.



2016 Honors: Vienna High School  The Southern

Vienna High School has recognized Miranda Brookshier, Taylor Bundren, Natalie Chambless, Sara Childress, Amanda Ferguson, Shawna Oliver, Ryan Racey ...



2016 Honors: Sesser-Valier High School | | thesouthern.com  The Southern

Sesser-Valier High School has recognized Emily Bulla, Blake Dorris, Hannah Jones, Zachary Mabry, Chase Ragland and Jacob Styve for academic excellence.



Right man, right time: Herrin to enter MVC Hall of Fame  The Southern

Former Benton High School basketball coach Rich Herrin took over a downtrodden Southern Illinois University basketball program in 1985.



Little Egypt Arts Association hosts high school artists  The Daily Republican

The Little Egypt Arts Association's annual High School Art Show is on exhibit at the group's downtown Marion headquarters from now through Feb. 11.



2016 Honors: Cobden High School | | thesouthern.com  The Southern

Cobden High School has honored Bobbie Borgman, Josi Braden, Jacob Furlow, Melissa Juarez, Samantha Smith and Jenna Vanzandt for academics, character ...



2016 Honors: Herrin High School  The Southern

Herrin High School has selected Tucker Dickerson, Bailee Endebrock, Madison LeQuatte, Marlee Russell, Austin Stallman and Madeline Stanley for honors.



2016 Honors: Pinckneyville Community High School  The Southern

Pinckneyville Community High School has recognized Olivia Chapman, Madyson Epplin, Holly Hagston, Sophia Keith, Jacob Miller and Brooklyn Morrow for ...



2016 Honors: Marion High School  The Southern

Marion High School has recognized Zachary Belanger, Carl Hirschi, Faith Hudgens, Skyler Imhoff, Brendan Lewis and Kaitlyn Watson for academic excellence.



You're invited to Celebrate Our Freedom at the biggest July 4th bash the ArkLaTex has ever seen  KTBS

(SHREVEPORT, LA) – It's been a decade in the making and this year the KTBS 3 KPXJ CW 21 Independence Day Festival is back and it promises to be more.



2016 Honors: Murphysboro High School  The Southern

Murphysboro High School has recognized Heather Cross, Allison Jarrett, Caylee Jarrett, Emily Novara, Clay Rendleman and Colin Wisinski for academic ...



Horton dropped from ISU football team | College Football  Bloomington Pantagraph

NORMAL — Illinois State football coach Brock Spack confirmed Saturday he has removed his 2017 leading tackler from the team.



John Malkovich | Biography, News, Photos and Videos  Contactmusic.com

John Malkovich (born 9.12.1953) John Malkovich is an American stage and film actor, as well as a director and producer. He has appeared in more than 70 ...



2016 Honors: Johnston City High School  The Southern

Johnston City High School ohnston City High School has recognized Kendall Baker, Mikayla Cain, Nicolle Grant, Randall Grider, Bailee Pulley and Courtney ...



2016 Honors: Galatia High School | | thesouthern.com  The Southern

Galatia High School has recognized Victoria Brown, Allison Downs, Michaela Hoots and Corissa Price for academic excellence.



Zion supervisor: Daughter was on township phone plan, expense paid back  Chicago Tribune

Zion Township Supervisor Cheri Neal has publicly acknowledged that her daughter's cellphone bill was being paid with township funds, but she said she ...



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