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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.

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.

Rochester names new school superintendent  The State Journal-Register

A veteran school administrator has been hired by the Rochester School District to serve as interim superintendent for the 2019-2020 school year.Russell Clover ...

Rochester School Board accepts superintendents resignation  The State Journal-Register

The Rochester School Board has formally accepted the resignation of Superintendent Lance Thurman, who had been on "temporary paid administrative leave" ...

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.

'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.

Justin Groves named new Benton football coach  Benton Evening News

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

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.

New coach, Groves, welcomes young squad at Benton  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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Bette Marian Hughes | Obituaries |  The Southern

EWING — Bette Marian Hughes, 87, of Ewing, passed away June 5, 2019, at Hamilton Memorial Hospital in McLeansboro.

Teutopolis' Fritcher named new Neoga superintendent | Local  Herald & Review

NEOGA — Current Teutopolis School District Superintendent Bill Fritcher is set to become the new superintendent for Neoga.

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.

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 ...

Benton High School spring musical stayed dry through the flood, but just barely  Du Quoin Evening Call

The weather, anything but typical, could not have been worse for Benton Consolidated High School's weekend performances of "Li'l Abner."

Harlem names Moynihan new head football coach

Harlem High School has a new head football coach. The Harlem School Board has approved the hiring of Robert Moynihan.

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.

Benton community, high school remember Lacy Hood | Local News  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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Groves names Rangers' grid coaching staff  Benton Evening News

First year head coach will have 11 assistants on sidelines.

Lions 'black out' Rangers in opener  Benton Evening News

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

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 ...

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 ...

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?

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.

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.

McHenry County officials investigating May 11 crash that left Zion man dead, Gurnee man injured  Chicago Tribune

Funeral services will be held Monday for a 23-year-old Zion man who died last weekend in a crash in McHenry County that also injured a Gurnee man.

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, ...

Zion native Schofield thinks he can follow Brunson's example  Chicago Daily Herald

While Zion Williamson willl be the top pick in the June 20 NBA Draft, Zion native Admiral Schofield is hoping to join a recent Lake County tradition by sticking in ...

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 begin their quest for a third straight title at the Belleville East Chick-fil-A Classic on Wednesday at Belleville East High ...

New Harlem football coach Moynihan thinking big

Players, parents and fans of Harlem football got to get to know new head football coach Bob Moynihan a little better Thursday night. They met him at a reception ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Jamie D. Fast

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 ...

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 ...

Franklin County 2017 consolidated election results | Election Coverage  The Southern

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

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 ...

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 ...

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. Donald Wise | Obituaries |  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 ...

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 ...

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

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

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.

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, ...

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 ...

Debbie Poffinbarger To Lead Litchfield School District

'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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Dr. Joseph Zinzilieta | Obituaries |  The Southern

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

Junior class leads experienced volleyball team  Benton Evening News

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

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: ...

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 ...

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 ...

Longtime judge will step down | Local News |  The Southern

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

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, ...

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 ...

2016 Honors: Christopher High School | |  The Southern

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

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 ...

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 ...

Tyler P. Digman - WISC - 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 ...

Du Quoin's Alongi finishes among top 50 in girls state cross-country  Daily Register

Du Quoin's star sophomore, Gabrielle Alongi, finished the 2017 IHSA girls cross-country championships in 44th place Saturday in Peoria, as both Du Quoin and ...

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 ...

This Tri-City golfer just shot a 59, and Columbia Point has never seen anything like it  Tri-City Herald

David Vonghalath never really played much golf when he was younger.

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 ...

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.

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.

Bossier Schools names 2017 District Teachers of the Year  KTBS

(BOSSIER PARISH, LA) - Three Bossier Parish educators had an entourage of visitors burst into their classrooms Friday with exciting news. They are the 2017 ...

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: Carterville High School | |  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: 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: Vienna High School | |  The Southern

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

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 ...

The Nation's Up-And-Coming Girls High Jumpers  MileSplit

Take a look at the next big names in the girls high jump.

2016 Honors: Cobden High School | |  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: Sesser-Valier High School | |  The Southern

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

Jack Miller remembered as one of Waukegan's best basketball coaches  Chicago Tribune

Coach passed away on Christmas Day, and is remembered fondly another great former Bulldog coach.

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: Galatia High School | |  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 ...

Southern high-school awardees include overcomers | Education  The Southern

CHRISTOPHER — Hayden Thorn Hall remembers the day back in fifth grade when he visited a friend's home.

Herrin got SIU back on the map in 1990s  The Southern

CARBONDALE — The end of the 1989-90 SIU men's basketball season still stings Rich Herrin. But for a moment in February, the region wrapped its arms ...

Zain Retherford - Wrestling

Zain Retherford - 2X NATIONAL CHAMPION Senior Zain Retherford will head into his senior season having won the last two NCAA titles at 149. The 2017 ...

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: 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 ...

Ranking 10,007 Boys By Average XC Finish  MileSplit

10007 cross country runners ranked by their average finish place during the cross country season with a minimum of three races.

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 ...

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...

John Malkovich | Biography, News, Photos and Videos

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 ...

Friday event on the Square to support Ewing child with rare brain tumor  Daily Register

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

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