Molly Parker, Southern Illinoisan

Molly Parker

Southern Illinoisan

Carbondale, IL, United States

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Past articles by Molly:

Used bookstore opens in Carbondale two years after Bookworm closed

Confluence Books opened at the beginning of December at 705 W. Main. → Read More

Legendary Murphysboro pitmaster Mike Mills, founder of 17th Street Barbecue, has died

Mike Mills, the champion pitmaster behind 17th Street Barbeque affectionately known as “The Legend,” has died. → Read More

Pinckneyville prison experiencing COVID-19 outbreak; advocates seek priority vaccine access for inmates, staff

Pinckneyville Correctional Center is experiencing a significant COVID-19 outbreak. → Read More

COVID-19 outbreak growing at Shawnee Correctional Center

Corrections officials are contending with a COVID-19 outbreak at Shawnee Correctional Center in Vienna. → Read More

Pawpaw season in Southern Illinois has arrived. But it won't last long.

It’s near the beginning of pawpaw season in Southern Illinois — and also near the end. → Read More

Herrin High School sends home about 2 dozen students after one tests positive for COVID-19

Herrin High School sent home about two dozen students Thursday morning after one tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More

From riches to rags: Take a look at the story of Cairo's Magnolia Manor

The owner of Cairo's Magnolia Manor, operated as a museum since 1952, is out of cash and desperate for help. → Read More

Midland Inn latest Jackson County restaurant to temporarily close because of COVID-19

Midland Inn in rural Jackson County announced Wednesday morning that it is temporarily closing. → Read More

Chester Mental Health Center experiencing COVID-19 outbreak

The state-run Chester Mental Health Center is experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak among employees and some residents. → Read More

More than 50 residents of GreenTree at Mount Vernon have tested positive for COVID-19

More than 50 residents of a long-term care facility in Mount Vernon have tested positive for COVID-19. → Read More

We want to hear from you: How are you and handling the pandemic?

Let us know what you and your neighbors are doing to make the world a better place during this uncertain time. → Read More

Williamson County Sheriff's Office investigating stabbing incident in Colp

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Tuesday night stabbing incident in Colp. → Read More

Glass milk bottles are back at select Farm Fresh stores in Southern Illinois

Back by popular demand: Glass milk bottles at select Farm Fresh stores. → Read More

Carbondale Macy’s to close

Macy’s and its iconic red star are leaving Carbondale. → Read More

Can you read 12 books in January? Take the Marion Carnegie Library challenge.

MARION — Can you read 12 books in January? → Read More

Starring Salukis: Bob Odenkirk and Jenny McCarthy talk SIU on Emmys red carpet

Southern Illinois University Carbondale stole the red carpet at Sunday night’s Emmys — if only for a moment. → Read More

Cairo officials, regional representatives seeking $75 million to build port at confluence

CAIRO — Cairo officials and other regional leaders are asking the state for $75 million to build an inland port terminal near the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio rivers. → Read More

Trump Called Baltimore “Vermin Infested” While the Federal Government Fails to Clean Up Rodents in Subsidized Housing —

Baltimore’s public housing is among the most dilapidated and dangerous in the country — nearly half of complexes failed inspection — and Trump just spent a week attacking the city on Twitter. → Read More

Illinois National Guard Released from Flood-Fighting Duties

About 830 citizen soldiers and airmen conducted flood operations in a dozen counties as high waters caused widespread damage to roads, levees and other public facilities, the Illinois National Guard said. → Read More

This weekend's Southern Illinois Made Expo will showcase dozens of locally made products

MARION — This weekend’s Southern Illinois Made Expo will showcase dozens of products made here at home. → Read More