Isaac Smith, Southern Illinoisan

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Past articles by Isaac:

DIY Identity: How Carbondale's underground shaped the city

Carbondale is just different — its music, its art, all of it and there’s a resilient spirit that makes it this way. → Read More

It's alive! Murphysboro's 'Big Muddy Monster' slinks its way into a comic book

The tale begins like many urban legends — with a couple in a parked car at night in a dark park. → Read More

Marion man arrested for Monday shooting in Carbondale

Marion police have arrested a man wanted in Carbondale in connection with a Monday shooting. → Read More

Three sentenced to prison in Williamson County

Three people have been sentenced in Williamson County to prison. → Read More

Bear sighted in Franklin County near Rend Lake

An unfamiliar furry face was seen in Franklin County Thursday when motorists laid eyes on a bear near Rend Lake. → Read More

Witness cooperation is key in prosecutions as many shootings go unsolved, authorities say

MURPHYSBORO — Jackson County State’s Attorney Joe Cervantez is asking for help. → Read More

Authorities investigating Herrin City Park shooting; shell casings, firearms recovered

Herrin police are seeking information about Tuesday night's shooting at a local park. → Read More

Carbondale police seek suspect in Friday shooting

Police are seeking information about a suspect wanted for shooting at a group of people Friday in Carbondale. → Read More

Franklin County man charged in the 2020 homicide of Robin Renee Williams

A man wanted for the 2020 murder of a West Frankfort woman has been indicted and arrested in Florida. → Read More

Harrisburg man identified as person found dead in Saline County

A Harrisburg man has been identified as the person found dead along Illinois Route 13 near Harrisburg on May 12. → Read More

Carbondale improves city's 'bikeability' with new Oakland Avenue bike lanes

CARBONDALE — Celebrating the small things is important, especially when they are part of something bigger. → Read More

Free Dental Day comes to Carbondale Friday

Carbondale residents and those in surrounding communities will have the opportunity for free dental work Friday. → Read More

Campbell Hill woman airlifted to St. Louis hospital after crash in Ava

A Friday single-vehicle crash has left one woman with significant, but non-life-threatening injuries. → Read More

Police say a suspected shooter was arrested while fleeing on a bicycle in Carbondale

A man was arrested Monday in Carbondale after allegedly shooting a gun at a house and later fleeing on a bike. → Read More

2 incumbents and newcomer Rye Sanders secure seats on Carbondale City Council

Two incumbents retained their seats on Carbondale’s city council — and ceded one seat to the throng of newcomers. → Read More

Carbondale Main Street secures grant to bring artsy, outdoor seating to downtown

Carbondale Main Street has received grant funding to cover the installation of new, permanent seating downtown. → Read More

Officials schedule town hall about potential sale of Harrisburg Lake

Harrisburg’s city council will hold a town hall March 30 to discuss the future of Harrisburg Lake. → Read More

Suspect in Harrisburg woman's murder was released early from prison in October in another case

On Wednesday, Illinois State Police named Alexander McWilliam, 36, of Harrisburg, as a suspect in the murder. → Read More

Carbondale man gets 11-year sentence for 2018 Murphysboro burglary

A Carbondale man has been sentenced to prison following a guilty plea for a 2018 burglary. → Read More

Multiple crews fight wildfire near Fountain Bluff in Shawnee National Forest

Crews are still on the scene Wednesday of a wildfire near Fountain Bluff in the Shawnee National Forest. → Read More