Southern Ilinois

2:16 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Holiday Activities in Historic Golconda

Courthouse in Golconda

Pope County's Gail Barger Lannom visits with Kate Lochte on Sounds Good to talk about special holiday tours of four homes, an historic church, and the Davidson Cabin decorated for the holidays as well as Golconda festivities including the Courthouse lawn bonfire. We'll also learn about a documentary she's produced about Pope County, 1797 to 1937.

8:49 am
Wed January 16, 2013

Southern Illinois Recieves Grant For Water Pipeline

State officials are putting up nearly $2 millionĀ  in federal disaster money to relocate a water line running under Rend Lake in southern Illinois.

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9:28 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Southern Illinois Tourism Office Opens

A tourism office in Southern Illinois has reopened two years after it was shut down by state budget cuts. The Rend Lake South Tourism Information Center will operate every day except Tuesday and Wednesday. Staff will help visitors with travel information, hotel reservations and other services to boost tourism.The state's economic development agency estimates the center will provide a $2.9 million boost to the local economy. Money to run the center comes from a state hotel tax.This makes the 11th tourism center to reopen.