The Southern Illinoisan provides continually updating news, sports and more local information in this application for Carbondale and Southern Illinois.

Now runs on the iPad® as well as the iPhone™ and iPod Touch®

• See the latest news, photos, and video on local topics including politics, sports and more.
• Share stories with your friends via email or Twitter
• Save stories to a reading list for offline viewing
• Receive notifications of breaking news
• Easily access the very latest news from broad categories
• Search through thousands of articles stored in The Southern Illinoisan database

The app no longer requires a login to access a premium content section.

What's New

Version 3.1.2

Branding, minor improvements and bug fixes.

Ratings and Reviews

Great local news app

Kate Lynn 27

This is my go to app for my local news and it also has obituaries, sports and some national news.
After update on May 15, 2018 I had problems with the app crashing on my iPod touch five, but I did a restart on my iPod touch and after that it no longer crashed.

Constantly glitching and links to other apps


I like this app for the news but it is constantly taking you to the App Store to get some stupid game apps. You have to be so careful where you tap but even if your finger is on a news story, it will immediately open the App Store. EXTREMELY ANNOYING!!!!! Sometimes I go back to the southern app and sometimes I just give up and close it. Seems like they could advertise a different way.

Updated constantly, works great

Bridget smo

Idk what the other reviewers are talking about, this is a wonderful free app.


Lee Enterprises Inc.
20 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
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