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West Frankfort, Illinois is located in Franklin County. Zip codes in West Frankfort, IL include 62896. The median home price in West Frankfort is $65,000. More West Frankfort information.

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17 min ago | WJPF-AM Carterville

West Frankfort Considers Ban On Single-Wide Trailers

West Frankfort Mayor Tom Jordan tells WSIL-TV the city is considering whether to ban single-wide trailer homes and to not allow trailer parks.


Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Lebanon Daily News

Putin blames others for exploiting Ukraine plane crash

A piece of the crashed Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 lies in the grass near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Sunday, July 20, 2014.



Illinois woman's Facebook posts lead to her arrest

Danielle Saxton was arrested after she posted a photo of herself wearing clothes that were allegedly stolen from a local boutique.


WAFF-TV Huntsville

Illinois woman posts selfie, leads to her arrest

A social media post helped land a southern Illinois woman behind bars. A southern Illinois business owner says after a women apparently robbed him, she posted the evidence on Facebook, which led to her own arrest.


WKRC-AM Cincinnati

Woman Busted After Posting Selfie in Stolen Dress

An Illinois woman who shared photos of her eye-catching new dress on Facebook was arrested after the pics caught the eye of people who knew the boutique she had allegedly stolen it from.


The Willits News

Court: Hoffman didn't want 'trust fund' kids

In a Jan. 19, 2014 file photo Phillip Seymour Hoffman poses for a portrait at The GenArt Quaker Good Energy Lodge Powered by CEG, during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah.


Evening Sun

Sam Smith, Maroon 5 on tap for iTunes Festival

Last year Sam Smith says he was a spectator at the iTunes Festival. This year, his view will be much improved - he'll be on stage.


Redwood Times

Charlie Hunnam talks about leaving 'Fifty Shades'

The first trailer for the "Fifty Shades of Grey" movie will be released this week and the original Christian Grey, Charlie Hunnam, says he can't wait for the finished product.


Sun Jul 20, 2014

The York Daily Record

10 Things to Know for Monday

Secretary of State John Kerry points to what he calls 'extraordinary circumstantial evidence' - including video of a rocket launcher with one missile gone - which he says implicates Russia-supported rebels in the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. More than three days after the Malaysia Airlines jetliner crashed, international investigators ... (more)


The Lebanon Daily News

Producers: 'Gracepoint' differs from U.K. version

"Gracepoint," the American version of the critically acclaimed British crime drama "Broadchurch," won't be a mirror image of the original, its producers promise.


Humboldt Beacon

Actor Tyler Posey to host Teen Choice Awards

Actor Tyler Posey will host Teen Choice 2014, with musical groups Magic and Rixton performing on the show that awards popular teens in television, music, film, sports and fashion.


The Daily Democrat

'Apes' outmuscles 'The Purge' at box office

"Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" outmuscled a trio of new films, as the science fiction sequel topped the box office for the second-straight week with an estimated $36 million.



Cops: Woman's selfie leads to her arrest

Police investigating the theft of clothing and jewelry from a southern Illinois boutique say they arrested a woman after she posted Facebook photos of herself wearing one of the stolen items.


Fri Jul 18, 2014


Selfie Leads to Woman's Arrest

Police say 27-year-old Danielle Saxton stole from a downtown boutique last week.



West Frankfort Proposes Plan to Eliminate Single-Wide Trailers

West Frankfort leaders are mulling over a proposal to keep some new mobile homes from moving into town.


Mon Jul 14, 2014


Emergency Rules for Concealed Carry Denials

Illinois State Police are making changes to the concealed carry permitting process.


Sun Jul 13, 2014

The Miami Herald

Former US Rep. Ken Gray dies in southern Illinois

Former U.S. Rep. Ken Gray, who represented southern Illinois in Congress and earned the nickname the "Prince of Pork" for bringing $7 billion in projects to his district, died Saturday at age 89. Parker-Reedy Funeral Home in West Frankfort said Sunday that Gray died at a hospital in Herrin after a long illness.


Mon Jul 07, 2014


Residents Pick Up After West Frankfort House Explosion

A West Frankfort house explosion left one man seriously injured, a family without a home, and neighbors wondering how it all happened.


WJPF-AM Carterville

Tim Morthland 07-07-2014

Dr. Tim Morthland, founder of Morthland College in West Frankfort, joins us to talk about the growing college and new dorm buildings.


Daily Chronicle

House explodes in West Frankfort, 1 injured

Police say the West Frankfort explosion happened Sunday afternoon. West Frankfort Fire Department Capt.


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