Southern Illinois prepares for a large crowd for the solar eclipse

Eclipse | Jackson County | Crab Orchard

By CARLY DICK cdick@thesouthern.com Feb 8, 2024 Updated Feb 8, 2024 The countdown to the total solar eclipse is on, and businesses in the region are preparing for the thousands of people who will travel to the area. Southern Illinois will be directly in the path of totality — the best visibility for the eclipse. […]