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Johnson Co. couple wants privacy back after map directs drivers to their home Video included

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JOHNSON CO. -- A mapping error re-routes tourists away from popular destinations and takes them directly to a Johnson County couple's doorstep. The couple said they're now getting dozens of unexpected guests showing up at their home.

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Winning Powerball numbers: August 23, 2017 Video included

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WSIL -- We've got the winning Powerball numbers for August 23, 2017.

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West Frankfort man looking to return lost photos to Vietnam veteran Video included

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FRANKLIN COUNTY -- A West Frankfort man hopes to find a person in some photographs he thinks was a Vietnam veteran. He wants to return the pictures and thank the veteran for his service.

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"Citizen scientist" eclipse data coming into NASA Video included

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WSIL -- The eclipse was quite a sight to see, but scientists used the event to learn more about the sun, and it's effect on earth.

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Southern Illinois superintendents urge lawmakers to adopt funding formula Video included

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WSIL -- Standing shoulder to shoulder at the state capitol on Wednesday, a handful of superintendents from districts across southern Illinois warned lawmakers of the cataclysmic crisis the state could be barreling toward, if a new school funding formula is not adopted. 

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Amusement rides at Du Quoin State Fair undergo several inspections Video included

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DU QUOIN -- Crews work to finish the set up and inspections of the dozens of rides at the Du Quoin State Fair. 

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Man high on drugs arrested after police chase

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MARION -- A Norris City man is in police custody after leading police on a chase that ended in Marion.

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Carbondale's Town Square Market thrives during eclipse Video included

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CARBONDALE -- While some folks remain critical of the huge estimates of visitors to southern Illinois for the eclipse, some of those who put out those numbers express pride in how well the event turned out. 

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Many eclipse watchers get sick from the heat Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The heat index climbed to over 100 degrees Monday, and with all the activities outside many people had to seek treatment for heat-related illnesses. 

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Marion man awakens to find home burglarized Video included

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY -- Around 3:30 a.m. on August 15th, a family living on Chestnut St. in Marion woke to find their property missing, along with their sense of security.

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Eclipse glasses can be recycled for a good cause Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Instead of throwing away your eclipse glasses, they could be used to help people in other countries witness an eclipse. 

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Shawnee National Forest sees record crowds during eclipse Video included

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WSIL -- One of the area's most popular places to view the eclipse turned out to be the Shawnee National Forest.

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Business owners say they over prepared for eclipse weekend Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Business owners say the crowds weren't quite what they expected for the eclipse. News 3 talked with two restaurant owners about what they planned for, and what actually happened on eclipse weekend.

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Jackson County Standoff ends peacefully

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POMONA -- A 25-year-old Pomona man is in police custody after a standoff with police that lasted more than 24 hours. Jackson County authorities were called to Zachary Todd's home on Boat Dock Road around 12:30 Sunday afternoon. 

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Aerial footage from Eclipse Day Video included

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WSIL -- Drone footage from Monday shows crowds of people at Walker's Bluff and Bald Knob Cross. 

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Rural road overrun as people leave after eclipse Video included

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POPE CO. -- It seemed the smaller the area, the worse the traffic as thousands of cars overloaded mostly two-lane, narrow country roads.

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Eclipse traffic slows all parts of Jackson County Monday

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CARBONDALE -- While visitors to Jackson County go to places like SIU and Giant City State Park, Erick Fanning said his family decided their eclipse destination seven hours from home would look a little different. 

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Weather Warrior Tony Laubach on his first total solar eclipse Video included

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WSIL -- Weather Warrior Tony Laubach describes how a total solar eclipse was completely awe-striking for him. 

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Area teacher brings students to do eclipse research at the Bald Knob Cross Video included

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ALTO PASS - A natural phenomenon, turned educational experience.

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Thousands flood into Goreville for eclipse Video included

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GOREVILLE -- Featuring one of the longest lengths of totality, Monday's total solar eclipse turned the tiny town of Goreville into an international destination.

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Eclipses carry a spiritual meaning to some Video included

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LITTLE GRASSY--To some, an eclipse represents a baptism of the earth and a whole new beginning.

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Eclipse casts a shadows across the entire United States Video included

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WSIL -- Most in the path of totality had an amazing view of the eclipse ,but it was called the Great American Eclipse for a reason. As the eclipse trekked across the United States, it's easy to spot it's path by the shadow it cast. 

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SIU Stadium goers mostly miss the eclipse due to clouds Video included

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CARBONDALE -- From early Monday morning, excitement filled Saluki Stadium, but that excitement was replaced with frustration as a cloud lingered over the stadium during totality.

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Felt a temperature change during the eclipse? We collected data to show you the drop Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- When the sky went dark this afternoon you may have felt a drop in temperatures, but just how far did they fall? 

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WSIL eclipse photos

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WSIL -- Our team was out across the region Monday as folks gathered to watch the eclipse.

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Blue Sky winery at the center of totality but sees visitors from around the world Video included

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MAKANDA --- There were tears, there was laughter and there were many new memories for the visitors that came to Makanda for the total solar eclipse.  

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Rauner visits Carbondale to see eclipse Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Before the moon's shadow swept across Southern Illinois, Jacqueline Bourg and her husband took in the sights and sounds of downtown Carbondale, a trip they had been planning for months.  

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Viewer eclipse photos

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WSIL -- We received some amazing photos today from viewers who were out to see the eclipse. Check out our slideshow above to see their pictures the eclipse, as well as some well-prepared pets.

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Science-enthused boy travels to Rent One Park from Chicago for eclipse Video included

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MARION -- Nearly 1,500 people made their way to Marion on Monday, many of whom traveled hundreds of miles just to experience the total solar eclipse at Rent One Park.

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The Prince of Darkness takes to the stage at Moonstock Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- It was the moment everyone was waiting for: "Are you ready?!?!?" Ozzy Osbourne shouted as he came on stage moments before the eclipse. 

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Walker's Bluff rocks with eclipse concert Video included

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY -- It's a weekend full of live music at Walker's Bluff… with musicians known all around the world bringing their sound to southern Illinois. 

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Wineries welcome new visitors for eclipse Video included

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UNION COUNTY -- Lots of people from near and far spent eclipse weekend at Blue Sky Vineyard. While most Sundays at Blue Sky Vineyard are pretty busy, this one is a little bit different.

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Shawnee Forest jammed with visitors Video included

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SALINE-POPE COUNTIES -- If you hope to see the eclipse from Garden of the Gods, you're out of luck, at least for now. 

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Some towns lowering tourist expectations Video included

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CARBONDALE -- A shadow of disappointment has begun sweeping across some parts of southern Illinois this weekend. Businesses and residents say they expected, by now, large crowds of tourists to be out and about shopping, providing a big boost for the local economy. 

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Carbondale business feels boom from eclipse

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CARBONDALE -- A potential economic boost, courtesy of the eclipse, is helping some local business that have been struggling.

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Makanda makes room for eclipse goers Video included

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MAKANDA -- The population of Makanda is booming as people start to pile in for Monday's eclipse.

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Campgrounds filling up for eclipse Video included

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MARION -- Roads may not show it yet, but Southern Illinois campgrounds have begun to fill up with tourists looking for the nation’s best and longest view of Monday’s eclipse.

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SIU hosts Eclipse Comic Con Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Superheroes, super villains and everyone in between packed into the SIU student center earlier today for Eclipse Comic Con.

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Makanda community to have strict security during eclipse Video included

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JACKSON CO. --  As people from all over descend on Southern Illinois this weekend ahead of Monday's eclipse, a Makanda man is speaking out about what he called paramilitary style security in his community.

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Festival to celebrate solar eclipse with Native American traditions Video included

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LITTLE GRASSY--Native American tribes from all over the country are gathered at Little Grassy United Methodist camp to celebrate their heritage and tradition for Monday's Eclipse.

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Eclipse isn't the only big event happening Monday Video included

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WSIL -- Alexandra Voss and Weston Davis, like many in the U.S., drove hundreds of miles from their home in Colorado to the home of Alexandra's father in Pittsburg, Illinois to watch the eclipse with family. 

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Special equipment will capture close up images of eclipse Video included

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CARBONDALE -- A group astrophotographers have set up outside of SIU's football arena to take pictures of the eclipse using special equipment.

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Golconda Job Corps closes due to poor performance and "unsafe conditions" Video included

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GOLCONDA --  Saturday, the United States Department of Labor will temporarily close down the Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center in Golconda.

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Shadow Fest kicks off in Carbondale Video included

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JACKSON CO. -- Many eclipse celebrations are kicking off in Carbondale. 

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Murphysboro couple remembered as 'backbone' of their church, community Video included

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WSIL -- People who knew them describe Burl and Brenda Ritcheson as a couple who cared about their faith, family and community.  

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Unsung Hero: Special Olympics volunteers Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- Hundreds of Special Olympics athletes gathered in Carterville for a bowling tournament this week.

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Residents flood stores to stock up for eclipse Video included

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MARION -- Local residents are flooding stores to stock up on goods before the crowd of visitors arrives for the eclipse. 

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Crews respond to Zeigler house fire

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FRANKLIN CO. -- Crews are on the scene of a house fire on Orchard Street in Zeigler.

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Can't find eclipse glasses? Here's how to make a pinhole projector Video included

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WSIL -- Solar eclipse glasses are a hot ticket item across southern Illinois and many places have run out. There's another option. You can safely view the solar eclipse using a pinhole projector.

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Cairo Mayor picked as Pawar's running mate

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WSIL -- Democratic candidate for governor, Ameya Pawar announced his running mate for Lieutenant Governor. 

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Callie On The Job: Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Video included

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SIKESTON, MO --   The Sikeston Junior Chamber of Commerce, also known as the "Sikeston Jaycees," is a club made up of more than 100 men in the community. They put on a big event every year. Callie helps them prepare in this week's Callie on the Job.

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  • Local Attorney writes book

    Local Attorney writes book

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 11:19 AM EDT2017-08-23 15:19:56 GMT
    CARBONDALE --  Darrell Dunham is a local attorney, but recently he's added the title of author to his credentials. Watch this video as he talks about his book and about a charitable organization he's founded called Margham. 
    CARBONDALE --  Darrell Dunham is a local attorney, but recently he's added the title of author to his credentials. Watch this video as he talks about his book and about a charitable organization he's founded called Margham. 
  • Morris Library fundraiser coming soon

    Morris Library fundraiser coming soon

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 8:47 AM EDT2017-08-23 12:47:45 GMT

    CARBONDALE -- The group Friends of Morris Library is hosting a fundraiser in September. 

    CARBONDALE -- The group Friends of Morris Library is hosting a fundraiser in September. 

  • Warrant Wednesday: August 23, 2017

    Warrant Wednesday: August 23, 2017

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 7:59 AM EDT2017-08-23 11:59:06 GMT

    JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help finding people with outstanding warrants.

    JEFFERSON COUNTY -- The Jefferson Sheriff's Department is asking for the public's help finding people with outstanding warrants.

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  • Man high on drugs arrested after police chase

    Man high on drugs arrested after police chase

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 5:45 PM EDT2017-08-23 21:45:16 GMT

    MARION -- A Norris City man is in police custody after leading police on a chase that ended in Marion.

    MARION -- A Norris City man is in police custody after leading police on a chase that ended in Marion.

  • Jackson County Standoff ends peacefully

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-08-22 17:14:04 GMT

    POMONA -- A 25-year-old Pomona man is in police custody after a standoff with police that lasted more than 24 hours. Jackson County authorities were called to Zachary Todd's home on Boat Dock Road around 12:30 Sunday afternoon. 

    POMONA -- A 25-year-old Pomona man is in police custody after a standoff with police that lasted more than 24 hours. Jackson County authorities were called to Zachary Todd's home on Boat Dock Road around 12:30 Sunday afternoon. 

  • Carbondale business robbed at gunpoint

    Carbondale business robbed at gunpoint

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 5:26 AM EDT2017-08-22 09:26:07 GMT

    CARBONDALE -- Police in Carbondale are investigating an armed robbery. It happened Monday, Aug. 21 around 10:50 p.m. 

    CARBONDALE -- Police in Carbondale are investigating an armed robbery. It happened Monday, Aug. 21 around 10:50 p.m. 

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  • "Citizen scientist" eclipse data coming into NASA

    "Citizen scientist" eclipse data coming into NASA

    Wednesday, August 23 2017 8:18 PM EDT2017-08-24 00:18:13 GMT

    WSIL -- The eclipse was quite a sight to see, but scientists used the event to learn more about the sun, and it's effect on earth.

    WSIL -- The eclipse was quite a sight to see, but scientists used the event to learn more about the sun, and it's effect on earth.

  • Carbondale's Town Square Market thrives during eclipse

    Carbondale's Town Square Market thrives during eclipse

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 11:22 PM EDT2017-08-23 03:22:42 GMT

    CARBONDALE -- While some folks remain critical of the huge estimates of visitors to southern Illinois for the eclipse, some of those who put out those numbers express pride in how well the event turned out. 

    CARBONDALE -- While some folks remain critical of the huge estimates of visitors to southern Illinois for the eclipse, some of those who put out those numbers express pride in how well the event turned out. 

  • Eclipse glasses can be recycled for a good cause

    Eclipse glasses can be recycled for a good cause

    Tuesday, August 22 2017 8:56 PM EDT2017-08-23 00:56:48 GMT

    CARBONDALE -- Instead of throwing away your eclipse glasses, they could be used to help people in other countries witness an eclipse. 

    CARBONDALE -- Instead of throwing away your eclipse glasses, they could be used to help people in other countries witness an eclipse. 

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