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First annual relay aims to unite people Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Teams braved the heat Saturday to run a relay to combine fun, fitness and culture.

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Dogs make a splash in Hunting and Fishing Days event Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- It wasn't just outdoor enthusiasts who enjoyed excitement Saturday as part of Hunting and Fishing Days: dogs also got in on the action. 

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African American Museum celebrates 20 years

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CARBONDALE -- After 20 years in operation, it was time for celebration.

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Wreck sends one to the hospital in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE -- Paramedics send a man to the hospital after a wreck on Route 13.

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Hundreds walk to fight Alzheimer's

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CARBONDALE -- People walk to raise some money in the fight against Alzheimer's.

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Kennedy campaigns in Marion

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MARION -- Democrat Chris Kennedy tours southern Illinois, pitching his campaign for governor.

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Crash in Herrin at Christmas Tree and Stotlar

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HERRIN -- Herrin police said two vehicles have crashed on Christmas Tree Road and E. Stotlar Street. 

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Crash in Saline County sends both parties to hospital

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SALINE CO. -- A Friday afternoon crash led to two people being sent to the hospital.  

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Hunting and Fishing Days organizer remembers 30 years of history Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- Southern Illinois Hunting and Fishing Days starts Saturday at at John A. Logan College, and with thousands of people expected to come to campus for a weekend of fun, one said that for him, this year's event will be bittersweet. 

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1 shot in the neck in Saline County

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ELDORADO -- Multiple agencies are investigating after a man got shot in the neck in Saline County. 

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DeVos ends Obama-era sexual assault rules on college campuses Video included

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WSIL -- Southern Illinois University said it's reviewing interim guidance issued on Friday by the Trump administration that reverses Obama-era rules dealing with sexual assaults on college campuses. 

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Shawnee Community College celebrates 50th anniversary

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ULLIN -- Shawnee Community College hits a major milestone this year. The college hosted a day full of events for its 50th anniversary Friday.

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SIUC Rec Center eases check in process with hand scanners

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CARBONDALE -- Members at SIU's Rec Center have a new way to check in.

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1 dead in 2-vehicle crash

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JACKSON COUNTY -- The Jackson County coroner has released the identity of the person killed in Thursday's crash.

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Harrisburg demolishes abandoned buildings

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HARRISBURG -- Some neighbors in Harrisburg say they've grown tired of seeing abandoned, rotten buildings around town. 

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Sack Hunger: Mcleansboro Hands of Hope food pantry Video included

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MCLEANSBORO You have another chance to Sack Hunger with News 3 Friday night in MCLEANSBORO. There, the Hamilton County Foxes will take on the Eldorado Eagles and you can help us collect food for both communities. 

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Local VFW post focusing on future Video included

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FRANKLIN COUNTY -- Veterans of Foreign Wars organizations across the country have seen a decline in membership as veterans from WWII,  Vietnam and Korea grow older.

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CVS Health announces major changes to fight opioid epidemic Video included

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WSIL -- Illinois doesn't require pharmacists to go to great lengths to limit their dispensing of opioids, but one of the country's largest pharmacy chains will do just that. 

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Sack Hunger: Eldorado Choisser Soup Kitchen Video included

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ELDORADO -- You have another chance to Sack Hunger with News 3 Friday night in Mcleansboro. There, the Hamilton County Foxes will take on the Eldorado Eagles and you can help us collect food for both communities. 

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Drought taking hold in parts of southern Illinois Video included

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WSIL -- Storms early in the week brought heavy rain to parts of southern Illinois, but others in desperate need for rain, missed out. 

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EXCLUSIVE: Former Illinois congressman Glenn Poshard endorses J.B. Pritzker for governor Video included

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WSIL -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker has picked up a major endorsement in Southern Illinois, former U.S. Congressman Glenn Poshard. 

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Callie On The Job: Krispy Kreme Video included

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MARION -- A locally owned doughnut shop is providing more than just sweets to the community. Callie heads to Krispy Kreme in Marion for this week's Callie on the Job.  

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Report: Thousands would be injured or killed if monster quake hit Southern Illinois Video included

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WSIL -- Researchers say thousands of people would likely be injured or killed in Southern Illinois, along with thousands of others across an eight-state region, if a major earthquake, like the one in Mexico City, struck along the New Madrid fault. 

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Zeigler Finance Commissioner accused of using "strong and threatening language" Video included

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ZEIGLER -- Ryan Thorpe was fired Tuesday night after an auditor's report showed more than 200 thousand dollars missing from city accounts over the last 27 months, but he wasn't the only city council member named in the audit. 

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Man accused of gambling while leaving kids in hot truck

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CAPE GIRARDEAU --  A McClure man is accused of leaving his two children in the back of his pickup truck on a hot day to gamble at a Cape Girardeau casino.

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Local police react to law signed by Gov. Rauner Video included

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WSIL -- According to a study by the Illinois Policy Institute, Illinois law enforcement confiscated more than $319 million in property and cash over the past decade, using a system that does not require convictions or even charges in some cases.

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New developments in Cambria, Casey's General Store coming to town Video included

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CAMBRIA -- As more people move to a small Williamson County town, the demand for places to shop grows. The small, quiet town of Cambria used to be busy and full of businesses.

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Illinois veterans honor fallen service members by biking 500 miles Video included

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY -- Military members from around Illinois gathered Wednesday on a more than 500-mile bicycle journey.

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Documents show Zeigler treasurer wrote city checks to himself Video included

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ZEIGLER -- New records obtained by News 3 as part of an investigation into Zeigler city finances, show how more than $200,000 disappeared from city accounts.

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Farmers anxious to assess yield reduction from dicamba damage Video included

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WSIL -- The Environmental Protection Agency is hoping to allow farmers to spray the controversial herbicide, dicamba, in 2018, but with additional regulations in place for its use. Dicamba was approved for use with genetically modified soybeans this year in Illinois for the first time.

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1 student shot at Mattoon High School

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MATTOON --  One student was shot Wednesday morning inside the Mattoon High School caferteria. 

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Police: Robberies in Herrin and Carbondale could be connected

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WSIL -- Carbondale and Herrin police now believe a string of armed robberies in their communities may be connected. 

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Carbondale moves forward with controversial firehouse sale Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Things got heated at a Cardondale City Council Meeting Tuesday night. That's where the council approved a resolution to sell the property of an old firehouse to a couple, who plans to turn it into a working space for artists. 

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FCC Commissioner tours Saline County 911 center

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SALINE COUNTY -- The head of the Federal Communications Commission made a stop in Harrisburg Tuesday, seeing firsthand, the challenges of providing emergency service in rural areas. The next gen 911 center in Harrisburg is one of the first of it's kind in southern Illinois, it's why Federal Communications Commissions Chairman Ajit Pai came for a tour. Pai' wants to improve connectivity for public safety services in rural areas. He says easing Federal Government regulation...

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Zeigler fires treasurer amid FBI investigation Video included

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ZEIGLER -- City leaders voted to fire treasurer Ryan Thorpe over money missing from city accounts

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"Rauner's Broken Record Tour" held in Carbondale Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner hasn't announced his intention to run again, but most of his opponents expect it to happen. So a group in Carbondale shared their stories about how Governor Rauner's time in office has affected them as part of the "Rauners Broken Record Tour."  

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Keeping fall plants beautiful all season long Video included

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HERRIN -- Fall begins at the end of the week. You may have already noticed leaves turning in some places, as people begin to decorate with heartier plants for cooler temperatures. So what can you do to make sure your fall plants stay healthy and beautiful all season long? 

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Herrin residents weigh in on recent robberies Video included

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HERRIN -- Authorities in Herrin continue looking for clues in a robbery at the Farm Fresh. It made for the second robbery at a store in a month, following the August robbery at the nearby Dollar General.

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Union Pacific wants Murphysboro to pay for part of overpass work Video included

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MURPHYSBORO -- Crews started working on replacing the railroad overpass over Route 149 on the west side of town earlier this year but about a month ago, they stopped.

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Early morning earthquake shakes up region

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WABASH CO. -- Parts of southern Illinois and Indiana have been rocked by an earthquake.  

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Concerns over Carbondale crime Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Cardondale neighbors and shoppers expressed concern about the recent crime in the city. While some said the cases are alarming, others said the problems are something to pay attention to, but it does not worry them.

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Arbor District residents question city leaders on selling of old fire house Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Frustration and confusion mounted for people in one Carbondale neighborhood. Many said they don't like the way the city has handled the selling of the old fire station on South Oakland Avenue.

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Jonesboro program to connect kids with nature Video included

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JONESBORO -- A new after school program connects kids with nature.

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Carbondale African American Museum to celebrate 20 years Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The African American Museum in Carbondale will hold a fundraiser this weekend in celebration of 20 years of operation. 

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Ameren drone program taking flight for faster response Video included

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WSIL -- You may have noticed in the wake of Hurricane Irma, the restoration of electricity after a storm can get very labor intensive. Now, a new Ameren program puts eyes in the sky to find problems faster and without an army of inspectors.

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Dozens of Illinois lawmakers plan to leave office Video included

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SPRINGFIELD -- Dozens of Illinois lawmakers, more than 15 percent, either plan to leave or have already left the General Assembly amid a tense political climate.

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SIU law school hosts Constitution Day Video included

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CARBONDALE -- SIU Professors honored Constitution Day on Monday by holding a discussion on hot-button issues.

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Two minors in hospital after crash in McCracken County

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MCCRACKEN CO., KY -- Two 16-year-old girls were taken to the hospital on Monday after crashing into a semi-truck with a tanker. 

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Ameren urges safety as harvest season kicks off

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WSIL -- Harvest time is upon us, and Ameren is reaching out to farmers, urging them to stay safe when heading to the fields.

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State Rep. Cavaletto not seeking re-election

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SALEM -- Another Southern Illinois lawmaker said he won't run for re-election. State Representative John Cavaletto made the announcement Monday. 

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After three years, Route 13 construction project nears completion Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- Route 13 is reduced to one lane both eastbound and westbound for construction in Carterville and Crainville.  

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Two minors could face arson charges for Carbondale fire Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Two minors could face arson charges after a fire at a Carbondale business. 

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Man shot multiple times in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE -- A man has been flown to a St Louis hospital with multiple gun shot wounds. 

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Butler weighs in on potential Marion mayor candidates

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MARION -- The race for mayor isn't for another 19 months but candidates are already lining up to replace the longest-serving mayor this state has ever seen.

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Warbirds Over Rend Lake Annual Military Fly-in Video included

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INA -- This isn't your typical sporting event. Pilots from all over Illinois participated in the 24th Annual "Military Fly In" Sunday morning, hosted by the Rend Lake RC Club.  

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Route 13 to be reduced to one lane Monday in parts of Carterville Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- You'll want to pack plenty of patience along with your lunch because starting Monday, your drive to work could take a little longer. 

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5 in hospital after Murphysboro crash

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MURPHYSBORO -- Five people were sent to the hospital after a crash in Murphysboro.  

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Police investigate robbery at the Herrin Farm Fresh

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HERRIN -- Police are investigating an armed robbery at a convenient store.

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Murphysboro holds annual Apple Festival parade Video included

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MURPHYSBORO -- Saturday was the annual Appletime Grand Parade in Murphysboro, where thousands of people crowded to get a glimpse of the parade on Walnut Street. 

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83-year-old artist honored in Herrin

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HERRIN -- Dozens of people came to the Hartley art Gallery in Herrin Saturday for a reception to honor local artist Joan Skiver-Levy.

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Women's Health and Wellness featured at John A. Logan

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CARTVERVILLE -- Women for Health and Wellness held its annual Southern Illinois Women's Health Conference at John A Logan College Saturday morning, promoting healthy lifestyles and choices for women of all ages.

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Pawar running mate stops in Eldorado

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ELDORADO--Hundreds poured into the streets of downtown Eldorado today to watch the parade for the annual Town and Country Days. The parade is just part of the four day festival in Saline County, but also making a stop was Cairo Mayor Tyrone Coleman. Coleman is the running mate for Democratic candidate for governor Ameya Pawar. 

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Man arrested for setting a restaurant on fire in Cape Girardeau County

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CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, MO. -- Authorities said a man set fire to a business in Delta, Missouri early Saturday morning. 

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Varughese murder case to move slowly, defense attorney says Video included

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JACKSON CO. -- The defense attorney for an Eldorado man accused of killing SIU student Pravin Varughese admits this case will not move quickly.

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How to choose the right nursing home Video included

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WSIL -- The shocking deaths of eight people at a Florida nursing home this week, in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, raises questions about the safety of nursing homes across the country. 

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Two Marion council members announce bids for mayor Video included

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MARION -- Even though the election is 19 months away, two Marion city councilmen have announced their plans to run for Mayor of Marion, replacing long-time leader Bob Butler.

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Herrin library honors "Cactus Pete"

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HERRIN -- "Cactus Pete" beamed into homes in southern Illinois in the 50's and 60's and dozens of people came out to remember the old children's program at the Herrin Library Friday.

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Ethiopian-Americans celebrate a new year in September

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CHICAGO -- Ethiopians around the globe celebrated a new year, also known as Enkutatash, on September 11th.  While it’s 2017 in most of the world, it's 2010 in Ethiopia. 

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Hightower announces plans to run for Marion Mayor

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MARION -- Marion Commissioner Angelo Hightower has announced on Facebook that he plans to run for mayor of Marion in April 2019.      

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Police say blackmail led to death

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PADUCAH -- McCracken County sheriff's deputies believe a case of blackmail led to a Kentucky man's suicide.

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Sack Hunger: Johnston City Manna Mission Video included

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Friday, News 3 will collect food in Johnston City as the Indians host the Sesser-Valier Red Devils.

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Callie On The Job: ARCH Air Medical Video included

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SPARTA -- Even though we plan for the best, accidents still happen, at that time every second counts. Callie learns how lives are saved in this week's Callie on the Job.

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Mt. Vernon to consider repealing water meter fee Video included

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WSIL -- Almost a year after Mt. Vernon leaders approved a water meter fee, city officials appear ready to do away with it, replacing it with a new sales tax. 

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Police: Man planned robbery, led officers on chase

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MASSAC CO. -- A Metropolis man is in jail tonight after leading police on a chase. 

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Death investigation underway in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE -- Police have launched an investigation after a man turned up dead on September 7. 

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Zeigler community demands answers about missing money Video included

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ZEIGLER -- People in Zeigler packed Tuesday night's city council meeting demanding answers as to why FBI agents raided the town hall last month, and the home of the city treasurer. 

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SIU autism program surviving budget cuts

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CARBONDALE -- Program leaders at SIU's Rehabilitation Institute said they'll continue to provide programs to support people with autism, with or without state money.

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Hands of Hope in need of supplies for hurricane victims

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WSIL -- A local organization is expanding its efforts to help support victims of the recent hurricanes. 

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Murphysboro leaders approve using water towers for local internet provider Video included

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MURPHYSBORO -- Murphysboro is allowing a local internet service provider to use the city's water towers to offer residents internet service. Tuesday, city council members voted 9 to 1 in favor of the decision during their regular meeting.

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Document shows Zeigler employee altered bank statements Video included

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ZEIGLER -- A new document obtained as part of an ongoing FBI investigation into City of Zeigler finances could reveal how money turned up missing from city accounts.

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Doctors urge people to get flu shots Video included

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WSIL -- With flu season around the corner, doctors urge people to get their flu shots. 

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Foes, supporters vent on tax repeal, it goes to committee

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CHICAGO (AP) - An effort to repeal a Chicago-area penny-per-ounce sweetened-beverage tax was referred to the Cook County Board's Finance Committee after opponents and supporters of the tax voiced their opinions. 

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Attempted murder suspect caught near Benton

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FRANKLIN CO. -- A man wanted for attempted murder in Benton is now behind bars. Deputies got a call about a break-in at a home in rural Benton around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. 

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Former SIU track star helps plan fun and fitness day fundraiser Video included

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CARBONDALE -- A former SIU track star plans to give back to her community. She'll raise funds for literacy and health by planning the first ever Community Fun and Fitness Relays. The day includes a mixture of exercise, education and culture.

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Illinois video gaming revenue hits new heights Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Video gaming revenue is up across the state, and southern Illinois is no different, where business owners say the machines have helped make up for some losses in what's been an otherwise tough year.

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Rauner signs bill allowing use of crossbows during archery seasons Video included

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WSIL -- Governor Bruce Rauner signed a law amending the Illinois Wildlife Code to repeal restrictions on crossbows during archery hunting seasons.

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Blagojevich proclaims innocence, describes prison life after breaking five-year silence Video included

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WSIL -- When former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich stepped into a Colorado prison in 2012, he stepped out of the public spotlight.

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Justices allow Trump administration ban on most refugees

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to maintain its restrictive policy on refugees. 

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Apple Festival marks 66 years in Murphysboro Video included

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MURPHYSBORO -- The 66th annual Apple Festival kicks off Wednesday.

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Williamson County CASA in need of volunteers Video included

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY -- The county's Court Appointed Special Advocates for children program, or CASA, says you can help give a voice to those in need, and that need is hitting record breaking numbers this year. 

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Retired Navy veteran reflects on 9/11 and the coincidence that saved her life Video included

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MARION -- A southern Illinois woman opens up about her personal connection to the 9/11 attacks.

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IDOT construction in Carterville nearing completion Video included

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY -- Construction work is close to completion along Route 13 in Carterville. IDOT Engineers are warning drivers to stay alert while changes take place.

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First responders in Jefferson County remember 9/11 Video included

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JEFFERSON COUNTY -- Monday marks the 16th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks that killed thousands in the World Trade Center. 

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SIU professor to serve on National Coal Council Video included

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CARBONDALE -- An SIU professor and scholar in energy technology will soon offer advice on the future of coal in the country.

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Pinckneyville food pantry honors veterans and first responders Video included

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PINCKNEYVILLE -- The Least of the Brethren Food Pantry held a special pantry day offering free food to our nation's front line heroes.

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16 years later, locals reflect on 9/11 Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Memories of the September 11th attacks remain as vivid to many of us, today, as 16 years ago. News 3 caught up with people who remember where they were, and what they were doing when they learned of the attacks. 

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Local musicians plan music tutoring program at schools Video included

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CRAB ORCHARD -- A local school teacher and musician wants to bring back music programs in schools that can't afford to keep them.

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Hands of Hope helps locally and nationally

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HERRIN-- Folks in Herrin are banding together to send aid to those affected by Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma. 

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Southern Illinois churches share evangelism experiences in Guatemala

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WSIL -- Three Southern Illinois churches share their experiences about going on a foreign mission trip to Guatemala. 

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Cancer survivor celebrated at Bears game

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CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears may have lost their home opener to the Atlanta Falcons, but one fan says she still won.

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Former News 3 anchor rides out Hurricane Irma

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FORT MEYERS, FL -- A former anchor at News 3 is now living in Florida, staring down Hurricane Irma.

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Veterans meet their service dogs for the first time Video included

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CARBONDALE -- It's often said first impressions are everything, and a group of veterans met their new service dogs with smiling faces and tears on Sunday.  

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Traveling veteran memorial makes stop in Mt. Vernon Video included

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MT. VERNON -- A traveling memorial, which features over ten thousand names of veterans and first responders who died in combat or in an act of terrorism, made a stop at the Mt. Vernon airport. 

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John A. Logan College receives $1.5 million private donation

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CARTERVILLE -- John A. Logan Community college received a $1.5 million private donation, the largest ever in the history of the college. 

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Bicyclist dies after getting hit by vehicle

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WASHINGTON COUNTY -- A man is dead after being hit by a vehicle, while riding his bicycle.

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Callie On The Job: CrossFit Little Egypt Video included

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HARRISBURG -- CrossFit is a workout program involving weight lifting, cardio and gymnastics. Callie visited Crossfit Little Egypt in Harrisburg in this week's Callie On The Job.

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Masked gunmen rob Carbondale employee

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CARBONDALE -- Carbondale police are investigating an armed robbery.

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Unsung Hero: A look back Video included

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WSIL -- Since 2012, I have had the joy of meeting hundreds of people going above and beyond in their community to make it a better place. Sometimes these people have even risked their own lives for others. While my tenure at WSIL is ending, these stories and the people behind them will stay with me forever. Here's a look back at some of my favorite unsung heroes. 

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Callie On The Job: Du Quoin State Fair Video included

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DU QUOIN -- Last year, 105,000 people visited the Du Quoin State Fair. In order to accommodate that many people there's a lot of preparation that has to be done. Callie learns what goes into getting the grounds fair ready in this week's Callie On The Job. 

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