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Emergency management officials emphasize severe weather preparedness

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WSIL -- Local emergency management officials remind you, there are ways to prepare for the worst.

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UNSUNG HERO: Thompsonville high school basketball help food pantry

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THOMPSONVILLE -- In this week's Unsung Hero, one Franklin County high school basketball team is getting high honors on and off the court. 

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Mike Absher's vision for Marion mall Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- Illinois Star Centre Mall in Marion sparks a lot of heated discussion from eviction notices to bankruptcy court. But now, it's getting some positive attention. Mayoral candidate Mike Absher has released his vision for the property. 

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Governor Pritzker wants to legalize sports gambling

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WSIL -- Legal sports gambling could come to Illinois soon

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Lawmaker proposes education on sexual consent in schools

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A bill filed in Springfield this month aims to educate kids on the meaning of sexual consent.

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Marion mayoral candidates discuss gun laws Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- Some of the candidates for Marion mayor met with voters to discuss public safety and gun control laws. 

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ISP releases new information about revoked FOID cards

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WSIL -- In light of the recent Aurora workplace shooting in which five people were killed by a man who should not have had a gun, Illinois State Police (ISP) is releasing some staggering statistics about how many others are out there with guns they should not have.

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Tree trimming experts share advice on pruning trees Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- High winds and thunderstorms often happen in the spring in southern Illinois, and that may have you thinking about some problematic tree branches around your property.

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Road closure in Carbondale Friday, Monday, Tuesday

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The City of Carbondale is still working to replace the sanitary sewer along Oak Street.

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Southern Illinois lawmakers skeptical of Gov. Pritzker's proposed $39 billion budget Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. --Governor J.B. Pritzker laid out his plans for generating new revenue Wednesday in his first budget address. In his $39 billion budget proposal, he addressed many controversial topics.

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Kohen Moore going strong at school Video included

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COBDEN, Ill. --  6th grade student, Kohen Moore, is enjoying his time back at school.

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Monkee, Peter Tork, dies at 77

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Peter Tork, who rose to teen-idol fame in 1966 playing the lovably clueless bass guitarist in the made-for-television rock band The Monkees, has died.

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Tax on Managed Care Organizations proposed by Pritzker Video included

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WSIL -- A large portion of the revenue Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants to raise in the next year comes from taxing Managed Care Organizations.

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SIU enrollment drops again for Spring 2019

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- There are fewer students on the SIU campus this semester.

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Governor proposes tax on plastic bags

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants lawmakers to pass a statewide tax on plastic bags.

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McCracken County High School at center of sex abuse investigation

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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. -- McCracken County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating four separate accusations of sexual abuse with students at the high school.

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Health officials: flu season less severe than last Video included

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WSIL -- We're halfway through the Flu season, which runs from October or November until as late as May. But, there is some good news. 

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Baby Savings Day Saturday

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WSIL -- New parents and parents-to-be may want to stock up on baby supplies this weekend.

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Rising Ohio River causes problems in Paducah Video included

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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. -- The rising Ohio River is causing problems across Paducah. Backwater from the Ohio River has caused creeks to rise and cover road roads.

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Governor removes two SIU board members

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Governor J.B. Pritzker makes changes to the SIU Board of Trustees.

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Man shot by police faces charges for assault

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- A Cape Girardeau man shot by officers Tuesday night is being held on $1 million bond, and faces charges for allegedly shooting a woman.

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Ohio River floodwaters force the closure of roads, ferry Video included

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HARDIN COUNTY, Ill. -- Flooding along the Ohio River forced crews to close roads in Hardin County Tuesday. They shut down Route 1 where the road is submerged.

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Registration opens for 2nd Annual Black History Month Media Program Video included

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WSIL -- In celebration of Black History Month, southern IL TV journalists and the Carbondale African American Museum will host an event for middle and high school students interested in television and production.

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Paducah puts up floodgates, Kentucky road closures Video included

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PADUCAH, KY. -- As of Tuesday afternoon, the Ohio river was at 48.3 feet, but that’s about to change. The National Weather Service predicts 1 to 3 inches of rain late in evening into Wednesday morning. 

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Concealed Carry: What to do when police arrive? Video included

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. -- In November, a black man with a concealed carry permit, was killed  by police during a mall shooting in a case of mistaken identity. 

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When to use Payless gift cards

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WSIL -- Time is running out to use Payless ShoeSource gift cards and make any final returns.

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U.S. Rep. Bost celebrates National FFA week with visits

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PERRY COUNTY, Ill. -- Congressman Mike Bost stopped at Pinckneyville High School to talk to its FFA Chapter.

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New charges against Franklin County substitute teacher Video included

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. -- A former substitute teacher from Franklin County now faces several counts of grooming and child pornography.

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SIU Board of Trustees will get two new members

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WSIL -- Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is ending the temporary appointment of two members of the SIU Board of Trustees. 

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Lawyer: Burns may take the stand in murder trial

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HARRISBURG, Ill. -- The lawyer for a man suspected of killing his wife says he may take the stand if and when his case goes to trial.

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Mileage tax proposal dropped by bill's sponsor

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WSIL -- The sponsor of a mileage tax bill drops his proposal.

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Former State Senator appears in court on drug charges

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. -- Former Illinois State Senator and former mayor of Sesser, Ned Mitchell, appeared in court for the first time on Tuesday.  

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Governor signs measure to hike Illinois minimum wage to $15

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a measure gradually hiking the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, the highest in the Midwest.

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Murphysboro leaders craft new strategic plan Video included

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Murphysboro's mayor releases a new comprehensive plan meant to guide the city for the next several years.

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Traffic reduced to one lane in Williamson County

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WILLIAMSON CO., Ill. -- Crews are on the scene of an early morning crash in Williamson County. 

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Workplace shooting prompts area business owners to beef up safety Video included

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Workplace shooting is prompting area business owners to beef up safety producers

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Floodwater forces Harrah's Metropolis to close Video included

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METROPOLIS, Ill. -- Floodwaters from the Ohio River are impacting many spots in Metropolis including Harrah's Metropolis Casino and Hotel.

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Volunteers clean William Marberry Arboretum Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- It's easy to stay home and relax when a holiday falls on a Monday, but a handful of volunteers gave back to the community cleaning up William Marberry Arboretum.  

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Illinois joins lawsuit challenging President Trump's Declaration of National Emergency

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CHICAGO -- Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul today joined a lawsuit led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California challenging President Trump's declaration of a national emergency and his attempt to divert funding appropriated by Congress for other purposes.

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FOID card revocation process Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO., Ill. -- The mass shooting in Aurora raises concerns about how a criminal could still get a firearm legally. While a FOID card makes it more difficult, experts admit, the system is not foolproof.

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New church coming to downtown Murphysboro

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A new church plans to move into a historic building in downtown Murphysboro.

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Experts fear 'Zombie' deer disease could spread to humans

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WSIL -- Many are concerned that humans may be impacted by the "zombie" deer disease which is spreading across the country, now in nearly half the states including Illinois and Missouri.

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Ask a CPA, free tax help

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WSIL -- Tax season is among us, and some might have questions in regards to new tax laws. 

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New local business helps foster families Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A storefront in Carbondale is using it's business as a way to help foster families in southern Illinois. 

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SIU celebrates National Girls & Women in Sports Day Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- SIU Celebrated National Girls and Women in Sports Day during the Women's basketball game Sunday.

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WWII vet, VA volunteer dies Video included

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MARION -- A longtime volunteer with the Marion VA Hospital died Saturday. 

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Multiple departments respond to large fire in Williamson County Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO., Ill. -- Crews are on the scene of a structure fire on Illinois Steel Road, just west of Johnston City.

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Suspicious package evacuates store Video included

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. -- A bomb scare for those inside a store in Williamson County Friday night.  

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UNSUNG HERO: Andy Lamont creates recycle drop off site for Benton Video included

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BENTON -- A Franklin County man is helping thousands in his community while doing his part to protect the environment. 

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A survivor shares story on teen dating violence Video included

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WSIL -- February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and it affects more students than some might think. Data shows that one in three high school students experience either physical or sexual violence, or both, by someone they are going out with.  

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Illinois lawmaker introduces mileage tax pilot program

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WSIL -- A Chicago lawmaker wants to fund road repairs by taxing the number of miles you drive.

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Murder suspect convicted of attack on jail guard

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HARRISBURG, Ill. -- A man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend in 2015 has been found guilty of attacking a jail guard.

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Man arrested for shooting in Johnston City

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JOHNSTON CITY, Ill. -- Johnston City police have arrested a man for an overnight shooting.

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School Closings and Delays

WSIL -- Closings and delays for Friday, February 15 are listed below:

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Local family flies to California for baby's open-heart surgery

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WSIL -- A one-year-old girl from Murphysboro is now in California for open heart surgery thanks to a flight from Patient AirLift Services (PALS).

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Illinois lawmakers react to $15/hour minimum wage raise

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois lawmakers are reacting the the passage of legistlation that would gradually increase the statewide minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025.

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Kendrick Paper Stock Company fire deemed suspicious Video included

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MT. VERNON, Ill. -- The state fire marshal has deemed the fire at Kendrick Paper Stock Company suspicious. 

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Former Green Bay Packer visits Marion VA Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- This week is National Salute to Veteran Patients Week, a time set aside to pay tribute to the men and women who have served our country. Each year, VA centers invite vet groups, celebrities and sports stars to show their appreciation. 

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Rising river levels causing flooding issues in far southern Illinois Video included

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CAIRO, Ill. -- Rising river levels are creating flooding concerns in Alexander County.

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Sources: Jussie Smollett staged attack with help of others, allegedly being written off 'Empire'

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CHICAGO (WLS - ABC) -- Chicago police confirmed Thursday that detectives are talking to two persons of interest in connection with the alleged attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.

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CDC: Flu shots are less than 50 percent effective this year

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WSIL -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this season's flu shot is 47-percent effective at preventing the disease.  It is better for children under 17, with a 61-percent rate, and worse for adults 50 year old or older with just a 24-percent effectiveness.  That's actually about par for the course -- over the past few seasons, the rate has fluctuated between 19 and 48 percent.  But it's not all bad news for the flu vaccine, even ... More>>

Testimony begins in trial of eye-gouging suspect Video included

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PERRY COUNTY, Ill. -- Graphic testimony in the trial of Allen Fisher-- the man accused of gouging another man's eyes last year, leaving him blind. 

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Kendrick Paper fire in Mt. Vernon Video included

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MT. VERNON, Ill. -- Several fire departments are responding to a fire at Kendrick Paper Stock Company in Mt. Vernon.

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Target recalls toddlers' unicorn boots

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WSIL -- Target is recalling the Cat & Jack "Chiara" toddlers' unicorn boots because the unicorn's horn can detach causing a choking hazard.

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New assessment testing for students grades 3-8 Video included

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WSIL -- Starting this Spring, students in the 3rd-8th grades will no longer take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). The Illinois State Board of Education has decided to make a switch to the Illinois Assessment of Readiness.  

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Memorial Hospital's vice president and administrator takes on a new role Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The new vice president and administrator at Carbondale's Memorial Hospital decided to take on a different job today.

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Gallatin County prepares for flooding

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GALLATIN COUNTY, Ill. -- The Ohio River at Old Shawneetown is expected to crest several feet above flood stage early next week, and Gallatin County officials are preparing for road closures.

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Ford issues three recalls impacting nearly 1.5 million cars

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WSIL -- Ford Motor Company has issued three recalls involving nearly 1.5 million vehicles across North America.

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Local project to help kids in hospitals expands to Kentucky

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PADUCAH, Ky. -- A program active in southern Illinois hospitals has now expanded into Kentucky.

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Man found dead inside car pulled from Mississippi River Video included

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- The Cape Girardeau County Coroner confirms the victim of the crash is Curtis Hawkins, 83, of Carbondale.

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Minor in custody for school threat

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. -- A 12 year old child was taken into custody for making a threat to Zeigler-Royalton Grade School and a family member.

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ISP investigating Pope Co. school threat

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POPE CO., Ill. -- Illinois State Police troopers will be at Pope County School District #1 on Wednesday, Feb. 13 after a student received an anonymous threat. 

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Chicken & Waffles in a bowl? New cereal flavors announced

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WSIL -- Cereal is going to the next level for National Cereal Day (March 7).

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Marion home lost in fire

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MARION, Ill. -- A home on Washington Street in Marion is a total loss after a house fire Tuesday afternoon.

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Firefighter with Down syndrome returns to department

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SANDOVAL, Ill. -- A firefighter with Down syndrome who resigned after being bullied says he is now back with the department after officials with the department apologized.

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A look at Justin Bagley's criminal history Video included

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JACKSON COUNTY, Ill. -- An Elkville man accused of making false bomb threats to businesses in Canada made his first court appearance this week.

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Walmart 'secret shopper' scam

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WSIL -- The Carlisle County, Kentucky Sheriff's Office wants residents to be aware of a scam reported to them by a citizen.

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First responders take part in hazmat training Video included

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WSIL -- The Illinois Fire Service Institute is holding a two-day hazmat training session for first responders in the region.

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Judge OKs blood, DNA evidence in Chinese scholar's case

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URBANA, Ill. (AP) - A federal judge has denied a request to exclude DNA and blood test results from the trial of a former University of Illinois physics student accused of killing a Chinese scholar in 2017.

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Senate passes bill to expand the Lincoln National Heritage Area on President Lincoln’s 210th birthday

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation today that was introduced by U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin to honor the legacy of the 16th President of the U.S.

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Child found without clothes in Williamson Co. field

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CAMBRIA, Ill. -- The Williamson County Sheriff got a call around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning about a child without clothing in an open field near Cambria. 

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Elkville man arrested for making bomb threats Video included

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JACKSON CO., Ill. -- Justin Bagley of Elkville has been arrested for making multiple bombs threats to places in Taber, Alberta, Canada. 

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I-57 northbound lanes reopened

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WSIL -- As of midnight, all lanes of Interstate 57 are reopen after a crash at milepost 104, just north of Dix. No other details are being released at this time. 

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Mom urges parents to vaccinate kids after measles outbreak Video included

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WSIL -- Since the beginning of the year, the CDC has reported more than 100 cases of Measles in 10 states, including Illinois.

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Marion VA renaming lab after longtime volunteer Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- The Marion VA Hospital made history Monday by renaming a department after a longtime volunteer and World War II Veteran.

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Jury selected for eye-gouging case Video included

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PERRY COUNTY, Ill. -- A jury is selected in the case against a Perry County man accused of gouging another man's eyes.

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A dive team recovers a vehicle submerged in water Video included

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WSIL- A dive team responded to Yellowbanks road to recover a vehicle submerged in water due to a traffic crash.

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Murphysboro man pleads guilty in child porn case

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A man from Murphysboro pleads guilty to a child pornography charge.

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Recognition for Illinois history as sites are added to the National Register of Historic Places

House at 502 SE 4th St., Fairfield, Ill. House at 502 SE 4th St., Fairfield, Ill.
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The efforts of Illinois historic preservation advocates to preserve and promote the state's heritage paid off in 2018 with 30 properties being added to the National Register of Historic Places, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced.

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Second man in Union County stabbing pleads guilty

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ANNA, Ill. -- One of two men, charged with attacking a man inside his home will serve a four-year prison sentence.

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Illinois Secretary of State offices closed Tuesday

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WSIL -- If you need to get your drivers license renewed or a new sticker for your license plates, don't plan on putting that on your Tuesday to-do list.

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State trooper involved in crash

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JEFFERSON CO., Ill. -- Illinois State Police has confirmed a District 13 trooper was rear-ended in his squad car and taken to the hospital. 

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Two teens injured in crash

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JACKSON CO., -- The sheriff's department responded to a crash Sunday afternoon on Lake Road, near Logan Run in Murphsyboro. 

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Winter weather causes travel hazards in St. Louis

Exit ramp to Interstate 55 south of St. Louis. Photo Courtesy of KMOV-TV. Exit ramp to Interstate 55 south of St. Louis. Photo Courtesy of KMOV-TV.
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Heading to St. Louis today? Photos like this might change your mind. 

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Daddy-Daughter dance packs The Pavilion Video included

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MARION -- Fathers and daughters enjoyed a dance Saturday night. 

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Hundreds run Fly with the Eagles Half Marathon Video included

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill-- The cold weather didn't stop hundreds of runners from lacing up their shoes for a half marathon Saturday morning.

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Fatal crash under investigation in Gallatin County

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GALLATIN CO., Ill. --  A 23 year-old has died after crashing her car near Shawneetown Saturday morning. 

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UNSUNG HERO: Marion woman helps employees impacted by government shutdown Video included

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JOHNSTON CITY -- In this week's Unsung Hero, a Williamson County woman is being thanked for her role in helping federal workers during the government shutdown.

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Prepare your homes for the colder temperatures Video included

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HERRIN, Ill. -- With bitterly cold temperatures and below zero wind chills expected this week it's important to make sure you're prepared.

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Students compete in robotics competition Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- High schools students from across the region participated in the 6th Annual Southern Illinois VEX Robotics Tournament on Saturday.

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New warrant issued for Mt. Vernon man

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MT. VERNON, Ill. -- The Jefferson County State's Attorney has issued a new warrant for a Mt. Vernon man currently in an Indiana jail. 

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IDOT working to clear roads

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WSIL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation says they are working diligently to clear southern Illinois roads of ice and snow. 

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Body found in Johnston City

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JOHNSTON CITY, Ill. -- A body has been found at Arrowhead Lake Camp Ground in Williamson County.

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Local business helping pet owners impacted by government shutdown

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WSIL -- A local business is doing what it can to help people impacted by the federal government shutdown. 

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Local business to cater inauguration in Springfield

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A local restaurant is helping Illinois' 43rd governor celebrate his inauguration in Springfield. 

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IDOT monitoring roads as temperatures drop

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WSIL -- Temperatures will drop below freezing Sunday night, but the Illinois Department of Transportation says pre-treated roads should prevent ice. 

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Mt. Vernon hosts MABAS training for local agencies

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MT. VERNON, Ill. -- MABAS Division 47, the City of Mt. Vernon and agencies from Jefferson, Washington, Wayne and Marion counties conducted a public safety exercise on Saturday.

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Former West Frankfort mayor dies

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WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. -- Bob Ellis, a former mayor of West Frankfort, died Saturday afternoon. 

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Karnak man killed in domestic dispute

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KARNAK, Ill. -- A Karnak man is dead following a stabbing during a domestic dispute. 

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Volunteers deliver food baskets in Hurst

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HURST, Ill. -- On Saturday, members of the Hurst ambulance service delivered meals to those in need around the community. 

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2018 Sounds of the Season Schedule

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WSIL -- Each year school choirs from around the region visit the WSIL and WSIU studios to record our 'Sounds of the Season' program.  

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More blood pressure meds recalled due to carcinogen

Over the past few months, numerous recalls of the popular heart drug valsartan have already occurred. Now, generics maker Mylan Pharmaceuticals is adding more products to the list.

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Du Quoin Superintendent named best in the state by IASA

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DU QUOIN, Ill. -- A local superintendent has been named the 2019 Illinois Superintendent of the year.  

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Quincy Media Inc. to acquire WSIL TV

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WSIL -- WSIL TV will soon be under new ownership. Quincy Media, Inc. is acquiring the station. 

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The Wall That Heals stops in Paducah, KY

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PADUCAH, KY -- The Wall that Heals is sparking emotions in Paducah.

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Six local veterans among 200 honored by the state

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Bicentennial organizers and the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs have named 200 military veterans to honor during the state’s 200th birthday. 

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Free legal assistance available for local veterans

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The SIU School of Law is hosting a free event for veterans in November.

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Follow the Money: Bryant vs. Griffin Video included

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WSIL -- In an election cycle filled with expensive races up and down the ballot, the 115th district is shaping up to be one of the more costly in southern Illinois.  Democrat Marsha Griffin is looking to unseat two term Incumbent Terri Bryant, who has historically been a prolific fundraiser.

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Operation Honor Guard

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Operation Honor Guard helps fund area Honor Guards so they can continue to provide services at military funerals.

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Follow the Money: Natalie Phelps Finnie Video included

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WSIL -- Engaged in one of the most hotly contested house races in the state, Democratic incumbent Natalie Phelps Finnie and Republican Patrick Windhorst are battling it out to represent Illinois' 118th district.

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Coca-cola considers cannabis-infused drinks

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WSIL -- Coca-Cola is making some waves today with news that it's considering a new ingredient: cannabis. 

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Chicago police, Fox dispute reports about Smollett attack

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"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is responding to critics who question his report about being attacked in downtown Chicago last month. More>>

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  • R. Kelly ordered jailed on $1M bond at Chicago hearing

    R. Kelly ordered jailed on $1M bond at Chicago hearing

    Saturday, February 23 2019 3:55 PM EST2019-02-23 20:55:06 GMT
    (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP). R. Kelly turns himself in at 1st District police headquarters in Chicago on Friday night, Feb. 22, 2019. R&B star R. Kelly arrived Friday night at a Chicago police precinct, hours after authorities announced mu...(Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP). R. Kelly turns himself in at 1st District police headquarters in Chicago on Friday night, Feb. 22, 2019. R&B star R. Kelly arrived Friday night at a Chicago police precinct, hours after authorities announced mu...
    (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP). R. Kelly turns himself in at 1st District police headquarters in Chicago on Friday night, Feb. 22, 2019. R&B star R. Kelly arrived Friday night at a Chicago police precinct, hours after authorities announced mu...(Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune via AP). R. Kelly turns himself in at 1st District police headquarters in Chicago on Friday night, Feb. 22, 2019. R&B star R. Kelly arrived Friday night at a Chicago police precinct, hours after authorities announced mu...
    R&B singer R. Kelly is expected to appear in a Chicago court a day after being arrested and charged with aggravated sexual abuse.
    R&B singer R. Kelly is expected to appear in a Chicago court a day after being arrested and charged with aggravated sexual abuse.
  • Case against R. Kelly may be stronger this time

    Case against R. Kelly may be stronger this time

    Saturday, February 23 2019 3:55 PM EST2019-02-23 20:55:04 GMT
    (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2014 file photo, recording artist R. Kelly performs at The 56th Annual Grammy Awards Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis in Beverly Hills, Calif. R. Kelly, the R&B star who...(Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2014 file photo, recording artist R. Kelly performs at The 56th Annual Grammy Awards Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis in Beverly Hills, Calif. R. Kelly, the R&B star who...
    (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2014 file photo, recording artist R. Kelly performs at The 56th Annual Grammy Awards Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis in Beverly Hills, Calif. R. Kelly, the R&B star who...(Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 25, 2014 file photo, recording artist R. Kelly performs at The 56th Annual Grammy Awards Salute to Industry Icons with Clive Davis in Beverly Hills, Calif. R. Kelly, the R&B star who...
    R. Kelly is heading back to face charges in the same Chicago courthouse where the singer was acquitted 11 years ago in a child pornography trial.
    R. Kelly is heading back to face charges in the same Chicago courthouse where the singer was acquitted 11 years ago in a child pornography trial.
  • The Latest: Lawyer: Kelly a 'star' with no need to force sex

    The Latest: Lawyer: Kelly a 'star' with no need to force sex

    Saturday, February 23 2019 3:55 PM EST2019-02-23 20:55:01 GMT
    (Victor Hilitski/Chicago Sun-Times via AP). Musician R. Kelly leaves his Chicago studio Friday night, Feb. 22, 2019, on his way to surrender to police. R&B star Kelly was taken into custody after arriving Friday night at a Chicago police precinct, ...(Victor Hilitski/Chicago Sun-Times via AP). Musician R. Kelly leaves his Chicago studio Friday night, Feb. 22, 2019, on his way to surrender to police. R&B star Kelly was taken into custody after arriving Friday night at a Chicago police precinct, ...
    (Victor Hilitski/Chicago Sun-Times via AP). Musician R. Kelly leaves his Chicago studio Friday night, Feb. 22, 2019, on his way to surrender to police. R&B star Kelly was taken into custody after arriving Friday night at a Chicago police precinct, ...(Victor Hilitski/Chicago Sun-Times via AP). Musician R. Kelly leaves his Chicago studio Friday night, Feb. 22, 2019, on his way to surrender to police. R&B star Kelly was taken into custody after arriving Friday night at a Chicago police precinct, ...
    R. Kelly has arrived at a Chicago court hearing where a judge will decide bond in the sexual abuse case against the R&B singer.
    R. Kelly has arrived at a Chicago court hearing where a judge will decide bond in the sexual abuse case against the R&B singer.

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