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Trump tweets support for Kentucky governor in election

President Donald Trump has tweeted his support for Republican Gov. Matt Bevin, a steadfast Trump supporter who faces a tough reelection fight in Kentucky.

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McConnell: We must avoid strategic calamity in the Middle East

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding the situation in Syria as Turkey's military operation against Kurdish groups in Syria is in its seventh day.

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NATO envoys to hold talks Wednesday on the impact of Turkey's offensive into northern Syria

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NATO envoys are set to hold talks Wednesday on the impact of Turkey's offensive into northern Syria after several allies raised concerns about the actions of the Turkish armed forces.

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Taco Bells in Illinois and Kentucky impacted by recall of 2.3 million lbs of beef

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Taco Bell says it has removed and discarded of approximately 2.3 million pounds of seasoned beef from its restaurants.

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U.S. 60/U.S. 62 bridge weight restrictions

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If you travel over the Mississippi in the Cairo area, you should be aware of new weight restrictions going into effect next week.

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Midweek cool down Video included

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WSIL - A round of showers and storms will be pushed through the region Tuesday night.  Cooler air will return to the region for a couple days.  ...

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Bost speaks out on impeachment inquiry and Syria Video included

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News 3's Mark Kiesling sits down for a one-on-one interview with Congressman Mike Bost.

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Felicity Huffman starts serving prison time in college scam

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A representative for Felicity Huffman says the actress has reported to a federal prison in California to serve a two-week sentence in the college admissions scandal.

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Missouri leaders to raise awareness about vaping risks

Missouri officials are developing a public safety campaign aimed at making young people aware of the risks of vaping.

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A Taste of the Region: Mary Jane Bourbon + Smokehouse Video included

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. (WSIL) -- In this week's Taste of the Region, we take a look at a newer restaurant in Cape Girardeau. 

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I-24 to close for one hour Tuesday morning in Massac County

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I-24 Eastbound will be closed for approximately one hour Tuesday, October 15 between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. 

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Anna Police searching for man accused of stealing $400 from Walmart

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The Anna Police Department is asking for the public's help identifying a man they believe used a quick change scam to deceive a cashier out of $400 at Wal-Mart. 

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A cold front brings showers and storms Tuesday evening Video included

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Much of the daylight hours will be dry, but by sunset, storms are likely to develop along the cold front and then sweep eastward across southern Illinois and southeast Missouri through the evening hours.

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Marion High School presenting Radium Girls play Video included

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MARION (WSIL) -- Marion High School students are putting on a play based on a true story. 

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Yahoo users can file claim for class-action settlement

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Yahoo users can now file a claim for a piece of a $117 million class-action settlement related to massive dated breaches within the company.

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Fort Worth officer charged with murder in the shooting of a black woman in her home

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A white former Fort Worth police officer has been booked in jail on a murder charge for the shooting of a black woman through a window in her home.

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SIU celebrates 150th anniversary at this year's Homecoming

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Monday marked the official kickoff to SIU Homecoming week.

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Peabody closing Wildcat Hills Mine Video included

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In a letter given to employees, Peabody said the closures were due to “soft market conditions that make operations uneconomic.”

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Bill would require lab testing of CBD items sold in Illinois

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A proposed bill would require all CBD products sold in Illinois to meet testing requirements set by the state Department of Agriculture

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Census Bureau seeks state data, including citizenship info

The U.S. Census Bureau is asking the 50 states for drivers' license information, months after President Donald Trump ordered the collection of citizenship information.

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Delta Regional Authority announces investments in six southern Illinois projects Video included

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The investments were made through the DRA States' Economic Development Assistance Program. 

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A cold front and the chance for rain is right around the corner Video included

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Today was another gorgeous day to get outdoors and enjoy the fall weather.

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Health officials confirm whooping cough in Kentucky schools

Health officials have confirmed two cases of whooping cough at Kentucky schools.

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Paducah burger joint to host fundraiser for late Metropolis Fire Captain

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If you are in the mood for a burger this Wednesday, you may want to visit The Station Burger Co. in Paducah.

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Former Trump press secretary campaigns for Kentucky governor

President Donald Trump's former press secretary has made a pitch for Gov. Matt Bevin's reelection campaign during a visit to Kentucky's largest city.

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Paducah man charged for sexually assaulting girl in his care

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A Paducah man is in custody for allegedly sexually assaulting a girl in his care.

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Humane Society of Southern Illinois needs food donations

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The Humane Society of Southern Illinois is in urgent need of food donations.

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Electric vehicle startup to begin manufacturing in Illinois

Thousands of people, including Gov. J.B. Pritzker, attended a weekend event showcasing prototypes of electric vehicles created by a startup in central Illinois.

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October 14 Viewer Photos: Full "Hunter's Moon"

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Sunday night, the full "hunter's moon" was shining bright in the night sky. Viewer captured the big bright display and submitted several photos. 

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Rendleman Orchards' 4th annual "Pickin at the Patch" Video included

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ALTO PASS (WSIL) -- Thousands headed out to Rendleman Orchards' 4th annual "Pickin at the Patch" Saturday. 

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Dorena-Hickman ferry closed for repairs on Columbus Day

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DORENA, MO. (WSIL) -- The Dorena-Hickman ferry is closed for repairs today.

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Beautiful Columbus Day, but tracking another cold front set to arrive Tuesday

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A beautiful fall day is on tap for Columbus Day, but we're tracking another cold front set to arrive on Tuesday evening. 

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Music, workshops and more at 3rd annual Wander Down Music Festival Video included

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The third annual Wander Down Music Festival is filled with activities for adults and children. 

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Grand Tower prepares for homecoming festival Video included

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GRAND TOWER (WSIL) -- Leaders in Grand Tower are preparing for the town's homecoming festival set for Friday. This weekend, several of the carnival rides were brought in. 

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Thousands trick-or-treat at Rend Lake Campground Video included

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REND LAKE (WSIL) -- Thousands spent Saturday night at the fourth annual trick-or-treat event at Rend Lake Campground.

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Cooler temperatures boost business at Bandy's Video included

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JOHNSON CITY (WSIL) -- Hundreds headed out for fall-festivities at Bandy's Pumpkin Patch Saturday and Sunday.

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House fire believed to be suspicious Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO (WSIL) -- A fire at an abandoned home in Ferges is being investigated as suspicious. The Williamson County Fire Protection District was called to Ferges Road just after 8 p.m. Saturday night  for reports the home was fully engulfed.  

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Dry fall weather continues

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(WSIL) -- Sunny, crisp, and breezy conditions persist today. 

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House fire investigation in Williamson County

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY (WSIL) -- Crews battle a house fire. 

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U.S. suspends tariff hike, China agrees to buy farm products

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The United States is suspending a tariff hike on $250 billion in Chinese imports that was set to take effect Tuesday, and China agreed to buy $40 billion to $50 billion in U.S. farm products as the world's two biggest economies reached a cease-fire in their 15-month trade war.

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Mixed feelings over pension consolidation proposal Video included

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Lawmakers and city leaders react to the governor's idea to consolidate police and fire pension funds.

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Beshear's camp responds to report Trump will visit Kentucky to stump for Bevin

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According to a report from Politico, President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence will both visit the Bluegrass State in the coming weeks.

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Shelter dogs graduate from obedience training Video included

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A group of shelter dogs graduated from obedience training Friday and are now looking for their forever homes.

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Bow hunts planned for disabled at SIU's Touch of Nature

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People with disabilities who want to take place in archery hunts can attend any of three special hunts taking place at SIU's Touch of Nature in November.

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U.S. says troops in Syria came under Turkish fire

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U.S. says troops in Syria came under Turkish fire; says area was `known by the Turks' to have Americans present.

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Pres. Trump: Kevin McAleenan out at Homeland Security

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President Donald Trump says Kevin McAleenan is out as the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security and says he will be announcing a new acting secretary in the next week.

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Shawnee Health Service plans $1.15 million expansion in Marion Video included

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In just a few months, the former Centerstone building in Marion will turn into a full operating health clinic for Shawnee Health Service.

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Illinois Dept. of Agriculture adds more dicamba restrictions

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The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) has added additional label restrictions for the 2020 growing season for the herbicide dicamba, which is commonly used on soybeans, after receiving a drastic rise in the number of complaints.

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Visa and Mastercard drop out of Facebook's digital currency project Libra

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Visa and Mastercard are dropping out of Facebook's Libra project, a potentially fatal blow to the social network's plan for a worldwide digital currency.

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Gov. Pritzker, legislators to push bill lowering insulin costs in Illinois

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Governor JB Pritzker is joining state lawmakers in a push to lower the cost of insulin in Illinois.

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Shepard Smith announces he's leaving Fox News Channel

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Shepard Smith, whose newscast on Fox News Channel seemed increasingly an outlier on a network dominated by supporters of President Trump, says he is leaving the network.

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Request to suppress confession in school shooting denied

A judge has denied a request to suppress a confession and other statements by a Kentucky teenager charged with fatally shooting two classmates and wounding 14 others at a high school.

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Authorities order 100,000 evacuated in California wildfire

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The blaze erupted around 9 p.m. Thursday along the northern tier of the San Fernando Valley as powerful Santa Ana winds swept into Southern California.

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IDOT hiring snowplow operators

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Operators may be called any time day or night, including holidays, to assist with snow removal and clean up.

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Traffic accidents impacting westbound Interstate 24

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Police say traffic is moving slowly there but is beginning to back up.

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Family fun planned for 9th Annual West City Festival Video included

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WEST CITY (WSIL) -- A day for families and neighbors to come together. 

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Mom says Illinois boy charged with murder is 'not a monster'

The mother of a 9-year-old Illinois boy charged with murder in a mobile home fire that killed five says her son is not "a monster".

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1st month of Indiana sports betting draws $34.5M in wagers

The Indiana Gaming Commission says the opening month of sports betting at Indiana casinos attracted $34.5 million in wagers.

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Farmers ask motorists to slow down Video included

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The Illinois Department of Agriculture is stressing the importance of harvest safety after two fatal accidents just last week. 

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Life-sized deer cake created for wedding goes viral

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A Pennsylvania cake decorator's life-like deer cake is going viral on social media.

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Now is the time to have your furnace checked Video included

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Robert Petro is a service manager with Pass One Hour and has done his fair share of furnace tune-ups.

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High school students craft legislation for Illinois General Assembly

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The Youth Advisory Council is crafting a piece of legislation they want lawmakers in Springfield to consider. 

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Gov. Pritzker report recommends consolidating pension funds Video included

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The report contends the combined pool would generate up to $2.5 billion extra in returns in five years.

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Cracks were found in a key structural part on 38 Boeing jets

Inspections of some older Boeing jets have turned up structural cracks in more than three dozen of them, raising a new safety issue for the company, which is already dealing with two deadly crashes involving a newer version of the same plane.

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Two local counties get more than $760,000 for school safety

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Two southern Illinois counties and one in the Metro-East area are receiving $1.1 million in funding to strengthen school security.

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Register your organization for annual Earthquake Drill

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The Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is encouraging all residents, schools, businesses and other organizations to participate in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut on October 17, 2019, at 10:17 am.

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Lawsuit: Officer played Russian roulette with girlfriends

A wrongful-death lawsuit claims that a St. Louis police officer charged in the fatal shooting of a female colleague while playing a variation of Russian roulette had a history of forcing other girlfriends to play the game.

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Simone Biles breaks another record in one week

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U.S. gymnast Simone Biles keeps breaking records.

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Kentucky officials issue warning on vaping

The Kentucky Department for Public Health says it is monitoring a growing number of cases of illness related to e-cigarette use or vaping.

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Crashing temperatures on Friday

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WSIL - A very strong fast moving cold front will zip through SIL Friday morning.  Temperatures will fall rapidly as the front passes.  ...

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Missouri elk hunt likely in 2020

Missouri Department of Conservation officials say the state's elk herd is on track to be large enough in 2020 for the first hunt in more than a century.

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'Is this your turd?': Missouri city's cleanup flags dog poop

Officials in a southwest Missouri city are planting small flags in piles of abandoned dog poop as part of a campaign to get residents to clean up after their pets downtown.

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Illini Union director allegedly fired gun in front of woman

The University of Illinois has identified 14 applicants that have abused the financial aid system. The University of Illinois has identified 14 applicants that have abused the financial aid system.

The director of the University of Illinois' student life center faces a felony charge for allegedly firing a gun in front of a woman inside his Champaign home.

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Father and son from Vergennes rescued from rip current on Florida beach

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A father and son from Vergennes, Illinois had to be rescued by emergency officials while swimming off the coast of St. Augustine Beach, Florida on Tuesday.  

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IDOT announces weight restriction change to Highway 60/62 bridge near Cairo

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The Illinois Department of Transportation is set to reduce the weight limit on the U.S. Highway 60/62 bridge over the Mississippi River. 

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Social Security benefits to rise 1.6% in 2020

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Social Security says millions of retirees will get a modest 1.6% cost-of-living increase in 2020

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Ticket sales from Top 10 Men Who Can Grill Competition will benefit community groups Video included

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WEST FRANKFORT (WSIL) -- The 7th annual 10 Men Who Can Grill competition is set to take place. 

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Massac County Sheriff searching for man wanted on meth charges

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The Massac County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in searching for Brian J. Powell, 43.

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Chicken recall due to Listeria contamination expands

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Chicken recall hits Kroger, Giant, Aldi, Food Lion, and more after products test positive for listeria contamination.

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From summer to winter, a strong cold front set to arrive on Friday

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Friday is the big day of change we've been chatting about all week long. 

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Taco Bell seasoned beef recalled due to possible contamination

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You may want to celebrate Taco Tuesday with homemade tacos instead of those you can get in a drive-thru due to a recall for taco meat sold to one popular restaurant.

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