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PFC Devon Tucker remembered as living his lifelong dream Video included

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WSIL -- A fallen southern Illinois soldier was remembered Friday for living out his dream.

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Overnight shooting in Harrisburg Video included

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HARRISBURG -- Police responded to reports of shots fired in the 800 block of Church Street a little after midnight Friday morning.

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Republicans propose new school funding plan Video included

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WSIL -- As the special session continues in Springfield, Republicans unveiled a new plan to change the way Illinois funds its schools, weeks after another plan passed both the House and Senate. 

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Dozens of neglected properties torn down in Herrin since year-long crackdown Video included

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HERRIN -- The City of Herrin is cleaning up the town. Last year, Mayor Steve Frattini vowed to crack down on property owners who were in violation of city ordinances.

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Center to spur economic growth opens in Harrisburg Video included

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HARRISBURG -- A new center designed to spur economic development and innovation in Saline County opened Friday. 

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Unsung Hero: Hurricane Creek Gardeners Video included

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HERRIN -- A few residents of a local assisted living center work hard in a garden to give back to their neighbors.

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Meeting of top Illinois lawmakers canceled Video included

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WSIL -- The third day of the Illinois General Assembly special session ended without a budget, and plenty of frustration after a canceled meeting. 

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Jonesboro woman heading to prison for meth charges

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UNION COUNTY -- A Jonesboro woman will serve time in prison for manufacturing meth.

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Murphysboro man heading to prison for domestic violence

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JACKSON COUNTY -- A Murphysboro man with a history of domestic violence was sentenced to several years behind bars Thursday. 

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Local couple works to feed those in need with community garden Video included

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UNION COUNTY -- Food pantries all across our area sometimes have a tough time filling their shelves. But one southern Illinois couple has come up with a unique solution.

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Woman looking for answers after pet cat is killed Video included

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CARBONDALE -- An unusual type of shooting has a Carbondale woman looking for answers.

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Woman arrested for sexual exploitation of a minor Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- A woman hired as a babysitter is charged with sexually exploiting a child.  

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Instead of budget, Illinois lawmakers vote on trivial matters Video included

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WSIL -- After two days of the special legislative session, Illinois lawmakers appeared no closer to reaching a budget agreement on Thursday. Instead they spent time on trivial matters.

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Engines rev for Street Machine Nationals Video included

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DU QUOIN -- Thousands of people are expected to descend upon the Du Quoin State Fairground this weekend for an annual event. 

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Callie On The Job: Ameren Illinois Video included

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MARION -- Electricity is something we typically don't think about until we're left without it. Callie goes to work with Ameren Illinois to learn what linemen do every day to ensure your power stays on in this week's Callie On The Job. 

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Maddie on the Move: Rock climbing Video included

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MAKANDA -- Southern Illinois is full of beautiful bluffs and rock formations.

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Research crews test weather balloon at SIU ahead of eclipse Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Thursday, researchers from Louisiana State University met at Saluki Stadium to test a weather balloon like the one they'll use to monitor the solar eclipse in Carbondale.

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Traffic fatalities on the rise in Illinois Video included

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WSIL -- The number of people killed in deadly crashes in Illinois has been on the rise for several years, according to data from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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Marion man starts internet service to combat low speeds Video included

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MARION -- When News 3 asked viewers about their experiences with Frontier internet this month, we received an overwhelming response. Most came in the form of complaints identical to ones we found filed at the Better Business Bureau.

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Mt. Vernon man arrested on heroin charges

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MT. VERNON -- A "knock and announce" search warrant led to one man's arrest early Thursday morning. 

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Police looking for suspect in Carbondale robbery

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CARBONDALE -- Carbondale police are investigating a robbery that happened Tuesday evening. 

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Anna fireworks event canceled

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ANNA -- Mayor Steve Hartline announced Wednesday that the annual fireworks display has been canceled. 

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Carbondale man wanted after shots fired

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CARBONDALE -- Carbondale Police are looking for a man they believed fired shots at another man during an argument. 

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I-57 reopened after deadly crash in Union County Video included

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UNION COUNTY -- Illinois State Police have identified the victims of Wednesday morning's deadly crash on Interstate 57 in Union County. Eric Barnett, 25, of Adrian, Michigan was behind the wheel of a 2002 GMC Yukon.

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Passer-by saves driver from exploding truck Video included

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JOHNSON COUNTY -- A truck fire broke out along Interstate 24 Tuesday afternoon in Johnson County.

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School districts brace for year three with no budget Video included

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HARRISBURG -- Harrisburg school leaders made last-ditch efforts to continue education as it braces for another year without state funding.

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Murray Energy to sue HBO comedian Video included

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WSIL -- Murray Energy is suing HBO and comedian John Oliver over this weekend's segment on coal. 

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New app helps folks find farmers markets Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- A mobile website has been developed so that you can easily find where to get fresh and local produce. 

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Illinois budget battle: What's at stake? Video included

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As Illinois lawmakers meet in a historic special session, people who operate and depend on agencies that receive state funding are keeping a close eye on developments.

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How effective are special sessions? Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Historically, special sessions to decide a state budget, like the one that started Wednesday, have not been successful.

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Timeline shows Hodgkinson's attack Video included

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WSIL -- New details have emerged from the FBI concerning the Belleville man who opened fire on a GOP baseball practice, gravely injuring a congressman.

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Benton man injured after crashing concrete truck

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PERRY COUNTY -- A Benton man has major injuries after crashing a concrete truck in Perry County. 

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FBI: Congressional shooter acted alone

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WSIL -- More information about the investigation into a Belleville man who shot and gravely injured a congressman in northern Virginia was released Wednesday. 

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Gov. Rauner's address proves division still present in legislature Video included

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WSIL -- Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner made an impassioned plea Wednesday's special session. He called the next 10 days the most important legislative session in Illinois history. 

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Anna City Council rejects alcohol at public gatherings Video included

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UNION CO. -- The debate over beer sales at the Union County Fair came to a head Tuesday night.

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Local shelter looks to place cats in good homes Video included

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WSIL -- June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, and a Murphysboro shelter wants to help you find the right cat for your home.

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Teens repair roofs for low-income residents Video included

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WEST FRANKFORT -- Some low-income homeowners are getting much-needed home repairs thanks to the kindness of strangers.

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Carbondale holds eclipse forum to hear from citizens Video included

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CARBONDALE -- With just 61 days to go until the big total eclipse, the City of Carbondale wants to know what questions people have. Tuesday, they held a public forum to help answer some of those questions.

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Supreme court ruling sparks local discussion Video included

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WSIL -- A recent supreme court ruling overturned a North Carolina law banning social media use among sex offenders.

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School funding town hall meeting scheduled Video included

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HARRISBURG -- Folks interested in school funding will get their chance to ask questions about recent developments in an upcoming town hall meeting. Harrisburg Superintendent Mike Gauch will host the meeting to fill parents in on a Senate bill that may help.

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  • Street Machine Nationals Hits the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds

    Street Machine Nationals Hits the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds

    Friday, June 23 2017 9:12 AM EDT2017-06-23 13:12:06 GMT

    DU QUOIN --  Rev up your engines! The General Tire Street Machine Nationals takes over the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds June 23 - 25. T

    DU QUOIN --  Rev up your engines! The General Tire Street Machine Nationals takes over the Du Quoin State Fairgrounds June 23 - 25. T

  • BBB: Avoiding Vacation Scams

    BBB: Avoiding Vacation Scams

    Thursday, June 22 2017 9:53 AM EDT2017-06-22 13:53:27 GMT

    WSIL -- You may be dreaming about vacations or weekend getaways. The Better Business Bureau warns travelers to be aware of rental scams that could play havoc with vacation plans.

    WSIL -- You may be dreaming about vacations or weekend getaways. The Better Business Bureau warns travelers to be aware of rental scams that could play havoc with vacation plans.

  • Warrant Wednesday: June 21, 2017

    Warrant Wednesday: June 21, 2017

    Wednesday, June 21 2017 3:52 PM EDT2017-06-21 19:52:23 GMT

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

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

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  • 3 waterspouts caught on camera

    3 waterspouts caught on camera

    Friday, June 23 2017 11:08 PM EDT2017-06-24 03:08:50 GMT

    WSIL -- Take a look at this amazing video of three separate waterspouts caught on camera off the Florida coast near Pensacola!

    WSIL -- Take a look at this amazing video of three separate waterspouts caught on camera off the Florida coast near Pensacola!

  • Gorilla breakdances better than you!

    Gorilla breakdances better than you!

    Friday, June 23 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-06-23 23:27:58 GMT

    WSIL -- Take a look at this breakdancing gorilla who was caught going ape at the Dallas Zoo!  

    WSIL -- Take a look at this breakdancing gorilla who was caught going ape at the Dallas Zoo!  

  • Minivan mishap

    Minivan mishap

    Friday, June 23 2017 7:18 PM EDT2017-06-23 23:18:14 GMT
    WSIL -- Take a look at this!  A minivan got stuck between two sections of a lift bridge in Green Bay. 
    WSIL -- Take a look at this!  A minivan got stuck between two sections of a lift bridge in Green Bay. 

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