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Democrats pick Webb to run for state senate seat

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WSIL -- Democratic leaders in the 59th state senate district picked Goreville Superintendent Steve Webb to be their candidate for the seat. 

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Two Arrested For Robbery of Marion Gas Station

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MARION - Two men are accused of robbing a Marion gas station late Thursday night.  The hold-up was reported at  9:54 p.m. at  Valero Gas located at 1801 West Main Street.  

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Big plans for closing celebration at For Kids' Sake Art Auction Video included

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WSIL-- The Closing Celebration marks the end of the 18th Annual For Kids’ Sake Art Auction.  

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Carbondale leaders eye new transportation center

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CARBONDALE - Carbondale city leaders are stepping up their efforts to improve transportation in the region.

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Jury in Cosby trial to resume deliberations Thursday

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Jurors at Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial have finished their first day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.

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Woman with MS says Delta employees tied her to wheelchair

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ATLANTA - A woman with multiple sclerosis says Delta Air Lines employees tied her to a wheelchair with another passenger's dirty blanket, leaving her bruised according to WSB-TV. 

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HUD secretary proposes rent increases for low-income Americans receiving federal housing subsidies

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (ABC News) - U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced Wednesday a legislative package that proposes raising rent for low-income Americans receiving federal housing assistance

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Former cop, 72, arrested in decades-old "Golden State Killer" case Video included

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A 72-year-old former police officer has been arrested in the decades-old "Golden State Killer" case in California, according to officials in Sacramento. 

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Marion police looking for jewel thief suspects Video included

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MARION - The Marion Police Department needs your help finding the two men in this picture. On April 22, 2018 at approximately 4:00 P.M, police say the two men entered Kay Jeweler and asked to look at diamond earrings and wedding rings. That's when they grabbed the jewelry and ran out of the store. If you have any information, call Marion Police at (618) 993-2124.  

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Trump attorney Cohen plans to plead 5th in Stormy Daniels lawsuit

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (ABC News) -  President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, plans to exercise his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in a civil lawsuit involving adult film actress Stormy Daniels, according to court documents.

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White House fights judge's ruling that DACA protections must continue

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The White House is fighting back against a federal judge's ruling that the Trump administration must again accept new applications for protection from undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and keep the program in place.

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SIU tries clearing up confusion about volunteer adjuncts Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Leaders at SIU announced a plan to hire alumni with advanced degrees on a volunteer basis, but some members of the community say it's confusing at best, and at worst, insulting.

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Students learn about agriculture during SIU farm tour Video included

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CARBONDALE-- Students from around the region learned about agriculture during a tour of the Southern Illinois University Farm.

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SIU hosting flea market for scholarship fundraiser

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CARBONDALE -- If you're free on Saturday, you can help fund scholarships for SIU students.

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Google Street car catches eclipse outside St. Louis

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MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Missouri - People in southern Illinois know all about the total solar eclipse from last August, and now those people who were not lucky enough to experience it like many people in our area were, can see part of the phenomenon thanks to Google Street View on Google Maps. 

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Dozens of veterans take part in third Honor Flight Video included

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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- On Tuesday morning, April 24, 67 veterans and there guardians took flight to Washington, D.C.  

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Marion police searching for theft suspects

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MARION  -- Police are asking for the public's help tracking down a pair of theft suspects. 

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Warrant Wednesday: April 25, 2018

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WSIL -- Multiple sheriff's departments are asking for the public's help finding people with outstanding warrants. 

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SIU to offer a variety of summer camp services for children Video included

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WSIL -- Over the summer SIU will host multiple camps for children of all ages.  

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Veterans Honor Flight returns to Southern Illinois Video included

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MARION - Nearly 70 veterans from World War II, Vietnam, and Korea returned home today after a whirlwind Honor Flight to our nation's capital. 

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Recognition dinner celebrates students across southern Illinois

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CARBONDALE -- Southern Illinois school leaders celebrated students and principals at an annual recognition dinner held at SIUC.

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'Smallville' actress granted bail in alleged sex cult case

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NEW YORK (AP) - Allison Mack, the TV actress who starred in "Smallville," was bailed out of jail on Tuesday and met with a chaotic scene outside a courthouse where she's charged with helping recruit women as sex slaves for the leader of a self-improvement group.

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“Schoolhouse Rock” singer, composer dies at 94

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WSIL-TV - The musician whose songs helped teach children on ABC's Schoolhouse Rock has died. 

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Fourth Illinois death reported from synthetic marijuana

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SPRINGFIELD - Illinois public health officials say a fourth person has died after using synthetic marijuana.

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Amazon introduces in-car delivery

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WSIL-TV - Amazon is now offering in-car deliveries.

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Ice pops recalled due to possible Listeria contamination

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WSIL-TV - If you have ice pops in your freezer, you may want to double check them if you live in Missouri, because they could be contaminated with Listeria. 

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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WSIL-TV - The National Prescription Drug Take Back is happening across the nation this Saturday April 28, 2018 from 10:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. 

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Club 262 in Carterville shuts down after multiple violations Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- A club in Williamson County decides to shut its doors after multiple run-ins with the liquor commissioner.

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Bill looks to help municipalities conduct third-party audits

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SPRINGFIELD -- A bill in Springfield could help towns collect hundreds of thousands of lost tax dollars, but business owners aren't happy with the way it works.

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Jefferson County becomes gun "sanctuary"

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JEFFERSON CO. -- The Jefferson County Board has unanimously passed a resolution declaring the county a “sanctuary” for gun owners Monday evening. 

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Illinois man charged in Waffle House shooting, dad investigated

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ANTIOCH, Tenn. - The Illinois man accused of gunning down people eating at a Waffle House in Tennessee is behind bars tonight. Police say a phone tip lead them to 29-year-old Travis Reinking, in a wooded area behind his home.

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SIU Nurses unionizing for fair pay

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CARBONDALE, Illinois - Southern Illinois has a nursing shortage, but filling those positions isn't easy especially for the Student Health Center at SIU.  

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Skipping breakfast could lead to weight gain

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WSIL-TV - You've heard it your whole life, "breakfast is the most important meal of the day". 

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Canadian officials: investigation of deadly "attack" will be long and complex

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TORONTO, Canada - Ten people are dead and 15 injured after a van mowed down pedestrians in north Toronto Monday afternoon. 

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Rauner promises more jobs in southern Illinois after Europe trip

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HAMBURG, Germany -- Gov. Bruce Rauner works to bring more jobs to southern Illinois while on a ten-day trip to Germany and Poland.

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2nd accident confirmed, Driver injured in wreck on I-57 NB

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WSIL-TV - A Texas trucker is recovering in the hospital after crashing his big rig on Interstate 57 northbound just north of the Ina exit. I

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Man sentenced to 50 years for stealing $1.2 million of fajitas

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas - A former juvenile detention center employee from Texas convicted of stealing more than $1.2 million worth of fajitas will be serving 50 years in prison for the theft. 

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Local employer talks benefits of bringing babies to work

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MARION -- HireLevel in Marion has had a "bring your baby to work" program in place for nearly five years and says it raises morale, as well as employee retention. 

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President George H.W. Bush hospitalized

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HOUSTON - A spokesman for the Bush family has released a statement revealing that former President George H.W. Bush was admitted to Houston Methodist Hospital yesterday morning.

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Man dies in one-car accident in Carrier Mills

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CARRIER MILLS - A man from Paducah, Kentucky died a one car accident on US Highway 45 just south of Carrier Mills, Illinois.

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Lt. Governor tours Continental Tire highlighting manufacturing

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MT. VERNON-- More than 14 million tires come out of Continental Tire in Mt. Vernon every year. Producing that many tires takes a lot of people. 3,300 to be exact and most of those jobs belong to folks in southern Illinois. Illinois Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti toured Continental Tire and said the up-to-date factory helps put graduating students right into the workforce. 

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Restaurant Report Card: April 23, 2018

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WSIL -- This week's low scoring restaurant had six critical violations. The Jackson County inspector says four of those violations at Cindy B's were critical. 

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Restaurant Report Card: Pizza joints (March inspections)

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WSIL -- We're slicing into inspection reports for area pizza joints in this week's Restaurant Report Card. 

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House Call: CHESI services Video included

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CAIRO -- Community Health and Emergency Services in Cairo is now managing two critical public health programs in the Southern 7 region.

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Sen. Duckworth places blanket hold on all Trump Administration nominees for HUD positions

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THEBES -- U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth placed a blanket hold on Trump Administration nominees for positions at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Pharmacy group works to make prescriptions more affordable Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- Drug prices are soaring and a lobbying group representing Illinois pharmacists is trying to influence lawmakers to pass two bills that would make medication more affordable. 

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Old Feed Store Farmer's Market kicks off

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COBDEN -- The Old Feed Store kicked off its Farmer's Market season.

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Runners compete in River to River Relay Video included

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POPE CO. -- More than a thousand runners hit the pavement Saturday for the regions most poplar relay race. 

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UNSUNG HERO: Christopher teen starts recycling club at school Video included

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CHRISTOPHER -- In this week's Unsung Hero, a Franklin County teenager is working to protect the environment and getting his classmates involved. 

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Harrisburg man sentenced to 15 years in prison Video included

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SALINE CO. -- It was a sigh of relief for people in Saline County after one man was sentenced to prison.

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Gov. Greitens charged with felony for alleged campaign violation

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has been charged with a felony related to his use of a charity donor list for his 2016 political campaign.

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House passes bill to control drug prices

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SPRINGFIELD -- Legislation to keep the price of generic prescription drugs down passes in the House.

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SIU split bill advances out of committee

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SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois House Higher Education Committee passed a measure that would split SIU's campuses.

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Southwest sends apology letter, $5,000, $1,000 travel voucher to passengers on Flight 1380

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PHILADELPHIA -- Passengers who were on board Southwest Flight 1380 are receiving letters of apology from the airline along with a $5,000 check and $1,000 travel voucher, ABC News confirms.

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Multiple court cases land Harrisburg man behind bars

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SALINE CO. -- A Harrisburg man is headed to prison after pleading guilty to aggravated robbery and unlawful use of a weapon charges. 

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Job Squad: April 20, 2018

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WSIL -- Graduating high school seniors may want to consider a career in the healthcare industry.  

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2018 Senior Fun Fest is a step back to the 50s

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MARION -- In May, seniors around the area can step back to the 1950s.  

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Sparta man hits $1.5 million jackpot in Steeleville’s Queen of Hearts raffle

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STEELEVILLE -- A Sparta man hit the jackpot at the Steeleville American Legion Thursday night.

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Camping World coming to Marion

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WSIL-TV - Camping World Holdings, Inc., the nation's largest network of RV-centric retail locations, today announced expansion plans for the development of three new SuperCenters including one in Marion, IL.

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National Parks Week means free admission to all parks Saturday

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WSIL-TV - It's National Park Week, which means on Saturday, April 21st, admission fees will be waived for all national parks.

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Syracuse fraternity suspended over 'extremely racist' and 'homophobic' video

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SYRACUSE, New York - Syracuse University suspended one of its professional fraternity chapters after video surfaced showing members of Theta Tau acting in an "extremely racist" and "homophobic" manner, the university's chancellor said. 

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National School Walkout Day planned for Friday April 20

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WSIL-TV  - High school students across the country are planning to walk out of classes tomorrow morning as part of the National School Walkout. 

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Herrin TIF credited for bringing new businesses, jobs

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HERRIN - A new business opening up shop in Herrin is just the first of many to come according to Herrin Mayor Steve Frattini, "We believe we have a lot to offer. 

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SIU grad assistants, civil service workers demand raises

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CARBONDALE -- After years of stagnant pay, SIU graduate students say enough is enough.

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Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani joining Trump legal team along with others

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President Donald Trump has expanded his legal team and hired an old friend, former New York city Mayor Rudy Giuliani, ABC News has confirmed — a move which comes on the heels of shake-ups on the president's legal team.

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SIU symposium focuses on 2nd Amendment

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CARBONDALE -- What is the future of the second amendment?

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Du Quoin State Fair Announces Acts

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SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Du Quoin State Fair is still nearly four months away, but people are already getting excited. 

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Missouri Governor could face criminal indictment Video included

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A judge denied Missouri Governor Eric Greitens request to have his criminal indictment tossed out. 

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Trade in your old car seat for a discount on a new one at Target

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WSIL-TV - Do you have an old car seat that your child has outgrown? Now you can trade it in at Target, and save on a new one at the same time. 

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Fatal crash investigation underway in Jackson Co.

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JACKSON CO. -- Sheriff's deputies on scene confirm one person is dead after a crash on Route 51. 

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'Cabaret' returns to southern Illinois Video included

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MARION -- For the first time in 15 years, local performers will take to the stage for 'Cabaret'.  

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Cape Comic Con returns this weekend Video included

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CAPE GIRARDEAU -- The actor who played the Incredible Hulk, Lou Ferrigno, will be a part of the 13th annual Cape Comic Con event.  

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Corrections opens Murphysboro Re-Entry Center

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MURPHYSBORO -- The Murphysboro Re-Entry Center is officially open and officials hope it will help offenders learn life skills to help them after they get released.

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Charges for Prince's death could be announced Thursday

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CARVER COUNTY, Minn. - Prosecutors in the Minnesota county where Prince died just announced that they're ready to make an announcement in their two-year investigation into the musician's death from an accidental fentanyl overdose.

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IL House approves bill allowing medical marijuana for students

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SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - The Illinois House voted Wednesday to approve a bill that allows infused medical marijuana to be administered to students by parents in elementary and secondary schools.

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Lawmaker tries to stop porn epidemic Video included

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SPRINGFIELD -- An epidemic growing across the country prompts one Illinois lawmaker to work to put a stop to it.

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School officials examine new security technology Video included

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MARION -- With school security in the spotlight, local officials are looking at new technology to keep their campuses safe.

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SCOTUS decision on sales tax could affect local businesses Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The United States Supreme Court will decide this week, whether to allow states to tax all online sales. Local communities say online sales are to blame for a significant drop in sales tax revenue, and now fear it could make business even harder for small sellers.

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House fire in Herrin Video included

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HERRIN - Firefighters are on the scene of a structure fire on W. Madison St. in Herrin. We are on the scene of this breaking news story and will be updating this as more information is available.

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Bump stock company shutting down

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The company that invented and manufactures bump stocks is shutting down. Slide Fire solutions announcing this week it will stop selling the firearm devices.

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Warrant Wednesday: April 18, 2018

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WSIL -- Multiple sheriff's departments are asking for the public's help finding people with outstanding warrants. 

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Jefferson County could join movement to create sanctuaries for gun owners

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WSIL -- Effingham County declares itself a sanctuary for gun owners. Now, counties in Southern Illinois could make the same declaration, including Jefferson County.

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NTSB investigates deadly emergency landing, victim identified Video included

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PHILADELPHIA - A Southwest Airlines jet apparently blew an engine at about 30,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window and damaged the fuselage Tuesday, killing a passenger and injuring seven others.

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Barbara Bush dead at 92 Video included

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HOUSTON - A family spokesperson for the Bush family says former first lady Barbara Bush has passed away at the age of 92. 

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Happy hours could shorten your life according to study Video included

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WSIL-TV -  An international team of researchers says they found having just one alcoholic drink a day might be enough to shorten your life expectancy.

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Thieves targeting hospital parking garage Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Thieves appear to be targeting vehicles parked at a local hospital. 

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SIU grad student shows how Illinois can help solve water crisis Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The lack of clean water poses a problem for many, but a new report from SIU says Illinois is in a prime position to help.

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SIU professor creates Cub Scout badge Video included

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CARBONDALE -- SIU math professor Wesley Calvert wasn't a Cub Scout growing up, but his kids are.

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SIU students, staff plant trees for Arbor Day Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The SIU campus will be a little greener thanks to some students and staff.

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Athletic trainer reportedly involved in inappropriate relations with Massac County student

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MASSAC CO. - An athletic trainer who was on assignment at the Massac County High School is no longer working at the school after allegations that the woman was involved in inappropriate relations with the high school. 

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Starbucks to close 8,000 locations for racial-bias training

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PHILADELPHIA -- Starbucks says it plans on closing more than 8,000 stores across the U.S. on the afternoon of May 29 to conduct racial-bias education for employees. This comes after video surfaced showing several police talking quietly with two black men seated at a table. After a few minutes, officers handcuff the men and lead them outside as other customers say they weren't doing anything wrong; Philadelphia-area media reported the two had been waiting for a friend. Thi...

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Dunn, BOT weigh in on SIU System future

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WSIL -- There's been a lot of debate in recent weeks about new efforts to split the SIU-C and SIU-E campuses. 

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UNSUNG HERO: Hospice Volunteer Linda Duncan Video included

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MARION -- In this week's Unsung Hero, a local hospice volunteer is being praised for going the extra mile for her patients. She's spent the last decade as a volunteer taking on more patients than the norm. 

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Steel Guitar Show comes back to Mt. Vernon Video included

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MT. VERNON -- The sweet sound of the steel guitar will once again fill Mt. Vernon this week.  

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Nominations open for Illinoisan of the Day state fair honor

SPRINGFIELD -- The nomination period is open for the Illinoisan of the Day honor at this year's Illinois State Fair.

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Community searching for solutions at Shawnee Community College

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ULLIN -- The controversy continues at Shawnee Community College between school leaders and some of the faculty members.

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This year, tax deadline is April 17th Video included

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WASHINGTON - The deadline to file your taxes or file for a six-month extension is almost here. Instead of the usual April 15th, it's Tuesday, April 17th, 2018. 

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SIC training powersports technicians for the latest technology Video included

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HARRISBURG -- The technology in today's powersports equipment has taken great leaps in recent years creating the need for technicians to stay at the top of their game. 

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Farmers concerned over wet and cold weather Video included

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FRANKLIN CO. -- Farmers across the state are hoping for a change in the weather. The recent cold and rain is keeping them from getting in their fields. 

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Domino's Pizza to deliver to outdoor "Hot Spots" Video included

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NEW YORK -- Domino's, which has been bringing pizzas to doorsteps for more than half a century, will now deliver to the great outdoors.

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Harry Anderson of Night Court dead at 65

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ASHEVILLE, N.C - Harry Anderson, the actor best known for playing an off-the-wall judge working the night shift of a Manhattan court room in the television comedy series "Night Court," has died at the age of 65.

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Caffeine good for heart health? Study says yes. Video included

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WSIL-TV - Caffeine affects your nervous system, but could it be *good* for your heart?

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Drop It and Drive program aims to cut down distracted driving Video included

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JACKSON COUNTY - A new program in Illinois is hoping to provide law enforcement officers with the resources to catch distracted drivers, specifically those driving while on the phone. 

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The Equal Rights Amendment: Why has it taken this long to ratify? Video included

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SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois Senate finally signs off on the Equal Rights Amendment, a vote nearly three dozen other states took in the 1970s.

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Restaurant Report Card: April 16, 2018

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WSIL -- In this week's Restaurant Report Card, we're checking out spots around the region that specialize in burgers.  

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Restaurant Report Card: Fast food spots (March inspections)

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WSIL -- Today's Restaurant Report Card is all about fast food joints.  

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House Call: Walk to Cure Arthritis Video included

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MARION -- The Walk to Cure Arthritis is coming up Saturday, April 21. Rent One Park in Marion is hosting the event this year. 

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Groups hold "Welcoming the Stranger" discussion with local Immigrants

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CARBONDALE -- Different faith leaders met with a group in Carbondale for a discussion called "Welcoming the Stranger."

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Longbranch Café and Bakery celebrates 20th anniversary

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CARBONDALE -- Folks gathered to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Longbranch Café and Bakery. 

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Thousands turn out for exotic pet expo in Mt. Vernon Video included

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MT. VERNON -- Parrots, snakes, iguanas and other exotic animals were for sale to good homes this weekend in Mt. Vernon at an exotic pets expo. 

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Lawmakers react to potential override of Gun Licensing Bill Video included

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WSIL -- Almost a month after Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed the Gun Dealer Licensing Act, the bill sponsor said he plans to file an override. News Three talked with three local Representatives that say, if the override comes up in the House, they won't support it. 

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DeSoto residents building community garden Video included

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DeSoto -- Groups in DeSoto are working to bring a community garden to life.  

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Veteran firefighters train next generation

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JACKSON COUNTY -- Nearly 20 new firefighters from local departments learned the fundamentals of safety on the job. 

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Plane crash survivors show gratitude to Jackson County first responders

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JACKSON COUNTY -- Bob Stracke and Wes Kasbaum crashed their plane south of Murphyboro last August. Eight months later, they're thanking those involved in their rescue. 

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FFA students help clean up tornado debris Video included

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SALINE CO. -- FFA students from Benton and Sesser-Valier high schools got out to help the community Friday. Students worked to clean up debris from the recent tornadoes. 

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Local doctor and double lung transplant recipient shares his story

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HERRIN -- A Southern Illinois lung transplant survivor and doctor shares his story.

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Man arrested for Perry County beating, bonds out

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PERRY CO. -- A fight on a back road has the Perry County community of Swanwick afraid to speak. It's been nearly a week since a Nashville man was assaulted on the Swanwick-Rice Road. Door after door, News 3 tried to speak to people in the town about the man accused in the case:  Allen Joseph Fisher, 51, known as AJ Fisher to those in town. 

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Murphysboro sues Union Pacific over land dispute

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MURPHYSBORO -- After months of fighting between Murphysboro and Union Pacific Railroad over some land on North 23rd Street, the city has filed a lawsuit against the company.

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Lawmaker proposes splitting up the SIU system

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SPRINGFIELD -- After Thursday's vote against a plan to shift more money from SIUC to SIUE, a state lawmaker with ties to Edwardsville wants to split the two campuses.

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Holocaust Remembrance Day

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CARBONDALE-- A recent survey reveals the Holocaust could be fading from American's memory, especially in millennials. That's why it's important to observe Holocaust Remembrance Day. 

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Perry Co. man arrested for causing disfigurement

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SWANWICK -- Perry County Sheriff's deputies have arrested a man for aggravated battery causing disfigurement and disabling injuries. 

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Job Squad: April 13, 2018

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WSIL -- There's still a great need for healthcare workers in our region. 

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Mt. Vernon's 7th annual 'Job Search Party'

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MT. VERNON -- Southern Illinoisan job seekers gathered for the 7th annual Job Search Party in Mt. Vernon.

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SIU board rejects $5.1 million funding shift

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CARBONDALE -- A plan to shift some state funding from SIU Carbondale to SIU Edwardsville has been scrapped, at least for now.

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Restaurant Report Card: April 9, 2018

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WSIL -- Aban Kitchen in Carbondale is our low scorer this week. The Jackson County inspector gave the spot a 77.  

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Restaurant Report Card: International scores (March)

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WSIL -- This week we're checking out scores from several international spots around southern Illinois. Here's what health inspectors found during their checks in March.  

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UNSUNG HERO: Vienna teacher's aide Nicki Holloman Video included

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VIENNA -- Vienna Grade School is showing appreciation for one aide who has dedicated 40 years to the job. 

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Use Your Toys-R-Us gift card at Bed Bath and Beyond

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WSIL-TV - Toys-R-Us is closing, so if you have an unused gift card, but don't want any toys, you are in luck. Bed Bath and Beyond is partnering with card cash to allow customers to trade their Toys-R-Us gift cards for a reduced Bed Bath and Beyond e-gift card. The rate of exchange changes, but as of this writing, a person with a $20 Toys-R-Us gift card could $12.84 on an e-gift card for Bed Bath and Beyond. If this is something you want to take advantage of, you better hurry, the o...

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April 3, 2018 Storm Pictures

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WSIL-TV - Severe weather moved through southern Illinois late in the afternoon.  High wind and a possible tornado caused damage in Carterville, Energy, Johnston City and in parts of rural Williamson and Saline Counties.  Below are just a few of the images of the damage from the April 3rd storm. 

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Stella Artois recalls beer that could contain glass

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WSIL-TV - Stella Artois is voluntarily recalling select packages containing 11.2-ounce bottles of Stella Artois beer because it may contain particles of glass. 

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Restaurant Report Card: April 2, 2018

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WSIL -- A Japanese spot in Jackson County is at the bottom of our Restaurant Report Card this week.  

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Restaurant Report Card: February perfect scores

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WSIL -- Here's a closer look at the spots around the region that were perfect with the health department in February.  

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Restaurant Report Card: March 26, 2018

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WSIL -- We begin in Franklin County with this week's Restaurant Report Card. 

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Restaurant Report Card: Fast food joints

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WSIL -- Here are the scores from the February inspection reports. 

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House Call: Stop the Bleed training offered to all

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WSIL -- Stop the Bleed is a national campaign to build resilience and better prepare the public to save lives through basic actions to stop life threatening bleeding following everyday emergencies, disasters, and mass-casualty events (like a mass shooting).  

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UNSUNG HERO: Case Manager Bryan Heine praised for his work

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WSIL -- In this Week's Unsung Hero, leaders at Shawnee Health Care-Carterville Family Practice are praising one of their case managers for going above and beyond his duties.

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'Jeep Invasion' to benefit veterans' groups

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CARBONDALE -- Jeeps will be taking over Carbondale in May. The P3 Jeep Invasion comes to Pinch Penny Pub in Carbondale Sunday, May 27.  

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Star Wars group helps adoption agency

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MT. VERNON -- On Saturday the Angels' Cove is holding a benefit. The theme is Star Wars: Hope Awakens.  

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Restaurant Report Card: March 19, 2018

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WSIL -- A Jackson County spot has been hit with 20 violations during its most recent inspection. 

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Restaurant Report Card: Schools and daycare centers

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WSIL -- Restaurants aren't the only places that get a visit from the health inspector.  

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UNSUNG HERO: Marleen Shepherd and the Sparrow Coalition

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WSIL -- A Jackson County group is working to tackle homelessness and poverty. What started as one woman's homework assignment on paper, has become a proactive way to address the growing issue.

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The Beach Boys to headline HerrinFesta Italiana

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HERRIN -- The annual HerrinFesta Italiana returns May 22. The lineup this year includes country music, classic rock and heavy metal.  

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Restaurant Report Card: March 12, 2018

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WSIL -- A barbecue joint in Massac County is our low scorer this week.   

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Restaurant Report Card: Pizza joints (February inspections)

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WSIL -- We're checking out the highs and lows of pizza joints around the region in this week's Restaurant Report Card. 

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UNSUNG HERO: Hair salon owner helps cancer patients

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WSIL --  In this weeks Unsung Hero, a Williamson County salon is helping women who battle cancer and other medical problems. P.H.D Salon owner, Sonja Jaimet expanded her business to offer customized wigs and one-on-one personal assistance. 

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'Read Across America' Day marked around the area

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HERRIN -- March 2 is set aside for readers of all ages. It's Dr. Seuss' birthday and has been known as 'Read Across America' Day for years.  

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Restaurant Report Card: Paducah restaurant receives 56, temporarily closes

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PADUCAH -- Chin Restaurant in Paducah was inspected on February 22 and received a 56.

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Restaurant Report Card: Perfect scores (January)

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WSIL -- It's the first Monday of a new month and that means we check out perfect scores in our Restaurant Report Card.  

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