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Historians bring to life famous leaders of the Civil War Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- The 14th Annual Civil War Days at John A. Logan college will feature both Union and Confederate Generals. 

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'Clue' coming to the stage at Marion High School

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MARION, Ill. -- A board game turned movie is now a stage production for high school students. 

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Marion Rotary Club prepares for two big events

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MARION, Ill. -- The Marion Rotary has two big events coming up in the next two months.  

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Locals give heroes welcome to honor flight veterans Video included

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MARION, Ill -- An estimated 3,000 supporters attended the Welcome Home celebration at Veterans Airport Tuesday. When participants arrived back from a full day of touring war memorials in Washington D.C., they were greeted by locals waving American flags and homemade banners.  

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New Madrid Fault: A look at early earthquake warning Video included

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WSIL -- We're all familiar with warnings for weather, but what about earthquakes? It's a natural disaster that's much more damaging and wide reaching with a storied history in our area. Scientists estimate the probability of a magnitude 6.0 earthquake along the New Madrid Fault in the next 50 years at 28-46 percent. 

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Truth Test: Ad claims Brendan Kelly has spent career "supporting" Madigan and Pelosi

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WSIL -- More attack ads in the tightly contested race for Illinois’ 12th congressional district. This ad, from Republican incumbent Mike Bost, claims his Democratic challenger has spent his career “supporting” House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi and Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan.

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Rauner talks SIU, tax plan, and re-election Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- Tuesday morning Governor Bruce Rauner received a big endorsement from the Illinois State Rifle Association. While he was in town, News Three talked with him about what he believes voters should know before they head to the polls.

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Crews investigate overnight fire in Franklin County

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WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. -- Several fire departments from both Franklin and Williamson Counties are on the scene of a house fire in Franklin County.  

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8 arrested, $700k worth of illegal drugs seized in multi-agency bust

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WSIL -- Eight people are now in custody after multiple agencies seized $700,000 in meth. 

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Restaurant Report Card: Fast food joints

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WSIL -- We're checking the numbers at fast food joints during September inspections in this week's Restaurant Report Card.  

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Dozens of Veterans headed to Washington D.C Video included

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MARION -- Dozens of area Veterans take off on the 4th Veterans Honor Flight of Southern Illinois. 

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Coming up at the Marion Cultural & Civic Center Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- It's a busy time at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center.  

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Vienna grocery store to reopen Video included

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VIENNA, IL-- The only grocery store in Vienna, Illinois will reopen in just two weeks. 

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Families remember infants, children with lantern vigil Video included

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- Families who have been affected by pregnancy loss or the death of a child kept their loved one's memory alive Monday night. Dozens from across Southern Illinois came together for the third annual Tender Lights Remembrance event at Walker's Bluff.  

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Herrin notifies residents of upcoming "smoke testing" Video included

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HERRIN, Ill. -- In an effort to save money and keep underground pipes in good condition, Herrin will be pumping smoke into sewer pipes. The process helps crews find breaks or defects in the pipes and schedule repairs.  

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Appeal filed to Illinois Supreme Court in murder case

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The special prosecutor charging Gaege Bethune with murder in the death of a SIU student has filed an appeal of a judge's ruling, overturning Bethune's conviction.

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2 suspects charged with kidnapping, threatening women with gun

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SIKESTON, Mo. -- Two men face kidnapping and burglary charges in Sikeston. 

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Funeral services set for Dr. Carlo Montemagno

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WSIL -- Funeral Services are now set for SIU-Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno.

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House Call: Breast cancer screening guidelines Video included

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CARBONDALE -- October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. This week in our House Call segment, we're chatting with Dr. Arsalan Salamat.   

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Restaurant Report Card: October 15, 2018

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WSIL -- The Denny's in Carbondale got an 82 from the Jackson County inspector.  

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Carbondale NAACP holds Freedom Fund Banquet Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- More than 300 people gathered Sunday evening for the 41st Annual NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet at the Carbondale Civic Center.

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"Pins for Pets" helps local animal shelter Video included

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- Dozens of animal lovers enjoyed an afternoon of bowling Sunday while raising money for homeless pets at Wright-Way Rescue.

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Car show benefits local charity and Alzheimer's Association Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- Hundreds of motorcycle and car enthusiasts spent Saturday at Black Diamond Harley-Davidson for a car show that raised money for local charities. 

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Thousands turn out for Big Muddy Monster Brew Fest Video included

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MURPHYSBORO -- People from across the Midwest made their way to Murphysboro Saturday for one of the area's biggest beer festivals.  The Big Muddy Monster Brew Fest featured beers from more than 50 breweries, including several from southern Illinois. 

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UNSUNG HERO: Mcleansboro Fire Department rescue Video included

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MCLEANSBORO -- In this week's Unsung Hero, members of the McLeansboro Fire Department are being recognized for their heroic actions while battling a dangerous fire.

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City revitalizes West Frankfort Outlet Mall Video included

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WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. -- The West Frankfort Outlet Mall was like most malls, struggling for shoppers now that Amazon and other online shopping sites have taken business away from retail brick and mortar stores.

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Unsung Hero recognized by city leaders Video included

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill -- In 2015, Jarod Starrick found out his coworker Tim Lee needed a kidney transplant. The two men have been working together for the city of Murphysboro for about 2 and a half year, but have been friends for more than decade. The transplant took place in late-May and now Starrick's action is being remembered.  

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10 cases of AFM reported in Illinois Video included

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WSIL-- An alert for parents health officials say there's a serious respiratory virus spreading across the state.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention diagnosed  the poliolike condition known as acute flaccid myelitis, which causes paralysis and difficulty swallowing.  The CDC began tracking the cases in 2014 after seeing an uptick in the number of cases. S

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Vigil held to honor Montemagno Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- More than a hundred people come out to honor the life of SIUC Chancellor Carlo Montemagno.

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Stocks rise after big decline earlier this week

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WSIL -- Stocks rebounded slightly Friday after a rough week on Wall Street.

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Local landowners can learn how to make some extra cash

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JACKSON CO., Ill. -- Landowners across the area have a new opportunity to make some extra money.      

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Popcorn drive to benefit Gumdrops program Video included

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- Friday (Oct. 12) is the final home game of the season for the Carterville High School football team. 

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Job Squad: October 12, 2018

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WSIL -- We have several openings to share in our Job Squad report.  

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Candidates for Illinois Governor clash in final debate

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QUINCY, Ill. -- Less than four weeks until voters head to polls to decide who will be the next governor of Illinois. 

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Women at Work: Latina empowerment luncheon aims to inspire next generation Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Hispanic Heritage Month celebrations continued on Southern Illinois University's campus Thursday with a discussion aimed at empowering young Latina women. Dozens of students talked with community leaders, who shared their experiences, including being women at work.

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Golconda couple rescues abandoned horse Video included

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POPE COUNTY, Ill. -- Lolita Burton and her husband Steve Walker, Golconda's police chief, have been taking in animals for the past nine years. Their most recent rescue is a 14 to 15-year-old Palomino, which they've named Lucky. 

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AFSCME calls on Gov. Rauner to give workers required step increases, back pay Video included

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CHICAGO -- Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza and union leaders blasted Governor Bruce Rauner Thursday morning, saying he was costing the state hundreds of millions of dollars by not paying contractually-required raises to state workers.

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HVAC fall prep Video included

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WSIL -- Having a warm home this time of the year is a must, but when was the last time you had your furnace checked?

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SIU community reacts to Montemagno's death

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Despite battling cancer, those close to Carlo Montemagno said he was in good spirits and enthusiastic about the future of SIU.

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SIU Chancellor Carlo Montemagno has died

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- SIU Carbondale Chancellor Carlo Montemagno has died. 

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Electoral Board: Democratic candidate can't be on the ballot

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SALINE CO., Ill. -- The Electoral Board of Saline County says democratic Treasurer Candidate Danny Gibbs shouldn't appear on the November ballot. 

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Woman found guilty of setting hotel fire

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ill. -- A jury says a Christopher woman is guilty of arson after setting a hotel fire in December 2015.

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Buckner woman accused of stabbing man in back

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BUCKER, Ill. -- The Franklin County Sheriff says a domestic dispute ended with a Buckner woman in jail and a man in the hospital. 

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Rare 1920s luxury airplane makes a stop in Marion Video included

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MARION -- The 1928 Ford Tri-Motor better known as "The Tin Goose" is on display at Veterans Airport of Southern Illinois. 

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Big Muddy Monster Brew Fest returns this weekend Video included

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- The group, the Friends of Murphysboro, is brewing up a big celebration.  

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Funding for port could bring economic growth to Cairo Video included

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CAIRO, Ill. --  A dirt levy road in Cairo currently sits empty, but soon a port terminal will occupy the land and part of the Mississippi River while bringing businesses, jobs and more people to the region. .

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Eligibility questions remain for Saline County Treasurer candidate Video included

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SALINE COUNTY -- With under a month to go until Election Day its still unclear whether Saline County Treasure candidate Danny Gibbs will actually be on the ballot. 

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Bridge replacements, repairs coming to Union County Video included

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UNION COUNTY, Ill. -- For the past several years, Kristie McAlister has been bringing up bridge safety to leaders at Union County Board meetings. She lives in Jonesboro and has three grandchildren who cross over wooden bridges on their way to school everyday. 

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Marion fire displaces family of seven

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MARION, Ill. -- A family is safe after their home was destroyed in an early morning fire in Marion.

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Lawyers working on plea deal for man accused of shooting cop

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A man accused of shooting a police officer could be close to a plea deal.

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Police teach new drivers about being pulled over Video included

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HARRISBURG, Ill. -- Illinois law mandates that all driver's education classes include a section on what to do during a traffic stop. News Three went to Harrisburg High School Wednesday as new drivers learned how to handle the tense situation.

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Group meets to get input on renewable energy policy

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- A coalition of groups promoting clean energy asks southern Illinoisans for input.

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Carbondale officers searching for robbery suspect

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Police are searching for a man who held up a gas station early Wednesday morning. 

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Armed robbery investigation underway in Christopher

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CHRISTOPHER -- Authorities in Franklin County are on the scene of an armed robbery in Christopher.

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Trial delayed for woman accused of hiring someone to kill her husband

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- The trial of a woman accused of hiring someone to murder her husband has been delayed.

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Warrant Wednesday: October 10, 2018

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

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3K event raises awareness for domestic violence

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- In a fight against domestic violence the non-profit organization, the Grace Movement has teamed up with the Women's Center for an event this weekend.  

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Solar panel farm vote delayed by Carbondale City Council Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A controversial topic about the development of a solar panel farm in Carbondale was tabled at Tuesday night's city council meeting. 

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Candy Cane Lane to receive national attention

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WSIL -- A local holiday attraction will be getting national attention this December.

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Illinois, Kentucky voter registration deadline

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WSIL -- Eighteen states, including Illinois and Kentucky have midterm registration deadlines today, October 9. 

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SIUC's first-ever scholarship for DACA students

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- An Southern Illinois University Carbondale Administrator recently started the school's first-ever scholarship just for DACA students. 

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Gastropub to open in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A short-lived popular gastropub in Carbondale will be back and better suited to meet the demand next week.

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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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Franklin County leaders renew push for new courthouse

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BENTON, Ill. -- The Franklin County Courthouse was built in 1875. 143 years later, it has some issues.

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Illinois think-tank calls out 'wasteful spending' Video included

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WSIL -- A new report by the watchdog group, the Illinois Policy Institute, cites more than $80 million in what researchers call "wasteful projects" in Illinois. Three of those projects are in our area, two at SIU Carbondale and one at the World Shooting Complex in Sparta. 

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Man sentenced to 18 months in prison for defrauding SIH

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BENTON, Ill. -- A judge orders a former employee of Southern Illinois Healthcare to serve an 18-month prison sentence for defrauding the company.

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Herrin's Doughboy Statue gets facelift

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HERRIN, Ill. -- The Doughboy Statue in Herrin is getting a face-lift before the annual ceremony on Veterans Day. 

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Randy Dunn claims SIU leaders violated terms of separation agreement

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WSIL -- Lawyers for former SIU President Randy Dunn have accused two current SIU leaders of violating a separation agreement with Dunn.

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Search suspended for missing boater

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BENTON, Ky. -- Emergency responders have halted their search on Kentucky Lake.

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Fire Prevention Week Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Officials with The Carbondale Fire Department encourages residents to “Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere,” which is this year’s theme for Fire Prevention Week, October 7-13.

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The Haunted Forest returns to Saline County Video included

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HARRISBURG, Ill. -- For 26 years volunteers from Coleman Tri-County Services have been creating a Halloween experience for people around region.  

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Fundraiser to benefit safety upgrades at Cannon Park Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- Funds raised at Carterville Fall Fest will be used to build fencing to separate the playground from the road. 

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Sensory-friendly haunted house Video included

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MARION -- The Marion Carnegie Library invited children with autism to explore their sensory room.

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Deadly limo crash raises safety questions Video included

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WSIL -- Limousines and party buses are used for get-togethers and celebrations, just like the limo being used Saturday afternoon taking friends to a 30th birthday party in upstate New York. 

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Trumpaganda: U of I course on Trump's use of twitter, attacks on 'fake news'

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URBANA-CHAMPAIGN, Ill -- Students at the University of Illinois are going to get a chance to study how President Trump uses the media for propaganda purposes. 

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Fire damages vehicles belonging to Harrisburg animal control officer

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HARRISBURG, Ill. -- Police investigate a fire near the home of an animal control officer in Harrisburg.

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Fall Family Festival

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WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. -- It was a night of family fun and free food in West Frankfort this evening.

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Google shutting down Google+ after user data exposed

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WSIL  -- Google is shutting down its long-shunned Google+ social network for consumers, following its disclosure of a flaw discovered in March that could have exposed some personal information of up to 500,000 people. 

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Harrisburg plans new dispatch center for city calls Video included

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HARRISBURG, Ill. -- Harrisburg city leaders plan to create their own dispatch center.

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Rural King break-ins Video included

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WSIL -- Thieves targeted two Rural King stores, causing significant damage and stealing guns.  

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Search for stolen sign in Paducah

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PADUCAH, Ky. -- Paducah police are asking for your help to find a stolen sign that has an interesting saying painted on. 

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National 4-H week Video included

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WSIL -- During National 4-H week members focus on promoting the organization. 

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Fire at Linemen's Lounge in Johnston City

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JOHNSTON CITY Ill. -- Several local fire departments responded to an early morning fire at Linemen's Lounge in Johnston City.

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Southern Illinois Plane Pull raises more than $10,000 for Special Olympics

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MURPHYSBORO -- Hundreds of competitors tested their strength Saturday, pulling a 30-ton plane to raise money for the Special Olympics.

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Wave of purple walks to end Alzheimer's

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MARION, Ill. -- Hundreds of people gathered at the Marion VA Saturday morning for the annual "Walk to End Alzheimer's." 

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Truth Test: Did Sam McCann vote to raise taxes?

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WSIL -- A new ad in the Illinois governor’s race attacks Conservative party candidate Sam McCann, claiming he was planted in the race by Mike Madigan to attract voters from Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner.

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UNSUNG HERO: JC Manna Mission Video included

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JOHNSTON CITY -- In this week's Unsung Hero, a Johnston City not-for-profit has been making a difference in the community for the last 20 years. 

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Mayoral candidates discuss future of Marion mall Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- The Illinois Star Centre Mall continues to struggle. The popular shopping center now sits nearly empty. 

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Jackson County board, employees reach tentative contract deal

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Both sides in a contract dispute involving Jackson County employees have reached a tentative deal to avoid a strike.

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Planning commission votes against solar array proposal

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- People living in the northeast part of Carbondale worry soil around the old Koppers Wood Treatment Facility is still contaminated with a chemical that could make them sick.

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2 men face arson charges in Jefferson County

(Left: Peirce Ladd, Right: Equinton Wilks) (Left: Peirce Ladd, Right: Equinton Wilks)
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MT. VERNON, Ill. -- Two men face arson charges after a fire Friday morning.

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New Poll: Downstate voters more likely to support candidates accused of sexual harassment

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WSIL -- The latest poll from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute takes on the question of "How Well Do We Understand Sexual Harassment?" 

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A sneak peek inside one of Southern Illinois' scariest attractions Video included

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JACKSON COUNTY -- Sinister House Haunted Attraction in De Soto is now open for the season. 

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'Lockerroom Melee' to raise money for Perry Co. school Video included

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PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. -- Schools around southern Illinois are operating under tighter budgets.  

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Job Squad: October 5, 2018

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WSIL -- There are several openings in this week's Job Squad report.  

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Fundraiser for the family of Amar Philippe

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WSIL -- You can get dinner and help a family dealing with the loss of a child at the same time this weekend in Carbondale. 

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Haunted houses now open Video included

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WSIL -- It's that time of year again, time when the ghosts and goblins are ready to scare the brave-of-heart at local haunted houses.

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Highlights from second Illinois gubernatorial debate Video included

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CHICAGO -- With election day now just over a month away candidates are making their pitch to undecided voters.  In a contentious, often heated debate, Illinois Governor Candidates met on the same stage for the second time this cycle.

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Women at Work: HireLevel CEO Video included

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WSIL -- One southern Illinois woman has remained on top of her company for 23 years. Teresa Katubig is the president and CEO of HireLevel. And it's not just a women owned business. Most of the 100 workers at HireLevel are women.

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Dozens of students tour Mt. Vernon factories Video included

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ill. -- More than 150 students and teachers from throughout Jefferson County toured factories in Mt.Vernon for Manufacturing Day. 

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Some of the 6.5 million pounds of recalled beef sold in Illinois, Missouri

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WSIL -- An Arizona-based company is recalling more than 6.5 million pounds of raw beef that may be contaminated with salmonella which was sold in Illinois and Missouri. 

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Pet Expo comes to Carbondale

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WSIL -- The Carbondale Civic Center is going to the dogs Saturday. The City of Carbondale is hosting the "Purrrfect Pet Expo" on Saturday, October 6 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Civic Center.

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Harrisburg leaders consider environmental study of old middle school Video included

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HARRISBURG, Ill. -- Neighbors call it an eyesore and Harrisburg city leaders want to get rid of it.

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Final suspect connected to 2017 murder heading to prison

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MT. VERNON, Ill. --  Another suspect connected to a 2017 murder in Jefferson County is headed to prison. 

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Veterans and sponsors team up to raise money for Operation Honor Guard Video included

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MARION -- The Day of Giving event at Black Diamond Harley Davidson helps fund Honor Guard details in Central and Southern Illinois. 

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"Superheroes, A Night to Fly" coming soon Video included

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MT. VERNON, Ill. -- Heroes with special needs will be honored Saturday, Oct. 6 in Jefferson County. 

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Trails End Lodge closes its doors

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WSIL -- A locally-owned restaurant is closing its doors because of a death in the family.

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Blind veteran gifted membership to Saline County Golf Course Video included

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EL DORADO, Ill.—On a sunny Wednesday afternoon on the Saline County Golf Course, Cindy Foster received a special gift from the Harrisburg Lion's Club.

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Simon Poll: high voter enthusiasm among Illinois Democrats Video included

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WSIL -- With election day now just a little more than a month away, a new poll shows Republicans in Illinois have a lot of ground to make up.

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Former Cardinals closer visits Marion VA Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- The Marion VA Hospital welcomed a special guest Wednesday. Former Cardinals closing pitcher Mark Littell is visiting veterans across the Midwest.

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Murphysboro teachers vote to approve new contract Video included

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- After months of uncertainty, and even the threat of a strike, the Murphysboro Education Association (MEA) voted overwhelmingly Wednesday night in favor of a new contract with Murphysboro CUSD 186.

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Southern Illinois Airport to host large fly-in event Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. --  Organizers prepare for hundreds of planes and thousands of people to flock to the Southern Illinois Airport this weekend.  

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Union County school districts receive school safety grant Video included

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UNION COUNTY, Ill. -- Union County school districts have received $357,000 for safety improvements. The districts were awarded the funds from a Department of Justice Program created by legislation, sponsored by Representative Mike Bost.  

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Senators to get Kavanaugh FBI summaries Thursday: sources

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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Senators will be able to start reading the FBI investigation summaries into President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Thursday morning, Senate sources told CNN.

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Monarch butterflies migrate through southern Illinois Video included

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WSIL -- Each year at this time, Monarch butterflies travel thousands of miles to stay warm. 

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New Poll: President Trump's record could hurt Illinois GOP candidates

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WSIL -- A new poll from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute finds voters in Illinois may be less likely to support republican candidates because of President Donald Trump's record. 

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Restaurant Report Card: October 1, 2018

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WSIL -- A popular spot in Carbondale is at the bottom of this week's Restaurant Report Card.  

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House Call: Genetic testing for breast cancer Video included

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WSIL -- October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Genetic testing is often done to determine a person's risk of developing the disease.  

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As teenager Abby Schuhardt fights a rare disease, the community works to help with medical expenses.

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GOREVILLE -- In this week's Unsung Hero, a Johnson County Church is thanking Goreville High School students for helping them raise money for a local family. As teenager Abby Schuhardt fights a rare disease, the community works to help with medical expenses. 

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Job Squad: September 28, 2018

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WSIL -- There are several positions open right now in this week's Job Squad report.

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Truth Test: Has JB Pritzker released a tax plan? Video included

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WSIL -- A progressive income tax has long been a point of focus in Democrat JB Pritzker's campaign for Illinois governor, saying his plan would only raise taxes on the rich.

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Pets of the Week: September 27, 2018

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WSIL -- We have several dogs looking for a new home this week. Some even need a name.  

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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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Truth Test: Kelly ad claims Bost voted to raise his own pay Video included

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WSIL -- A new ad in the race for Illinois 12th congressional district, where Democrat Brendan Kelly is looking to unseat incumbent Republican Mike Bost. In the ad Kelly attacks Bost saying he’s a career politician who works for himself, not southern Illinois.

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Restaurant Report Card: September 24, 2018

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WSIL -- A couple of critical violations puts a McCracken County spot at the bottom of our Restaurant Report Card this week.  

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UNSUNG HERO: The Alzheimer's Association and its local volunteers Video included

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MARION -- A Marion couple is saying thank you to the Alzheimer's Association and it's local volunteers for being there after their diagnosis. Alzheimer's Disease is the sixth leading cause of death here in the United State's and more than 220,000 people in Illinois are living with the disease. 

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Truth Test: PAC Ad questions Brendan Kelly's record as prosecutor Video included

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WSIL -- A new ad, from the Congressional Leadership Fund, a Republican-aligned Political Action Committee, attacks Democrat Brendan Kelly's record as St. Clair County State's Attorney. 

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Job Squad: September 21, 2018

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WSIL -- There are several places hiring around the region.  

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Two schools to benefit from pro wrestling fundraisers

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WSIL -- Budgets are tight for schools around the state and some are turning to unique ways to raise money.  

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Pets of the Week: September 20, 2018

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WSIL -- Three dogs and three cats make up our Pets of the Week for September 20.  

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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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'Pigskin Points' can lead to big bucks for local schools

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MARION, Ill. -- High school football season is in full swing and Pepsi MidAmerica is helping schools raise money.  

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House Call: Fall allergies making a comeback

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WSIL -- There's still a few days of summer left, but soon people in our region will be impacted by fall allergies. 

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Restaurant Report Card: September 17, 2018

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WSIL -- This week a buffet in Jackson County sits at the bottom of our Restaurant Report Card. 

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UNSUNG HERO: Pregnancy Matters

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CARBONDALE -- Some local moms are showing their appreciation for a charitable group that helps-out during a families important life moments. 

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Job Squad: September 14, 2018

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WSIL -- There are several openings in this week's Job Squad report.  

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Pets of the Week: September 13, 2018

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WSIL -- We have three dogs looking for new homes in our Pets of the Week segment. 

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Truth Test: Does JB Pritzker support a mileage tax? Video included

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WSIL -- A new attack ad in the Illinois governor's race hits on a familiar theme.

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UNSUNG HERO: Emma Hawthorne, Mt. Vernon's citizen of the year

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MT. VERNON -- An 80-year-old Mt. Vernon woman is being honored for her work with young people. 

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Job Squad: September 7, 2018

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WSIL -- There are several employment opportunities in this week's Job Squad report.  

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