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100 years of care for locally-founded children's home Video included

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HERRIN -- This month marks the 134th anniversary of Children's Home and Aid serving children and families in Illinois. 

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1 injured in Williamson County crash Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- Authorities are investigating after a woman was inured in a crash.

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Born to bocce at HerrinFesta Italiana Video included

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HERRIN -- HerrinFesta Italiana reaches it peak this weekend. The week-long festival features big name bands, great food, and plenty of other things to do.

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Unsung Hero: Southern Illinois Pharaohs teach skills Video included

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CARBONDALE -- An elementary school hosted a basketball clinic thanks to the Southern Illinois Pharaohs. 

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Bickering over state budget picks up as deadline looms Video included

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SPRINGFIELD -- With a crucial legislative deadline just a few days away, political bickering over the state budget is heating up. 

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HerrinFesta officials prepare for possibility of severe weather Video included

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HERRIN -- With severe storms possible Saturday evening, officials at HerrinFesta Italiana say they're ready.

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Labor union lobbies for 15 cent per gallon tax on gas Video included

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WSIL -- An Illinois labor union is pushing Senate President John Cullerton to introduce a 15 cent per gallon tax on gas.

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Oil spill costs Marion thousands in cleanup Video included

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MARION -- An oil spill in a Marion creek taught folks an important environmental lesson. 

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Kali Lynn debuts new song ahead of HerrinFesta performance

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HERRIN -- News 3's Dave Davis caught up with Kali Lynn and her band ahead of her performance Friday at HerrinFesta Italiana. She's opening for Old Dominion. Kali Lynn debuted a new song on News 3 This Morning, called "Smoke Show."

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HELP WANTED: Nurses, nurses, nurses

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WSIL -- We've noticed a theme in our weekly Job Squad report. There are a lot of nursing opportunities in the region.   

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Lusk Creek BBQ Festival returns to Pope County Video included

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GOLCONDA -- The 5th annual Lusk Creek BBQ Festival and Cook Off is coming up. 

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Woman cited for DUI after multi-vehicle crash

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY -  A woman faces D-U-I charges after crashing into multiple cars at a stoplight.

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SEMO prepares for the solar eclipse

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO -- The Total Solar Eclipse is just less than three months away. Southern Illinois is preparing for the event, but so is southeast Missouri.  

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HerrinFesta Italiana kicks off concert series Video included

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HERRIN -- HerrinFesta Italiana kicked off its concert series Thursday night with performances from Party Pants and Hairball.

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Mt. Vernon preps for Aquatic Zoo season opening Video included

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MT. VERNON -- With three successful seasons under their belt, Wes Plummer and the Mt. Vernon City Park are optimistic for the opening weekend of the Aquatic Zoo. 

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Golf tournament to honor fallen local hero

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JACKSON COUNTY -- Area veterans will honor a fallen brother in arms. The first Veterans Memorial Golf Tournament kicks off June 10th at Keller's Crossing at Stone Creek Golf Course in Makanda.

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Marathon food drive aims to help local food banks Video included

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FRANKLIN CO -- Food pantries tend to thrive during the holiday season, but shelves tend to go bare as summer closes in. So a West Frankfort man decided to help with a "marathon food drive".

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Harrisburg to consider water rate increase Video included

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WSIL -- Harrisburg residents may see their water bills go up soon. 

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Callie On The Job: HerrinFesta Italiana Video included

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HERRIN --  Thousands of people attend HerrinFesta Italiana each year. With that amount of people, it takes a lot of volunteers. 

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National Railway Equipment Co. shuts down Paducah facility Video included

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WSIL -- Coal, oil and steel companies often make headlines for their fight to stay alive. As a result of those products fight, the Mt. Vernon-based National Railway Equipment Company is doing the same. 

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Man who killed 2 at bank gets life sentence Video included

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ALEXANDER CO. -- A Cairo man who killed two bank employees and severely injured another will spend the rest of his life in prison. 

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Police searching for suspects involved in Brookport shooting Video included

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MASSAC CO. -- The Massac County Sheriff's Department is looking for three suspects that fired shots into a mobile home in Brookport on May 18th.

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Fallen Chester Police officer honored Video included

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WSIL -- Former Chester Police Officer James Brockmeyer has been honored in the Illinois House and Senate. 

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Du Quoin State Fair Grandstand Lineup Announced

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DU QUOIN -- Grandstand concert lineups have been announced for the 2017 Du Quoin State Fair.

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Energy assistance program for Ameren customers seeks participants Video included

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WSIL -- Since 1982, the nonprofit group Warm Neighbors Cool Friends has provided year round heating and cooling assistance for qualified Ameren Illinois customers. 

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"Sky 3" with a bird's-eye view of HerrinFesta Italiana Video included

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HERRIN -- HerrinFesta Italiana 2017 runs May 25 - 29 with rides, food and concerts. 

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Football Salukis mourn passing of incoming freshman

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WSIL -- Back in February, Indianapolis high school standout football player Dijon Anderson signed with SIU. Tuesday, Anderson died from injuries sustained in a shooting nearly three weeks ago. 

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Benton Fire and Abbot EMS team up to teach CPR Video included

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BENTON -- It can take first responders nearly 20 minutes to reach you, which is why so many of them urge CPR training.

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City leaders propose rental property ordinance Video included

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DU QUOIN -- City leaders want to make it easier for the city to take action against dilapidated rental properties.

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Pill parties gaining popularity among teens Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- A pharmacist warns parents about a trend in which teens play a dangerous game of "pill roulette" with prescription medication. 

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Murphysboro leaders file lawsuit against owners of old Brown Shoe Factory Video included

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MURPHYSBORO -- City leaders have filed a complaint against the owner of the old Brown Shoe Factory, calling it a hazard to the community. 

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Black Lung screenings in Southern Illinois Video included

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BENTON -- Coal miners got a free checkup through a special health program in Benton Wednesday.

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Local housing market good for those looking to sell Video included

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MARION -- A report from Illinois Realtors found home sales slowed in April, but the news is not all doom and gloom. 

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Senate budget plan raises personal income tax Video included

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WSIL -- Illinoisans will pay more taxes, if legislation the state Senate passed becomes law.

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Dunn sentenced to 30 months probation Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Dwayne Dunn finished a year of court appearances Wednesday after being sentenced to 30 months probation for firing a handgun into the air during a Carbondale party last year. 

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Student-made tiny house for sale Video included

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BENTON -- A tiny house completely built by Franklin County High School students is up for sale.

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Security top priority at HerrinFesta Italiana Video included

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HERRIN -- In light of the recent attack in England, authorities this weekend want to make sure everyone coming out to HerrinFesta has a safe and fun time.

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Warrant Wednesday: May 24, 2017

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WSIL-- Sheriff's departments in multiple counties are asking for the public's help finding suspects with warrants for their arrest. 

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Graco recalls more than 25,000 car seats

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CNN -- Graco is recalling more than 25,000 car seats that might not adequately restrain children during a crash.

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IDOC, nurses union reach agreement to save nursing jobs Video included

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WSIL -- The Illinois Department of Corrections and the Illinois Nurses Association reached an agreement to save the jobs of 124 nurses who were scheduled to be laid off next month.

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Carbondale Farmer's Market promotes fresh food and fitness Video included

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CARBONDALE --  Fresh food with a side of Fresh Fitness. The City of Carbondale is teaming up with the Carbondale Park District to host a series of group fitness classes during the Carbondale Farmer's Market. 

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News 3's Darren Kinnard returns to sports desk Video included

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CARTERVILLE -- News 3 Sports Director Darren Kinnard has returned to the desk after taking some time off to recover from injuries he received in a car crash. 

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Marion VA hosts veterans town hall at SIU Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Southern Illinois veterans got to take their concerns and questions about available services for them straight to leaders with the Marion VA Medical Center. 

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Expert weighs in on teaching children to cope with terror attacks Video included

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UNION CO. -- With Facebook, Twitter and television, it's nearly impossible to shield your kids from violence around the world. But how do you explain to a child that 22 people died at a pop star's concert in a terrorist attack?

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Cross country ride honoring veterans stops in Mt. Vernon Video included

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MT. VERNON -- Riders have been passing through towns all across the country, but they chose Mt. Vernon to stop and fill up both their bikes and their stomachs on their journey to Washington, DC. 

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Saline County authorities crack down on violent crimes Video included

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HARRISBURG -- Leaders take action after an outcry from community members about violence Harrisburg. Monday night's community forum brought dozens together in hopes to take back Harrisburg from violent criminals.

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Local political analyst talks gerrymandering in Illinois Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The United States Supreme Court struck a blow this week against so-called "gerrymandered" districts, saying politicians in a North Carolina case "relied too heavily on race, in their creation."

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Du Quoin postmaster encourages mailbox makeovers Video included

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DU QUOIN -- The Du Quoin postmaster wants to see nicer mailboxes along his routes. He's put out the word, encouraging residents to clean up their current mailbox or put up new mailboxes entirely.

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West Frankfort mayor looks at pitfalls of workers' comp Video included

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WSIL -- The Illinois Senate could take a vote on some lingering problems related to workers' compensation in the so-called "grand bargain" budget.  

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Harrisburg residents discuss solutions to rise in violent crime Video included

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SALINE CO. -- The City of Harrisburg is taking action to decrease violent crimes. Mayor John McPeek says there have been three shootings within the last year and a stabbing only a few weeks ago.

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Bicyclist injured after being hit by car

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JACKSON CO. -- A bicyclist is recovering after being hit by a car in Campbell Hill.

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Man arrested after shooting at crowd

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CARBONDALE -- An Olmsted man is behind bars after shooting at a crowd of people in Carbondale.

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Herrin Police searching for suspects after theft at local school

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- Herrin Police are searching for information involving a theft at a local school.

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Harrisburg residents voice concerns over recent violence Video included

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HARRISBURG -- Leaders in Harrisburg called a town hall meeting the "first step" to curbing a recent rise in violent crimes. 

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Country star Josh Gracin will be 'rockin' for the health of it' Video included

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HARRISBURG -- Country music star Josh Gracin will headline a fundraiser for the Harrisburg Medical Center Foundation.  

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Morthland College promises free tuition for returning students Video included

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WEST FRANKFORT -- Morthland College said all students in good academic standing can return to class "free of charge."

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Jackson County Rides Mass Transit collecting food donations

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JACKSON CO. -- People can donate to the first ever food drive at the Jackson County Rides Mass Transit right now. 

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Truckers express mixed feelings over "Uber Freight" Video included

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MARION -- The ride-share company, Uber, has launched a new program called "Uber Freight."  It connects truck drivers with available shipments, but drivers have mixed feelings about the program.  

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Staying safe when boating on area lakes Video included

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JACKSON CO. --  As the weather gets warmer, more people are heading out to area lakes for a little fishing and relaxation. To really relax, however you'll want to make sure you're hitting the water safely.

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Alexander County still asking for help to fix levee Video included

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ALEXANDER CO. -- People in Alexander County want to find a way to help rebuild the Len Small Levee that breached in January 2016.

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Seven Southern Illinois towns to receive grants

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WSIL -- Seven Southern Illinois towns will split nearly $3 million in grant money to help spruce up their communities. 

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Harrisburg leaders meet with residents to discuss violence Video included

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HARRISBURG -- Harrisburg city leaders hope to put an end to the recent spike in violent crimes. 

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You'll flip for these burger spots on our Restaurant Report Card Video included

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WSIL -- May is National Burger Month, so we're looking at a few places around the region that serve burgers in our Restaurant Report Card. 

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Crash on route 37 sends one to the hospital

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY-- A man suffers serious injuries after a crash on Route 37. 

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Two teens seriously hurt after wreck near Elkville

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ELKVILLE -- Two teens are in the hospital with serious injuries after a wreck near Elkville.

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2017 HerrinFesta Italiana begins Video included

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HERRIN -- Organizers are preparing last minute setups for this year's HerrinFesta Italiana.

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Local church strikes deal with American Coal Video included

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GALATIA --  An Eldorado woman has gained some attention on social media from a video she posted that went viral after the church where she buried her daughter struck a deal with American Coal to mine underneath the cemetery.

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One person dead in West Frankfort after crash

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WEST FRANKFORT -- In West Frankfort, one person is dead after a crash on Route 149 and Dry Rd. 

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Governor candidate calls for funding reform Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ameya Pawar was in Carbondale Sunday morning calling for funding reform to Illinois' public institutions.

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I-57 crash leaves multiple people injured Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- Illinois State Police said multiple people were injured after a crash near mile marker 53 on Interstate 57 early Sunday morning. 

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Carbondale teen reported missing

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CARBONDALE -- A Carbondale teenager is missing after her high school graduation.

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Police arrest a man after a shooting in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE -- A suspect has been arrested in an early morning shooting in Carbondale. 

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Head on collision in McCracken County

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MCCRACKEN CO., KY. -- A crash in McCracken County trapped one driver inside of her Jeep. 

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Overturned semi carrying cattle shuts down part of I-57

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- A crash has shut down Interstate 57 northbound starting at Exit 45. 

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Civil Air Patrol prepares youth for the future Video included

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MARION -- The Civil Air Patrol is teaching youth valuable lessons. 

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Jeep riders raise money for education and shoes Video included

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MARION -- A Southern Illinois group got muddy as a way to raise money. 

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Pool players compete for a chance to go to Las Vegas Video included

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MARION -- In Marion, pool players at the American Pool Association local team championship are trying to earn a chance to play in Las Vegas. 

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Two in hospital after crash in White County

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WHITE CO. -- An wreck on Interstate 64 in White County on Saturday morning sent two people to the hospital. 

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Gubernatorial candidate to visit Cairo and Carbondale

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CAIRO -- Illinois gubernatorial candidate Ameya Pawar will visit Cairo Saturday.

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Flash flood warning for Perry and Jackson Counties

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WSIL -- A flash flood warning is in effect until 9:45 a.m. for Perry and Jackson Counties.

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Backyard Burger celebrates 30th anniversary with fundraiser Video included

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MARION -- Backyard Burgers celebrated its 30th year in business Friday with a special fundraiser. 

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Nursing home celebrates "Spirit of America" Video included

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UNION CO. -- A local assisted care facility celebrated National Nursing Home Week.

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Learn about flying at air patrol open house Video included

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MARION -- This weekend, folks can take a flight for free with the Civil Air Patrol. 

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Date set for Burns' murder trial

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SALINE CO. -- A trial date has been set for the former Saline County doctor accused of killing his wife. 

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Local nurse trains for 10K to help toddler Video included

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MARION -- A local woman is training for a charity run in honor of a toddler with health problems. Nurse Tameeka Marvin followed Lincoln Dunning's story on his mom's social media page.

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Unsung Hero: Isaiah's new leg Video included

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MARION -- A Marion teen is playing his favorite sport with ease thanks to a generous donation. 

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As water recedes, residents around Horseshoe Lake assess damage Video included

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ALEXANDER COUNTY -- The Mississippi River is slowly returning to its banks, but it leaves behind a mess for residents to clean up.

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Court documents reveal possible financial crisis at Morthland College Video included

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WEST FRANKFORT -- Court documents filed through the Franklin County clerk show Morthland College owes the IRS more than $700,000, but the college's founder and president Tim Morthland owes money to others as well.

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New mural nears completion in Herrin Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- Downtown Herrin continues to become more colorful as another new mural nears completion.

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The wonders of science put on display in Du Quoin Video included

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PERRY CO. -- Du Quoin Middle School clubs got a chance to demonstrate what they do for fun on Thursday. 

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Law enforcement statewide gather on rooftops of Dunkin Donut stores for a good cause. Video included

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CARBONDALE-- Law Enforcement statewide gathered on rooftops of Dunkin Donut stores for a good cause Friday.

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Save money on HerrinFesta Italiana concert tickets

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HERRIN-- HerrinFesta Italiana 2017 is May 25 - 29. 

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Dozens of teams to compete in local pool championships

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MARION -- Pool players from across our region will meet to compete in Marion.

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Vienna students graduate with high school and college diplomas Video included

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JOHNSON CO. -- Some Vienna High School students will graduating with a diploma and a college degree. 

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Teens honored with youth volunteer awards Video included

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MARION -- Twin brothers from Marion got a big honor Thursday.

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Expert weighs in on school's decision to ban graduation speech Video included

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WSIL -- A Franklin County school's decision to not allow a student to give his graduation speech has stirred up a lot of conversation on social media. 

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Drug raid lands Marion man behind bars

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- A Marion man is behind bars after the second drug raid at his house in the past six months. 

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Morthland students worried about academic futures after sports program cut Video included

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FRANKLIN CO. -- Administrators at Morthland College are working to determine the direction of the institution after the school announced it would be cutting all athletic programs and only offer "club sports" after a slow down of federal funding. 

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Johnson County students prepare for total solar eclipse Video included

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VIENNA -- Hundreds of Johnson County students had the chance to learn more about the impact of the upcoming total solar eclipse. Vienna High School hosted an assembly for the Johnson County Schools to help students prepare.

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Callie On The Job: Crappie Masters Video included

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REND LAKE --  Fishing can be a way to kick back and relieve stress, but for some it's a career. 

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Illinois budget: Progress on pause Video included

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WSIL -- One day after passing several components of the so-called "Grand Bargain" legislative package, the Illinois Senate, along with the House, adjourned for the day without considering a single bill related to the budget. 

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Local police officers recognized for heroic actions Video included

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DU QUOIN -- Several local police officers received recognition Thursday for their actions. The Fraternal Order of Police recognized the officers for their life-saving actions.

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Hazmat crews respond after oil, debris dumped in Marion creek Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- Several crews responded to a hazmat situation in Marion Thursday.

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2 injured in Williamson County crash

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WILLIAMSON CO. -- Authorities have released new details about the crash that closed a portion of I-57 Thursday morning.

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8th grader's speech banned at graduation Video included

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FRANKLIN COUNTY -- A controversial graduation speech stirs up one Franklin County town. 

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Former Saluki tennis greats file complaint against SIU Video included

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CARBONDALE -- Two former Saluki women's tennis greats say they filed the Title IX complaint against SIU. 

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Morthland College ends athletic program Video included

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FRANKLIN CO. -- Morthland College trustees voted Wednesday to end the school's athletic program. 

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Summer lunch programs to begin

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MURPHYSBORO -- The end of the school year means the beginning of summer fun, but for some students it also means the end of a guaranteed healthy or full meal every day. 

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2 arrested on meth charges

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JEFFERSON CO. -- A Mt. Vernon pair have been arrested on meth charges.

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Legislators vote on 'Grand Bargain' budget bills Video included

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WSIL -- When it comes to approving a budget, Illinois lawmakers appear to be closer than they've been in nearly two years. Even so, there's still a lot of uncertainty.

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Shawnee High School teacher Honored by Illinois VFW Video included

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WOLF LAKE -- A Shawnee High School Teacher enjoys an honor from Illinois for instilling good citizenship in her students.

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Local doctor warns of caffeine dangers Video included

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CARBONDALE -- The recent death of a South Carolina teen brings the dangers of "too much" caffeine back into the spotlight. 

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Local farmers pay for planting early this year Video included

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BENTON -- Planting in southern Illinois is well under way, but some are planting for the second time. 

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Former Wayne County Sheriff's deputy dies in crash

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WHITE COUNTY -- The Wayne County Sheriff's Department is investigating a deadly motorcycle crash involving a former sheriff's deputy. 

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Warrant Wednesday: May 17, 2017

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WSIL-- Multiple Sheriff's Departments are asking for the public's help finding people with warrants out for their arrest.

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Jeep Jam returns for Hospice of Southern Illinois Video included

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WSIL -- Hospice of Southern Illinois is hitting the road for its latest fundraiser. The second annual Jeep Jam Poker run is Saturday, June 17.  

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  • SEMO prepares for the solar eclipse

    SEMO prepares for the solar eclipse

    Friday, May 26 2017 4:44 AM EDT2017-05-26 08:44:40 GMT

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO -- The Total Solar Eclipse is just less than three months away. Southern Illinois is preparing for the event, but so is southeast Missouri.  

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO -- The Total Solar Eclipse is just less than three months away. Southern Illinois is preparing for the event, but so is southeast Missouri.  

  • Banterra eclipse glasses to benefit area schools

    Banterra eclipse glasses to benefit area schools

    Monday, May 22 2017 12:37 PM EDT2017-05-22 16:37:29 GMT

    MARION -- Banterra Bank has teamed with WSIL-TV to offer eclipse glasses for a $1 donation for the upcoming Total American Solar Eclipse on August 21st, 2017. Eclipse glasses are now available at all 35 Banterra locations and will provide necessary eye safety for viewing the upcoming eclipse. Proceeds will be used in partnership with WSIL News 3 to provide Weathernet systems to area schools. 

    MARION -- Banterra Bank has teamed with WSIL-TV to offer eclipse glasses for a $1 donation for the upcoming Total American Solar Eclipse on August 21st, 2017. Eclipse glasses are now available at all 35 Banterra locations and will provide necessary eye safety for viewing the upcoming eclipse. Proceeds will be used in partnership with WSIL News 3 to provide Weathernet systems to area schools. 

  • Johnson County students prepare for total solar eclipse

    Johnson County students prepare for total solar eclipse

    Thursday, May 18 2017 8:25 PM EDT2017-05-19 00:25:34 GMT

    VIENNA -- Hundreds of Johnson County students had the chance to learn more about the impact of the upcoming total solar eclipse. Vienna High School hosted an assembly for the Johnson County Schools to help students prepare.

    VIENNA -- Hundreds of Johnson County students had the chance to learn more about the impact of the upcoming total solar eclipse. Vienna High School hosted an assembly for the Johnson County Schools to help students prepare.

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