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Job Squad: February 22, 2019

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WSIL -- There are several openings this week, and most of them are in Williamson County.  

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7th Annual 90-second haul benefits local food pantries Video included

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SALINE COUNTY, Ill. -- Members of FFA chapters in Harrisburg, Galatia, Carrier Mills as well as News 3's Roni LeForge all took part in the 7th annual 90-second haul to benefit local food pantries.

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ISP releases new information about revoked FOID cards

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WSIL -- In light of the recent Aurora workplace shooting in which five people were killed by a man who should not have had a gun, Illinois State Police (ISP) is releasing some staggering statistics about how many others are out there with guns they should not have.

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Tree trimming experts share advice on pruning trees Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- High winds and thunderstorms often happen in the spring in southern Illinois, and that may have you thinking about some problematic tree branches around your property.

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Road closure in Carbondale Friday, Monday, Tuesday

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The City of Carbondale is still working to replace the sanitary sewer along Oak Street.

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Southern Illinois lawmakers skeptical of Gov. Pritzker's proposed $39 billion budget Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. --Governor J.B. Pritzker laid out his plans for generating new revenue Wednesday in his first budget address. In his $39 billion budget proposal, he addressed many controversial topics.

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Kohen Moore going strong at school Video included

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COBDEN, Ill. --  6th grade student, Kohen Moore, is enjoying his time back at school.

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Emergency management officials emphasize severe weather preparedness

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WSIL -- Local emergency management officials remind you, there are ways to prepare for the worst.

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Tax on Managed Care Organizations proposed by Pritzker Video included

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WSIL -- A large portion of the revenue Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants to raise in the next year comes from taxing Managed Care Organizations.

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SIU enrollment drops again for Spring 2019

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- There are fewer students on the SIU campus this semester.

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Governor proposes tax on plastic bags

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Gov. J.B. Pritzker wants lawmakers to pass a statewide tax on plastic bags.

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Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker unveils budget plan Video included

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. J.B. Pritzker plans to raise $75 million for his proposed budget by capping the amount of money retailers can keep for collecting sales tax for the state.

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Monopoly tournament returns to Harrisburg Video included

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HARRISBURG, Ill. -- The 37th annual "Roger Craig Memorial" Monopoly tournament returns this weekend in Harrisburg. 

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McCracken County High School at center of sex abuse investigation

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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. -- McCracken County Sheriff's Deputies are investigating four separate accusations of sexual abuse with students at the high school.

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Health officials: flu season less severe than last Video included

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WSIL -- We're halfway through the Flu season, which runs from October or November until as late as May. But, there is some good news. 

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Baby Savings Day Saturday

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WSIL -- New parents and parents-to-be may want to stock up on baby supplies this weekend.

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Rising Ohio River causes problems in Paducah Video included

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MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky. -- The rising Ohio River is causing problems across Paducah. Backwater from the Ohio River has caused creeks to rise and cover road roads.

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Governor removes two SIU board members

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Governor J.B. Pritzker makes changes to the SIU Board of Trustees.

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Man shot by police faces charges for assault

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- A Cape Girardeau man shot by officers Tuesday night is being held on $1 million bond, and faces charges for allegedly shooting a woman.

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Ohio River floodwaters force the closure of roads, ferry Video included

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HARDIN COUNTY, Ill. -- Flooding along the Ohio River forced crews to close roads in Hardin County Tuesday. They shut down Route 1 where the road is submerged.

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Registration opens for 2nd Annual Black History Month Media Program Video included

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WSIL -- In celebration of Black History Month, southern IL TV journalists and the Carbondale African American Museum will host an event for middle and high school students interested in television and production.

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Paducah puts up floodgates, Kentucky road closures Video included

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PADUCAH, KY. -- As of Tuesday afternoon, the Ohio river was at 48.3 feet, but that’s about to change. The National Weather Service predicts 1 to 3 inches of rain late in evening into Wednesday morning. 

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Concealed Carry: What to do when police arrive? Video included

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. -- In November, a black man with a concealed carry permit, was killed  by police during a mall shooting in a case of mistaken identity. 

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When to use Payless gift cards

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WSIL -- Time is running out to use Payless ShoeSource gift cards and make any final returns.

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U.S. Rep. Bost celebrates National FFA week with visits

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PERRY COUNTY, Ill. -- Congressman Mike Bost stopped at Pinckneyville High School to talk to its FFA Chapter.

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New charges against Franklin County substitute teacher Video included

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. -- A former substitute teacher from Franklin County now faces several counts of grooming and child pornography.

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SIU Board of Trustees will get two new members

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WSIL -- Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker is ending the temporary appointment of two members of the SIU Board of Trustees. 

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Lawyer: Burns may take the stand in murder trial

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HARRISBURG, Ill. -- The lawyer for a man suspected of killing his wife says he may take the stand if and when his case goes to trial.

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Mileage tax proposal dropped by bill's sponsor

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WSIL -- The sponsor of a mileage tax bill drops his proposal.

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Former State Senator appears in court on drug charges

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. -- Former Illinois State Senator and former mayor of Sesser, Ned Mitchell, appeared in court for the first time on Tuesday.  

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Governor signs measure to hike Illinois minimum wage to $15

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a measure gradually hiking the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025, the highest in the Midwest.

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Murphysboro leaders craft new strategic plan Video included

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Murphysboro's mayor releases a new comprehensive plan meant to guide the city for the next several years.

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Tips for concealed carry Video included

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HARRISBURG, Ill -- Illinois is now in its fifth year of legal concealed carry and although thousands participate many questions remain. 

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Avenue Q comes to Marion Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- The popular musical Avenue Q is making its way to southern Illinois.  

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Paducah native debuts on WWE's flagship show Video included

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PADUCAH, Ky. -- There's a local connection to the world of sports entertainment these days. 

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Traffic reduced to one lane in Williamson County

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WILLIAMSON CO., Ill. -- Crews are on the scene of an early morning crash in Williamson County. 

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Workplace shooting prompts area business owners to beef up safety Video included

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Workplace shooting is prompting area business owners to beef up safety producers

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Floodwater forces Harrah's Metropolis to close Video included

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METROPOLIS, Ill. -- Floodwaters from the Ohio River are impacting many spots in Metropolis including Harrah's Metropolis Casino and Hotel.

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Volunteers clean William Marberry Arboretum Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- It's easy to stay home and relax when a holiday falls on a Monday, but a handful of volunteers gave back to the community cleaning up William Marberry Arboretum.  

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Illinois joins lawsuit challenging President Trump's Declaration of National Emergency

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CHICAGO -- Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul today joined a lawsuit led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California challenging President Trump's declaration of a national emergency and his attempt to divert funding appropriated by Congress for other purposes.

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FOID card revocation process Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO., Ill. -- The mass shooting in Aurora raises concerns about how a criminal could still get a firearm legally. While a FOID card makes it more difficult, experts admit, the system is not foolproof.

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New church coming to downtown Murphysboro

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A new church plans to move into a historic building in downtown Murphysboro.

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Experts fear 'Zombie' deer disease could spread to humans

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WSIL -- Many are concerned that humans may be impacted by the "zombie" deer disease which is spreading across the country, now in nearly half the states including Illinois and Missouri.

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Ask a CPA, free tax help

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WSIL -- Tax season is among us, and some might have questions in regards to new tax laws. 

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New production company opening in southern Illinois Video included

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WSIL -- A new production company has come to southern Illinois and the first show is soon.  

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New local business helps foster families Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A storefront in Carbondale is using it's business as a way to help foster families in southern Illinois. 

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SIU celebrates National Girls & Women in Sports Day Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- SIU Celebrated National Girls and Women in Sports Day during the Women's basketball game Sunday.

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WWII vet, VA volunteer dies Video included

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MARION -- A longtime volunteer with the Marion VA Hospital died Saturday. 

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Kentucky man arrested on child porn charges

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JEFFERSON CO. -- A Kentucky man sits behind bars in Mt. Vernon, for having and distributing child pornography.   

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Multiple departments respond to large fire in Williamson County Video included

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WILLIAMSON CO., Ill. -- Crews are on the scene of a structure fire on Illinois Steel Road, just west of Johnston City.

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Suspicious package evacuates store Video included

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. -- A bomb scare for those inside a store in Williamson County Friday night.  

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UNSUNG HERO: Andy Lamont creates recycle drop off site for Benton Video included

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BENTON -- A Franklin County man is helping thousands in his community while doing his part to protect the environment. 

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A survivor shares story on teen dating violence Video included

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WSIL -- February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month, and it affects more students than some might think. Data shows that one in three high school students experience either physical or sexual violence, or both, by someone they are going out with.  

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Illinois lawmaker introduces mileage tax pilot program

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WSIL -- A Chicago lawmaker wants to fund road repairs by taxing the number of miles you drive.

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Murder suspect convicted of attack on jail guard

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HARRISBURG, Ill. -- A man accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend in 2015 has been found guilty of attacking a jail guard.

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Man arrested for shooting in Johnston City

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JOHNSTON CITY, Ill. -- Johnston City police have arrested a man for an overnight shooting.

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School Closings and Delays

WSIL -- Closings and delays for Friday, February 15 are listed below:

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Bottoms up! Learn how to open your own winery Video included

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- Southern Illinois is known for its wineries. Now you can learn how to own one of your own.  

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Job Squad: February 15, 2019

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WSIL -- There are several openings and a new dream job to talk about in this week's Job Squad report.   

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Local family flies to California for baby's open-heart surgery

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WSIL -- A one-year-old girl from Murphysboro is now in California for open heart surgery thanks to a flight from Patient AirLift Services (PALS).

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Illinois lawmakers react to $15/hour minimum wage raise

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois lawmakers are reacting the the passage of legistlation that would gradually increase the statewide minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025.

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Kendrick Paper Stock Company fire deemed suspicious Video included

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MT. VERNON, Ill. -- The state fire marshal has deemed the fire at Kendrick Paper Stock Company suspicious. 

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Former Green Bay Packer visits Marion VA Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- This week is National Salute to Veteran Patients Week, a time set aside to pay tribute to the men and women who have served our country. Each year, VA centers invite vet groups, celebrities and sports stars to show their appreciation. 

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Rising river levels causing flooding issues in far southern Illinois Video included

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CAIRO, Ill. -- Rising river levels are creating flooding concerns in Alexander County.

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CDC: Flu shots are less than 50 percent effective this year

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WSIL -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), this season's flu shot is 47-percent effective at preventing the disease.  It is better for children under 17, with a 61-percent rate, and worse for adults 50 year old or older with just a 24-percent effectiveness.  That's actually about par for the course -- over the past few seasons, the rate has fluctuated between 19 and 48 percent.  But it's not all bad news for the flu vaccine, even ... More>>

Learn to scuba dive in a controlled environment Video included

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MARION, Ill-- Mermet Springs dive company has teamed up again with the HUB to offer a "Try Scuba" diving class. 

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Pets of the Week: February 14, 2019

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WSIL -- If you're looking for a four-legged Valentine this year, we can help. 

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Testimony begins in trial of eye-gouging suspect Video included

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PERRY COUNTY, Ill. -- Graphic testimony in the trial of Allen Fisher-- the man accused of gouging another man's eyes last year, leaving him blind. 

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Kendrick Paper fire in Mt. Vernon Video included

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MT. VERNON, Ill. -- Several fire departments are responding to a fire at Kendrick Paper Stock Company in Mt. Vernon.

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Target recalls toddlers' unicorn boots

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WSIL -- Target is recalling the Cat & Jack "Chiara" toddlers' unicorn boots because the unicorn's horn can detach causing a choking hazard.

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New assessment testing for students grades 3-8 Video included

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WSIL -- Starting this Spring, students in the 3rd-8th grades will no longer take the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). The Illinois State Board of Education has decided to make a switch to the Illinois Assessment of Readiness.  

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Memorial Hospital's vice president and administrator takes on a new role Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The new vice president and administrator at Carbondale's Memorial Hospital decided to take on a different job today.

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Gallatin County prepares for flooding

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GALLATIN COUNTY, Ill. -- The Ohio River at Old Shawneetown is expected to crest several feet above flood stage early next week, and Gallatin County officials are preparing for road closures.

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Local Florists Prep for Valentine's Day Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- It's a hectic time for local florists as they prepare for one of their busiest days of the year.

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Ford issues three recalls impacting nearly 1.5 million cars

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WSIL -- Ford Motor Company has issued three recalls involving nearly 1.5 million vehicles across North America.

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Local project to help kids in hospitals expands to Kentucky

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PADUCAH, Ky. -- A program active in southern Illinois hospitals has now expanded into Kentucky.

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Man found dead inside car pulled from Mississippi River Video included

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- The Cape Girardeau County Coroner confirms the victim of the crash is Curtis Hawkins, 83, of Carbondale.

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Minor in custody for school threat

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. -- A 12 year old child was taken into custody for making a threat to Zeigler-Royalton Grade School and a family member.

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ISP investigating Pope Co. school threat

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POPE CO., Ill. -- Illinois State Police troopers will be at Pope County School District #1 on Wednesday, Feb. 13 after a student received an anonymous threat. 

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Warrant Wednesday: February 13, 2019

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

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Marion home lost in fire

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MARION, Ill. -- A home on Washington Street in Marion is a total loss after a house fire Tuesday afternoon.

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Firefighter with Down syndrome returns to department

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SANDOVAL, Ill. -- A firefighter with Down syndrome who resigned after being bullied says he is now back with the department after officials with the department apologized.

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A look at Justin Bagley's criminal history Video included

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JACKSON COUNTY, Ill. -- An Elkville man accused of making false bomb threats to businesses in Canada made his first court appearance this week.

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Walmart 'secret shopper' scam

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WSIL -- The Carlisle County, Kentucky Sheriff's Office wants residents to be aware of a scam reported to them by a citizen.

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First responders take part in hazmat training Video included

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WSIL -- The Illinois Fire Service Institute is holding a two-day hazmat training session for first responders in the region.

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Judge OKs blood, DNA evidence in Chinese scholar's case

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URBANA, Ill. (AP) - A federal judge has denied a request to exclude DNA and blood test results from the trial of a former University of Illinois physics student accused of killing a Chinese scholar in 2017.

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Senate passes bill to expand the Lincoln National Heritage Area on President Lincoln’s 210th birthday

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation today that was introduced by U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth and Dick Durbin to honor the legacy of the 16th President of the U.S.

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Child found without clothes in Williamson Co. field

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CAMBRIA, Ill. -- The Williamson County Sheriff got a call around 7 a.m. Tuesday morning about a child without clothing in an open field near Cambria. 

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Elkville man arrested for making bomb threats Video included

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JACKSON CO., Ill. -- Justin Bagley of Elkville has been arrested for making multiple bombs threats to places in Taber, Alberta, Canada. 

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I-57 northbound lanes reopened

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WSIL -- As of midnight, all lanes of Interstate 57 are reopen after a crash at milepost 104, just north of Dix. No other details are being released at this time. 

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Mom urges parents to vaccinate kids after measles outbreak Video included

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WSIL -- Since the beginning of the year, the CDC has reported more than 100 cases of Measles in 10 states, including Illinois.

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Marion VA renaming lab after longtime volunteer Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- The Marion VA Hospital made history Monday by renaming a department after a longtime volunteer and World War II Veteran.

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Jury selected for eye-gouging case Video included

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PERRY COUNTY, Ill. -- A jury is selected in the case against a Perry County man accused of gouging another man's eyes.

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Murphysboro man pleads guilty in child porn case

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A man from Murphysboro pleads guilty to a child pornography charge.

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Recognition for Illinois history as sites are added to the National Register of Historic Places

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The efforts of Illinois historic preservation advocates to preserve and promote the state's heritage paid off in 2018 with 30 properties being added to the National Register of Historic Places, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced.

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Second man in Union County stabbing pleads guilty

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ANNA, Ill. -- One of two men, charged with attacking a man inside his home will serve a four-year prison sentence.

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Illinois Secretary of State offices closed Tuesday

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WSIL -- If you need to get your drivers license renewed or a new sticker for your license plates, don't plan on putting that on your Tuesday to-do list.

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3 Ways to Save: Valentine's Day

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WSIL -- It's almost Valentine's Day and this week on 3 Ways to Save we're sharing some ideas for keeping more cash in your wallet this year.   

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Wine & beer run to benefit Autism Society of SI Video included

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- On April 6 Walker's Bluff and St. Nicholas Brewing Company are teaming up for a fundraiser for the Autism Society of Southern Illinois. 

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State trooper involved in crash

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JEFFERSON CO., Ill. -- Illinois State Police has confirmed a District 13 trooper was rear-ended in his squad car and taken to the hospital. 

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Two teens injured in crash

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JACKSON CO., -- The sheriff's department responded to a crash Sunday afternoon on Lake Road, near Logan Run in Murphsyboro. 

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Daddy-Daughter dance packs The Pavilion Video included

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MARION -- Fathers and daughters enjoyed a dance Saturday night. 

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Hundreds run Fly with the Eagles Half Marathon Video included

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill-- The cold weather didn't stop hundreds of runners from lacing up their shoes for a half marathon Saturday morning.

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Fatal crash under investigation in Gallatin County

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GALLATIN CO., Ill. --  A 23 year-old has died after crashing her car near Shawneetown Saturday morning. 

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Fire burns home in Elkville

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ELKVILLE, Ill. -- Several fire engines across Jackson County responded to a late night fire in the community of Elkville.

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UNSUNG HERO: Marion woman helps employees impacted by government shutdown Video included

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JOHNSTON CITY -- In this week's Unsung Hero, a Williamson County woman is being thanked for her role in helping federal workers during the government shutdown.

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Motorcycle swap meet coming to Du Quoin this weekend

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Your motorcycle may be stuck in the garage right now, but that doesn't mean you can't shop for some new biking gear this weekend. 

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Meet Honest Abe during Civil War Weekend Video included

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WSIL -- Illinois native George Buss has been reenacting President Lincoln for more than 30 years. He travels across the country portraying the iconic figure and now he's in Anna for Civil War Weekend.  

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Pritzker blames predecessor for ruining Illinois' finances

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WSIL -- Gov. JB Pritzker will deliver his first budget address later this month and he's blaming the former governor for putting Illinois in an awful situation.

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Drug overdoses on the rise in southern Illinois Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Drug treatment centers are seeing a rise in drug overdoses.

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Celebrating Black History Month at Southern Illinois University Carbondale

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CARBONDALE, Ill.—Black History Month is being observed across the nation throughout the month of February. Among the celebrations, Southern Illinois University Carbondale is hosting several events dedicated to Black History Month for students, faculty and the community to attend.

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Marion VA renaming lab after WWII veteran Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- The Marion VA Medical Center is honoring a volunteer by naming its Pathology and Laboratory Department after him.

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Two chances to support the Polar Plunge

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WSIL -- The Polar Plunge returns. 

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Job Squad: February 8, 2019

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WSIL -- There are plenty of options for employment in our region. 

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House Call: World Cancer Day Video included

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WSIL -- February 4 is World Cancer Day. Worldwide more than 9.6 million people died from the disease in 2018. 

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Go Red for Women Day raises awareness about heart disease Video included

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WSIL -- The first Friday in February is Go Red for Women Day.

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Job Squad: February 1, 2019

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

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Group educates people on substance abuse treatment options

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. -- With the rise of people using opioids and other drugs, groups are stepping up to help people find treatment options. 

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Restaurant Report Card: January 28, 2019

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WSIL -- Because of changes with the way health departments are doing restaurant inspections, we are wrapping up our Restaurant Report Card segment. 

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Prepare your homes for the colder temperatures Video included

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HERRIN, Ill. -- With bitterly cold temperatures and below zero wind chills expected this week it's important to make sure you're prepared.

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Students compete in robotics competition Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- High schools students from across the region participated in the 6th Annual Southern Illinois VEX Robotics Tournament on Saturday.

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Job Squad: January 25, 2019

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WSIL -- There are several jobs open around the region, including several in the education field.  

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Restaurant Report Card: January 21, 2019

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WSIL -- Here is a look at how a handful of restaurants are doing with the health department.  

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Restaurant Report Card: International spots

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WSIL -- Here's a look at how some international spots are doing with the health department. These are from December 2018 inspection reports. 

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New warrant issued for Mt. Vernon man

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MT. VERNON, Ill. -- The Jefferson County State's Attorney has issued a new warrant for a Mt. Vernon man currently in an Indiana jail. 

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IDOT working to clear roads

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WSIL -- The Illinois Department of Transportation says they are working diligently to clear southern Illinois roads of ice and snow. 

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Body found in Johnston City

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JOHNSTON CITY, Ill. -- A body has been found at Arrowhead Lake Camp Ground in Williamson County.

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UNSUNG HERO: Cairo couple rescues 12 dogs

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CAIRO -- Two women in Alexander County are taking a small bite out of the stray animal problem. 

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Local business helping pet owners impacted by government shutdown

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WSIL -- A local business is doing what it can to help people impacted by the federal government shutdown. 

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Job Squad: January 18, 2019

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WSIL -- There are a handful of openings to share this week in our Job Squad report.  

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Pets of the Week: January 17, 2019

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WSIL -- We have two cats and a dog all looking for a place to call home in our Pets of the Week.  

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Restaurant Report Card: Fast food joints

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WSIL -- It's the final month that restaurant scores will be presented with a number score. So we're checking out several fast food joints in the region.  

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House Call: Tips for flu season

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- According to the Centers for Disease Control, flu activity in Illinois and Missouri is labeled as regional. 

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Restaurant Report Card: January 14, 2019

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WSIL -- Sometimes people on the go will grab a meal at a convenience store. But one in Williamson County finds itself at the bottom of this week's Restaurant Report Card.

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Local business to cater inauguration in Springfield

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A local restaurant is helping Illinois' 43rd governor celebrate his inauguration in Springfield. 

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IDOT monitoring roads as temperatures drop

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WSIL -- Temperatures will drop below freezing Sunday night, but the Illinois Department of Transportation says pre-treated roads should prevent ice. 

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Mt. Vernon hosts MABAS training for local agencies

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MT. VERNON, Ill. -- MABAS Division 47, the City of Mt. Vernon and agencies from Jefferson, Washington, Wayne and Marion counties conducted a public safety exercise on Saturday.

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'Got You Covered' Diaper Ministry helping families in need

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CARTERVILLE, Ill -- All new parents know how important diapers are when raising an infant. However, it's something many of us take for granted.    

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Job Squad: January 11, 2019

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WSIL -- Looking for a new job in the new year? We can help. 

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Pets of the Week: January 10, 2019

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WSIL -- We have a handful of pets to share with you this week that are looking for a new place to call home.  

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House Call: Pain management without drugs or surgery Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- We're talking about pain in today's House Call segment.  

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Restaurant Report Card: January 7, 2019

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WSIL -- The way restaurants in our region are inspected have changed in the New Year, but we still have reports from December to share with you.  

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Job Squad: January 4, 2019

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WSIL -- If getting a job in the new year is on your list of resolutions, we can help.  

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Former West Frankfort mayor dies

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WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. -- Bob Ellis, a former mayor of West Frankfort, died Saturday afternoon. 

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Karnak man killed in domestic dispute

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KARNAK, Ill. -- A Karnak man is dead following a stabbing during a domestic dispute. 

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Job Squad: December 21, 2018

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WSIL -- There are a handful of positions open in today's Job Squad report. 

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Pets of the Week: December 20, 2018

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WSIL -- We have a handful of dogs and cats looking for a home in our Pets of the Week.  

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Hospice of Southern Illinois Red Carpet Gala returning

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MARION, Ill. -- The new year is almost here and a tradition in January is the Hospice of Southern Illinois Red Carpet Gala.

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Restaurant Report Card: December 17, 2018

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WSIL -- A Jackson County convenience store racked up several violations during its most recent inspection.  

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2018 Sounds of the Season Schedule

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WSIL -- Each year school choirs from around the region visit the WSIL and WSIU studios to record our 'Sounds of the Season' program.  

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Job Squad: Dec. 14, 2018

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WSIL -- There are a handful of opportunities in our Job Squad report this week. 

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Pets of the Week: December 13, 2018

Perry Co. Humane Society: (618) 542-DOGS Perry Co. Humane Society: (618) 542-DOGS
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WSIL -- No reindeer in our pets of the week, but the Perry County Humane Society has 'Kali the red nosed Pit Bull Terrier" up for grabs.  

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Volunteers needed for 'A Night to Shine'

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HERRIN, Ill. -- If volunteering more in 2019 is on your list of New Year's resolutions, listen up. 

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Restaurant Report Card: December 10, 2018

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WSIL -- A Williamson County buffet is at the bottom of this week's Restaurant Report Card.  

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UNSUNG HERO: Flags for Veterans

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BENTON -- A Benton woman shows her gratitude toward Veterans through a simple act of kindness. She buys U.S. flags and marks every grave with them twice a year.

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Job Squad: December 7, 2018

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WSIL -- The Jackson County Health Department tops this week's Job Squad report.  

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Pets of the Week: December 6, 2018

PAWS' Place Adoption Center: (618) 833-3647 PAWS' Place Adoption Center: (618) 833-3647
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WSIL -- There are several animals looking for a new place to call home in our region.   

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Restaurant Report Card: December 3, 2018

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WSIL -- We have more on what inspectors in Jackson and Williamson Counties found in this week's Restaurant Report Card.  

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Restaurant Report Card: Perfect scores (Oct.)

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WSIL -- We have a handful of perfect scores from October to share with you in this week's Restaurant Report Card.

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UNSUNG HERO: Elverado High School students form a band

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ELKVILLE -- A Jackson County math teacher is using his musical skills to inspire school spirit and community pride.

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Job Squad: November 30, 2018

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WSIL -- There are several job openings this week.  

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Ugly Christmas Suit Guys return to raise money for Honor Wreaths

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WSIL -- The Ugly Christmas Suit Guys are joining forces again this year to raise money for a good cause.  

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Celebrate the season at the Marion Cultural & Civic Center

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MARION, Ill. -- The holiday season is in full swing at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center. Several performers will be coming in to perform between now and Christmas. 

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Honor Wreaths for Veterans program returns

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MOUNDS, Ill. -- It's nearly time for Christmas and part of the season includes the Honor Wreaths for Veterans program. 

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Analysis of Vote 2018

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WSIL -- Vote 2018 is in the books and we are getting some analysis on key races around the state and the country. Matt Lees is an instructor at Southeastern Illinois College.  

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'Is Your Pet's Food Toxic?' seminar coming soon

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- For most of us, a pet is more than just a four legged friend, it's a member of the family and their health and wellness is important.  

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Quincy Media Inc. to acquire WSIL TV

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WSIL -- WSIL TV will soon be under new ownership. Quincy Media, Inc. is acquiring the station. 

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Santa Speedo 5K to raise money on World AIDS Day

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- A revealing 5K fundraiser event is coming to our region in December. It's called the Santa Speedo 5K run/walk.  

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The Wall That Heals stops in Paducah, KY

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PADUCAH, KY -- The Wall that Heals is sparking emotions in Paducah.

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Six local veterans among 200 honored by the state

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Bicentennial organizers and the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs have named 200 military veterans to honor during the state’s 200th birthday. 

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Southern Illinois Symphony returns for 2018-19 season

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CARBONDALE, Ill.  -- The 2018-19 season for the Southern Illinois Symphony is about to begin.  

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Free legal assistance available for local veterans

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The SIU School of Law is hosting a free event for veterans in November.

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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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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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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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  • Restaurant Report Card: January 28, 2019

    Restaurant Report Card: January 28, 2019

    Tuesday, January 29 2019 9:05 AM EST2019-01-29 14:05:05 GMT

    WSIL -- Because of changes with the way health departments are doing restaurant inspections, we are wrapping up our Restaurant Report Card segment. 

    WSIL -- Because of changes with the way health departments are doing restaurant inspections, we are wrapping up our Restaurant Report Card segment. 

  • Restaurant Report Card: January 21, 2019

    Restaurant Report Card: January 21, 2019

    Monday, January 21 2019 5:31 AM EST2019-01-21 10:31:26 GMT

    WSIL -- Here is a look at how a handful of restaurants are doing with the health department.  

    WSIL -- Here is a look at how a handful of restaurants are doing with the health department.  

  • Restaurant Report Card: International spots

    Restaurant Report Card: International spots

    Monday, January 21 2019 5:27 AM EST2019-01-21 10:27:37 GMT

    WSIL -- Here's a look at how some international spots are doing with the health department. These are from December 2018 inspection reports. 

    WSIL -- Here's a look at how some international spots are doing with the health department. These are from December 2018 inspection reports. 

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