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Union County Fair kicks off with ranch rodeo

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ANNA, Ill. -- The 138th annual Union County Fair began Friday night and dozens came out for the kick-off event, the ranch rodeo.  

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Jesse McCartney performing in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE, Ill-- Southern Illinois University's Student Programming Council announced late Friday night that they have booked a big-name pop star to perform at the university this fall

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UNSUNG HERO: Murphysboro cook honored Video included

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MURPHYSBORO -- In this week's Unsung Hero, Murphysboro's school district is showing appreciation for one of their own.

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EXCLUSIVE: Man claiming he would “shoot up” Marion school has record of prior threats Video included

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MARION, Ill. — When 21-year-old Treston Miller was arrested and charged with making terrorist threats for a number of online posts claiming he would “shoot up” a school in Marion, it wasn’t the first time he’d been in custody for threats. It wasn’t even the first time he’d threatened a school shooting. Documents obtained exclusively by News 3 show Miller threatened to shoot up Marion High School when he was a student in 2012.  According...

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Preparations underway for 2018 Du Quoin State Fair Video included

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DU QUOIN, Ill. -- The Du Quoin State Fair starts next week and organizers plan to honor the event's and the state's history.

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Single vehicle crash in Perry County

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PERRY COUNTY, Ill. -- A man involved in a crash in Perry County Thursday afternoon has recovered from his injuries.

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Gun safety group holds Be SMART Training Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- Parents learn more about gun safety around children. The grassroots organization Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, created following the Sandy Hook shooting, held a "Be Smart" training session at Marion's library. Thursday night's event marked the first in Southern Illinois.  

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SIUC welcomes new students on move-in day

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- SIUC welcomed hundreds of new students as they moved into their dorms on move-in day.

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Aldi to sell wine advent calendar in the U.S.

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WSIL -- Fans of Aldi's award-winning wine have something new to look forward to this holiday season.

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Williamson County Board to meet about gun sanctuary referendum Video included

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WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Ill. — Friday morning the Williamson County Board will decide whether to put a referendum on November's ballot which would declare the county a sanctuary from state gun laws.

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Illinois high school dance team has controversial photo shoot

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GRANITE CITY, Ill. – A promotional photoshoot involving the Granite City Police Department and the Granite City High School Dance Team has stirred up controversy on social media, as reported by KTVI in St. Louis.

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Man sentenced in death of Chester police officer

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CHESTER, Ill. -- A man will serve a 15-year prison sentence after leading a Chester police officer on a deadly chase.

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Marion man arrested for threatening school

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MARION, Ill. -- A Marion man faces charges for making terrorist threats after making posts online saying he would "shoot up" a school in Marion.

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Hard Rock Cafe leaves St. Louis Union Station

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ST. LOUIS -- After 20 years inside the historic Union Station in St. Louis, the Hard Rock Cafe closes its doors for one last time today. 

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Teen seriously injured in Williamson County crash

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HARRISBURG, Ill. -- A Harrisburg teenager was seriously injured in a crash involving three vehicles. 

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History of Godzilla panel planned for Burg Comics Con Video included

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HARRISBURG -- Superheroes and comic books will be on hand at the Bonan Business Center for the 9th Annual Burg Comics Con.

Organizers say they have several special guests planned for the event as well a history of Godzilla panel.

The event is Saturday, August 18 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and admission to the convention is free.

For more information watch the interview or visit Burg Comics' website.

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Union County Sheriff's Office needs help identifying suspected thieves

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ANNA, Ill. -- The Union County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help identifying three people suspected of using stolen checks at the Walmart in Anna.  

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Gas line break in Benton Video included

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BENTON, Ill. -- The Franklin County Emergency Management Agency and firefighters are on the scene of a large gas leak in Benton. 

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Local health officials share measles precautions Video included

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WSIL-- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports, within the first six months of this year, there has been 107 cases of the Measles. That number is nearing the total number of cases for the viral infection last year at 118. The majority of people who got the measles were not vaccinated. 

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Proposed new emojis more inclusive

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WSIL -- The unicode consortium has 179 proposed draft candidates for the next generation of emoji. 

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New restaurant coming to Carbondale Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The city of Carbondale has announced a new business is coming to the East Side of town.

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Unsafe levels of weed killer chemical found in cereals marketed to children: report

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WSIL -- Some types of oat cereals, oatmeal, granola and snack bars contain higher levels of a chemical found in the weed killer Roundup than what the Environmental Working Group considers safe, according to a report released Wednesday by the advocacy group. 

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Herrin school district hires more staff for new year

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HERRIN, Ill. -- A new school year brings a few changes to the Herrin school district.

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59th annual Steam, Gas & Threshing Show kicks off in Pinckneyville

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PINCKNEYVILLE, Ill. -- The Pinckneyville community is hosting the 59th annual American Thresherman Association Steam, Gas & Threshing Show. 

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Businesses gear up for SIU students Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Prepare to see more Saluki's pack into Carbondale. SIU students begin moving in for the school year Thursday.

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Veterinarian's advice on protecting pets' skin Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- Doctors warn folks to keep a close eye on their furry friends and their skin.

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Warrant Wednesday: August 15, 2018

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

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New law aims to improve breast health

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WSIL -- Starting on January 1, mammogram providers in Illinois will be required to notify women whose test results show they have dense breast tissue. 

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New leadership in Murphysboro Video included

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Murphysboro City Council members discussed filling the positions for both the fire and police chiefs at tonight's meeting. 

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Johnston City leaders table pay bump for clerk, treasurer

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JOHNSTON CITY, Ill. -- Johnston City leaders have tabled a measure that would have meant a bump in pay for employees working in the new city court.

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CDC monitoring measles outbreak in 21 states

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WSIL -- So far this year, 107 people have contracted the measles in 21 states, including Illinois and Missouri according to the CDC. 

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Du Quoin police beef up park patrol Video included

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DU QUOIN, Ill. -- The Du Quoin Police Department is now enforcing park hours, and anyone found in a city park after the posted closing time will be ticketed.

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Educators stress importance of good attendance Video included

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JOHNSTON CITY, Ill. -- When students miss too many days of school, they fall behind and struggle to keep up with their classmates. 

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SIU Board of Trustees meets for first time since Dunn's ouster Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. — Members of the SIU Board of Trustees say it could be at least a year before the system hires a permanent system following the ouster of Randy Dunn last month. That announcement came at a special board meeting Tuesday in Carbondale. 

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Carbondale Police investigate deadly accident Video included

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Carbondale Police are investigating a deadly accident that happened in the 500 block of North Wall around 8 p.m. Monday evening. Witnesses and family members tell us a driver hit and killed a five-year-old boy.  Police expect to release more information Tuesday.

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Marion welcomes first school resource officer Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- With schools starting a new semester, school leaders say safety is a top priority.

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Buffalo Wild Wings fundraiser for Anna boy

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Tomorrow, Buffalo Wild Wings in Carbondale will be donating 10 percent of sales to help the family of an 11-year-old Anna boy recovering from serious injuries he sustained in a car crash.

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Body found near West Frankfort mine

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FRANKLIN CO., Ill  -- Franklin County Coroner Marty Lefler confirms a body was found east of West Frankfort near the old Number 9 mine.

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Restaurant Report Card: August 14, 2018

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

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'Black Light Bingo' to benefit Rotary club Video included

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MARION -- On Friday, August 24 the Heartland Rotary Club is hosting a Black Light Bingo event. 

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Marion local honored for Thai cave rescue efforts Video included

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MARION, Ill.-- The co-owner of Thai D is recognized for the key role he played in helping to rescue the boys soccer team and their coach, who were trapped inside a cave in Thailand.  

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New documents detail murder-for-hire plot

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DESOTO, Ill. -- An affair turns into a murder-for-hire. That's what Jackson County prosecutors believe happened in the death of Frank Stonemark.

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Sentencing delayed for man convicted of murdering SIU student

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Sentencing will be delayed for a man convicted of murdering a SIU student in 2014.

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Marion Wellness School Health Center welcomes Rep. Dave Severin Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- The Marion Wellness School Health Center welcomed Representative Dave Severin for a tour in honor of National Health Center week.

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Bomb-making materials found in car parked at Harrisburg Medical Center

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HARRISBURG, Ill. – The Saline County Sheriff's Office is investigating after discovering bomb-making materials in a vehicle at the Harrisburg Medical Center. 

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Families rebuild after April tornadoes Video included

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MARION, Ill. -- Families across the region continue to rebuild after tornadoes touched down in April.

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Harrisburg Police search for two armed suspects

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HARRISBURG, Ill -- Harrisburg Police are searching for two men in connection to a shooting on Aug. 13.

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Restaurant Report Card: Fast food scores (July)

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WSIL -- We're checking out inspection scores from area restaurants in this week's Restaurant Report Card.  

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Bandy's Pumpkin Patch getting ready to open

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JOHNSTON CITY, Ill. -- Bandy's Pumpkin Patch in Johnston City is ready for fall. 

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Crews battle house fire in Herrin Video included

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HERRIN, Ill. -- Fire crews in Herrin battled a house fire Sunday evening in the 800 block of North 12th Street. 

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Illinois brewers to expand as a result of new legislation on beer

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- Breweries around southern Illinois may expand their menus as a result of new legislation passed. 

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Rauner gives additional $4 million to House Republicans Video included

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WSIL — After a relatively quiet start to the summer, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner shelled out $5 million dollars in an effort to get Republicans elected in the state. 

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Study shows southern Illinois gets more than its fair share of state funding Video included

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WSIL — A new study by SIU’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute refutes the longstanding sentiment that southern Illinois doesn’t get its fair share of state resources. 

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UNSUNG HERO: Zeigler woman works to beautify the community Video included

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ZEIGLER -- In this week's Unsung Hero, a long-time Zeigler residents efforts to beautify the city has her community saying thank you.

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Union County schools apply for $500,000 grant, gets visit from Mike Bost Video included

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UNION COUNTY, Ill. -- Congressman Mike Bost visited the Anna Junior High Friday afternoon talking to several superintendents in Union County about the 2018 School Prevention Violence Program.  

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Gov. Rauner says AG candidate "Erika Harold will prosecute Madigan"

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WSIL — Controversial claims by Illinois Bruce Rauner put his handpicked attorney general candidate in a tough spot. Rauner says that if elected attorney general, Erika Harold would prosecute Illinois Speaker of the House Mike Madigan for corruption.

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Man pleads not guilty in Carbondale officer shooting

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A man charged in the 2016 shooting of a Carbondale police officer pleads not guilty.

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Judge grants request for new attorney in Varughese murder case

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- A man convicted of murdering a SIU student has new lawyers, and those lawyers want to delay sentencing while they review the case of their new client.

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Job Squad: August 10, 2018

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WSIL -- There are several places looking to add to the work force in our region. 

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Williamson County Fair Safety

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WILLIAMSON, CO., Ill. --  Communities across the region are hosting their annual fairs and with all the excitement, organizers stress safety. 

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Carbondale Police searching for man wanted in shooting Video included

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WSIL -- Carbondale Police are looking for Nicholas Hastings, 23, of Carbondale, in connection with a shooting in the 800 block of West High Street on Friday. 

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Local businesses hold #Kohenstrong fundraisers Video included

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ANNA, Ill. -- Community members are rallying together to support a family whose 11-year-old son is hospitalized in St. Louis following a serious accident near I-57.

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FDA expands recall of heart and blood pressure medicines due to cancer-causing substance

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WSIL -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has expanded a recall of several drug products containing the active ingredient valsartan, used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure.

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Carterville police chief resigns Video included

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- The City of Carterville is looking for a new Police Chief, after Chief Heather Reno unexpectedly left the position.

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Suspect now charged in shooting of Carbondale Police Officer

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JACKSON CO., Ill. -- A grand jury has indicted a Kansas man for the shooting of a Carbondale police officer. 

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The 2018 Williamson County Fair Video included

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MARION -- The 2018 Williamson County Fair is packed with food, rides, and events. 

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Carterville Rotary Gala returns in September Video included

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- The third annual Carterville Rotary Club Gala is just over a month away.  

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Pets of the Week: August 9, 2018

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WSIL -- There are dozens of cats and dogs up for grabs in our Pets of the Week segment.  

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Pro wrestling show to benefit local mom battling cancer Video included

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ELDORADO, Ill. -- Stride Pro Wrestling, based in Marion, is hosting a fundraiser show Saturday, Aug. 11 in Eldorado.  

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Two Williamson County men face kidnapping charges

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WILLIAMSON, CO., Ill. -- Two Williamson County men face kidnapping charges, accused of luring a 14-year-old boy away from his home in Mississippi.

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Three in custody after 91 dogs rescued from their home

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WSIL -- A mother and her two adult sons face tentative charges of cruelty to animals after 91 dogs were rescued from deplorable conditions in their home.

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Hundreds gather for Illinois Coal forum in Marion Video included

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MARION, Ill. — Deregulation and rolling back green energy subsidies were two of the common themes at the Illinois coal symposium in Marion Wednesday evening.

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Bridge into St. Louis to close for months

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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – If you plan on driving to St. Louis over the next several months, you'll want to know about this road closure.

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Opening day at the Sikeston Rodeo Video included

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SIKESTON, Mo. -- Wednesday kicked off the 66th annual Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo. Competitors and rodeo-goers say they come back year after year for the atmosphere. 

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Family speaks out after arrest of fatal hit-and-run suspect Video included

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WSIL -- The family of a hit-and-run victim speaks out following the arrest of a suspect, seven months later. 

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Crash sends two to the hospital with serious injuries

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UNION CO., Ill. -- Paramedics airlift a woman and a child to the hospital following a crash near I-57.

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Lawyers seek mental evaluation for Mt. Vernon murder suspect

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MT. VERNON, Ill. -- Lawyers want a mental evaluation for a man accused of shooting and killing his brother.

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Investigators release details about vehicle in deadly hit-and-run crash

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. -- The Franklin County Sheriff's Office is asking for your help in finding the driver in a deadly hit and run on Illinois Route 37 between Benton and West Frankfort in the morning hours of on August 4. 

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Back-to-school spending expected to be 3rd highest

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WSIL -- The back-to-school shopping season is in full swing and this year is expected to be one of the highest spending years on record. 

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Mickey and friends to help with bedtime routine

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WSIL -- Now that it's back-to-school time, many parents are having trouble adjusting their children's sleep schedules. But there's good news: Mickey and Minnie Mouse and their friends are here to help.

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Big concert lineup scheduled for Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Video included

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SIKESTON -- Thousands of people are expected in Sikeston for a four-day PRCA rodeo and concert series.

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Woman arrested after fatal crash

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DUQUOIN, Ill. -- Illinois State Police have arrested a woman involved fatal crash from earlier this year. 

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Jackson County Health Department hosts back-to-school fair

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MURPHYSBORO, Ill. -- With school quickly approaching, the Jackson County Health Department hosted a Back To School Health & Activity fair to help support students.

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Officers meet with community on National Night Out

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- Officers across the country aimed to connect with their communities and strengthen relationships as part of a "National Night Out" campaign.

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U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill issues debate challenge to GOP nominee, Josh Hawley

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WSIL -- This evening, Senator Claire McCaskill challenged Republican nominee Josh Hawley to four town hall style debates, in addition to the already agreed to Missouri Press Association debate, in several media markets around the state and hosted by Missouri media outlets and journalists.

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Crayons test positive for asbestos this back-to-school season

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WSIL -- A warning for parents who may be buying school supplies: avoid Playskool crayons.

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USPS to unveil stamp to celebrate Illinois Bicentennial

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WSIL -- The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) will unveil a new forever stamp that you may want to pick up to celebrate the Illinois Bicentennial.

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U.S. Sen. Durbin visits project he started working on decades ago: Olmsted Locks and Dam Video included

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PULASKI COUNTY, Ill. -- U.S. Senator Dick Durbin today visited a project he first started working to get funded decades ago: the Olmsted Locks and Dam in Pulaski County.

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U.S. Senator Dick Durbin visits HUD housing complex in Cairo Video included

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CAIRO, Ill. -- U.S. Senator Dick Durbin visited Southern Illinois Tuesday, making a stop at HUD housing in Cairo.

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Limit screen time for your child's heart health

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WSIL -- Parents, there's yet another reason to limit screen time for your kids: It could contribute to future heart disease.

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Franklin County Animal Control seizes 91 dogs from one home Video included

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ill. -- Three people are in custody at the Franklin County Jail, and could face animal cruelty charges, after animal control officers found 91 dogs in a Macedonia home this week.

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Carterville police to participate in 'National Night Out'

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CARTERVILLE, Ill. -- August 7, 2018 is National Night Out. It's an opportunity for people in communities to come together.

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Behind the scenes prep for new school year

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HERRIN, Ill. -- Many schools across the region are getting ready for a new school year, which means lots of preparation.

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Free kidney and diabetes screening

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WSIL -- If you are concerned about your kidney health or afraid you may have diabetes, you may want to head to Murphysboro tomorrow morning. 

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Man with violent past, accused of battery is free on bond

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WSIL -- A man facing domestic battery charges in Herrin has been in and out of the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) for the last decade and accused of many violent crimes, including murder.

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New car seat law in Illinois

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WSIL -- Starting next year, if you have a child under the age of 2 years old, they must ride in a rear-facing car seat in the state of Illinois.

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Pentagon restricts use of fitness trackers, other devices

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A new Pentagon order says military troops and other defense personnel on certain sensitive bases and warzone areas won't be allowed to use fitness tracker or cellphone applications that can reveal their location.

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Shawnee school district's summer improvement project

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WOLF LAKE, Ill. -- Students returning to Shawnee school district will notice several improvements to the school building. Every year during the summer, updates are made to the building based on input from staff and students. 

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Benton Public Library hosts free haircuts for kids

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BENTON, Ill.—The Benton Public Library partnered with the Armed Barbers Monday to provide free haircuts for students heading back to classes this week. Benton students are starting school Wednesday; a bit of an early start because they're getting fall break this year.

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Search for shooting suspect in Carbondale

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Carbondale police are trying to track down a shooting suspect.

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Restaurant Report Card: August 6, 2018

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WSIL -- A popular spot in Mt. Vernon racked up several critical violations during its June inspection.   

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Family mourns West Frankfort man killed in hit-and-run crash

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WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. -- A West Frankfort family is mourning the loss of a man who was killed in a hit-and-run crash.

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Benton American Legion hosts ALS ice bucket challenge Video included

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BENTON, Ill. -- The Benton American Legion hosted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on Saturday.

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Thousands celebrate the 81st annual Cobden Peach Festival Video included

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COBDEN, Ill. -- A busy weekend in Cobden filled with plenty of candy for the kids.

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Carbondale church hands out 1,000 backpacks

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CARBONDALE, Ill. -- For a decade, the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church has been collecting school supplies for families in Carbondale and giving them out right before school starts.

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Man killed in Franklin County hit and run

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FRANKLIN Co. -- A West Frankfort man died in a hit and run crash Saturday morning on Route 37. The Franklin County Sheriff's Office says a passing utility worker found the body at 7:40 a.m. south of Benton, near the intersection of Commerce Lane. Deputies identified the victim as 47 year old Jack J. Brown, Jr.

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UNSUNG HERO: Centralia woman holds school supply giveaway Video included

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WSIL -- School will soon be back in session soon and many groups and organizations help families in need with school supplies. A Centralia woman is being thanked for her contribution by going above and behind for her community.

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Truth Test: Did J.B. Pritzker found the world's top small business incubator? Video included

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WSIL -- The rare positive ad in Illinois’ contentious gubernatorial race started running late last month.

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Five Illinois leaders graduate from Delta Leadership Institute Video included

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PADUCAH, Ky.  – The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) congratulates five new Illinois graduates of the Delta Leadership Institute (DLI) Executive Academy.

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Restaurant Report Card: July 30, 2018

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WSIL --  We're checking inspection reports in four southern Illinois counties for this week's Restaurant Report Card.

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Job Squad: July 27, 2018

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WSIL -- A business in Marion has 16 full-time positions open in this week's Job Squad report.  

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Reaction to President Trump's visit to Granite City

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WSIL -- We are compiling reaction statements to President's Trump's visit to Granite City.

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Taco Bell Salsa con Queso Mild Cheese Dip recalled due to possible botulism

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WSIL -- An estimated 7,000 cases of Taco Bell Salsa Con Queso Mild Cheese Dip are being recalled because there are signs of product separation that could lead to botulism, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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House Republicans introduce articles of impeachment against Dep. Atty. Gen. Rod Rosenstein

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Eleven House Republicans have introduced articles of impeachment against Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election interference and President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign.

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Truth Test: Ad claims Gov. Rauner wasted $1 billion by refusing to pass budget Video included

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WSIL -- More attacks in the Illinois Governor's race between Republican Bruce Rauner and Democrat JB Pritzker. 

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Restaurant Report Card: July 23, 2018

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WSIL -- The Jackson County inspector gave Von Jakob in Alto Pass an 82.  

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UNSUNG HERO: Three Herrin boys save a man from drowning

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GORHAM -- In This week's Unsung Hero, three Williamson County boys are bonded for life after what started out as a regular fishing trip, turns into a life or death situation. 

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Child killed in Union County crash

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UNION CO. -- Authorities are investigating a crash that injured a man and claimed the life of a child. 

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TV show 'Small Town Big Deal' coming to WSIL

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WSIL -- The syndicated television show 'Small Town Big Deal' is coming to WSIL TV this fall.  

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Ducky Derby Dash returns in September

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DU QUOIN -- Special Olympics of Southern Illinois is hosting a big fundraiser later this summer. It's the Ducky Derby Dash.  

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UNSUNG HERO: Vienna business steps in after vandals damage a cemetery

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VIENNA -- In this week's Unsung Hero, a loved ones final resting place is sacred. Their monuments are memorial and a tribute to their lives. When vandals damaged headstones at one Johnson County Cemetery, a local business owner answered the call to help clean-up the mess. 

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Job Squad: July 13, 2018

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WSIL -- There's nothing unlucky about this Friday the 13th for job searchers. We have several job openings to share in this week's Job Squad report.  

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Restaurant Report Card: July 9, 2018

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

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House Call: Diabetes management classes

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HARRISBURG -- Millions of people in this country are impacted by diabetes, some aren't even aware that they have the disease or are at risk.  

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UNSUNG HERO: Long Prairie Food Pantry

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BELLE RIVE -- A Dalghren woman is saying thank you to a food pantry that kept her from going hungry. But after 35 years, Belle Rive pantry has closed its doors for good. 

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Restaurant Report Card: June 25, 2018

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WSIL -- The Jackson County inspector gave the Jackson County Country Club in Murphysboro a 76.  

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Job Squad: June 15, 2018

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WSIL -- There are dozens of jobs open in this week's Job Squad report.   

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Restaurant Report Card: June 11, 2018

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WSIL -- A Jackson County fast food joint racked up several violations during its most recent inspection. 

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Restaurant Report Card: Cool spots

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WSIL -- The heat is on this week in southern Illinois. So we're checking in on some cool spots around the region in our Restaurant Report Card. 

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Free dental program to benefit area children

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WSIL -- The SIU Dental Sealant Grant Program is providing free preventative dental services to kids in our region this summer. 

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Restaurant Report Card: June 4, 2018

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WSIL -- Our low scoring restaurant this week had six violations. But two of them were deemed critical. Flame in Carbondale is our low scorer this week.

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Restaurant Report Card: Perfect score (May)

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WSIL -- Here's a look at the perfect scores for area restaurants in May.  

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'Lawn Social' to raise money for Marion CCC Foundation

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MARION -- A first of its kind fundraiser is coming to southern Illinois on May 31. It's called The Lawn Social Fundraiser.

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Restaurant Report Card: May 28, 2018

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WSIL -- Joe's Place in Herrin earned an 86 from the Williamson County inspector.  

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Restaurant Report Card: Barbecue joints

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WSIL -- Tis the season for grilling, so News 3's Kevin Hunsperger was inspired to see how barbecue joints are doing with the health department.  

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Kevin Hunsperger gets caged

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PINCKNEYVILLE -- Many of you probably already know, News 3 This Morning co-anchor Kevin Hunsperger is a ring announcer for a company called Stride Pro Wrestling.   

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News 3 This Morning's Kevin Hunsperger set to wrestle

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PINCKNEYVILLE -- News 3 This Morning co-anchor Kevin Hunsperger will be stepping inside the pro wrestling ring for a good cause. 

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Two Arrested For Robbery of Marion Gas Station

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

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Students learn about agriculture during SIU farm tour

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

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Dozens of veterans take part in third Honor Flight Video included

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

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

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

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

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

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April 3, 2018 Storm Pictures

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

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Stella Artois recalls beer that could contain glass

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

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'Jeep Invasion' to benefit veterans' groups

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

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Star Wars group helps adoption agency

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

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The Beach Boys to headline HerrinFesta Italiana

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

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'Read Across America' Day marked around the area

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

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