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ITLA responds to calls for lawsuit reform Video included

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WSIL -- We recently talked about efforts for lawsuit reform here on News 3 This Morning. 

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Rural King gets an "F" from BBB Video included

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WSIL -- The Better Business Bureau (BBB) is warning consumers to use caution when shopping at Rural King Supply.

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iPhones will give 911 operator your exact location

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WSIL - Your iPhone will soon be able to share your exact location data with 911 operators.

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Del Monte recalls veggie trays

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WSIL -- Del Monte is recalling fresh-cut vegetable trays sold in six states including Illinois because they are the suspected to be the source of a parasite that has sickened at least 78 people.

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Kellogg's recalling Honey Smacks due to possible salmonella

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WSIL -- Kellogg Company is recalling Honey Smacks cereal because it may contain salmonella. 

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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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John Deere recalls 120R loader

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WSIL -- John Deere wants users to stop using a specific utility tractor loaders because they could pose an injury risk.

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Two popular SUVs fail crash test

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WSIL -- Two of America's most popular SUVs fail a crash test designed to show how well front-seat passengers are protected in a violent collision. 

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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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Salmonella outbreak in Midwest linked to pre-cut melons

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WSIL -- A warning about a salmonella outbreak that's apparently linked to pre-cut melons that were sold at Walmart and other stores in the Midwest. 

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Facebook bug made private posts public for up to 14 million users

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NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook says a software bug made some private posts public for as many as 14 million users over several days in May. 

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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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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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Job Squad: May 25, 2018

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WSIL -- Dozens of jobs are now being filled in our region. Here's a closer look in our Job Squad report. 

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Restaurant Report Card: May 21, 2018

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WSIL -- A spot in Jackson County racked up more than a dozen violations during its most recent inspection.

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Restaurant Report Card: Burger joints (April inspections)

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WSIL -- May is National Hamburger Month. This week we're checking out spots to grab a burger in our Restaurant Report Card.  

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Job Squad: May 18, 2018

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WSIL -- Healthcare jobs dominate with week's Job Squad report. 

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Restaurant Report Card: May 14, 2018

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WSIL -- Consistent critical violations have lead to action against a Jackson County Mexican joint.

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Restaurant Report Card: Pizza joints (April)

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WSIL -- This week we're slicing into the inspection reports of pizza joints around the region. 

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Job Squad: May 11, 2018

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WSIL -- There are plenty of part-time and full-time opportunities in this week's Job Squad.  

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Restaurant Report Card: May 7, 2018

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WSIL -- A Jackson County Chinese restaurant is at the bottom of our list this week.  

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Restaurant Report Card: March perfect scores

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WSIL -- It's a new month and that means a look back on perfect restaurant inspection scores from area health departments.  

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Job Squad: May 4, 2018

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WSIL -- There are dozens of openings around the region in this week's Job Squad report. 

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Restaurant Report Card: April 30, 2018

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WSIL -- A Jackson County bar and grill racked up nearly two dozen violations in March.

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Restaurant Report Card: Mom & pop places

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WSIL -- We're checking out mom and pop stops in this week's Restaurant Report Card.  

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Restaurant Report Card: April 23, 2018

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

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Restaurant Report Card: Pizza joints (March inspections)

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

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Job Squad: April 20, 2018

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

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Restaurant Report Card: April 16, 2018

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

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Restaurant Report Card: Fast food spots (March inspections)

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

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Job Squad: April 13, 2018

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

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FDA approves contact lenses that shade the sun

The lives of contact lens wearers just got a whole lot easier.

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Restaurant Report Card: April 9, 2018

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

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Restaurant Report Card: International scores (March)

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

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Job Squad: April 6, 2018

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

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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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Stella Artois recalls beer that could contain glass

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

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Restaurant Report Card: April 2, 2018

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

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Restaurant Report Card: February perfect scores

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

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Job Squad: March 30, 2018

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WSIL -- Here's a look at who is hiring this week in our Job Squad report.  

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Prize winning beer set to debut soon

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MURPHYSBORO --  Each October, home brewers around the region compete at the Big Muddy Monster Brew Fest.  

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Could you raise a 'no-diaper' baby?

Environmentally conscious parents have long struggled with the fact that their baby's dirty diapers wind up in landfills, but what option do they have?

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Southwest 3-day fare sale

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WSIL -- Start packing your bags, Southwest's big twice-a-year fare sale is back! The sale offers round-trip fares below $100 on dozens of the carrier's shortest routes. 

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Energy assistance program for Ameren customers seeks participants

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

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Spring clean your finances

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CARBONDALE -- There's more to spring cleaning then just tidying up the closet or garage.  

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BBB offers tips on installing a pool

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CAPE GIRARDEAU (BBB) -- Taking a dip in a backyard pool is a great way to cool off on a hot day. If you don’t have one and you aren’t the do-it-yourself type, you may need to find a contractor to install your pool. 

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Filing an insurance claim after a storm

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WSIL -- Severe weather season is upon us, and we're offering some tips on filing an insurance claim after Mother Nature does her worst. 

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Evanger's dog food recall

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WHEELING, IL -- Evanger's Dog and Cat Food is voluntarily recalling specific lots of its Hunk of Beef product because it could be contaminated. 

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Share your thoughts in 'Meaningfull Books'

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CARBONDALE -- Valentine's Day is almost here, and a Carbondale man has come up with a unique way for men to show their affection for their significant other. 

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Rep. John Bradley addresses Ameren rate hike

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WSIL -- Southern Illinois power bills will likely go up next pay cycle and state Rep. John Bradley, D-Marion, wants to know about it. 

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