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Job Squad: December 15, 2017

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WSIL -- Several openings right now at Hyatt Global Contact Center in Marion.  

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Illinois among states to appeal 'net neutrality' repeal

State attorneys general, including in Illinois, are threatening lawsuits against the federal government's repeal of "net neutrality" rules. More>>

BBB: Raising consumer savvy kids Video included

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BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU -- How do you teach children what is and isn’t an advertisement, how to decide what to spend money on, and the importance of putting away funds in a piggy bank?  

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Carbondale's Bombay Olive hit with 17 violations

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WSIL -- The Jackson County health inspector gave Bombay Olive in Carbondale a 74.  

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Restaurant Report Card: Fast food joints part 1

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WSIL -- Fast food is a popular choice anytime, but with the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, drive thrus are even more crowded.  

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Local expert explains bitcoin craze Video included

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NEW YORK (AP) - Even by bitcoin standards, Thursday was a wild ride. With a few hours, the volatile digital currency surged above $19,000, dropped back below $16,000, and then see-sawed before settling in just above $17,000 late Thursday in the U.S.

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Job Squad: December 8, 2017

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WSIL --  We have a few jobs to share in this week's Job Squad report. HireLevel powered by Extra Help is looking for a medical receptionist in the Marion area.  

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St. Nicholas Brewing Co. talks winter brews and expansion Video included

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DU QUOIN -- This week marked St. Nicholas Day. We decided to invite the brew master from St. Nicholas Brewing Company in Du Quoin in to discuss winter beers.  

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Restaurant Report Card: Improper food temps lead to low score in Franklin County

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WSIL -- We begin this week in Benton. The Franklin County inspector gave Bonz Fire Grill an 86. Two critical violations were noted.

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Restaurant Report Card: October perfect scores

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WSIL -- There are a handful of restaurants in southern Illinois that made a 100 during their inspection with the health department in October.  

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CVS buying Aetna in deal that could change health care

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(AP) CVS is confirming that it's buying Aetna for $69 billion in a deal that will help the drugstore chain reach deeper into customer health care and protect a key client. 

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Job Squad: December 1, 2017

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

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Fujiyama in Carbondale hit with several violations Video included

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WSIL -- Eleven violations have been found at this week's low scoring restaurant.  

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Restaurant Report Card: International spots Video included

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WSIL -- This week we're checking in with health departments to see how some of restaurants that serve international food are doing.  

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Job Squad: November 24, 2017

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WSIL -- We have several openings to share in this week's Job Squad report.  

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Carbondale buffet hit with nearly 30 violations

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WSIL -- The Golden Corral in Carbondale was hit with 29 violations. Four of them were labeled as critical.  

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Restaurant Report Card: Fast food joints Video included

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WSIL -- This week many people will be busy preparing for Thursday's Thanksgiving feasts.  

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Job Squad: November 17, 2017

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WSIL -- We have a handful of openings in this week's Job Squad report.  

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Giant City Lodge tops November 13 Restaurant Report Card

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WSIL -- The Union County inspector took away three points from the Giant City Lodge.  

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Restaurant Report Card: Pizza joints

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WSIL -- There are a handful of pizza places around the region that have been inspected recently. 

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Job Squad: November 10, 2017

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

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Tom's is tops on the November 6 Restaurant Report Card

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WSIL -- Tom's Place in DeSoto is our high scorer this week. The Jackson County inspector gave the spot a 96.  

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Restaurant Report Card: September perfect scores

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WSIL --  This week we're checking out September's scores. 

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Job Squad: November 3, 2017

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WSIL -- We have seasonal and full-time jobs to share in this week's Job Squad report.  

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MARCO'S!... PIZZA! tops October 30 Restaurant Report Card

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MARION -- Marco's Pizza was nearly perfect with the Williamson County inspector.  

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Restaurant Report Card: Pizza joints

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WSIL -- Halloween is one of the busiest nights of the year for pizza delivery, so we're checking out some local scores in this week's Restaurant Report Card.  

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Job Squad: October 27, 2017

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WSIL -- Several places are hiring around the region, including the Jackson County Health Department. 

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Nothing scary about this week's top score on the Restaurant Report Card

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WSIL -- There was nothing scary at the Talon Falls Food Trailer in Paducah.

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Restaurant Report Card: Mom & pop spots

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WSIL -- This week we're looking at some locally owned and operated restaurants in the region.  

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Job Squad: October 20, 2017

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WSIL -- This week our Job Squad features part-time and full-time opportunities. 

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Rare Chop House tops Oct. 16 Restaurant Report Card

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WSIL -- Rare Chophouse in Mt. Vernon received a 98.  

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Restaurant Report Card: Fast food joints

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WSIL -- We're checking out fast food joints around the region in our Restaurant Report Card.  

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Job Squad: October 13, 2017

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WSIL -- There's nothing unlucky on the Friday the 13th edition of the Job Squad.  

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Quatro's Pizza has a new number in our Restaurant Report Card

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WSIL -- Quatro's Pizza in Carbondale has a new number, it's 99.  

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Restaurant Report Card: School cafeterias

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WSIL -- Several schools in the region have been inspected by the health department recently. Here's a look at some of the scores. 

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Restaurant Report Card: Perfect scores

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WSIL -- It's the first Monday of the month and that means we're checking out perfect scores from area health departments. Because of the time it takes to get the reports from the inspectors, these are the August numbers

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Jack's Meat Market tops Oct. 2 Restaurant Report Card

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WSIL -- The Jackson County inspector gave Jack's Meat Market and Deli in Murphysboro a 97.  

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Job Squad: September 29, 2017

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WSIL -- We have several openings to share in this week's Job Squad report.   

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Restaurant Report Card: International restaurants

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WSIL --  Here's a look at how some international spots are doing in our region. 

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IHOP hops to the top of the Restaurant Report Card

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WSIL --  The Marion location of IHOP only lost one point.  

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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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